How do Honda SUVs stand up to the competition? Great question! Today's vehicle comparison from Vern Eide Honda in Sioux Falls is the 2020 Nissan Rogue vs. 2020 Honda CR-V. We are comparing the base models for each SUV and since we live in South Dakota, they will both be equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD). Is CR-V comparable to the Nissan Rogue? Let's find out!
The 2020 Honda CR-V LX AWD has an MSRP of $26,550*, which is $100 less than the 2020 Rogue. As of February of 2020, CR-V had an ALG Residual Value of 53% after 36 months and 42% after 60 months*.
Priced slightly higher than CR-V at $26,650 MSRP*, the 2020 Nissan Rogue S AWD also struggles to maintain its value, posting ALG Residual Values of 46% after 36 months and 29% after 60 months*.
EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings put the 2020 CR-V LX AWD at 27 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg combined*. For even more efficiency try out the 2020 CR-V Hybrid with an impressive 38 mpg combined.
Although the 2020 Rogue S AWD matches CR-V when it comes to highway gas mileage at 32 mpg, it falls behind with only 25 mpg in the city and just 27 mpg combined*.
Every 2020 CR-V trim, including the CR-V LX AWD, is equipped with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine that is capable of 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.
Which SUV is bigger: the Honda CR-V or Nissan Rogue? In terms of interior space, the CR-V is bigger than the Rogue with more passenger volume (105.9 cubic feet), more rear legroom (40.4 inches), and more maximum cargo area (75.8 cubic feet) thanks to a second-row, split bench seat, which the 2020 Rogue S AWD is also missing.
The 2020 Rogue S AWD carries a larger, 2.5-liter engine but bigger isn't always better as the Rogue lags behind CR-V again with 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.
Conversely, interior dimensions for the 2020 Rogue have passenger volume at 105.8 cubic feet, rear legroom at 37.9 inches, and max cargo area at just 70.0 cubic feet.
The 2020 CR-V LX and 2020 Rogue S come well-equipped with technology and comfort amenities, but only CR-V offers noise/sound cancellation, automatic climate control, and alloy wheels as standard.
While both the 2020 CR-V LX and 2020 Rogue S provide driver-assist technologies, only the Honda crossover has standard-equipped Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).
The 2020 Honda CR-V received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)*. Here's how it scored in each, individual category:
On the other hand, the 2020 Nissan Rogue only received a 4-Star Overall Vehicle Score from the NHTSA and received the following scores in these categories:
Is Rogue comparable to the Honda CR-V? While interior space and safety ratings are important to most car shoppers, these characteristics become even more valuable if you need a family SUV, and the 2020 Honda CR-V seems to be the more complete package. If you factor in things like fuel economy, horsepower, and standard features the gap between these SUVs widens even further.
 Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes taxes, license, registration/title, optional or regionally required equipment and destination charge. Dealers set their own prices.  Based on EPA ratings. Use for comparison only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (for hybrid vehicles) and other factors.  Residual values based on Automotive Lease Guide, 2009. Residual values calculated using 15,000 miles annually. Cost of Ownership and 5-Year Maintenance and Repair Costs source: 2009 IntelliChoice, Inc., www.intellichoice.com. Intellichoice 2009 model year shown.  Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB). Starting with 2011 models, NHTSA has introduced tougher tests and rigorous new 5-Star Safety Ratings that provide more information about vehicle safety and crash avoidance technologies. Because of the more stringent tests, ratings for 2011 and newer vehicles should not be compared to ratings for 1990-2010 models. Overall vehicle score and frontal crash ratings should ONLY be compared to other vehicles of similar size and weight. For more information go to www.safercar.gov.