2020 Honda CR-V Vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue

Blue 2020 Honda CR-V and white 2020 Nissan Rogue, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

Those in search of a high-quality compact crossover SUV have likely spent many hours ruminating on the merits of the 2020 Honda CR-V and 2020 Nissan Rogue. Both of these vehicles command powerful positions in the class and bring plenty of benefits in their own right. However, most of us are not blessed with a near-unlimited fortune ala someone like Jeff Bezos, and thus we are forced to make a decision.

To help ease the pain of this necessary part of human life, we’ve compiled a model research table and analysis below. Read on and let us take the wheel within your mind in order to steer you towards a most auspicious future!

2020 Honda CR-V


2020 Nissan Rogue

190 hp Horsepower* 170 hp
179 lb-ft Torque** 175 lb-ft
28 city / 34 highway / 30 combines Fuel Economy*** (2-wheel-drive) 26 city / 33 highway / 29 combined
75.8 cubic feet Maximum Cargo Volume**** 70 cubic feet
42% Residual Value after 60 months (as of 9/18/19) 29%

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As seen in the table above, the 2020 Honda CR-V is blessed with higher levels of horsepower and torque than the 2020 Nissan Rogue. It gets a superior fuel economy too. On top of this mechanical superiority, the 2020 CR-V boasts greater capability with nearly six additional cubic feet of cargo room in back. It’s also rated to maintain more of its value over time.

If you need further convincing, simply consider the fact that buyers can have any color option available for the 2020 CR-V at no additional cost, while Nissan charges $395 for select option on the 2020 Rogue. The 2020 CR-V also enjoys convenient amenities like rain-sensing windshield wipers, which the 2020 Rogue does not offer.

Finally, the 2020 CR-V gets a standard power moonroof o the EX trim and above. On the 2020 Rogue, this feature costs an extra $1,820 to $3,530 depending on trim choice. The 2020 CR-V is fitted with a standard road departure mitigation system and automatic climate control, both of which are merely available as add-ons for the 2020 Rogue. Standard adaptive cruise control with low-speed follow falls into the same boat.

*190 hp @ 5600 rpm (SAE net)

**179 lb-ft @ 2000 – 5000 rpm (SAE net), 129 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm (SAE net)

***28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

****Based on SAE J1100 cargo volume measurement standard plus, where applicable, floor space between seating rows and seats in their forward-most and upright position.