Why the Nissan Rogue Stands Above the Toyota Rav4 | Charlie Clark Nissan Harlingen

There has never been a time in US automobile purchasing history like the present day when it comes to the popularity of compact SUVs. Sport-utility vehicles offer a compact yet spacious size, comfort and versatility, all of which makes them supremely popular. Companies such as Nissan, Ford and Toyota are always keen to gain as much of the market share as they can when it comes to this important vehicle niche.

As we reach the end of 2020 the new model year commences and two of the US’s leading vehicle manufacturers – Nissan and Toyota – have released new versions of their best-selling SUVs. For Nissan it’s the Rogue and for Toyota it’s the RAV4 Prime. These vehicles each year go neck-and-neck for the number one spot in the list of premier SUVs and 2021 is not going to be any different. One vehicle though has to take that number one spot – the question is, which?

The 2021 Version of the Nissan Rogue is Adequately Designed to Turn Heads

People who claimed that the 2020 version of the Rogue was too “cute” are likely to be satisfied by the stylistic changes made to the 2021 model which has a more dynamic design. The dramatic front end has the distinctive Nissan-style LED headlights, and the vehicle sits 0.2 inches closer to the road. It is also one and a half inches shorter.

Inside, the new Rogue offers a stylish, comfortable ride for both driver and passengers, complete with an electronic shifter as opposed to a bulky mechanical one. This makes more storage space available up front, which is something in common with the rest of the vehicle. To add to the comfort the Rogue’s console has Google Maps, Waze and wireless Apple CarPlay, and to add to the convenience a wireless smartphone charger and USB charging ports.

The Rogue has a 2.5-liter DOHC direct-injection 4-cylinder engine that provides 181hp and an estimated fuel economy of 28 mpg.

Toyota’s RAV4 in 2021 May Disappoint Those Who Were Expecting a Little Bit More

Like the 2021 Rogue, the new RAV4 has been made to look a little more aggressive, with the vehicle’s front end being made to look more like a truck than a traditional SUV. Approach the RAV4 from the front and you’ll be impressed by the extended overhang and typically Toyota-look grille.

The 2021 RAV4’s interior makes even the base model look like a luxurious one. Drivers will appreciate the finely-tuned driving position and the intuitive controls. Just like the Rogue there is plenty of storage space and easy-folding seats for when transporting more than just passengers. The infotainment and display aspects of the 2021 RAV4 are a little disappointing though when compared to the Rogue.

The RAV4 has a plug-in hybrid powertrain with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engine combined with all-wheel-drive electric motors. Electric power is provided by a lithium-ion battery pack but with a driving range of only 40 miles.

While there seems little to choose between these two popular SUVs it seems likely that most people would favor the 2021 version of the Nissan Rogue over the same model year of the Toyota RAV4. In terms of performance there is little difference between them, but if you want the more comfortable drive then it’s got to be the Rogue. The Rogue also has a deceptively stellar amount of storage space which of course adds to its versatility.

The Rogue is also the better-looking vehicle of the two, with the SV trim perhaps being the version to go for if you want to turn the heads of the people that you drive past.

For the 2021 Model of the Nissan Rogue or any Nissan Vehicle, Contact Charlie Clark Nissan

If you are sold on the Nissan Rogue – the 2021 version or any other recent year - then the best place to get your hands on the wheel of one is at the Charlie Clark Nissan showroom in Harlingen, Texas. We always have a decent variety of new and preowned Nissan vehicles in our inventory, so make sure that you go take a look!

If you want to speak to any member of our team, just pick up your phone and call us at (956) 303-9414. You can also contact us using our online contact form.

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Why Car Shoppers Love Charlie Clark Nissan Harlingen Orale! Pass? Safety Above All!

There is no doubt that 2020 has been a difficult year for virtually every single person on our planet, largely because of the global pandemic. No matter your personal views on the coronavirus, it remains your duty to think of and respect the needs and health of all the people in Harlingen, Texas, the United States and beyond.

Despite life becoming restricted in many ways, it still has to continue, and people need automobiles. Whether it’s because your old vehicle is no longer roadworthy, your family has grown and your current car cannot cope with the numbers, or you simply feel you need an upgrade, people in 2020 have still been shopping for cars …

… and people have still been flocking to Charlie Clark Nissan and for all the right reasons too – an amazing choice of available vehicles, unparalleled customer service and additional options that always go that extra yard. In 2020 at Charlie Clark Nissan we had added yet another reason to come and visit us if you are looking for your next vehicle – we put our customer’s safety above all other considerations.

Charlie Clark Nissan – Where the Customer Always Comes First and Always Will

The Charlie Clark Orale Pass is the ultimate way of purchasing a car without ever needing to leave the comfort of your own home. The first step involved is to look through our extensive online inventory, which usually contains over 800 vehicles for you to choose from.

Step two is to check the payment options that are available for you. This can be done online as well of course. Work out your current budget and apply any incentives that we current offer that you feel you can take advantage of. Make sure you choose the correct terms for your financing  and add protection items if you feel the need.

If you have a current vehicle then you should be eligible for a trade-in. You can find out the current trade-in value of your automobile by using our trade-in calculator. Enter the make and model of your vehicle, the year it was constructed and the vehicles’ current mileage.

If you are approved for financing, then a member of the Charlie Clark Nissan sales team will be in touch to confirm the details and to discuss anything else that needs to be discussed. Once everything has been given the green light your vehicle and the necessary paperwork will be delivered to your home or office.

Car buying made simple and safe – you really cannot beat that!

Despite the Global Pandemic, Charlie Clark Nissan   Continues to be Open for You

Here at Charlie Clark Nissan we take concerns about the coronavirus and our customer’s health and safety very seriously indeed. While our showroom remains open, we have taken a number of safety measures to reduce the risk of transmission of the virus.

We’ve always kept the communal areas of our dealership spotlessly clean and that is something we continue to do. Waiting rooms, bathrooms and operational areas are all cleaned and disinfected on a strictly regular basis. All our maintenance staff have received extensive training so they can do their job to the high standards we demand.

Any employee at Charlie Clark Nissan who is displaying signs of being unwell – should their symptoms be related to the coronavirus or not – are told to remain at home for their own safety and for the safety of our customers. We also ask all employees to refrain from any kind of physical contact with other people.

If You are Looking for Your Next Vehicle Then Come and Pay Us a Visit at Charlie Clark Nissan

For the people of Harlingen, Texas and the surrounding areas there is no better way of getting behind the wheel of a new automobile that will truly be loved – just visit the car dealership of Charlie Clark Nissan. You can even start your search without ever leaving the comfort of your own home by checking the vehicles available in our extensive online inventory.

You are of course also most welcome to visit our safe and secure dealership on W. Expressway in Harlingen, Texas. You can contact us by phone at (956) 303-8780 or online through our contact form.

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