With their cutting-edge safety features and plush seating, cruising in the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport and Honda HR-V is easy-breezy. But the similarities between these small crossovers can actually make it tough to choose between them. Luckily, our comparison guide is here to show you how these two small crossovers stack up.
Maximum Creature Comforts: 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport
The Rogue Sport’s supportive seating, strong climate control technology, and smooth ride give the Nissan the edge here. Even if you’re spending hours on end in the driver seat, you’ll never tire of its supportive cushions and bolstering. Passenger space is another strong point; five adult-size passengers will look forward to road trips in Nissan’s small crossover.
Honda’s HR-V also gets high marks for seating comfort, putting you at ease with its plush cushions and strong lumbar support. However, engine noise can creep into the cabin, especially during acceleration, cutting down on your peace and quiet.
Savviest Tech Setup: 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport
Nissan’s version of infotainment is both easier to figure out and actually use. This year’s central touchscreen is bigger than before, and, better yet, it’s quick to respond to your requests.
If you can’t get anywhere without your smartphone, you’ll be pleased to note that the Rogue Sport comes standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This smartphone integration technology projects apps onto the central touchscreen to keep you from getting distracted.
Honda also puts in a good showing in the infotainment department; we love its crisp touchscreen and intuitive menus. Unlike the Rogue Sport, though, the Honda HR-V doesn’t come standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can get it; you just have to pay extra for the mid-range HR-V Sport trim.
Save Money Commuting: 2019 Honda HR-V
Coolest Safety Gear: 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport
Nissan’s ProPilot Assist technology gives the Rogue Sport the edge here. This system takes over when you’re feeling stressed, keeping you centered in the lane, bringing you up to speed, or even bringing you to a complete stop when necessary. At this price point, you won’t find anything else like it.
The Rogue Sport also gets high marks for its advanced safety systems. Each of these crossovers can sense danger coming and even automatically hit the brakes, thanks to its forward collision warning system. There’s also a standard blind-spot monitor. By alerting you to any out-of-sight vehicles, the Rogue Sport helps you avoid costly highway accidents.
Back on the Honda HR-V, you’ll find common offerings like automatic emergency braking and lane-keeping assist. These features are indisputably helpful, alerting you to dangers you might otherwise miss. However, the HR-V doesn’t offer anything remotely like Nissan’s ProPilot Assist technology, giving the Rogue Sport a solid lead in this category.
If it were up to us, we’d choose the 2019 Nissan Rogue Sport over the HR-V in a second. The HR-V does have its high points, we admit, but the Rogue Sport hits every sweet spot, with maximum comfort, smart infotainment options, and safety gear you won’t find elsewhere in this segment.