Nissan Rogue vs Honda CR-V vs Toyota Rav4

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(left to right-Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Toyota Rav4)

In the small crossover segment, there are plenty of choices to satisfy every driver’s needs, but three of the best in the business are the 2018 Nissan Rogue, the 2018 Honda CR-V, and the 2018 Toyota Rav4.  Each one of them would serve the purpose of being an essential addition to your family quite well, as they all have the ability to assist in grocery pickup in Indianapolis or Bloomington, or kid drop-off in Plainfield.

At Andy Mohr Automotive, we love being able to provide our customers with multiple choices, but we know that you want to pick what fits your lifestyle.  As a result, we’ve chosen to create this handy comparison that outlines the key features of each vehicle, so you have the ability to choose which one works best.

Rogue vs CR-V vs Rav4: Engine and Fuel Economy 

2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V

Part of driving a small SUV is that you want it to be able to do things a traditional sedan can’t do, while still performing like a car. The Nissan Rogue comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that offers 170 hp, while the CR-V has a 2.4L i-VTEC 4-cylinder that can reach 184 hp, and the Rav4 has a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that puts out 176 hp.  Each of these vehicles offers the power to pack it with extra cargo while still having some get up and go.

A small SUV also gives drivers the ability to not worry about filling up as much. When it comes to city mileage, the Rogue can get up to an EPA-estimated* 26 MPG, and the CR-V will average an EPA-estimated **26 MPG, while the Rav4 offers an EPA-estimated*** 23 MPG.  On the open roads of the highway, the Rogue and CR-V once again tie with an EPA-estimated 32 MPG, and the Rav4 weighs in at an EPA-estimated 30 MPG.  This means your cold groceries won’t have to wait out your filling-up time.

Nissan vs Toyota vs Honda: Safety

2018 Nissan Rogue

2018 Nissan Rogue

The hottest new thing in safety features is the Driver Assist technology additions to newer cars.  Each of these vehicle offers a little something different, but they all have a system.  These systems work in conjunction with safe driving practices to do what they can to protect drivers from potential collisions. The 2018 Rogue is equipped with Nissan ProPILOT™ Assist, which offers Automatic Emergency Braking, Intelligent Lane Intervention, and Intelligent Cruise Control.  The CR-V, after the entry level model, has standard Honda Sensing® with Collision Mitigation Braking System, Road Departure Mitigation System, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping System. The Toyota Rav4, in higher trims, comes with Toyota Safety Sense™ with Pre-Collision System, Pedestrian Detection, lane departure alert, auto high beams, and dynamic cruise control.

Towing Capacity and Cargo Space

With a larger vehicle than a traditional sedan, the ability to tow comes into play.  This allows drivers to add on to what their vehicle is able to carry, and the Rogue offers the ability to tow up to 1102 pounds.  The Honda CR-V will add the ability to tow 1500 pounds, while the Rav4 offers the best in class with up to 2900 pounds of towing capacity.  Grab your bikes or your best rods and reels, and head where you need to go while towing.

2018 Toyota Rav4

2018 Toyota Rav4

Behind the backseat, there is a space offered for your little extras.  Whether you’re going on vacation and have suitcases to stow or if you’re just making a larger than average grocery run, your Nissan Rogue will have 39.3 ft3 to offer for space, while the CR-V has 39.2 ft3, and the Rav4 has 38.4 ft3.  This type of space allows for about five to six small suitcases, so get your friends together and start planning.

Should I Buy the Rogue, CR-V, or Rav4?

We welcome you to come down from the Indianapolis, Plainfield, and Bloomington areas to come see us to find out which of these vehicles feels like the right fit.  Each of them offers incredible features, great gas mileage, and impressive towing capacity, but only you know which one works best for you.  At Andy Mohr Automotive, we have your new SUV on our lot.

*Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison only.

** Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, and other factors.

***EPA-estimated mileage. Actual mileage may vary.