2019 Honda CR-V vs. 2019 Nissan Rogue

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 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the CR-V and the Rogue 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:

 

CR-V

Rogue

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

 

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

220

294

Neck Injury Risk

23%

31%

Neck Stress

194 lbs.

284 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

58/91 lbs.

856/397 lbs.

 

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

283

298

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.7 inches

Neck Injury Risk

29%

63%

Neck Stress

124 lbs.

235 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

183/200 lbs.

393/402 lbs.

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

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Honda CR-V is safer than the Nissan Rogue:

 

CR-V

Rogue

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.6 inches

1 inches

Abdominal Force

130 G’s

202 G’s

Hip Force

354 lbs.

477 lbs.

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

125

142

Hip Force

609 lbs.

783 lbs.

 

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Max Damage Depth

13 inches

15 inches

HIC

390

547

Hip Force

743 lbs.

784 lbs.

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

Reliability

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

Engine

The CR-V LX’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 14 more horsepower (184 vs. 170) and 5 lbs.-ft. more torque (180 vs. 175) than the Rogue’s standard 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl. The CR-V LX’s 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 8 more horsepower (184 vs. 176) than the Rogue Hybrid’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid. The CR-V EX/EX-L/Touring’s standard 1.5 turbo 4 cyl. produces 14 more horsepower (190 vs. 176) than the Rogue Hybrid’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid.

As tested in Motor Trend the CR-V LX is faster than the Nissan Rogue 4 cyl.:

 

CR-V

Rogue

Zero to 60 MPH

7.7 sec

9.1 sec

Quarter Mile

16 sec

17 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

88.4 MPH

83.2 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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

 

 

 

MPG

CR-V

 

FWD

1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

28 city/34 hwy

 

AWD

1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

27 city/33 hwy

Rogue

 

FWD

2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

26 city/33 hwy

 

AWD

2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

25 city/32 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 doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Brakes and Stopping

The CR-V stops shorter than the Rogue:

 

CR-V

Rogue

 

60 to 0 MPH

115 feet

118 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

For better traction, the CR-V has larger tires than the Rogue (235/65R17 vs. 225/65R17).

Suspension and Handling

The CR-V Touring AWD handles at .81 G’s, while the Rogue SL AWD pulls only .77 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The CR-V LX executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.2 seconds quicker than the Rogue SL AWD (27.7 seconds @ .62 average G’s vs. 28.9 seconds @ .58 average G’s).

Chassis

The CR-V is 3.9 inches shorter than the Rogue, making the CR-V easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

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 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 doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

The CR-V has 1.1 inches more front hip room, 1.3 inches more front shoulder room, .7 inches more rear headroom and 2.5 inches more rear legroom than the Rogue.

Cargo Capacity

The CR-V has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Rogue with its rear seat folded (75.8 vs. 70 cubic feet).

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

 

CR-V

Rogue

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

37.5”/71”

33.5”/68.5”

Max Width

54”

n/a

Min Width

41.5”

44”

Height

41”

n/a

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the CR-V’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Rogue 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 doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Towing

The CR-V’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Rogue’s (1500 vs. 1102 pounds).

Servicing Ease

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

Ergonomics

To help each driver find a more comfortable driving position, the CR-V has a telescoping steering wheel. Much better than just a tilt steering wheel or adjustable seat, this allows a short driver to sit further from the steering wheel while maintaining contact with the pedals. The Rogue doesn’t offer a telescoping steering wheel.

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 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’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 can’t use the remote to operate the windows.

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’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

Economic Advantages

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the CR-V is less expensive to operate than the Rogue because it costs $549 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the CR-V than the Rogue, including $80 less for a water pump, $180 less for a muffler, $22 less for front brake pads, $72 less for fuel injection, $14 less for a fuel pump, $509 less for a timing belt/chain and $607 less for a power steering pump.

Recommendations

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

 

CR-V

Rogue

Consumer Reports® Recommends

TRUE

TRUE

Car Book “Best Bet”

TRUE

FALSE

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 was rated second.

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 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 has never been chosen.

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