The 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport Takes on the Honda HR-V in Merced, CA

When it comes to high-quality in a new 2018 crossover model, there are few that compare to the new 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport. With many California drivers making the transition to crossover models for their fuel efficiency and versatility, the new Nissan Rogue Sport is the ideal model for the active family who is looking for a new vehicle upgrade. But how does it compare to a competitor model like the Honda HR-V? If you've been searching near and far around the greater areas of Merced for a new crossover, here's why you should consider the 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport.


When up against the 2018 Honda HR-V, the Nissan Rogue Sport delivers the same 141-horsepower, but you'll experience more torque power within the 2.0-lIter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine. The Honda HR-V provides 127 Ib-ft of engine torque, whereas the Rogue engine delivers 147-Ib-ft of torque making it more powerful when it comes to driving uphill making it great for California drivers who love to visit all corners of the state.

Fuel Efficiency

For the fuel-conscious drivers who are in the market for a crossover model that will give them the most fuel efficiency without breaking the bank, the Nissan Rogue Sport is the apparent runner-up. Drivers can look forward to receiving 25 MPG city and 32 MPG on the highway when enduring the daily work commute or weekend getaways in the Nissan Rogue Sport. The Honda HR-V though fuel efficient receives a mere 25 MPG city and 28 MPG city with the manual transmission as well as 28 MPG city and 31 MPG highway with the automatic transmission.

Interior Comfort

When it comes to the luxury of interior space for drivers and their passengers, both models are almost identical when it comes to comfort room, but the Rogue Sport gives a little extra maneuverability with slightly more front driver and passenger headroom, shoulder room, and hip room. With the rear seats folded to create more rear cargo space for your larger items or gear, the Rogue Sport provides 61.1-cu.ft which is plenty more than the 58.8-cu.ft of cargo space in the Honda HR-V. As we all know, a few extra feet can make the difference when trying to take home your new big-screen TV or fitting coolers and gear for a camping trip.

Some other features that are lacking in the Honda HR-V at a base trim level are the in-cabin microfilter for a cleaner ride which is great for drivers with consistent allergies. The HR-V also doesn't have six cargo tie-down hooks for equal weight distribution and security when in motion, and the standard rearview monitor which makes backing into those parallel parking spaces easier than ever while also providing an enhanced awareness when backing out of those busy shopping mall parking lots. All of these features can be found inside the 2018 Rogue Sport.

Technology and Safety

When it comes to Nissan technology, the Rogue Sport comes standard with the Siri Eyes FreeĀ® and the Advanced Drive-Assist Display. Though both vehicles have a 5.0-inch display screen, the Honda HR-V lacks updated tech features like the previously mentions rearview camera monitor as well as an Energy-Absorbing steering Column, which is all found as standard options in the Nissan Rogue Sport.

All in all, if you're looking for a new crossover model to fulfill your daily driving and family comfort needs, experience nothing short of excellence within the new 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport. You truly get what you pay for, and the 2018 Rogue Sport will not disappoint you throughout your travels. When you're ready to embark on your new Nissan buying journey, feel free to contact our sales team at (877) 322.8847 to schedule your test drive.We look forward to working with you so that you can experience the long-lasting reliability provided by the Nissan brand!


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