2020 Honda CR-V vs Nissan Rogue

Agile, athletic, and exceptionally comfortable are three qualities that perfectly describe the 2020 Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue. Both offer nimble and responsive handling with enough space for the entire family.

Here at Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine, we’re committed to helping drivers in the Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, and Tustin area get behind the wheel of their next perfect compact SUV. That’s why we created this comparison of the Honda CR-V vs. Nissan Rogue. Here, we’ll see how they compare in terms of performance and handling, interior and tech, and advanced safety features. Keep reading to see which compact SUV comes out on top.

Honda CR-V vs Nissan Rogue: Performance and Handling

The 2020 Honda CR-V standard LX trim comes equipped with a 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo engine that produces 190 horsepower with 178 lb-ft of torque. Its Continuously Variable Transmission and front-wheel drivetrain provides confident and composed handling and responsiveness whether traveling down the highway or around sharp curves.

For its part, the Nissan Rogue provides a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that can provide up to 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft torque. Its front-wheel drivetrain is also coupled with a Continuously Variable Transmission. Both models are available in 4-wheel drivetrain.

Features like Hill Start Assist come standard on both the Honda CR-V and Rogue, which comes in handy when you’re towing heavy loads uphill. Speaking of towing: The max towing capacity on the Rogue is only 1,102 pounds. In comparison, the Honda CR-V can tow an impressive 1,500 pounds–perfect for moving your friend across town or heading up the coast for a family camping trip!

Interior Design and New Technology

The Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue both provide comfortable seating for up to five passengers with lots of nice head- and legroom throughout. In terms of available cargo space, the CR-V can provide an astonishing 75.8 cubic feet of space compared to the Rogue’s 70 cubic feet.

Space isn’t the only type of convenience you get with these two compact SUVs. Features like Power Doors and Push Button Start on the CR-V and remote keyless entry on the Rogue can make getting out the door and onto the road a lot faster. Other types of standard features on the CR-V include: a 7-inch Touch-Screen display powered through HondaLink®, Bluetooth® Hands-Free and Streaming Audio, and multiple power outlets located throughout the cabin.

The Nissan Rogue, for its part, also offers a few standard tech features, including: Bluetooth® streaming audio, speed-sensitive volume control, and steering-wheel-mounted controls.

Honda CR-V vs Nissan Rogue: Standard Safety

Above all, safety is a number one priority, and both the CR-V and Rogue provide some of the most advanced safety features. The Honda CR-V offers a number of features, including: Honda Sensing®, which includes tools like Lane Departure Warning, Collision Mitigation System™, Forward Collision Warning, and Road Departure Mitigation System. Additional features, like the Blind Spot Information System (BLIS®), are also available.

The Rogue comes loaded with a number of standard safety features as well, including: an advanced airbag system with dual-stage supplemental front airbags, Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, and Automatic Emergency Braking.

Honda CR-V vs Nissan Rogue: Which is the Winner?

While both compact SUVS would be great additions to any family, we believe that when it comes to overall performance, spaciousness, standard tech, and available safety, the Honda CR-V is the clear winner.

For drivers near Santa Ana, Mission Viejo, and Tustin interested in taking a closer look, Norm Reeves Honda Superstore Irvine is here to help. Stop by our showroom or go online and schedule a test drive today!

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