2015 Nissan Rogue vs. 2015 Honda CR-V in San Antonio

Checking out crossover options? Crossovers provide the maneuverability of a compact car with the strength of an SUV. You really can’t go wrong! Well, that’s not entirely true-not all crossovers are created equal, so don’t cheat yourself out of the very best option! Today at Benson Honda we’re taking an in-depth look at a couple of crossover options on the market: the 2015 Nissan Rogue and the 2015 Honda CR-V in San Antonio.


When it comes to engine performance, the 2015 CR-V has the 2015 Rogue beat. The CR-V’s 2.4 DOHC 4 cylinder produces 15 more horsepower than the Rogue’s 2.5 DOHC 4 cylinder engine. This could contribute to the CR-V going zero to 60 MPG in just 8.5 seconds! (Compared to the Rogue’s 9.1 seconds.) Despite the quicker acceleration, the fuel economy is about the same between the CR-V and Rogue. According to the EPA, the 2015 Honda CR-V in San Antonio gets 27 city/34 hwy* while the 2015 Nissan Rogue in San Antonio gets 26 city/33 hwy*.


You shouldn’t buy a car without top-of-the-line safety, so let’s talk about the safety ratings. After the NHTSA front crash test, the CR-V left with an overall 4-star rating, but the Rogue only received 3-stars. In the same test, the CR-V received 5-stars for the driver and 4-stars for the front passenger while the Rogue received 3-stars for the driver and a lowly 2-star rating for the front passenger. In the NHTSA side impact test, both vehicles received a 5-star rating overall. Because of it’s near-perfect safety ratings, the CR-V was granted a “Top Pick Plus” by the IIHS for 2015 while the Rogue was only named a “Top Pick” for 2015.


In addition to being a “Top Pick Plus” for safety, the Honda CR-V is known for its reliability standards. Consumer Reports predicts that the CR-V will be 22% more reliable than the Rogue. And, did you know that Honda is ranked 8th in initial quality while Nissan is ranked 19th? That’s a pretty big gap!


Lastly, both crossovers are fairly equal when it comes to the fun extras. You’ll enjoy standard Bluetooth wireless, an audio system with color display screen, back-up camera and keyless remote entry/vehicle start in either the CR-V or the Rogue! One cool feature that Honda offers that Nissan doesn’t is Honda HD Digital Traffic that alerts you of current traffic conditions and guides you the quickest and least congested way.


Looks like if you want the top crossover today, you’re better off going with the 2015 Honda CR-V in San Antonio. Think so too? Come see us at Benson Honda and we will be more than happy to get you in the driver’s seat!



*Based on 2012-2016 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition and other factors.


2015 Toyota Rav4 vs. 2015 Honda CR-V in San Antonio TX

How do you choose the perfect crossover SUV? Sometimes you know exactly what you want, but other times you need to weigh your options. Benson Honda is a big believer in doing side-by-side comparisons of rival vehicles to find out which one has more to offer. Let’s look in-depth at two remarkable crossover SUVs: the 2015 Honda CR-V and the 2015 Toyota Rav4!


2015 Honda CR-V

  • A “Top Pick Plus” safety rating from the IIHS
  • The title of 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year
  • A recommendation from Consumer Reports based on reliability, safety, and performance
  • Available HondaLink Assist, which uses GPS technology to stay connected to emergency personnel
  • A 4-cylinder engine that produces 9 more horsepower and 9 more lbs.-ft. of torque than the RAV4’s 4-cylinder engine
  • Available adaptive cruise control
  • A maintenance-free battery
  • Quicker acceleration, according to Motor Trend
  • Better fuel economy ratings from the EPA (based on estimates)
  • Standard CVT (which isn’t offered by the RAV4)
  • Larger front brake rotors, which improve stopping capabilities
  • Speed sensitive variable-assist power steering
  • 2 cubic feet of extra space for passengers
  • A standard locking glove box
  • Rear A/C vents


2015 Toyota RAV4

  • Whiplash-injury-lessening seats
  • An optional cross-path warning system
  • Larger standard tires than the CR-V
  • A wheelbase that’s 1.6 inches longer than the CR-V’s


It’s clear to us who offers more when it comes to crossover SUVs – and that would be the 2015 CR-V in San Antonio TX! Can you just not wait to get your hands on the wheel of this new car? Come see us at Benson Honda today!

