The 2018 RAV4 earned a 5-Star NHTSA Overall Safety Rating and IIHS Top Safety Pick compared to the 2018 Nissan Rogue’s 4-Star NHTSA Overall Safety Rating and IIHS Top Safety Pick. The 2018 Rogue and the 2018 RAV4 both have eight airbags.
Included here is a brief overview of the features included in the 2018 RAV4’s advanced safety suite, Toyota Safety SenseTM (TSS-P):
Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist (LDA w/SA) alerts the driver, under certain conditions, if the vehicle begins to leave its lane. Steering Assist (SA) may make corrective steering inputs.
Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection (PCS w/PD) helps to mitigate potential collisions with alerts. Brake Assist (BA) may apply additional braking force. If not applied, brakes may automatically activate.
Automatic High Beams (AHB) detect headlights and taillights of oncoming vehicles to toggle between high or low beams.
Dynamic Radar Cruise Control (DRCC) is designed to maintain a preset distance from a preceding vehicle and automatically slow your vehicle to maintain the preset distance. Once the slower vehicle is no longer in your lane, the system will resume your preset speed.
Of these features, only the 2018 Rogue SL comes standard with a Lane Departure Alert (LDA) comparable feature and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. Yet, the 2018 Rogue SL has a starting MSRP of $31,180 which is over $6,000 more than the starting MSRP for a 2018 RAV4 LE which includes all of these safety features standard. All other Rogue trims do include Automatic Emergency Braking but without a Pedestrian Detection feature.
The 2018 Rogue does have a standard Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Cross Traffic Alert across all trims, while only the 2018 RAV4 Limited and RAV4 Platinum come with these features standard.