Nissan Rogue Sport vs Honda HR-V in Playa Vista

A Small Footprint, But a Big Presence: Compare the 2017 Honda HR-V in Culver City to the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

Santa Monica isn't exactly known for its sprawling, quiet roads and slow pace; and if you need a smaller crossover that can keep up with the breakneck speeds of your demanding daily life, but that still knows how to kick back on a lazy Sunday, you're likely looking at two subcompact SUVs in particular: the 2017 Honda HR-V and the 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport.

Both of these options are small crossovers, packed with value, styled in a modern and sharp new way, with the smooth comfort and easy handling of a car. Both offer multiple trim levels, available AWD, and tons of color options. But, choosing one may be easier than you think--compare 2017 Rogue Sport vs 2017 HR-V here to learn more about the differences, or contact Nissani Bros Nissan to get a full rundown of these great new small SUVs.

Value and Pricing: HR-V vs Rogue Sport

Even though you're not shopping for a barebones crossover, you still want to be sure that you're getting a good price, and getting a lot of value for your dollar. The Honda HR-V and Nissan Rogue Sport both check these boxes.

  • Both models start at under $22,000
  • The 2017 HR-V is slightly more affordable at starting MSRP, but gets expensive quickly as you add options
  • Warranty coverage for Nissan and Honda is the same

Style and Features: HR-V vs Rogue Sport

We like to say that it's what's on the inside that counts--but when it comes to the cars that we buy, we want the outside to look and feel just as good as the cabin. Both HR-V and Rogue Sport provide a lot of great interior features, but Nissan really put the work in to make the Rogue Sport exceptional.

  • Designed with Nissan's "Emotional Geometry" styling, the Rogue Sport looks much more attractive around West Hollywood and Santa Monica
  • Only Nissan offers the exclusive Divide-N-Hide Cargo Storage System for unbeatable versatility in storing your gear and valuables
  • The Honda HR-V does one equipped with the brand's Magic Seat, but it can't do quite as much as the Divide-N-Hide system
  • Rogue Sport offers an available Remote Engine Start System that can also adjust Climate Controls--all from the comfort of your home or office. HR-V doesn't have that

Performance and AWD: HR-V vs Rogue Sport

You don't need to compromise on fun for fuel economy. The Rogue Sport offers a larger standard engine option than the Honda HR-V, but power is neck-and-neck. Neither of these small SUVs offers a turbocharged engine option just yet.

  • Horsepower performance is identical in both Rogue Sport and HR-V: 141 horses under the hood
  • Both offer a CVT, though Nissan's Xtronic CVT comes standard
  • The 2017 HR-V does best the 2017 Rogue Sport in fuel economy, but not by much
  • Rogue Sport and HR-V both offer available All-Wheel Drive

Safety Features and Ratings: HR-V vs Rogue Sport

Safety and security shouldn't be an afterthought. Both the HR-V and the Rogue Sport offer a range of smart safety features at the top level, but the Rogue Sport has some exclusive perks that you'll want to know about before you make your final decision:

  • The new 2017 Rogue Sport can be equipped with Around View Monitor, with class-exclusive Moving Object Detection--the same is not available on the HR-V
  • Many small SUVs offer a Tire Pressure Monitoring System--but only Rogue Sport will alert you when you've added the perfect amount of air to a low-pressure tire
  • If you frequent the highways, you'll love Intelligent Cruise Control available on the Rogue Sport. The 2017 HR-V makes you work harder to stay safe while cruising
  • The 2017 Rogue Sport scored more consistent "Good" ratings from the IIHS than the 2017 HR-V