2013 Honda CR-VWhen people look at a crossover like the Nissan Rogue, the mpg rating of the vehicle—also known as its fuel economy—can be a huge factor in making the decision of whether or not to buy it. At Detroit area Honda dealers, we’re particularly fond of the Honda crossover, the 2013 Honda CR-V. Not only is it incredibly well-equipped, but it is fuel efficient and powerful.

In fact, all of those three areas—equipment, efficiency, and power—are where it outclasses the Rogue. Take a look!

The CR-V Woos Drivers

Let’s talk about that fuel economy first, as that’s an ever-growing concern among drivers, what with gas prices continuing to climb almost every week, if not every day.

The 2013 Honda CR-V (2WD LX with automatic transmission) has an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 31 mpg on the highway.* We can remember when that was a good number for a small sedan!

The 2013 Rogue, on the other hand, only gets 28 mpg on the highway. Now, this might seem like a small difference, but it will add up with every trip to the pump.

Despite being a more efficient vehicle, the CR-V is also more powerful—rated at 185 hp to the Rogue’s 170 hp—giving evidence of Honda’s excellent engineering.

But finally, there are the features. Did you know that 2013 Honda models were given new starting features packages designed to redefine “standard?” It’s true. Take a look at what all comes on the CR-V LX as standard:

  • Customizable i-MID infotainment system with 5-inch LCD screen
  • Pandora Internet radio
  • Rearview camera
  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
  • SMS text messaging
  • Illuminated steering wheel-mounted controls

And that’s not even all that’s available. While Nissan’s Rogue surely offers some comparable features, they don’t include them as standard from their basic trim level like Honda does.

Test Drive a CR-V Today

When it comes to the crossover, trust the automaker that built one of the first ones: Honda. That’s right, the CR-V was one of the first vehicles in its class, and if you want to get behind the wheel of one, you can visit a Detroit area Honda dealer for a test drive.

We can’t wait to see you.


* Based on 2013 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Detroit Area Honda Dealers includes Tamaroff Honda, Jeffrey Honda, Cawood Honda, Troy Honda, Germain Honda of Ann Arbor, Fischer Honda, Ferndale Honda, LaFontaine Honda, Victory Honda of Plymouth, Victory Honda (in Monroe), Suburban Honda, Jim Riehl’s Friendly Honda, Brighton Honda, Honda Bloomfield, and Bruce Campbell Honda.