2015 CR-V 2WD LX Albany area drivers drawn to the 2015 Nissan Rogue S FWD for its price, did you know that the 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD LX is competitively priced and offers an edge over the Rogue in key areas like features and fuel economy? It’s true, and we at Capital Region Honda Dealers have a breakdown of what separates these two models in the cabin and under the hood so that you can make the right choice when shopping for a new crossover.

A New Kind of Standard

Honda has a package of standard features on each of their new vehicles that has raised them up above many of their competitors, especially in the crossover SUV market.

Every 2015 Honda CR-V, including the entry-level LX trim, has the following features without any need to upgrade:

  • Rearview camera (complete with guidelines)
  • Bluetooth HandsFreeLink (phone and audio connectivity)
  • Honda i-MID infotainment system (with touchscreen)
  • SMS texting messaging
  • Pandora internet radio integration
  • Stereo anti-theft system

While Nissan is one of the automakers that has kept up pretty well with Honda on features, you would still need to upgrade the Rogue S FWD beyond its base-level model to have a comparable level of amenities to the CR-V 2WD LX.

We haven’t even touched on the engines yet.

Honda Engines Continue to Impress

Not all four-cylinder engines are created equal, as you can see here:

  • The 2015 Rogue S FWD sports a 2.5L four-cylinder powertrain under the hood, rated at 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. It has a fuel economy of 33 highway mpg and 26 city mpg.
  • The 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD LX comes out ahead on efficiency, with its EPA-estimated 34 highway mpg and 27 city mpg.* It also comes out ahead on power at 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque.

The CR-V puts that engine to good use, too. 2015 CR-V 2WD models can tow as much as 1,500 pounds, but the Rogue S FWD is stuck towing only 1,000 pounds at the most.

If you’re looking to put that engine to work, you’ll appreciate that the 2015 CR-V 2WD LX can tow up to 1,500 pounds while the 2015 Rogue S FWD only manages 1,000 pounds of towing.

Find Your CR-V

We’ve only highlighted the key differences between the base trim levels, but the CR-V has a total of four different trims to choose from (each with all-wheel drive available). Let us help you find your trim today. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer for a test drive.

*Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.
Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda.