2015 Honda CR-V Comparison: How Nissan Rogue Matches Up to CR-V

February 20th, 2015 by

2015 Honda CR-V comparison

CR-V has Higher Residual Value, More Horsepower,
and is a Top Safety Pick+

The 2015 Honda CR-V is Honda’s go-to utility vehicle if you are looking for something that has the power of all-wheel drive, but isn’t as large as a full-size SUV. The 2015 Honda CR-V was named Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year and was the best-selling crossover in 2014, but what is the 2015 Honda CR-V comparison to its competitors? Here’s a look at how the 2015 Honda CR-//www.fisherhonda.com/honda-cr-v-is-the-best-selling-crossover-in-2014/V AWD LX compares to the 2015 Nissan Rogue AWD S.

2015 Honda CR-V Comparison of Price, Performance, and Fuel Economy

2015 Honda CR-V Comparison

The CR-V and Rogue are similarly priced with the CR-V starting at $24,695 and the Rogue at $24,390. Even with similar starting prices, the CR-V has the advantage in residual value. After 36 months the CR-V retains 56 percent of its value while the Rogue retains 51 percent. After 60 months the CR-V has retained 42 percent of its value while the Rogue has held on to 37 percent. The fuel economy is almost identical with the CR-V at 26 city/ 33 highway/ 28 combined mpg*. The Rogue’s fuel economy is 25/32/28 mpg*.

In a 2015 Honda CR-V comparison of drivetrain, the CR-V and Rogue are both all-wheel drive, while two-wheel drive is available for both vehicles. The CR-V has a 2.4-liter engine that makes 185 horsepower, while the Rogue has a 2.5-liter engine that makes 170 horsepower. The CR-V has the horsepower advantage. Automatic transmissions are standard on both vehicles. A manual transmission is not offered.

Related: 2015 Honda CR-V named Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS


2015 Honda CR-V Comparison

The Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue are both 4-star rated overall in safety by the NHTSA. In the frontal and rollover crash tests they are both 4-star rated. They received 5 stars in the side crash test. In IIHS testing the 2015 Honda CR-V pulls ahead of the Rogue. The CR-V has a Top Safety Pick+ designation, while the Rogue is a Top Safety Pick. This means that both vehicles earned “good” ratings in the moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraint tests. To qualify for the designation a vehicle must also earn a “good” or “acceptable” rating in the small overlap front crash test. The CR-V and Rogue earned “good” ratings in that test. The CR-V has the + designation because it earned the “superior” rating in front crash prevention for having an optional forward collision warning, low-speed autobrake, and high-speed autobrake. The Rogue has an optional forward collision warning.

The CR-V and Rogue have rearview cameras, hill-start assist, brake assist, and traction control.

Related: 2015 Honda CR-V is KBB Best Buy Award Winner

Features and Cargo

The features on the CR-V and Rogue are comparable. Both vehicles have steering-wheel-mounted controls, cruise control, rear-passenger air conditioning vents, auto-on/off headlights. The CR-V has floor mats standard, while they are optional on the Rogue. The CR-V has two power outlets in the front while the Rogue has three. The Rogue also has an optional third row of seats, while the CR-V does not.

The cargo volume is almost identical with the CR-V’s maximum cargo volume at 70.9 cubic feet of space. The Rogue has 70 cubic feet. Passenger volume is close with the CR-V at 104.1 cubic feet of space and the Rogue at 105.8 cubic feet. The CR-V can tow 500 more pounds than the Rogue with a total tow capacity of 1,500 pounds.

Call Fisher Honda at 303-245-6417 to learn more about the 2015 Honda CR-V comparison to its competitors. View our inventory of the 2015 and 2014 Honda CR-V.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle