Many drivers in the San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights region have been making the switch to crossovers and for good reason. These versatile models offer ample space and optimal performance while still being extremely easy to handle and fun to drive. If you’re thinking about upgrading, consider these two front runners: the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue.
Even though both vehicles bring a lot to the table, you can only drive one. To help you decide which is best for you, the team at Northside Honda has created this 2020 Honda CR-V vs. Nissan Rogue comparison. Read on to see which one will come out on top!
Every SUV driver deserves to have a thrilling ride. Luckily, the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue deliver power to the extreme. Each offers one engine across all trim levels, which is paired to a Continuously Variable Transmission. This drivetrain is top-notch for quick acceleration, elevated fuel economy, and comes with a Sport Mode for more enthusiastic driving.
When it comes to power, these two models differ. The Nissan Rogue is equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that generates up to 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. On the other hand, the Honda CR-V ups the ante with a turbocharged 1.5L 4-cylinder engine, which allows you to rev up 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.
Additionally, due to the extra strength found under the hood of the CR-V, you’ll be able to tow up to 1,500 pounds with ease. Unfortunately, the Nissan Rogue can only trailer up to 1,102 pounds.
Crossovers are also known for their exceptional efficiency, allowing them to go further between gas station fuel-ups. Both models offer an impressive fuel economy, but one may leave you wanting a little more.
Across all its 2WD trim levels, the Honda CR-V achieves an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 28 city/34 highway/30 combined MPG, making your drives seamless.* The Rogue comes in close with an EPA-estimated 26 city/33 highway/29 combined MPG, but for city driving, you’ll need to refuel more often.
Additionally, the Honda CR-V retains its efficiency even when equipped with the available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control System™. On all its AWD trims, the Honda CR-V receives an EPA-estimated
27 city/32 highway/29 combined MPG.* When equipped with its comparable AWD system, the Nissan offers an EPA-estimated 25 city/32 highway/27 combined MPG.
If you’re looking for a generously roomy cabin, you’ll find it in the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue. Both models can seat up to five inside and offer similar passenger volumes–105.9 cubic feet for the CR-V and 105.8 cubic feet in the Rogue, to be exact.
Although their passenger volumes may be close in size, the Honda CR-V once again comes through with a larger cargo area. When the rear seats are folded down, you’ll have a whopping 75.8 cubic feet of cargo space. The Rogue only has a maximum cargo space of 70 cubic feet.
Honda and Nissan are known for their progressive crossovers, perfect taking on the roads of San Antonio, Schertz, and Alamo Heights. However, if you’re looking for a more robust performance with a great fuel economy and plenty of room inside, the 2020 CR-V may be for you. To find out for sure, schedule a test drive at Northside 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, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.