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Nissan Rogue vs. Honda CR-V

By Autolist Staff | January 17, 2019

2018 Nissan Rogue

2018 Honda CR-V

Automotive Website Analyzed


72%

Satisfactory

Maybe buy it

95%

The Best

You should buy it

Our User's Take

What owners think


50%

Would Buy Again

4 Ratings

100%

Would Buy Again

7 Ratings


What’s better about the Rogue?

Hybrid. Unlike Honda’s CR-V, which is gas-only, the Rogue offers an optional hybrid model. It bumps the fuel economy of this crossover to 31/34/33 MPG city/highway/combined, well above the gas Rogue and the gas Honda CR-V and even the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. This is an appealing option for crossover fans looking for something extra-efficient.

Infotainment. While the Honda’s infotainment system make look sleeker and more modern, it doesn’t work nearly as well as the more simple, but effective screen and setup in the Rogue. The Nissan’s setup just works, which we love it for. The Honda’s can get confusing.


What’s better about the CR-V?

More power. Nearly all trim levels of the CR-V come with a 190-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine (except for the base LX trim). The Nissan Rogue’s non-turbo four-cylinder has just 170 horsepower, a meaningful deficit compared to the Honda.

Space. While the CR-V and the Rogue have the same cargo space with the rear seats up, the Honda has a bit more when they’re folded. And the Honda has more rear legroom and headroom, things that keep the whole family happy on trips of any length.

Refinement. This generation of CR-V is built on a platform that it shares with the Honda Civic and Accord and it’s a good one. It’s quiet, spacious and comfortable and gives the CR-V a high-end feel compared to the rest of the segment. While the Rogue isn’t bad, it’s par for the course and not extra-ordinary like the CR-V.

Safety. In 2018, the NHTSA gave the Honda five-stars for its safety ratings while the Rogue only got four stars. (It’s worth noting that the IIHS gave both models a Top Safety Pick designation for 2018).


Autolist’s take:

The Rogue is Nissan’s most popular vehicle by a wide margin (and it also outsells the Honda CR-V). It’s handsome, well-designed and practical. But so is Honda’s CR-V. And the CR-V adds an extra level of refinement, driving dynamics and safety. So for that reason, we say Buy the CR-V.

Cost of Ownership

2018 Nissan Rogue

2018 Honda CR-V

Annual Fuel Costs

$1,458
15k miles at $2.624/gal
$1,458
15k miles at $2.624/gal
Fuel Economy

25 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
25 mpg (miles per gallon)
City
32 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway
31 mpg (miles per gallon)
Highway

Safety

2018 Nissan Rogue

2018 Honda CR-V

NHTSA Crash Test Results

4 stars
Overall
5 stars
Overall
Safety Features

Standard
Autonomous Braking
Available
Autonomous Braking
Standard
Blind-Spot Warnings
Available
Blind-Spot Warnings
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Available
Lane-Keep Assist
Available
Lane-Keep Assist
Standard
Cross-Traffic Alert
Available
Cross-Traffic Alert

Interior

2018 Nissan Rogue

2018 Honda CR-V

Interior Features

-
Leather
-
Leather
-
Moonroof
Available
Moonroof
Available
Heated Seats
Available
Heated Seats
Available
Keyless Entry
Available
Keyless Entry
Available
Climate Control
Standard
Climate Control
Technology

Standard
Apple Carplay
Available
Apple Carplay
Standard
Android Auto
Available
Android Auto
Standard
Satellite Radio
Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Bluetooth
Standard
Bluetooth
Available
Navigation System
Available
Navigation System

Under the Hood

2018 Nissan Rogue

2018 Honda CR-V

Powertrain

CVT
Transmission
CVT
Transmission
FWD
Drivetrain
FWD
Drivetrain
Drivetrain

170+ HP @ 6000 RPM
Horsepower
184+ HP @ 6400 RPM
Horsepower
175+ lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
Torque
180+ lb-ft @ 3900 RPM
Torque
I4
Cylinders
I4
Cylinders