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2017 Honda CR-V vs Nissan Rogue: Easier Than It Looks

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Compact crossovers are becoming more of a trend for growing families and the Honda CR-V and the Nissan Rogue are good examples. Both these vehicles have great fuel economy and offer ample space.

The Honda CR-V LX model is fitted with a 2.4-liter inline-four engine worth 184 horsepower and 180 lb-ft torque. All other trim levels come with 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder worth 190 horsepower and 179 lb-ft torque.

Meanwhile, the Nissan Rogue is equipped with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder mill that produces 170 horsepower paired to a CVT. It takes about 8.0 seconds to do a 0-60 mph and comes with a front-wheel drive as a standard while the AWD is optional.

The CR-V has the upper hand when it comes to space. It’s cargo space is huge even without folding the rear seats and it’s cargo floor is lower than its predecessor, making it easier to load and unload heavier things. The Rogue has seating that isn’t too high or low and its rear seat is adequate for two adults or three kids. There is also a lot of room for lugging cargo.

When these two vehicles are compared, the Rogue seems like a better choice of a compact crossover but it is the Honda that has better comfort and versatility, especially since the automaker has upgraded it features even on its base models and worked on its comfort of the seating.

The Honda CR-V also comes with an updated infotainment display, rear-seat heating and air-conditioning ducts while the higher trim models incorporate leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control and Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto.

The Rogue isn’t that far behind as it is fitted with well-coordinated surround view cameras that are great for parking and boasts an impressive Bose audio along with an available panoramic sunroof.

Well, if you had to choose, would the 2017 Honda CR-V or the Nissan Rouge be your choice?