Compare 2012 Honda CR-V vs 2012 Jeep Compass vs 2012 Nissan Rogue

2012 Honda CR-V
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2012 Jeep Compass
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2012 Nissan Rogue
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 23 31 $23,098 $24,595
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 23 31 $25,579 $27,245
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 23 31 $26,983 $28,745
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 23 31 $26,234 $27,945
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 23 31 $21,132 $22,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX 22 30 $24,268 $25,845
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L 22 30 $26,749 $28,495
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 22 30 $28,153 $29,995
CR-V AWD 5-Door EX-L w/RES 22 30 $27,404 $29,195
CR-V AWD 5-Door LX 22 30 $22,302 $23,745
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4WD 4-Door Latitude
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Compass 4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 26 $22,633 $23,445
Compass 4WD 4-Door Limited 21 26 $25,051 $26,045
Compass 4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $20,612 $21,045
Compass FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 27 $21,006 $21,695
Compass FWD 4-Door Limited 23 27 $23,424 $24,295
Compass FWD 4-Door Sport 23 29 $18,967 $19,295
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AWD 4-Door S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Rogue AWD 4-Door S 22 26 $22,274 $23,370
Rogue AWD 4-Door SL 22 26 $27,682 $29,710
Rogue AWD 4-Door SV 22 26 $24,055 $25,810
Rogue FWD 4-Door S 23 28 $21,038 $22,070
Rogue FWD 4-Door SL 23 28 $26,472 $28,410
Rogue FWD 4-Door SV 23 28 $22,845 $24,510
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,098
$22,633
$22,274
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,595
$23,445
$23,370
Monthly Payment Estimate
$410 / month
$391 / month
$390 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.8
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs. The 2012 Jeep Compass looks pretty good—and its combination of versatile interior, mild off-road ability, and reasonably good gas mileage make it even more attractive—but it simply fails to feel cohesive, responsive, or refined. The 2012 Nissan Rogue's comfortable ride and versatile layout make it a good fit for a value-conscious small families--but it's far from exciting to drive.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles AWD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 52.3 53.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 39.4 35.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 40.7 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.5 101.3 126.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 51.0 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 54.6 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
38.6 39.9 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 54.0 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.6 42.5
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.5 30.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 59.8 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.7 105.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 26.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 69.3 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 59.8 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.8 - TBD - 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 173.4 183.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 45.3 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.1 65.2 65.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 37.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
37.2 22.7 28.9
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
54.0 - TBD - 55.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 31.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
51.0 - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
70.9 53.6 57.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
39.0 38.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x - TBD - 10.3 x 0.4 11.7 x 0.6
Brake Type
Pwr pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.5 x 1.0 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 13.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 - TBD - 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - 39.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.7 16.4 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.3 - TBD - 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P215/60R17 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TTU NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P215/60R17 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA TTU NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 150 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3365 3247 3428
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.0 7.2 7.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 525 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
163 @ 4400 165 @ 4400 175 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA ED3 NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 7000 172 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 21 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 5.80 5.79
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio Continuously variable ratio
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 2.35 - 0.39 2.34-0.39
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 NA NA
Trans Type
5 1 1
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00 NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 1.76 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.51 NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA DAV NA
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Jeep Compass Nissan Rogue
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 NA 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 8.0 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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