Small Crossovers: Comparing the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue

comparing the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue - 2018 CR-V - Bill Walsh HondaCrossover SUVs are a rapidly growing segment. The sheer number of options means you’ll probably want to compare vehicles before deciding which one to buy. For example, the Honda CR-V is a small crossover that has five-passenger seating, tons of storage, and great fuel economy. But how does it compare to the similar Nissan Rogue?

When comparing the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue, you’ll find that both are built on car platforms, and both have four-cylinder engines, continuously variable transmissions, and optional all-wheel drive. However, there are also some key differences that help the CR-V stand out in a head-to-head comparison.

The Honda CR-V is newer than the Nissan Rogue, with a redesign in 2017. As such, the CR-V has an updated turbocharged engine option and a modern interior aesthetic. The Rogue hasn’t been redesigned since 2014, and it just can’t match the new and improved CR-V in these areas.

As part of its redesign, the CR-V received a suspension update. That translates into tighter, more assured handling, especially when turning. The Rogue’s handling in similar situations is much shakier.

The CR-V has some other advantages, too. The CR-V gets up to 184 horsepower, while the Rogue has 170 horsepower. Plus, the CR-V can tow up to 1,500 pounds, while the Rogue can only manage just over 1,100 pounds.

Another area where the CR-V excels is space, giving you 6 more cubic feet for cargo than the Rogue. The rear passenger space also provides an extra 2.5 inches of legroom compared to the Rogue. That’s an advantage your passengers will notice on any long road trip.

While the Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue do have some similarities, the CR-V’s superior redesign, power, handling, and passenger space give it the edge. To see this advantage for yourself, stop by Bill Walsh Honda for a test drive.