Small crossovers are BIG business these days.
It seems every automaker, from Toyota and Jeep to Mazda and Chevrolet are introducing subcompact crossovers, itsy-bitsy vehicles with decent interior room, great fuel economy and attractive price tags.
Starting with the Nissan, this little schlepper is powered by a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-banger. It’s rated at an uninspiring 141 horsepower and 147 lb.-ft. of torque. A continuously variable automatic is the only transmission offered, though front- or all-wheel drive is available.
In comparison, the Honda is hauled around by a 1.8-liter four that’s rated at an identical 141 horses, though torque is much less at just 127 lb.-ft. Like its rival, this engine can be matched to an economical CVT, or – get this – a six-speed manual, though all-wheel drive is only offered with the former.
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Dimensionally, the Rogue Sport and HR-V are very similar. The Nissan’s wheelbase is about two inches greater at 104.2, it’s also about three inches longer overall. Cargo volume, both seats up and down, is very similar between these two vehicles.
When equipped with all wheel drive, fuel economy is also nearly identical. The Rogue Sport should average 27 miles per gallon while the HR-V is rated at 29. As for pricing, the Nissan in this tossup kicks off at around $22,000 while the Honda is roughly two-grand cheaper.
Which of these fresh-faced, subcompact crossovers do YOU prefer? Well, compare them here and make sure to vote down below so we can all see which one is more popular!