Nissan Rogue is one of the best-selling compact SUVs on the market today. In fact, it’s the best-selling model offered by Nissan, with sales topping 400,000 models each year. This five-passenger SUV is a consumer favorite for practicality, looks, and cargo room.

On the flip side, Honda CR-V is a trailblazer in the compact SUV market and has been a consumer favorite in the U.S. for years. Backed by the reliability of the Honda name, this five-seater also boasts plenty of cargo room as well as excellent fuel economy.

So how do you decide which vehicle is the right choice for you?

Cargo Capacity

Nissan Rogue has a respectably-sized cargo hold - larger than many other vehicles in its category. But Honda is known for its cavernous cargo spaces, and the CR-V is no exception. If you have a lot of gear to haul, the CR-V can be a good choice, coming in at 75.8 cubic feet, with the Rogue offering 70 cubic feet. That means there’s room for an extra suitcase or two.


Both of these SUVs have the latest technology with seven-inch touchscreen infotainment systems. Both systems integrate with smartphones via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but these apps are standard on the Nissan, whereas Honda makes them optional. The Rogue also has a more user-friendly interface. Nissan Rogue’s infotainment system is easy to set up, whereas the interface in the CR-V tends to be confusing at times, resulting in frustration. The Nissan wins more points for the onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection, which keeps everyone connected while on the road.

Music aficionados may prefer the Nissan over the Honda for two more reasons. Nissan Rogue comes standard with a CD player and satellite radio. Honda CR-V offers these as options.

Driver Safety Equipment

Both Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue get top ranking by the NHTSA and IIHS when it comes to safety ratings. Both vehicles are loaded with the latest in driver assist technology, including lane departure warning, lane keeping assist, and brake assist. But Nissan goes a step further, offering blind spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert - two of the most useful features for drivers - as standard fare on the Rogue. These features are not available on the CR-V.


When it comes to the driving experience, Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue get the job done. While they’re not the zippiest vehicles on the road, that’s not typically what SUV drivers are looking for. Both are fun to drive, handle well on the highway and in the city, and are available in all-wheel drive, giving drivers extra confidence in adverse weather conditions.

Nissan Gets the Win: Rogue Delivers Better Standard Features

If you’re still on the fence about which of these SUVs is best for you, take a test drive. We think you’ll vote for the Nissan Rogue because of the extra driver safety equipment and more robust music and infotainment options. Nissan Rogue offers a compelling all around better package of features - you’ll see for yourself when you get behind the wheel!

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