Honda Cars of Katy Compares 2018 Honda HR-V VS 2017 Nissan Rogue Near Katy, TX

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2018 Honda HR-V

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2017 Nissan Rogue

Safety Comparison

Both the HR-V and the Rogue Sport have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras and available all wheel drive.

Reliability Comparison

The engine in the HR-V has a single overhead cam for simplicity. The engine in the Rogue Sport has dual overhead cams, which add to the number of moving parts and the complexity of the cylinder heads.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2016 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Honda vehicles are more reliable than Nissan vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Honda 7th in reliability, above the industry average. With 47 more problems per 100 vehicles, Nissan is ranked 27th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2017 Auto Issue reports that Honda vehicles are more reliable than Nissan vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Honda 3 places higher in reliability than Nissan.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the HR-V gets better fuel mileage than the Rogue Sport:

 

 

HR-V

Rogue Sport

 

2WD

Manual

25 city/33 hwy

n/a

 

 

Auto

28 city/34 hwy

25 city/32 hwy

 

4WD

Auto

27 city/31 hwy

24 city/30 hwy

 

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The HR-V’s tires provide better handling because they have a lower 55 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Rogue Sport S’ standard 65 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the HR-V has standard 17-inch wheels. Smaller 16-inch wheels are standard on the Rogue Sport S.

Chassis Comparison

The Honda HR-V may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 300 to 350 pounds less than the Nissan Rogue Sport.

The HR-V is 3.3 inches shorter than the Rogue Sport, making the HR-V easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space Comparison

The HR-V has 4.1 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Rogue Sport (100.1 vs. 96).

The HR-V has .2 inches more front shoulder room, 5.9 inches more rear legroom and .5 inches more rear hip room than the Rogue Sport.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the HR-V’s rear seats recline. The Rogue Sport’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The HR-V has a much larger cargo area than the Rogue Sport with its rear seat up (24.3 vs. 22.9 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

The HR-V’s optional rear view mirror has an automatic dimming feature. This mirror can be set to automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on it, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Rogue Sport doesn’t offer the luxury of an automatic dimming rear view mirror.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Honda HR-V, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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