2017 Nissan Rogue Sport vs 2017 Honda HR-V

Where once shoppers were all about the full-size SUVs, it seems compact options are proving that the modern driver wants a perfect blend of size and maneuverability. Two new options on the market prove hot competition for one another – how does the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport fair vs the 2017 Honda HR-V?

You’ll find that both models come in just three trim levels, making it easy to quickly find out whether the most desired features are offered. The 2017 Nissan Rogue does tend to tip a bit higher when it comes to starting cost, but we think it’s worth it both because the engine offers more torque for the Rogue Sport, and because it starts off with a standard CVT transmission, whereas the Honda HR-V comes standard with a six-speed manual. Anyone who doesn’t like to drive a stick shift may be led to believe they can save money, when really an upgrade will be required.

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport vs 2017 Honda HR-V
2.0-liter 4-cylinder
141hp/147 lb-ft of torque
Engine 1.8-liter 4-cylinder
141hp/127 lb-ft of torque
61.1 cu. ft. Max Cargo 58.8 cu. ft.
Available Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control Single-zone available
CVT Standard Transmission 6-speed manual

Which compact crossover is the best for you?

In many ways the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport and 2017 Honda HR-V offer some of the same benefits. The engines aren’t vastly different, though you will notice the extra torque allows the Rogue Sport to feel slightly more powerful. When it comes to transmission options, both offer a CVT, though you’ll have to upgrade the HR-V. Even the cargo capacity isn’t creating a huge gap between them, though when the Rogue Sport does offer slightly more.

So how do you decide? Ultimately, it will come to what you value in style and features. The 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport pulls its looks from the already-popular 2017 Nissan Rogue, but it’s scaled down for urban drivers who want a stylish vehicle for weekend adventures.

Fantastic features are another reason to choose the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport, as you an expect standards like Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth with audio streaming and a rearview monitor. Optional featurs include Nissan Intelligent Key with push-button ignition, power outside mirrors with built-in LED indicators, dual-zone automatic climate control, an around-view monitor, NissanConnect with navigation and leather-appointed seats.

2017 Nissan Rogue Sport optional navigation
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Gauge Cluster
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Cargo Space
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport Rear End

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