If you want a powerful new crossover, you might be looking at the 2014 Nissan Rogue, but its horsepower falls short of the 2014 Honda CR-V, and that’s just the start of it. The CR-V is available now at a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you and maintains its status as one of the founding crossovers, continuing to lead the pack in this class of family-friendly vehicles.

Let’s take a closer look at how these two compare.

Power Matters

It might be tempting to think that horsepower is something reserved for pickup trucks and muscle cars, but the fact is that you want an engine that is capable of offering up all of its power when you need it. You won’t be drag racing your crossovers, but there’s a good chance you’ll be running late one day and have to put that pedal down and pass some other drivers.

And if that’s the case, you want power.

The 2014 Rogue features 170 hp out of its four-cylinder engine, but the 2014 CR-V is good for 185 hp, and that’s a difference you’ll see when you need it the most.

Honda Offers More Than Power

Not only does the CR-V come out ahead on power, but its features are pretty impressive too. Honda has been redefining the idea of “standard features” by giving drivers like you access to great amenities at the entry-level LX trim, including:

  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
  • Touchscreen infotainment system
  • Built-in rearview camera
  • Steering wheel-mounted controls for phone, cruise, and technology

Nissan does make many similar features available on the Rogue—though the CR-V’s infotainment system is the Honda-exclusive i-MID—but if you want to put the Nissan on par with the Honda, you’ll need to upgrade it. Take a closer look at a side-by-side comparison.

Test Drive a CR-V Today

Of course, the truest test of a car is the one you take from the driver’s seat. Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer today and get some quality time behind the wheel of a 2014 Honda CR-V.

West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.