The two-row crossover SUV class remains a competitive segment, with impressive vehicles like the Honda CR-V going up against other options like the Nissan Rogue. This year, we have the 2021 Honda CR-V going up against a fierce challenger from Nissan, the all-new 2021 Rogue. How does the Honda fare against the latest Rogue? Let's find out!
The team at DCH Honda of Nanuet is here to provide a detailed comparison of two of the hottest CUVs on the market today. Nissan's new Rogue is certainly getting some attention as of late, but so is Honda's top-selling CR-V, which remains a favorite among many drivers and families throughout New York and far beyond.
So, which of these versatile crossovers is right for you? Let's review some of the key differences between the Honda and Nissan CUVs so you can narrow down your options before scheduling any test drives.
The 2021 CR-V builds upon its nameplate's impressive run as a top-selling vehicle in this segment for many years. Honda continually updates and upgrades the CR-V, all while keeping its pricing highly competitive. A case in point is the 2021 CR-V that starts at just $26,525; that's hundreds of dollars less than the 2021 Nissan Rogue, which boasts a starting MSRP of $25,650.
Standard on every 2021 CR-V are innovative Honda features like the automaker's exclusive Collision Mitigation Braking System™. Adaptive Cruise Control and a Lane Keeping Assist system are also standard equipment across the CR-V range for 2021. Unfortunately for motorists also considering other models, those CR-V standard features are nowhere to be found on the base trims of vehicles like the 2021 Nissan Rogue.
When it comes to premium amenities at driver-friendly prices, you'll find it's tough to top the 2021 Honda CR-V, since it's available with:
Motorists who select the top-trim Touring edition of the new CR-V will find even more to love. This upscale crossover SUV adds even more impressive features, from a Honda Satellite-Linked Navigation System™, wireless phone charging and 9-speaker 330-watt premium audio system to a heated steering wheel, ambient interior lighting, 19-inch alloy wheels and LED headlights.
Nissan's all-new 2021 Rogue is a formidable competitor, but its higher starting price and lack of some of the CR-V's desirable features leave it falling short of the Honda CUV on multiple fronts.
There's more to this matchup than just pricing and standard and available amenities, however. Next, let's take a look at how these models stack up in two key areas for most crossover SUV shoppers: utility and fuel economy.
It's quite likely that the Honda CR-V was a benchmark when Nissan developed its new Rogue for the 2021 model year. The team at Nissan did a nice job chasing the CR-V but fell just short in some key areas. For instance, the 2021 Rogue doesn't quite match the Honda model in passenger volume or maximum cargo capacity.
The gap widens, however, when we look at standard cargo volume, or the space behind the upright second row of seats. The 2021 Honda CR-V presents a generous 39.2 cubic feet for cargo behind its second row, while the Nissan Rogue offers only 36.5 cubic feet.
How about towing? Well, the CR-V edges out the Rogue here, too, with maximum trailering capacities of 1,500 pounds and 1,350 pounds, respectively.
Lastly, let's look at engine performance. Every 2021 Honda CR-V sports a 190-hp turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine; there's also a separate CR-V Hybrid model with a 212-hp gasoline-electric powertrain.
Once again, Nissan's new Rogue brings up the rear with a less-potent 181-hp inline 4-cylinder engine. The EPA-estimated city and highway fuel economy of the CR-V and Rogue are similar and impressive. Still, many drivers will prefer the added oomph that the turbocharged Honda engine delivers!
If you're still going back and forth on whether you think you prefer the 2021 Honda CR-V or 2021 Nissan Rogue, it's time for a test drive. Why not start by touring and driving one of the new CR-Vs for sale near White Plains, NY? DCH Honda of Nanuet is home to the complete CR-V lineup, as well as other new and pre-owned Honda automobiles to discover.
As mentioned here, the Honda CR-V is competitively priced against the Nissan Rogue and many other crossovers and SUVs. When you shop at our Nanuet, NY, Honda dealership, you may find that driving a new CR-V is even more affordable than you imagined. That's thanks to our driver-friendly prices, attractive Honda lease offers and favorable financing rates!