2015 Nissan Rogue vs. 2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Nissan Rogue

2015 Nissan Rogue
2015 Honda CR-V

2015 Honda CR-V

When shopping for a comfortable and versatile small crossover SUV, drivers from Elgin to Crystal Lake, IL might want to take a look at the 2015 Nissan Rogue. Stylish, well crafted, roomy, and functional, the Rogue comes with a long list of desirable standard features, such as:

  • Keyless entry
  • Bluetooth phone and audio
  • A 5-inch color display screen
  • A rearview camera

While the 2015 Rogue is an attractive choice for a compact SUV, the 2015 Honda CR-V has a whole lot more to offer. With more efficient and powerful performance, superior safety ratings, and a wealth of standard features, it’s easy to see why the CR-V was voted Motor Trend’s 2015 SUV of the Year.

Both vehicles share much the same menu of basic standard features, although the CR-V adds Pandora Internet radio compatibility on all models. Under the hood of the award-winning Honda SUV is a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that delivers 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, paired to a continuously variable transmission (CVT), with a choice of either front- or all-wheel drive on all trims.

The 2.5L four-cylinder engine of the Nissan Rogue, meanwhile, offers an output of 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. A CVT and front-wheel drive are standard, although AWD is an available option.

The CR-V not only provides more get-up-and-go, but is also a safer vehicle. In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety testing the CR-V earns a higher front crash prevention rating than the Rogue. With its low- and high-speed autobrake, it earns a Superior rating, whereas the Rogue doesn’t offer either autobrake option and earns a Basic rating.

Here are some of the other differences between these two compact SUVs:

2015 Nissan Rogue 2015 Honda CR-V
26 mpg city/33 mpg highway 27 mpg city/34 mpg highway*
Stereo anti-theft system not available Standard stereo anti-theft system
70.0 cubic inch maximum cargo volume 70.9 cubic inch maximum cargo volume
1000 lb maximum towing capacity 1500 lb maximum towing capacity


*Based on 2015 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.