2018 Nissan Rogue vs. 2018 Honda CR-V: Head to Head

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Rogue vs. CR-V: Which Compact SUV Is Best for You?

The Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V are aimed directly at the sweet-spot of the compact SUV segment. Whether you need extra room for family and friends, or simply like the visibility and extra cargo room afforded by a sport-utility, these two rivals are hugely popular, and each makes a strong case for itself in a market crowded with solid alternatives.

However, once you start peeling back the layers and examining each attribute – value, ride comfort, safety, fuel economy, and performance – a winner starts to emerge.

For example, the Nissan Rogue delivers a high-quality interior with a spacious and versatile cargo area. But does this offset an engine and transmission that sound noisy and feel short on power? Meanwhile, the Honda CR-V is notable for its roomy cabin and offers two refined and economical four-cylinder engines. Except the base CR-V is positively Spartan, meaning you’ll have to spend more to get the features you want.

Does the Nissan win by being a better value, or does Honda score a victory based on driving dynamics? Keeping reading to see whether the Rogue or CR-V is the better small SUV.