2018 Honda CR-V vs Nissan Rogue
When drivers throughout 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. But which one would be right for you? To help answer that question, our team at Mile High Honda created this Honda CR-V vs. Nissan Rogue vehicle comparison.
We’ll give you a complete breakdown of each SUV, so that you can make an informed decision. Read all about them below, and contact us if you have any questions.
The 2018 Honda CR-V comes standard with a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine that delivers 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. There’s also an available 1.5L turbocharged and intercooled 4-cylinder that puts out 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.
The 2018 Nissan Rogue, on the other hand, only has one engine option: a 2.5L 4-cylinder. And it’s not as powerful, as it delivers just 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.
The engine in the Rogue is paired with an Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission), which allows the vehicle to achieve an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway MPG. But the CVT in the CR-V will let you drive further for longer, as the SUV can achieve up to an EPA-estimated 28 city/34 highway MPG.*
Interior Space & Amenities
Each SUV has plenty of space for five passengers, especially for those 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.
The CR-V also offers 39.2 cubic feet of cargo 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 the rear seats down. You’ll then get 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space.
Although the Rogue offers 39.3 cubic feet behind the rear seats, it only gives you 70 cubic feet when that row gets folded down. But both vehicles offer heated front seats, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control to get nice and comfortable, no matter the time of year.
And to get in that perfect position behind the wheel, the 2018 CR-V has an available 12-way power adjustment driver’s seat with 4-way power lumbar support. The 2018 Rogue, meanwhile, only offers up to an 8-way power driver’s seat with 2-way lumbar support.
The Honda CR-V and 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, which 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. This 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® Satellite Radio. This gives you over 150 channels of commercial-free music, sports, comedy, news, and more.
And 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.
2018 CR-V vs 2018 Rogue: Verdict
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.
But to help decide if it’s is right for you, you’ll need to check it out in person. If you live near Centennial, Aurora, or Denver, and want to get behind the wheel of the 2018 CR-V, then schedule a test drive at Mile High Honda today!
*Based on 2018 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.