The new Honda CR-V has arrived at Winter Honda. It continues to be among the most popular compact crossovers and also the most critically acclaimed. Car and Driver rated it 10 out of 10 and selected it as an Editors’ Choice. Kelley Blue Book selected it as its #1 Best Compact SUV. J.D. Power gave it a Great rating for reliability, and the list goes on and on. In this review, we’ll showcase the new model by comparing the 2023 Honda CR-V vs 2023 Nissan Rogue. The Rogue is also a best-seller in the class and is comparable to the CR-V in regard to equipment, options, fuel performance, MSRP and so forth.
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The 2023 Honda CR-V and 2023 Nissan Rogue are both four-door compact crossover SUVs with a rear liftgate. The CR-V has a 106.3-inch wheelbase, a ground clearance of either 7.8 or 8.2 inches depending on the trim level and a 184.8-inch length, which is 15.4 feet. The Rogue, on the other hand, has 106.5-inch wheelbase, an 8.2-inch ground clearance and a 183.0-inch length. Alloy wheels are standard in both cases, and both Honda and Nissan offer 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels. Your trim level options with the Honda are the LX, EX, Sport, EX-L and Sport Touring, and Nissan offers its crossover in four core trim levels, which are the S, SV, SL and Platinum.
The CR-V and Rogue are five-passenger vehicles, and both offer more than 41 inches of front legroom. Nissan does offer more headroom at about 41 inches, but the Honda provides more than enough for most drivers at about 38 inches. The second row and cargo area are where Honda really shines. It provides an impressive 41 inches of second-row legroom—compared to less than 39 in the Nissan—and that makes the CR-V a clear winner if you intend to have adults in the rear seats. Honda also provides more than 39 cubic feet of dedicated cargo space, which is among best in class and more spacious than the Rogue by about 3 cubes.
Honda CR-V Mechanical specs
Front-wheel drive is standard. All-wheel drive is optional with all trim levels available for the 2023 Honda CR-V and 2023 Nissan Rogue. Nissan opts for the same engine powertrain across the lineup. It mates a continuously variable transmission to a turbocharged 1.5-liter three-cylinder engine that makes 201 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque. For its base powertrain, Honda also opts for a CVT and pairs it with a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 190 hp and 179 lb.-ft. With the Sport and Sport Touring, Honda upgrades the CR-V to a hybrid powertrain: 204 hp and 247 lb.-ft.
Technology - 2023 Honda CR-V dealer
The Honda CR-V and Nissan Rogue are very similar when it comes to the infotainment features and advanced driver-assistance technologies that are available. Most critics agree that Honda’s offerings are more refined and robust, so if these features are important to you, it’s highly recommended that you test-drive these vehicles and compare them for yourself. Nissan includes blind-spot monitoring whereas Honda offers it as an option, and Honda includes adaptive cruise control whereas Nissan offers it as an option. Honda also offers low-speed automatic braking, which Nissan does not.
No appointment is ever needed to test-drive the Honda CR-V at Winter Honda. Visit our Honda dealership at your convenience. You can also call or email us. We’re happy to answer questions about the 2023 Honda CR-V vs 2023 Nissan Rogue, discuss current brand incentives and dealer specials, explore finance and lease options, provide custom quotes and much more, and if you shop with us online, you can get that same assistance by clicking or tapping the chat button.* This article is intended for informational purposes. Please contact the dealership for the most complete and accurate details.