Childre Nissan Compares 2018 Nissan Rogue VS 2017 Honda CR-V Near Macon, GA

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2018 Nissan Rogue

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2017 Honda CR-V

Safety Comparison

The Rogue (except S) offers an optional Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The CR-V only offers a rear monitor.

Both the Rogue and the CR-V have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front-wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive and lane departure warning systems.

Reliability Comparison

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Rogue’s reliability 11 points higher than the CR-V.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are better in initial quality than Honda vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 10th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 12 more problems per 100 vehicles, Honda is ranked 20th, below the industry average.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Rogue Hybrid gets better fuel mileage than the CR-V:







2.0 4 cyl./Auto

33 city/35 hwy

26 city/32 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./CVT


2.0 4 cyl./Auto

31 city/34 hwy

25 city/31 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./CVT

On the EPA test cycle the Rogue gets better fuel mileage than the CR-V:







2.5 4 cyl./CVT

26 city/33 hwy

26 city/32 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./CVT


2.5 4 cyl./CVT

25 city/32 hwy

25 city/31 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./CVT

Regenerative brakes improve the Rogue Hybrid’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The CR-V doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Rogue Hybrid’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The CR-V doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Rogue’s brake rotors are larger than those on the CR-V:




Front Rotors

11.65 inches

11.1 inches

Rear Rotors

11.5 inches

10.2 inches

The Rogue’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the CR-V are solid, not vented.

The Rogue stops shorter than the CR-V:





60 to 0 MPH

134 feet

137 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

142 feet

146 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Rogue SL’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s 60 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Rogue SL offers optional 19-inch wheels. The CR-V’s largest wheels are only 18-inches.

The Rogue has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The CR-V doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the Rogue can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The CR-V doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Rogue’s wheelbase is 1.8 inches longer than on the CR-V (106.5 inches vs. 104.7 inches).

For greater off-road capability the Rogue has a greater minimum ground clearance than the CR-V (8.4 vs. 8.2 inches), allowing the Rogue to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue has 1.5 inches more front headroom, 1.7 inches more front legroom, 2.6 inches more rear hip room and .3 inches more rear shoulder room than the CR-V.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Rogue’s available rear seats recline. The CR-V’s rear seats don’t recline.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Rogue’s variable intermittent wipers have an adjustable delay to allow the driver to choose a setting that best clears the windshield during light rain or mist. The CR-V LX’s standard fixed intermittent wipers only have one fixed delay setting, so the driver will have to manually switch them between slow and intermittent.

On extremely cold Winter days, the Rogue’s optional (except S) heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The CR-V doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Rogue owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Rogue with a number “8” insurance rate while the CR-V is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Rogue is less expensive to operate than the CR-V because typical repairs cost much less on the Rogue than the CR-V, including $216 less for a starter and $208 less for front struts.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends both the Nissan Rogue and the Honda CR-V, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Honda CR-V by 10437 units during the 2017 model year.

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