The 2016 Honda CR-V vs. the 2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Nissan Rogue

Lots of families in Macon and Warner Robins turn to the crossover SUV segment for a reasonable, capable, and well-rounded mode of transportation. The 2016 Honda CR-V remains one of the top choices in the segment thanks to its confident powertrain, spacious interior, and high safety scores. The 2016 Nissan Rogue might seem like a solid pick as well, but when it gets down to details the CR-V pulls out ahead. Take a look at both model, and test drive the Honda CR-V at Butler Honda in Milledgeville, GA.

Passenger and Cargo Space

While both of these vehicles can seat five passengers, if you’re looking for a car with a well-rounded cabin that can hold more people and cargo the 2016 Honda CR-V is clearly your pick:

  • Honda CR-V: The interior volume of the 2016 Honda CR-V is a spacious 141.3 cubic feet. You’ll also have more than enough room for a big family trip full of cargo in back, with a dedicated area measuring 37.2 cubic feet. If you fold down the rear seats, you’ll open up even more space for storage with a total of 70.9 cubic feet.
  • Nissan Rogue: The interior of the Nissan Rogue is noticeably smaller with a total of 135.9 cubic feet of space. The cargo area of this vehicle is also smaller in back, with a total of 32.0 cubic feet dedicated for storage. You’ll be able to fold down the rear seats of this model as well, which will give you a max of 70.0 cubic feet.

Performance and Fuel Economy

Whether your priority is getting more power, more towing capacity, or outstanding fuel efficiency, the 2016 Honda CR-V proves an apt choice. Under the hood of the Honda CR-V, you’ll find a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that makes 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, which can be delivered to a front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive drivetrain. Properly equipped, the CR-V can tow up to 1,500 pounds. EPA estimates top out at an EPA-estimated 29 mpg combined city/highway.*

Powering the Nissan Rogue is a 2.5L four-cylinder engine. Despite its larger size, this engine only makes 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. You’ll have the choice of front-wheel and all-wheel drive on this model as well, but there’s no version of the Rogue that can tow more than 1,000 pounds. Top EPA estimates on this crossover come in at 28 mpg combined city/highway.


There’s no category in which the Honda CR-V received a lower crash safety test score than the Nissan Rouge from the NHTSA. The Honda CR-V received a top overall safety score of five in the important front driver crash test, as well as four stars in the front passenger crash test; in those same categories, the Nissan Rogue only received four stars and three stars respectively.

See if the 2016 Honda CR-V is Right for You at Butler Honda

You’ve now seen how the Honda CR-V stacks up to the competition. If it looks like the kind of crossover that you’ve been looking for, then make it from Macon or Warner Robins to Butler Honda. We’re at 2631 N. Columbia Street in Milledgeville, GA, and you can contact us whenever you’re ready to set up a test drive.

*26 city/33 hwy/29 combined mpg rating for 2WD models. 25 city/31 highway/27 combined mpg rating for AWD models. Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.