The crossover segment is increasing in popularity with growing families, offering vehicles that are spacious, powerful, and efficient. Here, we take a look at two crossover options — the 2019 Honda CR-V and 2019 Nissan Rogue — to see which one would best suit your lifestyle.
The crossover segment is a solid option for a family vehicle, so you should consider the family-friendly features these models have to offer. When it comes to passenger space, they offer similar measurements — except when it comes to rear legroom. The CR-V has 40.4 inches of rear legroom, while the Rogue only offers 37.9 inches. That means passengers can stretch out more in the Honda.
When it comes to cargo space, you will also find that the Honda offers more. It has a maximum 75.8 cubic feet of cargo room when the rear seats are folded down, compared to the Rogue’s 70 cubic feet.
If you’re a growing family, the CR-V can also fit more car seats than its Nissan competitor. That’s because it has three LATCH systems available for you to use, whereas the Rogue only has two.
Getting where you need to go can be fun depending on the type of engine you have under the hood of your crossover. The CR-V offers both more standard power and more engine options than the Rogue, which makes it a solid option in its segment.
The CR-V comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, which puts out 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. This engine boasts an EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency rating of 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.*
Its second engine option offers more power and better fuel efficiency. This 1.5-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine comes standard on all CR-V trims but the base one, producing 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque. It has an EPA-estimated 28 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway.*
The Rogue, on the other hand, only has a single engine option that offers less power than the CR-V’s standard engine. It is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, getting an EPA-estimated fuel-efficiency rating of 26 mpg in the city and 33 mpg on the highway.
The advantages are clear, so make it a point to test the 2019 Honda CR-V for yourself to experience the difference. You can find the new CR-V at Avery Greene Honda.
*26 city/32 highway/28 combined mpg rating for 2WD LX trims. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD LX trims. 28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. 27 city/33 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD EX, EX-L & Touring trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.