The 2017 Honda CR-V vs. the 2017 Nissan Rogue

2017 Honda CR-V

2017 Nissan Rogue

2017 Nissan Rogue


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If you’re in the market for a vehicle with plenty of helpful features and available four-wheel drive here in the Elgin or Crystal Lake, IL area, you might be considering the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Nissan Rogue. Both of these crossovers can be equipped with active safety features, but when it comes to standard performance, safety scores, and interior capability, there are many key differences. Read on to see how they compare!

Premium Power

Both the 2017 Honda CR-V and the 2017 Nissan Rogue include efficient four-cylinder engines in the base trim, but only one offers more horsepower and acceleration.

  • The 2017 CR-V features a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that puts out 184 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque with front-wheel drive.
  • With a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, the 2017 Rogue provides 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque.

When you’re getting up to speed on Interstate 90, the CR-V is the better choice.

2017 Honda CR-V

Cargo and Passenger Capacity

One advantage of the crossover class is its generous interior room for both cargo and passengers. With the rear seats down, the 2017 Honda CR-V provides a maximum cargo volume of 75.8 cubic feet, while the 2017 Nissan Rogue can only manage 70 cubic feet. You’ll also appreciate the superior passenger volume offered by the CR-V; the LX trim offers 105.9 cubic feet of spacious comfort. If you want to tow a small trailer behind your crossover, the CR-V also offers more towing capacity at 1,500 pounds, compared to the 1,000 pounds in the Rogue.

2017 Honda CR-V

NHTSA Safety Ratings

Vehicle safety is important in a family vehicle like the 2017 Honda CR-V, and Honda has made a commitment to outfitting the CR-V with modern safety features. In fact, the CR-V earns five-star National Highway Traffic Safety Administration scores* across the board:

  • Front Driver Crash Test
  • Front Passenger Crash Test
  • Frontal Crash Safety Rating
  • Side Pole Crash Safety Rating
  • Overall Rating

Sadly, the Rogue only received four-stars or less in those particular areas. It’s a rating worth considering when you’re making your final decision.

2017 Honda CR-V

Drive the Clear Winner Today

At Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake, we’re happy to unveil the winner: the 2017 Honda CR-V. It easily bests the Rogue on safety, interior capacity, and standard power, and you can view it in person at our state-of-the-art showroom. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, and you can give us a call at (815) 459-6400 with any questions about the four distinct trim levels of this capable crossover SUV. We also invite you to apply for financing online to save yourself time at the dealership. In the meantime, schedule a test drive to see how the CR-V handles on the streets of Elgin, IL!

*Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).