At Washington Honda, we’ve seen the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Nissan Rogue in action on many occasions. So, we can easily understand why each might appeal to Washington, Pittsburgh, and McMurray drivers.
However, we also understand that a more well-rounded SUV is the more satisfying choice. We’ve put together this comparison to show you which vehicle fits that bill.
When it comes to performance, these two SUVs seem to have a noticeably different approach to things. Where one aims more for power, the other aims more for efficiency.
Both vehicles come with continuously variable transmissions and helpful eco modes. Thanks to these additions, both the CR-V and the Rogue end up with the same city mileage at 25 MPG.1
Nevertheless, the 2.4L inline 4-cylinder engine found in the CR-V still produces more power. With i-VTEC® technology, it generates 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. The Nissan Rogue, on the other hand, with its 2.5L 4-cylinder, only manages to produce 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.
One of the major facets of safety is handling. The CR-V and the Rogue seem to have a few similarities in this category. Each features stability and traction controls to help boost maneuverability on hazardous roads.
All-wheel drive (AWD) systems are available in each SUV, too. However, while the 2017 Nissan Rogue features a more standard AWD system, the Honda CR-V has available Real Time AWD with Intelligent Control™. This system allows the CR-V to respond more intuitively to changing road surfaces.
Structurally, the CR-V and the Rogue seem to agree that a sturdy framework is necessary for passenger protection. In the Rogue, you’ll have the Zone Body. In the CR-V, you’ll have Advanced Compatibility Engineering™.
While these two bodies incorporate different reinforcements, their end goal seems to be the same: they both aim to mitigate collision damage by absorbing and deflecting impacts forces.
Despite their safety and performance differences, the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Nissan Rogue seem to have a lot in common in terms of their interior comforts. For one thing, they’re approximately the same size, with each offering just under 106 cubic feet of passenger space and around 39 cubic feet of cargo room.
Drivers will settle into a 6-way manually adjustable cloth seat as they get into each SUV. Plenty of entertainment technologies should then be at their disposal.
If you’re looking to integrate your mobile device, you can use the USB port and auxiliary jack in each, as well as Bluetooth®. However, the CR-V seems to offer more music streaming options by adding in features such as Pandora® radio.
Clearly, we here at Washington Honda believe that in a head-to-head competition, the 2017 Honda CR-V outpaces the 2017 Nissan Rogue. However, we’d prefer you see this for yourself by visiting us for a test drive.
Washington, Pittsburgh, and McMurray drivers can contact us today to schedule their test drive!
1 26 city/ 32 highway/ 28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX with CVT Automatic model. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX with CVT Automatic model. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT Automatic models. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L and Touring with CVT Automatic 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.