Honda CR-V TouringDrivers shopping for a new crossover in the Hampton Roads area, have you been wondering about the 2016 Nissan Rogue horsepower and torque numbers? They may best a few ultra-compact crossovers, but do they deliver the power you need to tow a boat or merge on your way to work? We’re not so sure. We put the Rogue up against the 2016 Honda CR-V, one of the most popular crossovers in the area, to see which one of them offers the more powerful and more capable engine.

Peek Under the Hood

We know that quite a few different factors go into the decision to buy a new crossover, but power and engine capabilities should always be one of them—otherwise why not just drive a sedan or a hatchback? So, while the 2016 Nissan Rogue horsepower ratings do come close the the CR-V, they end up falling short in the end:

  • The 2016 Nissan Rogue has a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine with 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque.
  • The 2016 Honda CR-V has a 2.4L 4-cylinder with 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque.

Now, those numbers will definitely seem close, but we’re confident you’ll notice the difference whenever running late in the morning or trying to pick up the kids from school on time. And those performance specs translate to a reduced capability of the Rogue:

  • The 2016 Nissan Rogue can only tow 1,000 pounds at most.
  • The 2016 Honda CR-V is able to tow up to 1,500 pounds.

That extra 500 pounds of towing capacity can make all the difference when helping one of the kids move or hooking up the boat for a weekend fishing trip.

Test Drive a CR-V

One of the nice things abut engine specs like the 2016 Nissan Rogue horsepower is that we can just place the numbers next to each other and drivers like you can see the difference. It’s easy. But there’s a big difference between seeing that one crossover is more powerful and feeling what that crossover is capable of. Let us show you all that the 2016 Honda CR-V has to offer. Visit a Hampton Roads Honda Dealer near you for a test drive today.

Hampton Roads Honda Dealers includes Casey Honda, Checkered Flag Honda, First Team Honda, Hall Honda Elizabeth City, Hall Honda Virginia Beach, Priority Honda Chesapeake, Priority Honda Hampton, and Williamsburg Honda.