Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport VS 2017 Hyundai Tucson Near New Braunfels, TX

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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport

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2017 Hyundai Tucson

Safety Comparison

The Rogue Sport (except S) offers an optional Around View® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Tucson only offers a rear monitor and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the front or sides.

Both the Rogue Sport and the Tucson have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 29 percent more Nissan dealers than there are Hyundai dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Rogue Sport’s warranty.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Rogue Sport gets better fuel mileage than the Tucson:



Rogue Sport




2.0 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/32 hwy

23 city/30 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto




25 city/30 hwy



2.0 4 cyl./Auto

24 city/30 hwy

21 city/26 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto




24 city/28 hwy


Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Rogue Sport’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Tucson are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Rogue Sport has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Tucson doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For greater off-road capability the Rogue Sport has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Tucson (7.4 vs. 6.4 inches), allowing the Rogue Sport to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis Comparison

The Rogue Sport is 3.8 inches shorter than the Tucson, making the Rogue Sport easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the Rogue Sport has a liquid-filled front engine mount. The liquid helps further dampen engine harshness. The Tucson uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue Sport has 1.3 inches more front legroom and .6 inches more rear shoulder room than the Tucson.

The front step up height for the Rogue Sport is 1.9 inches lower than the Tucson (17.1” vs. 19”). The Rogue Sport’s rear step up height is 2.2 inches lower than the Tucson’s (17.8” vs. 20”).

Ergonomics Comparison

The Rogue Sport’s driver’s power window opens or closes with one touch of the window control, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths. The Tucson’s standard driver’s power window switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully.

The Rogue Sport’s speed-sensitive wipers speed up when the vehicle does, so that the driver doesn’t have to continually adjust the speed of the wipers. The Tucson’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors available for the Rogue Sport SL detect other vehicles which could be blinded and automatically switch to low beams. The Tucson doesn’t offer automatic dimming high beams.

On extremely cold Winter days, the Rogue Sport’s optional (except S) heated steering wheel provides comfort, allowing the driver to steer safely and comfortably before the vehicle heater warms up. The Tucson doesn’t offer a heated steering wheel.

Both the Rogue Sport and the Tucson offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Rogue Sport has standard rear air conditioning vents to keep rear occupants cool in summer or warm in winter. The Tucson SE doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Rogue Sport SL offers an optional Intelligent Cruise Control, which alters the speed of the vehicle without driver intervention. This allows the driver to use cruise control more safely without constantly having to disengage it when approaching slower traffic. The Tucson doesn’t offer an adaptive cruise control.

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