2015 Crossover SUVs in San Antonio: 2015 CR-V vs. 2015 Rogue

Researching the benefits of both the 2015 CR-V and the 2015 Nissan Rogue? You’ve found the right place! Benson Honda is here with a quick guide to what they offer in comparison to each other. Check it out:

2015 Honda CR-V: Things to Love

  • Named the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year
  • Offers available collision mitigation braking system and HondaLink Assist
  • Has a turning circle that’s 2.1 feet tighter than the Rogue’s
  • Comes with way more cargo room than the Rogue: 35.2 cubic feet vs. 9.4 cubic feet
  • Is equipped with rear seats that fold automatically with the touch of a button
  • Comes with a standard locking glove box
  • Can tow up to 1500 lbs., while the Rogue can only tow up to 1000 lbs.
  • Has a telescoping steering wheel for extra comfort
  • Offers available memory seats
  • Offers available adaptive cruise control
  • Outsold the Nissan Rogue by 64% during the 2014 model year

2015 Nissan Rogue: Things to Love

  • An optional around-view monitor (as opposed to the CR-V’s rearview monitor)
  • Slightly larger tires than the CR-V, which may improve traction
  • Optional seating for 7, while the CR-V offers seating for 5
  • The Rogue’s wheelbase is a little longer than the CR-V’s (106.5 inches vs. 103.1 inches), which may improve handling

At Benson Honda, we think you can’t go wrong with the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year. If we’ve convinced you there’s more to love about the new CR-V than the competition, we hope you’ll take a look at the available CR-V models at Benson Honda!

Honda CR-V in San Antonio: 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year


In our last article, we outlined some of the incredible new things the 2015 CR-V brings to the table. Now, we’re back with another update about the 2015 Honda crossover. Benson Honda is thrilled to announce that the new CR-V was recently named the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year!

Motor Trend only considered SUVs that were redesigned for 2015. Some of the SUVs considered included the 2015 Lincoln MKC, the 2015 Subaru Outback, the 2015 Porsche Macan, and the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe. In order to thoroughly assess all of the participating SUVs, Motor Trend representatives considered the design, engineering, performance, efficiency, safety, and value. The new CR-V received high marks in all of these categories.

Motor Trend claimed that impressive updates to the CR-V’s engine and its chassis as well as its new CVT were some of the many compelling reasons they chose to honor the CR-V this year. As we mentioned previously, the CR-V’s engine now includes Earth Dreams technology, which improves its overall efficiency.

Motor Trend also recognized the CR-V’s available lane departure warning system, lane-keeping assist system, and adaptive cruise control. These high-tech safety features all make use of self-driving car technology to help drivers avoid potential issues on the road.

Come see just how much the 2015 Honda CR-V shines at Benson Honda! We’ve got a number of 2015 CR-V trim levels for you to check out that offer distinct advantages. If you’re looking for a crossover, why not consider the 2015 Motor Trend SUV of the Year?

Presenting the 2015 CR-V in San Antonio

2015 Honda CR-V

Guess who’s headed to Benson Honda in San Antonio? The newest version of everybody’s favorite crossover: the 2015 Honda CR-V! The new CR-V is redesigned, and we think it’s pretty awe-inspiring. Here are a few things we think you should know about how the crossover has changed for the 2015 model year:

  • The 2015 CR-V with front-wheel drive now has a combined fuel economy rating of 29 mpg, a city fuel economy rating of 27 mpg, and a highway rating of 34 mpg. These amazing fuel economy ratings are practically unheard of in its class. (Based on EPA estimates. Use for comparison only. Mileage will vary).
  • The CR-V’s signature 5-speed automatic transmission is swapped out for CVT in the 2015 model. This improves the crossover’s fuel efficiency as well as the way its engine performs.
  • For those looking for a little extra luxury and pizzazz, Honda’s added a Touring trim level to the 2015 CR-V’s trim options. This deluxe trim features a suite of highly innovative safety features, including a lane departure warning system, adaptive cruise control, automatic braking, and a forward collision warning system.
  • All trims of the 2015 CR-V get an updated grille, chrome accents, and updated, fierce-looking alloy wheels. Plus, interior updates include a center console armrest, telescoping sun visors, and a 7-inch touchscreen.
  • Like previous CR-V models, the 2015 CR-V has a 2.4-liter, 4-cylinder engine. Unlike previous models, the new CR-V’s engine has an Earth Dreams upgrade, which enhances its performance and fuel efficiency.

Want us to let you know when the 2015 CR-V hits our showroom floor? Contact us at Benson Honda!