Nissan Rogue SV vs. Lexus RX350
Most of us associate the words “luxury” and “expensive” as quickly as we associate “peanut butter” and “jelly.” However, what if I were to tell you that you can get luxury without the enormous price tag? That’s exactly what Nissan does for our shoppers. We give you cost-effective vehicles that rank just as high on the quality scale as vehicles that most people wish they could afford. In this comparison of the Nissan Rogue SV and the Lexus RX350, you’ll see that you don’t always have to sacrifice to have a nice, safe vehicle.
The Nissan Rogue SV has great fuel economy with 26 MPG in the city, 33 MPG on the highway, and 28 MPG combined. The RX350 falls a little behind with 19 MPG in the city, 26 MPG on the highway, and 22 MPG combined.
The Rogue is made of a galvanized steel/aluminum composite, while the RX350 is made of only galvanized steel, making the frame a little more rigid.
The Nissan Rogue has a split-bench rear seat, and the RX has a full bench. This makes the Rogue much easier to handle when trying to utilize the space in the back. For instance, if you had to pack a ladder in the Rogue, you could fold one seat down, while also leaving your passenger a seat to sit in.
The Nissan Rogue SV comes standard with almost all the features that the Lexus RX350 does, excluding some mirror lighting and extra speakers. However, the Rogue has a tire-specific low pressure warning, while the Lexus will just indicate low tire pressure (not showing which tire needs attention).
Nissan has 1st, 2nd, and 3rd row curtain airbags, while Lexus has only 1st and 2nd row.
The interior cargo volume of a Nissan Rogue is 39.3 cubic feet, while Lexus has 18.4 cubic feet. The maximum interior cargo volume of the Nissan Rogue is 70 cubic feet, and for the Lexus RX350, it is only 56.3 cubic feet. Also, front headroom is a key feature in comfort for the driver, and Nissan comes out on top with 41.6 inches, while Lexus has 39.4 inches.
Starting Price: Last but certainly not least, the Nissan Rogue SV has a starting price of $24,740 while the Lexus RX350 starts out at $43,300.
So, who says you can’t have quality without paying a large quantity?