Toyota RAV4 Vs Nissan X-Trail: Japanese Compact SUVs Compared

Prizing practicality, comfort, and style, compact crossover SUVs have become a popular choice for drivers seeking a single vehicle that excels in all aspects. This week’s DubiCompare focuses on two compelling options in this segment: the reliable and practical Toyota RAV4 and the Nissan X-Trail, both known for their decent performance. 

These Japanese SUVs are strong contenders to become your daily driver and trusty companion for weekend getaways.

Toyota RAV4 Vs Nissan X-Trail: Dimensions

Fuel Tank Capacity55L55L
Ground Clearance215mm212mm
Boot Space580L575L

The X-Trail is a slightly bigger SUV with a 15mm longer wheelbase compared to the RAV4. In all other dimensional aspects, both crossovers are almost similar and offer a similar amount of space on the inside.

Toyota RAV4 Vs Nissan X-Trail: Exterior Design

Side StepNoNo
Puddle LampsNoYes
Roof RailsYesYes
Electric Boot-lidYesYes

Both are definitive compact crossovers and they look rugged and stylish appealing to a wide age group of buyers. The Adventure variant of the RAV4 especially looks a little more rugged and is the one to go for in terms of looks.

Toyota RAV4 Vs Nissan X-Trail: Interiors & Features 

Instrument Cluster7-inch Display12.3-inch Display
Infotainment8-inch Display12.3-inch Display
Android AutoYesYes
Apple CarplayYesYes
Wireless ChargerYesYes
Climate ControlDual-ZoneDual-Zone
Underseat TrayNoNo
Ambient LightingNoYes
Audio6-speaker10-speaker Bose Audio

The RAV4 features a typical Toyota cabin equipped with a decent amount of features that are not the latest in the industry. The X-Trail on the other hand, features a more modern cabin with large screens and several nice-to-have features making it a better family vehicle compared to the RAV4.

Toyota RAV4 Vs Nissan X-Trail: Seats & Comfort

Seat Configurations5 Seats5 / 7 Seats
Middle Seat FoldingManualManual
Captain ChairsNoNo
One-touch TumbleNoYes
Cooled SeatsFrontNo
3rd Row Seat FoldingManualManual
Rear SunshadeOptionalOptional
Seat MaterialLeatheretteSemi-Aniline Leather
Rear AC VentsYesYes
Boot Space (3rd Row Seats Up)None135L

The X-Trail is the more practical SUV out of the two with its 7-seat configuration, which the RAV4 lacks. However, the RAV4 is also equally practical with a large boot that will perfectly suit a family.

Toyota RAV4 Vs Nissan X-Trail: Engine & Performance

Both SUVs offer a single NA petrol powertrain option. However, the RAV4 is also officially available with a hybrid powertrain. Dealers in the UAE have been exporting the Nissan X-Trail hybrid, a model not officially sold there but available internationally.

Capacity2.5L, 4 Cyl, NA Petrol2.5L, 4 Cyl, NA Petrol
Max Power203hp181hp
Peak Torque243Nm244Nm
[0 to 100km/h]8.6 seconds8.9 seconds
Gearbox8-speed ATCVT

Both engines are almost similar in terms of performance and efficiency. However, the RAV4 is the lighter of the two, and with a bit more power from the engine, it is also a sportier SUV. The RAV4 is also offered with a 2.5L hybrid powertrain producing 219hp. This would be the ideal choice if you are looking for the most efficient powertrain option.

Toyota RAV4 Vs Nissan X-Trail: Safety

Safety FeaturesRAV4X-Trail
ISOFIX AnchorsYesYes
Parking SensorsFront & RearFront & Rear
360-degree CameraYesYes
ADASLevel 2Level 2

Both SUVs are equipped with ADAS features and offer a very safe and secure cabin for occupants with a host of passive and active safety features. 

Toyota RAV4 Vs Nissan X-Trail: Price

RAV4 Price & Variants:

The RAV4 is well-equipped for the segment. However, it is not the latest equipment in the industry. Toyota UAE also offers the RAV4 with an efficient petrol-hybrid engine. Here are the RAV4 variants and prices:

EXAED 99,900
EXRAED 112,900
EXR (Hybrid)AED 120,900
VXAED 123,900
AdventureAED 139,900
VXR (Hybrid)AED 152,900

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X-Trail Price & Variants:

On the other hand, the Nissan X-Trail’s seven-seat configuration and feature-rich cabin are among the top reasons to choose this SUV. Here are the X-Trail variants and prices:

SAED 99,900
S AWDAED 108,500
SVAED 124,000
SV+ OPTAED 133,000
SLAED 148,000

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