The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the College Station SUVs are amazing! Shopping for a new SUV can be time consuming, and everyone at Allen Honda understands that. We'd like to help you save some of your valuable time by comparing two of the most well-known SUVs on the road today – the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Nissan Rogue. Both have a lot to offer, but which one will win your heart?
What's the point of having an SUV if you can't be the most powerful on the road? The CR-V's 2.4 DOHC 4 cylinder engine cranks out 185 horsepower, and can go from zero to 60 MPH in just 8.5 seconds! The Rouge, you ask? With only 170 horsepower, it takes a minimum of 9.1 seconds to reach 60 MPH. The CR-V proves to be mightier.
Concerning safety, one of these College Station SUVs stands out and that would be the 2016 CR-V! The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) conducts several studies for safety, including a front crash prevention system test. The CR-V's Collision Mitigation Braking System was rated "Superior" with 5-point score, while the Rogue scored only 1 point and rated as "Basic." In the NHTSA 35 MPH crash test, the CR-V took away a 5-star overall rating while the Rouge fell short with only 4-stars. This shouldn't come as a surprise considering the CR-V was a "Top Pick Plus" for safety in 2015, when the Rouge was only a standard "Top Pick" in 2015.
If you have several passengers with you the majority of the time, or even if you just like having a little extra room in your vehicle, the CR-V beats out the Rogue on this aspect, too. The CR-V has more cargo area with the rear seats folded, and even has a switch to automatically lower the rear seats! No more pushing, pulling and breaking a sweat just to get that rear seat to lower. The Rouge only has manual seat lowering, so putting that seat up and down will constantly be a feat. It's a win-win situation in the CR-V!
If you don't mind us pointing out the obvious here, we'd say that out of these two College Station SUVs, the 2016 CR-V is the better pick! We'd love to see you stop by Allen Honda to see the unbeatable CR-V in person! Stop in today and one of our helpful associates will be happy to assist!