It’s Time for a New SUV – Comparing the 2020 Honda CR-V in Brooklyn Park Minnesota

January 15th, 2020 by

If it’s about time for you to start shopping around for a new vehicle, then pay attention to today’s topic where we compare the 2020 Honda CR-V in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, against the 2020 Nissan Rogue. This compact SUV from Honda has more to offer in terms of performance, convenience, and money-saving advantages, so sit back and let us tell you all about this innovative machine. 

More Powerful and EcoFriendly

With a more powerful 1.5 turbo four-cylinder engine that can produce 190 horsepower (vs. 170), the CR-V will make it easier to get around town. When Motor Trend put the CR-V and Rogue to the test, Honda proved to provide the faster SUV by being able to go from zero to sixty in 7.5 seconds (vs. 9.5), passing 45 to 65 MPH at 3.7 seconds (vs. 5.1), and reaching a speed of 89 miles per hour in a quarter mile (vs. 81.5). Having all of this power doesn’t mean you’re fuel economy will suffer, because the CR-V is also more fuel-efficient and eco-friendly. If you’re stuck at a stoplight or caught in heavy traffic, the CR-V’s automatic start/stop system will automatically shut off the engine to save fuel and reduce pollution. It also has a capless fueling system that aids in reducing fuel evaporation which causes pollution too, unlike the Rogue which doesn’t offer either of these fuel-saving features:


CR-V Rogue
2WD 1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto 28 city/34 hwy* 26 city/33 hwy 2.5 4 cyl./Auto
4WD 1.5 turbo 4 cyl./Auto 27 city/32 hwy* 25 city/32 hwy 2.5 4 cyl./Auto


Ergonomic and Economic Advantages

Other advantages to driving the CR-V include the ergonomic designs, which helps make each driving experience more comfortable, the first of many, being the telescoping steering wheel. This is much better than a tilt steering wheel because it allows shorter drivers to sit further from the steering wheel while being able to reach the pedals. If you upgrade to the EX-L and Touring models, you can enjoy an easy entry system that glides the driver seat back, making it easier to get in and out of the vehicle. If that still doesn’t convince you, then let’s take a look at the economics advantages you’ll experience with the CR-V.

According to the Complete Car Cost Guide, insurance will cost drivers $115 to $1345 less over five years than if you drove the Rogue, and the CR-V has a superior resale value. Intellichoice estimates that after five years, the CR-V will retain 49.67% to 50.98% of its original price in comparison to the Rogue, only retaining 43.95% to 46.05%. Operational expenses are also, you guessed it, less expensive than the Rogue according to The Car Book by Jack Gillis. When looking at the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance, it costs $555 less for the CR-V for 50,000 miles, along with it costing $189 less for a muffler, $519 less for a timing belt/chain, and $614 less for a power steering pump. Add that all up, and you have incredible savings, all from choosing the Honda CR-V over the Nissan Rogue.

If you still have questions or want to come down and test-drive the 2020 Honda CR-V in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, visit us at Rapids Honda, and we will get you into your dream SUV, ASAP!


*28 city/34 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 2WD trims. 27 city/32 highway/29 combined mpg rating for AWD trims. Based on 2020 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.


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