2016 Nissan Rogue vs. 2016 Honda CR-V: What's the Best Crossover SUV?

Nissan Rogue vs. Honda CR-V: What's the Best Crossover SUV?
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Nissan Rogue vs. Honda CR-V: What's the Best Crossover SUV?

Of all the types of new SUVs currently available – from the fun-size subcompacts all the way up to massive 3-row people movers – the most popular right now is the compact crossover SUV. This smaller SUV effectively bridges the gap between cars and SUVs, offering the best qualities of both. 

Many crossover SUVs handle like a car, making them easy for sedan owners to switch to. Consumers also enjoy the taller ride height and extra space of crossovers. And few vehicles offer a better crossover SUV experience than the Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue, two of the top-selling models. Both are available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive. They are also very affordable: You can choose from a base CR-V or Rogue for around $24,000 or a well-equipped version for under $29,000. Fully-optioned models can cost as much as $33,000.

Between the Nissan Rogue and the Honda CR-V, which one is the better crossover SUV for you? In this head-to-head comparison, we get up close with both, taking a look at features, performance, and safety. Read on to see our results.