Compare 2018 Nissan Rogue vs Honda CR-V
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2018 Nissan Rogue vs 2018 Honda CR-V
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Crossovers and light SUVs are steadily gaining in popularity for one simple reason: versatility. The SUVs are getting smaller, but the value is getting bigger. Automakers are packing these vehicles with safety features, a number of model trims, and more storage space than you’d probably imagine. The Wall Street Journal recently published reports that 5,809,629 crossover vehicles were sold in 2017. That’s a 6.2% increase since last year.
Two of the hottest compact crossovers on the market are the 2018 Nissan Rogue and the Honda CR-V. In terms of sheer sales, they’ve almost been neck-and-neck for years. Only recently, the Nissan Rogue has pulled away with a 24.5% increase in sales. That’s largely due to some new tech amenities and declining enthusiasm in the Honda CR-V. Yet, it’s not all about the numbers. Let’s take a closer look at the features on both vehicles.
These crossovers have some impressive technology features and seem to be constantly one-upping each other every year. The 2018 Honda CR-V comes standard with a 5-inch display screen and offers a 7-inch touchscreen display on the higher model trims. To counter that, the 2018 Nissan Rogue offers a 7-inch touchscreen as standard equipment on all of its model trims. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are also standard, but you will only find those applications on Honda CR-Vs premium model trims. Another tech treat for the Nissan Rogue SV and SL models is a power liftgate that is operated by waving your hand or foot underneath the rear bumper sensor. The 2018 Honda CR-V has a similar feature, but it’s only available on the Touring model trim, it’s priciest package.
Nissan has chosen to rollout a brand new safety feature on the 2018 Nissan Rogue. It’s called ProPilot Driver Assist. Its available on the SL model trim and is one of the most advanced driver-assisted safety features on the market. It’s a combination of lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control that can practically drive the vehicle with little to no driver intervention. The Honda CR-V does have available blind spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assist, but doesn’t combine these features into one comprehensive safety package. The 2018 Nissan Rogue also gets some impressive standard safety features fresh off the factory floor such as automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitors, and rear-cross traffic alerts.
The style and design of the 2018 Honda CR-V is relatively unchanged from the previous offering. This could account for some of its drop in sales because the body style feels a bit dated. The 2018 Nissan Rogue was recently updated with beautifully-sculpted muscular front fenders and 19-inch alloy wheels that are designed to resemble perpetual motion. The Rogue has also picked up two new exterior paints: Scarlet Ember and Midnight Pine. The Honda CR-V does have an impressive rear end with dual chrome-tipped exhaust pipes on the Touring model and wide,sporty body style. Once again, Nissan counters with the Midnight Edition. When paired with the Palatial Ruby finish, the Midnight Edition’s signature black wheels, roof rails and illuminated kick plate are destined to turn heads on the road.
The 2018 Honda CR-V offers a balance of affordability and function. It’s a capable family-mover with some advanced safety functions. Yet, the 2018 Nissan Rogue succeeds in taking you beyond the mundane. It has more standard technology across all the model trims, some never-before-seen safety features and sporty styles that will stay relevant longer. You’ve just got to test drive a Nissan Rogue to see for yourself. Head over to your local Nissan dealer and our friendly staff can help you choose which model trim is right for you.