2016 Honda CR-VIf you’re looking at the 2016 Nissan Rogue horsepower and engine capabilities and thinking that’s the best a modern crossover can do, think again. Albany drivers can find the 2016 Honda CR-V at a Capital Region Honda Dealer, and not only does it deliver more power, we consider it one of the best gas mileage SUVs on the market.

That combination of a more powerful engine that has superior towing capacity with a fuel economy that inches out ahead of the Rogue gives the CR-V a fierce edge over its competitor; let’s take a look.

What’s Under the Hood

While the engine specs might not be the highest priority for every crossover driver, we know they matter to most of you, and the 2016 Nissan Rogue horsepower just can’t keep up with the CR-V:

  • The 2016 Nissan Rogue has a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, earning 33 highway mpg and 26 city mpg for 28 mpg combined city/highway.
  • The 2016 Honda CR-V 2WD has a 2.4L 4-cylinder that brings 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, rated at an EPA-estimated 33 highway and 26 city mpg for 29 mpg combined city/highway.*

Those differences in power will be of the kind you’ll notice when it’s time to pass or merge onto the highway—essentially the times you need that extra power the most. The fact that Honda’s crossover doesn’t compromise on fuel economy and actually comes out ahead in EPA combined driving mpg estimates shows that Honda has an engine that’s simply better.

When it’s time to put the engine to work, the CR-V can tow as much as 1,500 pounds as well; the Rogue can only tow 1,000 pounds, leaving you with less versatility and fewer opportunities for weekend adventures.

To see more on how these two crossovers differ, be sure to read our 2016 Nissan Rogue review, where we look at features, warranty, coverage, residual value, and more.

Test Drive a CR-V

The 2016 Honda CR-V is ready and waiting for Albany drivers at a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you. Stop by today to take a test drive and feel its 185-hp engine in action.


*Based on 2016 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.