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Vehicle Comparisons:
2020 Honda CR-V vs Nissan Rogue

2020 Honda CR-V

When drivers in Centennial, Aurora, and Denver seek a reliable compact SUV, they have many options to choose from. Two of the most popular are the CR-V and the Rogue. Which one would be right for you?

To help answer that question, our team at Mile High Honda created this 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Nissan Rogue comparison. We’ll give you a complete overview of each SUV, so you can make an informed decision. Read all about them below and contact us if you have any questions.

2020 Honda CR-V vs. Nissan Rogue Quick Facts

Honda CR-V

Nissan Rogue

MPG (city/highway)

28/34 (2WD trims)*






179 lb-ft

175 lb-ft

Rear Headroom

39.2 inches

38.5 inches

Rear Legroom

40.4 inches

37.9 inches

Cargo Volume

(behind 2nd row)

75.8 cubic feet

70 cubic feet

2020 CR-V vs Rogue: Performance Specs

2020 Honda CR-V Engine SpecsThe 2020 Honda CR-V comes standard with a 1.5L turbocharged and intercooled 4-cylinder engine that puts out 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.

The 2020 Nissan Rogue might come with a larger 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, but it’s not nearly as powerful, delivering just 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.

The engine in the Rogue is paired with an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) that allows the vehicle to achieve an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG. However, the CVT in the CR-V will let you drive farther and longer, as the Honda SUV can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG across all 2WD trims.*

Honda CR-V vs Nissan Rogue: Interior Space & Amenities

Both SUVs have plenty of space for five passengers, including riders in the back seat. The CR-V offers 39.2 inches of rear headroom and 40.4 inches of rear legroom. The Rogue, while still spacious, offers just 38.5 inches of rear headroom and 37.9 inches of rear legroom.

2020 Honda CR-V Cargo Space

The CR-V also offers 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, enough to fit all your grocery bags, backpacks, sports equipment, and more. When you need more room for larger items, fold down the rear seats. You’ll then get 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

Although the Rogue offers a similar 39.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats, it only gives you 70 cubic feet when that row gets folded down. Both vehicles offer heated front seats as well as dual-zone automatic climate control to ensure you’re nice and comfortable no matter what the time of year.

Honda CR-V Interior

To get in that perfect position behind the wheel, the 2020 CR-V has an available 12-way power driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar support. The 2020 Rogue, meanwhile, only offers up to an 8-way power driver’s seat with 2-way lumbar support.

2020 Honda CR-V vs Nissan Rogue: High-Tech Features

2020 Honda CR-V Interior TechnologyThe Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue offer plenty of cutting-edge technologies to help you stay connected and entertained. For example, they both come standard with a 4-speaker sound system and Bluetooth® capability to stream audio or make hands-free phone calls.

The CR-V also comes standard with Pandora capability that gives you more music options beyond just the radio. The Rogue, unfortunately, doesn’t offer this feature in any of its trim levels.

Both vehicles offer Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. That way, you can connect a compatible smartphone to the vehicle to access your music playlists, text messages, navigation, and more. They also both have an available trial subscription to SiriusXM® Radio. This gives you over 150 channels of commercial-free music, sports, comedy, news, and more.

On top of that, the CR-V offers three additional sound systems: 6-speaker, 8-speaker, and a 9-speaker premium audio system with subwoofer. The Rogue offers just additional 6- and 9-speaker systems.

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Although the Nissan Rogue is an impressive SUV, the Honda CR-V has a more powerful and fuel-efficient performance, a more spacious interior, and more available features.

To finalize your automotive decision, you’ll need to check out the CR-V in person. If you live near Centennial, Aurora, or Denver and want to get behind the wheel of the CR-V, then schedule a test drive at Mile High Honda today!


*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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