The crossover SUVs has witnessed incredible growth in demand for the past couple of years. This class continues growth can be attributed to its impressive features, which is aligned to meet your driving needs and of course, the budget-friendly nature. Two of the compact crossover SUVs that you might likely find difficult (as applied to most people) is the Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V.
Choosing between the Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V compact SUV for you and your family can be a daunting task, to say the least. Both SUV provides an incredibly stylish, sporty design, fuel economy with powerful, capable engines to satiate you. However, the existence of even a slight dissimilarity is not to be ruled out. Their respective safety gear, drivetrains, and technology features are slightly different enough to give shoppers pause. So, when it comes to the 2019 version of each vehicle, which is the best bet for your money? No need to hurry, take a closer look at the 2019 Nissan Rogue vs. 2019 Honda CR-V to find out.
The 2019 Rogue earned the highest rating of Good in five crash test categories by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The IIHS also acknowledged the superiority of its front crash prevention system and acceptable headlights. On the other hand, the CR-V earned the top safety pick and a high rating in crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The CR-V Touring trim headlights also earned an acceptable rating for its outward visibility, and models equipped with the optional collision mitigation brake system provide a Superior level of front crash prevention, which is the highest rating.
The 2019 CR-V and the 2019 Rogue, both boast of a standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, and side-impact head airbags. Also, available is the 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 Rogue also offers a pedestrian detection; high-beam assists, adaptive cruise control (also common in the Rogue), and a 360-degree camera. Also, a ProPilot Assist semi-autonomous driving system, which helps you steer and brake your vehicle and keeps it at a consistent speed and distance behind other cars. The CR-V more advanced safety features are available explicitly beyond the base trim.
The big downside of the Rogue no doubts its not too great powertrain. The 170-horsepower four-cylinder engine is interlocked to a continuously changing automatic transmission. It produces a loud droning noise when accelerated much, especially in the highway, but does just fine for city driving. The 2019 Rogue delivers 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
The 2019 CR-V’s 184-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder base engine has adequate power. It also comes with an available 190-horsepower, turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which is a better option. This alternative has quicker acceleration and slightly better gas mileage estimates. Albeit, both of the engines come with a continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT) which leaves them as the best option in the utilization of available power. Unlike what is obtainable with most CVTs, the engine of the CRV creates no droning noise. Some of the CR-V models deliver 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, while the stronger turbo-four produces a 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.
Comfort and cargo space
The 39.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and 70 cubic feet available when the second-row seat is folded in the Rogue is not a bad one at all. As a matter of fact, it is more space than can be seen in most other compact SUVs. However, the CR-V goes way higher with a 75.8 cubic feet of space but a 39.2 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up. With the possession of a low liftover cargo bay, you can easily load in heavy cargo.
With your comfort at heart, both the Rogue and CR-V comes handy with high tech features solely for your comfort. The Rogue standard tech features for your comfort include an infotainment system with a 7-inch touch screen, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a four-speaker audio system, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and two USB ports. A six- or nine-speaker audio system, navigation, and HD Radio are available. The CR-V provides similar features but with a smaller inch audio display screen (5-inch) and lesser speakers (four speakers). However, the CR-V offers flexibility in upgrading the system.
In other to provide a more comfortable driving position, the CR-V has a telescoping steering wheel; which way better than just a tilt steering wheel or adjustable seat. This feature makes it possible for 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 Rogue interior features high-end materials throughout its well-designed cabin. Most of its surfaces, down to its plastics, are soft to the touch. It provides standard cloth upholstery and leather upholstery; with power-adjustable front seats, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel are available.
The CR-V’s interior highlights comfort and class; with standard cloth upholstery and rather, leather-trimmed seats. There’s also available leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel. This brand offers a well designed and modern cabin that features quality soft-touch materials throughout, especially on higher trims.
The 2019 Rogue offers just enough standard features to please most shoppers. With its remarkable fuel efficiency and a refined cabin, and the Rogue is a nice option for a daily commuter vehicle. Despite its issue on been too noisy, drivers who don’t frequent highways may find it quite a deal.
Also, the 2019 compact Honda CR-V can be the deal for you, especially for your family. With its large cargo space, attractive cabin, stellar safety score, and solid ride quality, and the CR-V are easily one of the best vehicles in the class.