2016 Honda CR-V vs. 2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Nissan Rogue

We bet that both the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Nissan Rogue are on your short list if you’re shopping for a compact crossover this year in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area. They both offer remarkable fuel economy, ample cargo space, and plenty of high-tech features. Either one could be your next crossover utility vehicle, but you should definitely read on to see how they compare side by side, so you know you’re making the best choice!

Powertrains and Capability

You’re looking for a crossover that won’t have any trouble passing or merging and won’t cost you a mint at the pump. To that end, the 2016 Nissan Rogue is powered by a 2.5L four-cylinder engine that makes 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. Using front-wheel drive and a continuously variable transmission this powertrain ranks at 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/28 mpg combined according to EPA estimates..

The 2016 Honda CR-V gets a 2.4L four-cylinder that makes more power at 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. It also earns more miles per gallon with an EPA estimated 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined* with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmission.

The CR-V gives you more muscle and more miles per gallon. The choice is clear in this category.


You’re probably looking for a vehicle that can provide both preventative safety features and safety in the event of a collision. In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing, the 2016 Honda CR-V received five-star safety ratings in the front driver crash test and front passenger crash test. The 2016 Nissan Rogue fell short in those tests with four-star and three-star ratings, respectively.

In Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) testing, the Honda CR-V again came out ahead of the Nissan Rogue. When equipped with the Honda Sensing system, the Honda CR-V succeeded at providing a ‘Superior’ level of Front Crash Prevention according to the IIHS, while the Rogue only managed a ‘Basic’ level.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake is the leading Crystal Lake area Honda dealership, and you can find out more about the latest CR-V at our dealership. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL 60014. Stop by today to test drive the CR-V and learn more about why it’s the superior choice when compared to the Nissan Rogue!


*Based on 2016 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.