Car Wars: Rogue Lost - The Honda CR-V Dominates the Competition

As the compact crossover market continues its rapid growth, competition in the crowded segment grows as well. It’s not hard to see why either, especially when you consider their nearly unbeatable blend of versatility, drivability, and accommodation. However, while Milwaukee drivers certainly have a lot of options, there aren’t many competitors that can keep pace with the Comfortable Runabout Vehicle. Yes, that is indeed what CR-V stands for.

The Nissan Rogue is one model to which the CR-V is often compared. But, when you get down to it, there’s really no comparison. Head-to-head, the Rogue just can’t hang with the CR-V. Here are a few reasons why.

  • The CR-V is more powerful: The Nissan Rogue can’t keep up with the CR-V…literally. If this was a race the Rogue would be left at the starting line. The standard 184-horsepower engine of the CR-V easily outpaces the 170-horsepower Rogue. The CR-V goes from zero to 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, while the Rogue is almost two seconds slower, at 9.3 seconds. But, it doesn’t stop there. The CR-V also offers an additional available turbocharged engine that increases both power and efficiency. Rogue only has the one engine.

  • The CR-V is more useful: Crossover SUVs are known for their utility. It’s the second word in the SUV initialism after all. With all seats in place, the CR-V delivers just shy of 40 cubic-feet (39.2 to be exact); while the Rogue offers just 32 cubic-feet. Folding the rear seats down increases available cargo capacity to 76 cubic-feet. Maximum cargo capacity for the Rogue is limited to 70 cubic-feet.

  • The CR-V is better looking: OK, granted, this is a matter of opinion, and the Rogue isn’t a bad-looking vehicle, but we have to give this one to the CR-V. This is especially true when talking about the interior. While the CR-V’s cabin is modern, quiet, and intuitive, the Rogue’s cabin is disappointing. You don’t have to take our word for it though. experts lament that Rogue suffers from a “small, dated-looking infotainment screen” and “underwhelming interior materials quality and design.” To the contrary they called the CR-V “a well-built vehicle in every respect.*”

Test Drive the Honda CR-V

If you’re in the market for a compact crossover, come see for yourself what separates the Honda CR-V from the competition. Visit Racine Honda for a test drive, today. We’ll be happy to show you around.

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