When in search of a new 5-passenger crossover or SUV that's versatile yet agile and fuel-efficient, you're looking for a compact SUV. Shopping this popular segment of the auto industry may lead you to perennial favorites: the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue. Both of these vehicles are top-selling models for their respective manufacturers, thanks to their stylish designs, spacious interiors, high-tech features and affordable pricing.
Drivers and families who shop the 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 Nissan Rogue will find some similarities, as well as plenty of differences. Let's review the latest editions of these hot-selling compact SUVs to help you decide which is the ideal choice for you.
Let's compare the most affordable versions of these two compact SUVs to see which boasts the right balance of features and value for Florida drivers. The 2020 Honda CR-V LX and its $25,050 starting MSRP* grants you the full suite of Honda Sensing® driver-assistive technologies. This package of smart safety systems is now standard on every 2020 CR-V trim level. It includes Honda's Collision Mitigation Braking System™ that can alert you to a potential frontal collision and even apply braking pressure to help you avoid or lessen an impact.
You won't find many compact SUVs with standard Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow, but the Honda has it! Enjoy the convenience of this advanced cruise control that slows and accelerates the vehicle in line with traffic ahead, even when traffic comes to a crawl. The 2020 CR-V and its Honda Sensing® suite also include Road Departure Mitigation System and a Lane Keeping Assist System.
A 2020 Nissan Rogue S model starts at a comparable MSRP of $25,300, but the Nissan isn't quite comparable to the Honda when you start looking at what safety systems are standard. The new Rogue S only gets Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection and Intelligent Lane Intervention as standard. For an adaptive cruise control system and other similar driver-assist technologies like those found in the CR-V's Honda Sensing® suite, you'll need to upgrade to a pricier Rogue.
These compact SUVs feature similar overall dimensions, with the Honda CR-V weighing a bit less, so you might expect that the more powerful vehicle would provide you with lower fuel economy ratings. Well, the 2020 CR-V impresses on both fronts with its newly-standard 190-hp 1.5-liter turbocharged engine! This Honda compact SUV comes in at an EPA-estimated 28 city and 34 highway mpg when equipped with standard 2WD.
Nissan's 2020 Rogue is equipped with a less-potent, 170-hp engine and doesn't win any contests in the fuel economy category, either. In front-wheel-drive spec, the new Rogue returns an EPA-estimated 26 city and 33 highway mpg, falling a bit short of the more powerful Honda.
Both the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue are lauded for their smart packaging that provides generous interior space for passengers and cargo alike; still, only one of these two can come out on top! The 2020 CR-V and Nissan's 2020 Rogue offer nearly identical total interior volume of more than 105 cubic feet, which is split between passenger seating and the cargo area via the split-folding rear seats. However, when the second-row seats are folded flat in both of these compact SUVs, the Honda offers greater maximum cargo volume -- 5.8 cubic feet more, in fact!
Even with their similar levels of passenger space, it turns out that the CR-V may make better use of its cabin, as it offers more headroom, legroom, shoulder room or hip room in various seating positions.
Looking over this brief review, you may find yourself itching to peek inside these SUVs and take them out for a test drive so that you can determine the better vehicle for your lifestyle, preferences and budget. Venice Honda of Venice, Florida, welcomes motorists from the nearby Osprey area and beyond to stop by for a closer look at the 2020 Honda CR-V lineup that includes the LX, EX, EX-L and Touring trims -- as well as the all-new 2020 CR-V Hybrid models!
Our dealership team is confident that once you tour and test drive the 2020 CR-V against its nearest competition, you'll be eager to upgrade to this highly refined and versatile new Honda! We're here for you with competitive Honda finance specials and lease offers, as well as continued service through routine maintenance services.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, destination charge, options and accessories. Dealers set own prices.