Honda CR-V vs. Nissan Rogue

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Nissan Rogue green exterior

2016 Nissan Rogue

The 2016 Honda CR-V is a crossover that needs no introduction, with Boulder and Denver drivers already trusting it over competitors like the 2016 Nissan Rogue. It isn’t hard to understand why they’ve been doing so. The CR-V is more powerful, spacious, and better-equipped, and it even boasts more robust safety ratings.

Powertrains and MPG

The 2016 Honda CR-V’s powertrain is undoubtedly one of its key strengths, enabling it to offer superior power, performance, and efficiency compared to competitors like the 2016 Nissan Rogue:

  • Power: The CR-V is able to harness up to 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque; the Rogue is able to supply a more modest 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque from its own outdated 2.5L four-cylinder.
  • Performance: The difference between the output of each vehicle makes itself felt in the real world. According to Edmunds, you’ll go from 0 to 60 mph in a better-than-average 8.8 seconds in the CR-V vs. an unremarkable 9.3 seconds in the Rogue.
  • Efficiency: The CR-V boasts a continuously variable transmission (CVT) as standard across all trim levels, meaning that you’ll make up to 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway* with FWD. The Rogue returns similar numbers, but it generates less power while doing so.
2016 Honda CR-V


Crossovers are made for families who like to be able to take the whole team out on an adventure, so it’s no wonder the 2016 Honda CR-V dominates this class. It offers plenty of space for everyone to relax, plus a 10-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support and 2-position memory settings.

It’s a strong contender for your attention even when considered in isolation, but its benefits become even clearer when compared to competitors like the 2016 Nissan Rogue, which falls far behind when it comes to rear-seat comfort:

  • Rear Leg Room: There’s up to 38.3 inches in the CR-V vs. just 37.9 in the Rogue.
  • Rear Shoulder Room: You’ll find up to 56.4 inches in the CR-V vs. just 55.9 in the Rogue.
  • Rear Hip Room: The CR-V offers up to 53.1 inches; the Rogue provides just 52.1.

Essentially, the CR-V has been made so even adults can enjoy plenty of space in which to spread out and relax when they are seated in the rear — the same can’t be said for the boxy 2016 Rogue.

Comfort and Convenience Features

The roomy and attractive cabin of the 2016 Honda CR-V is complemented by a strong selection of standard and available features for Boulder and Denver drivers to enjoy, many of which are not available with the 2016 Nissan Rogue.

A small selection of amenities available with the CR-V but not with the Rogue include:

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Guidelines: Offers three viewing modes (Normal, Top-down, and Wide) and guidelines to help you slip into even the tightest of gaps with ease.
  • Adaptive Cruise Control: Unlike standard cruise control, this system takes the distance between your vehicle and the one ahead into account, then adjusts your cruising speed up or down to compensate.
2016 Honda CR-V

Safety Features

Of these two crossovers, only the 2016 Honda CR-V Touring has earned a 2016 Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS. This designation is only available for those vehicles that managed to score a top mark of “Good” across every crash test category, plus “Superior” or “Advanced” in terms of Frontal Crash Protection.

Boulder and Denver families drive with improved peace of mind when they are behind the wheel of a CR-V, and it isn’t just because of those safety scores. They’ll also be able to take advantage of a vast selection of advanced driver-assistance technologies that aren’t available with the 2016 Nissan Rogue, such as:

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System (CMBS)
  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
  • Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS)

The 2016 Honda CR-V Continues to Outpace Competing Midsize Crossovers

The 2016 Honda CR-V is one of the country’s top crossovers, and competitors like the 2016 Nissan Rogue are still trying to catch up. Until they do so, Boulder and Denver drivers will find themselves better off behind the wheel of a CR-V. To find out more, just contact Fisher Honda today.

* 26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.