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

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Nissan Rogue vs. Honda CRV: What's the Better Crossover SUV?

Overall winner: Honda CRV

When comparing fuel economy, dimensions, and infotainment technology, the Nissan Rogue and Honda CRV are pretty evenly matched. The Rogue, with its lower price and superior interior, is certainly an appealing choice. Its innovative Divide-N-Hide system, folding front seat, and flat-folding rear seats give it an edge for carrying cargo.

The CRV, however, still ranks higher as the better crossover SUV. It performs better in crash tests and has more standard and optional safety equipment. Though the Rogue will save you some money when you buy it, the Nissan's lower reliability rating means you will likely have higher ownership costs in the long run than if you go with the CRV. And the CRV has a proven track record: Since 2011, it has won the award as the Best Compact SUV for Families five times out of six and was awarded the Best Compact SUV for the Money in 2014 and 2015 (and named as a finalist in 2016). In addition, the CRV has a slightly more powerful engine and a much more satisfying driving experience.

If you are still deciding on which crossover SUV is best for you, see our comparisons of the CR-V vs. Subaru Forester, the CR-V vs. the Toyota RAV4, and the Nissan Rogue vs. the Nissan Murano. When you're ready to buy, you can save money with monthly car deals and by using our Best Price Program. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for more money-saving tips and car reviews.

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