|2016 Honda CR-V||2016 Nissan Rogue|
|185 horsepower 2.4L 4-cylinder||Engine||170 horsepower 2.5L 4-cylinder|
|26 MPG city, 33 MPG highway*
||Max. Gas Mileage ||26 MPG city, 33 MPG highway*|
|1,500 lbs||Towing Capacity||1,000 lbs|
2016 Honda CR-V vs 2016 Nissan Rogue
Looking for a versatile and all-around capable small SUV? Look no further than the 2016 Honda CR-V. The Honda CR-V is one of the most popular vehicles in this class, often a great choice for growing families. The 2016 Nissan Rogue is another popular option, for many of the same reasons. Both offer lots of passenger space, uniquely flexible cargo areas, and better fuel efficiency most other SUVs on the market. Which one is a better value for your family? Let's explore the most important differences between the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Nissan Rogue.
Both SUVs use the same powertrain across every trim level – there are no optional engine upgrades to contend with in this decision. And as we just mentioned, if you're looking for efficiency, you can't go wrong either way. Both the Rogue and the CR-V are capable of getting up to 33 miles per gallon on the highway in front-wheel drive form (dropping to a still-incredible 31 miles per gallon if you opt for all-wheel drive.) However, there's a small but significant power difference between the CR-V's 4-cylinder engine and the Rogue's. It isn't likely to be noticeable unless the vehicles are fully loaded, but anyone who needs their SUV to tow a trailer occasionally should note that the 2016 CR-V is rated for towing up to 1,500 lbs, while the 2016 Rogue maxes out at 1,000 lbs.
A Superior Safety Suite
Both SUVs offer Bluetooth hands-free calling as a standard feature, and both have touchscreen displays, built-in navigation, and premium audio systems available. The Rogue comes standard with a reconfigurable cargo organizer behind the second row of seats. The CR-V doesn't, but it does offer an easier and more convenient seat-folding mechanism; pull one strap on each side, and the rear seats effectively fold themselves flat.
The most important difference between the two SUVs is their safety. The 2016 Nissan Rogue received 4 out of 5 stars in government-mandated crash testing. It also received the second-highest Top Safety Pick rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. While the Rogue is decent on the safety front, the 2016 CR-V is outstanding. It received the highest possible safety scores in both crash testing programs. Both SUVs offer a standard rearview camera. Advanced safety features like automatic emergency braking are standard on the CR-V's Touring trim. Similar features come only as an optional add-on package for the top-of-the-line Rogue.
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*Based on 2016 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.