When it comes to small SUVs, the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Nissan Rogue are two of the biggest players in the segment. If they’re both on your list, you’re in luck; we’ve compared them for you, so you don’t have to. Which one comes out on top?
Interior Refinement and Space
Both the Nissan Rogue and the Honda CR-V have some of the most upscale interiors in the compact SUV class, with sporty and stylish design elements that draw consumers to their sheer quality. However, the Rogue lacks legroom and head space in the rear row, something that the Honda CR-V has in spades. Plus, that extra room in the back makes for superior cargo space, with the CR-V having a max cargo capacity of 75.8 cubic feet in comparison to the Rogue’s flat 70.
When it comes to standard features, the Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue are playing on a level field. However, once you start totaling up the upper trim levels, the CR-V easily edges out the Rogue with coveted connectivity and infotainment features that the Rogue just doesn’t offer.
Compact SUVs may not be known for their rugged power, but that doesn’t mean some of them aren’t better than others. For example, the Honda CR-V can tow up to 1,500 poiunds, giving it a 500-pound advantage over the Rogue’s 1,000-pound towing capacity.
The Rogue and the CR-V come neck-and-neck when it comes to fuel economy, with both base engines churning out negligible differences in fuel economy numbers. However, once you bump up to the CR-V’s next available engine, you get a rating of 28 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway. In comparison, the Rogue does not have the option of more efficient engines.
More space, more power, and more fun bells and whistles make the 2017 Honda CR-V the better option.
*26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX with CVT model. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX with CVT model. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT models. Based on 2017 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.