Compact, two-row crossovers make up one of the most popular car markets right now, and among all of the options two of the most popular are the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue. The 2018 Honda CR-V, though, holds significant advantages over the 2018 Nissan Rogue, particularly when it comes to engine power and the ability to haul cargo.
Depending on trim level, the 2018 Nissan Rogue comes with one of two powertrains. The first is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, and the second is a hybrid system of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with an electric drive motor for a combined 176 horsepower and 144 lb-ft of torque.
The 2018 CR-V beats the Rogue’s power at every level with its two powertrains. First, there is the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which makes 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft of torque. Then, the higher-trim engine is a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder that makes 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft of torque.
Along with more powerful engines than on the Rogue, the 2018 Honda CR-V also holds the advantage on interior space. The CR-V has a higher maximum cargo volume of 75.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. The Rogue’s maximum cargo capacity with the rear seats folded is a flat 70 cubic feet.
The 2018 CR-V is also able to transport more cargo than the Rogue when towing. Maximum towing capacity for the Rogue stands at 1,102 pounds, while the CR-V can move up to 1,500 pounds when properly equipped.
It also helps that the 2018 Honda CR-V offers its higher power and greater hauling capability starting at $500 less than the base 2018 Nissan Rogue. To explore the award-winning 2018 CR-V, come and test drive the crossover at Visalia Honda.