2021 Nissan Rogue vs Honda CR-V

2021 Nissan Rogue in White

The Nissan Rogue and the Honda CR-V are competitively matched SUVs, both bringing a lot to the table for drivers in Mobile, Prichard, and Saraland, AL. If you’re searching for your next vehicle, it’s important you find one that meets your needs.

With so many features in common, how do you know which one is the better fit? The Nissan of Mobile team has put together this comparison, so you’re able to see how these cars stack up in the world of safety, entertainment, and beyond.

Rogue vs CR-V: Capable Compact SUVs

2021 Nissan Rogue Rear Shot Open Trunk in Champagne Silver Metallic with Sper Black

As similarly matched compact SUVs, the Nissan Rogue and the Honda CR-V do have plenty in common. You’ll find four doors, five seats, and at least 70 cubic feet of cargo space. That’s plenty of room for luggage, gear for a weekend trip, and, yes, the groceries too. Split-folding second-row seats allow you to maximize that cargo space or leave the seats in place when there are multiple passengers.

The Rogue and the CR-V also each have strong towing capacities to give you even more hauling capabilities. When it comes to your overall comfort, though, the 2021 Nissan Rogue provides more space in the front row. Behind the wheel, you’ll have 41.1 inches of front headroom and 43.3 inches of front legroom in the Nissan Rogue. The Honda CR-V has just 40.1 inches of headroom and 41.3 inches of legroom in its front row.

Safety Features

Both cars have a lot to offer in terms of safety. In fact, they have certain safety features in common, such as advanced lane departure systems. These systems monitor your movements on the road and warn you when you may be drifting from your lane. They also both have systems that can automatically apply the brakes to help prevent a potential collision with the vehicle ahead of you.

The 2021 Rogue even comes standard with Blind Spot Warning and Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which are systems that can alert you to any oncoming cars when you’re backing up or cruising along the highway. Plus, the Nissan Rogue offers even more advanced safety systems you can’t get with the CR-V.

That includes the available ProPILOT Assist with Navi-link that makes highway driving even easier for you. Beyond being able to automatically accelerate and slow down the Rogue to keep you traveling safely with the flow of traffic, this system can also automatically prepare the vehicle for the off-ramp when you’re exiting the highway.

Nissan vs Honda Infotainment

Both the Rogue and the CR-V come standard with an infotainment system and display screen. The standard option in the Rogue is a large 8-inch touchscreen. This system is equipped with a number of features geared toward convenience, including smartphone integration.

This will let you use your compatible phone’s apps right on this touchscreen, as well as stream music and make phone calls. The 2021 Honda CR-V comes with a more generic media system. Standard is a 5-inch LCD screen and it only offers full smartphone integration on higher trim levels.

Other Technology Features

2021 Nissan Rogue Interior

To go along with its sophisticated infotainment system, the 2021 Nissan Rogue also offers the available Bose® Premium Audio System. This will play your favorite songs through ten strategically placed speakers found throughout the cabin for surround-sound listening. At most, the Honda CR-V can be equipped with an available 9-speaker system.

Beyond its touchscreen display, the 2021 Rogue also has the available Head-Up Display. With this, you can see an array of information right on your windshield. That way, you won’t have to take your eyes off the road to see what speed you are driving, who is calling, and when you need to make your next turn. The 2021 CR-V doesn’t offer this same feature, so staying informed isn’t as convenient in this Honda SUV.

Interior Comforts

There are also various amenities you can choose to have in either SUV that provide an even more luxurious ride for you and your passengers. This includes available leather seats, power-adjustable driver’s seats, and multi-zone automatic climate control systems.

Although, the available climate control system in the 2021 Rogue does come with tri-zone settings. This means you can adjust your side to one temperature while your front passenger tunes their side to however warm or cool they’d like it. Plus, your rear passengers will also get their own individual setting with this system, so they can also personally stay comfortable while riding in the second row.

With the Honda CR-V, there are only dual-zone settings available, so rear passengers won’t have their own individual control over the temperature in the back.

Comparing the Performance of the Rogue vs CR-V

On the surface, the Nissan Rogue and Honda CR-V look to offer pretty similar performance. They each come with standard 4-cylinder engines that produce more than 180 horsepower. When accelerating, they pretty much offer the same smooth, quick pace due to the similar output of their engines.

Although, you will notice a slight difference in gas mileage. The 2021 Nissan Rogue gets an EPA-estimated 27 city/35 highway MPG.1 While the Honda CR-V can match that city MPG, it only gets an EPA-estimated 34 highway MPG.

That may not seem like a big difference, but it really adds up, especially when you consider the tank in the 2021 Rogue can also hold a half gallon more fuel. That ultimately means you can drive for a longer time in between refueling with the Nissan Rogue. This is especially convenient during longer road trips where you won’t have to make frequent stops and can get your vacation started as soon as possible!

2021 Nissan Rogue vs Honda CR-V: The Verdict

With more cutting-edge technology and additional cabin space, the 2021 Nissan Rogue is ready to give you a comfortable, confident, and fun driving experience around Mobile, Prichard, and Saraland, Alabama.

To truly see if this is the right SUV for you, schedule a test drive with us at Nissan of Mobile to experience exactly what it’s like behind the wheel of this high-tech and versatile crossover!



  1. 2021 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. 27 City/35 Highway/30 Combined MPG for Rogue S FWD; 26 City/33 Highway/29 Combined MPG for Rogue S AWD; 26 City/34 Highway/29 Combined MPG for Rogue SV, SL, and Platinum FWD; 25 City/32 Highway/28 Combined MPG for Rogue SV, SL, and Platinum AWD. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.