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.

Learn More about the Honda Clarity

Honda Clarity - Bill Walsh Honda BlogThe Honda Clarity is one of Honda’s newest models and was designed to be a dedicated alternative fuel vehicle.  It is available in three variations — plug-in hybrid (PHEV), 100% battery electric, or fuel cell. However, the most popular variant, at least in the first few years, will most likely be the PHEV model.

While it has its own design, the Honda Clarity is about the same size as the Accord. According to the EPA, the Clarity should deliver an electric driving range of 47 miles and gets 110 MPGe.* When the gasoline engine is in use, it delivers a combined rating of 42 mpg. Thanks to its long electric range, you will find that you rarely use the gasoline engine.

Along with its excellent powertrain system, the Clarity PHEV comes well-equipped with tech features like Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ and a full suite of active safety features such as Honda LaneWatch™.

If you want even more information about the 2018 Honda Clarity, stop by Bill Walsh Honda. The Clarity will be arriving on our showroom floor very soon.

*110 combined miles per gallon of gasoline-equivalent (MPGe) electric rating; 44 city/40 highway/42 combined MPG gasoline only rating. 47-mile maximum EV mode driving range rating. 340-mile combined gas-electric driving range rating. Ratings determined by EPA. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPGe/MPG and driving range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition and other factors.

2018 Honda Clarity Review

2018 Honda Clarity - Bill Walsh Honda Blog

The 2018 Honda Clarity is the brand’s latest entry into the plug-in hybrid segment, and it does so admirably. Multiple drive modes and smooth, quiet shifts between the electric motor and gasoline engine make it quite the comfortable ride. The third in the Clarity line, the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid is a great car for fuel-conscious drivers.

While the Honda Clarity is a midsize sedan, it’s far from an Accord clone. Its powertrain offers drivers more efficiency as well as multiple drive modes. It has three powertrain variations: fuel cell, electric, and plug-in hybrid.

“The Clarity is intended to be an environmental halo vehicle for Honda,” said spokesman Chris Martin, “so it has to be a distinct model from Accord.”

The Honda Clarity features a 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor, a combination that delivers 212 horsepower. In addition to that kind of power, the fuel-efficient model also features three driving modes: Eco, Normal, and Sport.

In short, the Honda Clarity is a value-oriented, eco-friendly car that comes loaded with features. From the Honda Sensing® safety suite to an eight-inch touchscreen display, it’s clear that the Japanese automaker wanted to give drivers plenty of incentives to check out its latest model.

We here at Bill Walsh Honda are always happy to see the Honda lineup expanding to include more eco-friendly vehicles.

Honda Civic Si Features: An Ideal Sports Car for Any Driver

Honda Civic Si features
2017 Honda Civic Si

The Honda Civic is a high-quality sedan with a reliable build and next-generation technologies. However, with new trims like the Civic Si, this car is quickly becoming one of the top affordable sports cars on the market. If you want added performance behind the wheel without breaking the bank, the Honda Civic Si might be the right car for you.

The Honda Civic Si features include a responsive six-speed transmission that, along with a powerful engine, allows the Civic Si to do zero to 60 mph in just 6.3 seconds. According to the Chicago Tribune writer Robert Duffer, the Civic Si also has a top speed of up to 137 mph, and with its sleek exterior, the Civic Si is one sports car you won’t want to stop driving.

The Civic Si has a contoured exterior and a long hood, as well as a bold grille and alloy wheels. It also has a stiff suspension for better handling on the track with responsive steering and a lightweight design. Inside the cabin, the Civic Si comes with a digital instrument cluster to provide bright, visible displays to provide easy-to-read information when you’re travelling at high speeds. Check out the Civic Si in person at Bill Walsh Honda. This is one sports car you simply must see in person.

2017 Honda Odyssey

The 2017 Honda Odyssey is a minivan that knows just what families want in a vehicle. The spacious design and ample amount of safety features add to its overall appeal. It seems critics from across the automotive industry agree. Here’s what some of them are saying about the Honda Odyssey.2017 Honda Odyssey - Bill Walsh Honda

Motor Trend cited the Honda Odyssey’s flexible seating arrangements and plentiful cargo space in its overall 4/5 rating. There’s plenty of storage space thanks to the plethora of pockets and cup holders. The Odyssey also offers a smooth ride and excellent handling, even on bumpy roadways.

Edmunds.com saw fit to note on the Honda Odyssey’s expansive yet quiet cabin and versatile third-row seating arrangements. The standard V6 engine offers refined performance and excellent fuel economy. On top of that, the minivan’s handling is, according to reviewers, similar to that of a midsize sedan.

U.S. News & World Report found the interior to be of superior quality. A number of useful cabin features and versatile seating arrangements reinforce what other critics said. An acoustic windshield comes standard in some 2017 Honda Odyssey models, further reducing the minimal cabin noise.

Visit us here at Bill Walsh Honda to see how well the 2017 Honda Odyssey lives up to your expectations!

2017 Civic Si Is Sporty Take on a Classic

2017 Civic Si

The 2017 Civic Si is a sporty sedan that’s returning for the latest model year. This model, known for its impressive performance and design, is being released alongside the Civic Type R. Both the Type R and the Civic Si are highly anticipated this year, building on the tenth-generation of Civic design to improve various facets of driving.

New Features

According to Forbes, the latest Civic will have a 25 percent increase in torsional rigidity and a 100-pound weight reduction, two aspects that will carry over to the new Si version. The Si will receive a few added features including a revamped front bumper, 18-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, center exhaust outlet, and a lower ride height.

Fun Factor

“A car like the Civic Si certainly benefits from increased power, but the Si’s real focus is the total driving experience. Enhancements to the Si’s suspension and wheel/tire package keep the 2017 Si true to previous models’ reputation,” remarks Forbes auto-writer Karl Brauer.

Performance

In addition to the 1.5-liter turbocharged engine you’ll find under the hood, there are some exciting new aspects to the Civic Si include the brand’s first use of adaptive dampers. There’s a standard limited-slip differential, selectable “Normal” and “Sport” modes, and special Si badging for the interior. There’s nothing quite like the new Civic Si. Come in and see the 2017 Honda Civic Si at Bill Walsh Honda today!

2017 Honda Civic Type R Preview

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2017 Honda Civic Type R

While the new Honda Civic isn’t a lightweight when it comes to performance, the upcoming Civic Type R definitely puts it to shame. The Japanese automaker revamped the entirety of the Civic a few years ago, but left enthusiasts wanting a Type R as well. Now thrill seekers and speed demons are about to get their wish. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R is officially heading to American shores!

 

Europe and parts of Asia have had their own Honda Civic Type R for years now, but the North American market did not. Instead, we got red-badged Civic Sport models and video game simulations. Now the 2017 Honda Civic Type R is officially arriving on American shores in all of its glory. The standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers a heart-pounding 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque via 91 octane fuel. That engine comes mated to a six-speed manual engine control unit.

 

The entire model rolls out on 20-inch aluminum wheels equipped with Brembo front brake calipers, cross-driller rotors, and a suspension tuned for the track. Expect pricing for the 2017 Honda Civic Type R to come closer to the official launch date. Until then, prepare yourself for a hotshot unlike any other.

 

We here at Bill Walsh Honda can’t wait to get behind the wheel of the new Civic Type R!