2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the CR-V and the Rogue Sport 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, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Honda CR-V is safer than the Nissan Rogue Sport:

 

CR-V

Rogue Sport

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

220

326

Neck Stress

194 lbs.

224 lbs.

Neck Compression

66 lbs.

71 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

58/91 lbs.

163/130 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

2 Stars

HIC

283

398

Chest Compression

.6 inches

1 inches

Neck Injury Risk

29%

65%

Neck Stress

124 lbs.

260 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

183/200 lbs.

328/396 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the CR-V the rating of “Top Pick” for 2018, a rating granted to only 85 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Rogue Sport has not been fully tested, yet.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates rated the CR-V third among compact suvs in their 2018 Initial Quality Study. The Rogue Sport isn’t in the top three in its category.

Engine

The CR-V LX’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 43 more horsepower (184 vs. 141) and 33 lbs.-ft. more torque (180 vs. 147) than the Rogue Sport’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. The CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s standard 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. produces 49 more horsepower (190 vs. 141) and 32 lbs.-ft. more torque (179 vs. 147) than the Rogue Sport’s 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Honda CR-V is faster than the Nissan Rogue Sport:

 

CR-V LX

CR-V 1.5T

Rogue Sport

Zero to 60 MPH

7.7 sec

7.5 sec

9.8 sec

Quarter Mile

16 sec

15.8 sec

17.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

88.4 MPH

89 MPH

80.6 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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

 

 

 

MPG

CR-V

 

FWD

2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

26 city/32 hwy

 

 

1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

28 city/34 hwy

 

AWD

2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

25 city/31 hwy

 

 

1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

27 city/33 hwy

Rogue Sport

 

FWD

2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

25 city/32 hwy

 

AWD

2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

24 city/30 hwy

The CR-V has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

The CR-V stops much shorter than the Rogue Sport:

 

CR-V

Rogue Sport

 

60 to 0 MPH

115 feet

137 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the CR-V has larger tires than the Rogue Sport (235/65R17 vs. 215/65R16). The CR-V LX’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Rogue Sport (235/65R17 vs. 225/45R19).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the CR-V LX has standard 17-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the Rogue Sport S.

Suspension and Handling

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the CR-V is .6 inches wider in the front and 1.4 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Rogue Sport.

The CR-V Touring AWD handles at .81 G’s, while the Rogue Sport SL 4x4 pulls only .75 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The CR-V LX executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.9 seconds quicker than the Rogue Sport SL 4x4 (27.7 seconds @ .62 average G’s vs. 29.6 seconds @ .53 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the CR-V has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Rogue Sport (8.2 vs. 7.4 inches), allowing the CR-V to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

The front grille of the CR-V uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The CR-V uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

The CR-V has 9.9 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Rogue Sport (105.9 vs. 96).

The CR-V has .5 inches more front headroom, 1.7 inches more front hip room, 1.3 inches more front shoulder room, .9 inches more rear headroom, 7 inches more rear legroom and 2.6 inches more rear hip room than the Rogue Sport.

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

Cargo Capacity

The CR-V has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Rogue Sport with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 22.9 cubic feet). The CR-V has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Rogue Sport with its rear seat folded (75.8 vs. 61.1 cubic feet).

The CR-V’s cargo area is larger than the Rogue Sport’s in almost every dimension:

 

CR-V

Rogue Sport

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

37.5”/71”

33.3”/62.3”

Max Width

54”

54.2”

Min Width

41.5”

n/a

Height

41”

33.3”

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the CR-V’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the CR-V. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the CR-V EX-L/Touring has a standard power liftgate, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button, or on the CR-V Touring, by just kicking your foot under the back bumper, completely leaving your hands free. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer a power liftgate.

Towing

The CR-V has a 1500 lbs. towing capacity. The Rogue Sport has no towing capacity.

Servicing Ease

The CR-V has a maintenance free battery for long life without checking the battery’s water level. The Rogue Sport doesn’t have a maintenance free battery, so the water level in the battery’s cells must be checked often to prevent damage.

Ergonomics

When two different drivers share the CR-V EX-L/Touring, the memory seats make it convenient for both. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer memory seats.

The CR-V EX-L/Touring’s standard easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

The CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s front power windows open fully with one touch of the switches, and the driver’s window also automatically closes, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Rogue Sport’s passenger windows don’t open or close automatically.

If the windows are left open on the CR-V the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Rogue Sport can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The CR-V Touring’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Rogue Sport’s intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.

The CR-V EX-L/Touring’s standard rear view mirror has an automatic dimming feature. This mirror can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on it, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer the luxury of an automatic dimming rear view mirror.

Recommendations

The Honda CR-V has won recognition from these important consumer publications:

 

CR-V

Rogue Sport

Consumer Reports® Recommends

TRUE

TRUE

Car Book “Best Bet”

TRUE

n/a

J.D. Power and Associates rated the CR-V first among compact suvs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Rogue Sport isn’t in the top three.

The CR-V was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Five/10Best Trucks” for 3 of the last 17 years. The Rogue Sport has never been a Car and Driver “Top Five/10Best Truck” pick.

Motor Trend selected the CR-V as their 2018 Sport Utility of the Year. The Rogue Sport has never been chosen.

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