2016 Honda HR-V vs. 2016 Nissan Rogue

2016 Honda HR-V

2016 Honda HR-V


2016 Nissan Rogue

For Goshen and Monroe drivers looking for a compact crossover, it often comes down to the 2016 Honda HR-V vs. the 2016 Nissan Rogue, but which one is the right choice? If you’re looking for competitive efficiency, a versatile interior, and the peace of mind that comes from top safety scores, the HR-V is the way to go.

Trim Levels

Goshen and Monroe drivers will have three well-balanced trim levels to choose from when they opt for the 2016 Honda HR-V:

  • LX: The entry-level LX comes with a stunning range of premium features as standard, including a multi-angle rearview camera, remote entry system, and 5-inch color LCD display.
  • EX: The EX takes your HR-C even further, equipping a 7-inch touchscreen, Honda LaneWatch function, heated front seats, and power moonroof as standard.
  • EX-L Navi: As the name implies, the EX-L Navi fits a Honda satellite-linked navigation system as standard, but it also includes roof rails, HD radio, and a luxurious leather-trimmed interior.

The 2016 Nissan Rogue also comes in three trim-levels, but it can’t match the standard features of the HR-V:

  • S: Comes with daytime running lights, a standard rearview monitor, and Divide-n-Hide cargo system.
  • SV: Features temperature control, 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, and a 6-way driver’s seat.
  • SL: The SL gets 18-inch alloy wheels, fog lights, heated mirrors, and leather-trimmed seats.
2016 HR-V

Powertrains and MPG

The 2016 Honda HR-V manages to perfectly balance enjoyable and agile driving dynamics with the ability to go farther while burning less fuel. That’s thanks to its state-of-the-art 1.8L four-cylinder engine, which is rated for an impressive 141 hp and 127 lb-ft of torque, and comes with a cutting-edge six-speed transmission to achieve up to 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway* with 2WD. For even stronger efficiency scores, equip the continuously variable transmission (CVT) to make up to 28 mpg city and 35 mpg highway* with 2WD.

The 2016 Nissan Rogue offers a conventional 2.5L four-cylinder. Rated at 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, it offers a little more power than the HR-V, but not enough to make a real difference to your everyday drive. It also drops efficiency to a maximum of 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway.

2016 HR-V


The 2016 Honda HR-V offers a highly competitive 24.3 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats occupied, a particularly impressive figure compared to the 9.4 cubic feet behind the rear seats of the 2016 Nissan Rogue. Even better, the HR-V is incredibly versatile, with three main modes to ensure that it can meet the changing demands of modern Goshen and Monroe families.

These include:

  • Utility Mode: Flip the Magic Seat down to enjoy every square inch of cargo space in seconds.
  • Long Mode: Fold the passenger-side front and rear seats to slide in cargo up to 8 feet long.
  • Tall Mode: If your stuff needs to stand, the rear seats will fold downwards for close to 4 feet of vertical space.
2016 HR-V

Comfort and Convenience Features

Both the 2016 Honda HR-V and the 2016 Nissan Rogue are well-fitted with a strong selection of modern amenities, though the HR-V pulls slightly ahead thanks to the hard work of the team over at Honda.

Goshen and Monroe drivers will be able to take advantage of the following features when they’re sitting behind the wheel of an HR-V:

  • HondaLink Next Generation System: Allows you to quickly sync up your smartphone to the vehicle’s available touchscreen.
  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: The Rogue also equips a rearview camera, but it doesn’t offer the three viewing modes provided by the HR-V’s superior alternative.
2016 HR-V

Safety Features

Both vehicles come with a comprehensive array of safety features as standard, including:

  • Anti-lock Disc Brakes
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

However, only the HR-V features an ACE (Advanced Compatibility Engineering) body structure that can intuitively direct impact energy away from occupants in the event of a collision. That kind of protection obviously paid off; the HR-V was awarded a 5-star overall safety score from the NHTSA,** while the 2016 Nissan Rogue earned a mere 4-star rating.

2016 HR-V

The 2016 Honda HR-V Effortlessly Outpaces the 2016 Nissan Rogue

With its superior efficiency, impressive onboard technologies, and more compelling safety scores, there’s really no reason not to pick the 2016 Honda HR-V over the 2016 Nissan Rogue. To test-drive yours today near Goshen and Monroe, or for any further information, just contact one of the team here at Middletown Honda.

* Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

** Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program (www.safecar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).