Ancira Nissan Compares 2017 Nissan Rogue VS 2017 Hyundai Tucson Near San Antonio, TX

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2017 Nissan Rogue

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2017 Hyundai Tucson

Safety Comparison

The Rogue (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 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.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Rogue is safer than the Hyundai Tucson:

 

Rogue

Tucson

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

69

94

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

142

241

Spine Acceleration

51 G’s

55 G’s

 

Into Pole

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Spine Acceleration

38 G’s

48 G’s

Hip Force

784 lbs.

1028 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, and its headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Rogue its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2017, a rating granted to only 46 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Tucson is only a standard “Top Pick” for 2017.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 28 percent more Nissan dealers than there are Hyundai dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the Rogue’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

The Rogue’s standard 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 6 more horsepower (170 vs. 164) and 24 lbs.-ft. more torque (175 vs. 151) than the Tucson SE’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Nissan Rogue 4 cyl. is faster than the Tucson SE:

 

Rogue

Tucson

Zero to 30 MPH

3.7 sec

4 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

9.5 sec

11 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

5.8 sec

6.9 sec

Quarter Mile

17.3 sec

18.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

83.2 MPH

80.2 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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

 

 

Rogue

Tucson

 

FWD

Auto

33 city/35 hwy

26 city/32 hwy

 

AWD

Auto

31 city/34 hwy

25 city/30 hwy

 

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

 

 

Rogue

Tucson

 

FWD

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

26 city/33 hwy

23 city/30 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

 

 

n/a

25 city/30 hwy

1.6T/Auto

 

 

n/a

26 city/32 hwy

Eco/Auto

AWD

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/32 hwy

21 city/26 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

 

 

n/a

24 city/28 hwy

1.6T/Auto

 

 

n/a

25 city/30 hwy

Eco/Auto

Regenerative brakes improve the Rogue Hybrid’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Tucson doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

In heavy traffic or at stoplights the Rogue Hybrid’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. The engine is automatically restarted when the driver gets ready to move again. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) The Tucson doesn’t offer an automatic engine start/stop system.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Rogue’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.

The Rogue stops much shorter than the Tucson:

 

Rogue

Tucson

 

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

128 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels Comparison

The Rogue 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.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the Rogue can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Tucson doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Rogue’s wheelbase is 1.4 inches longer than on the Tucson (106.5 inches vs. 105.1 inches).

For greater off-road capability the Rogue has a 1.8 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Tucson (8.2 vs. 6.4 inches), allowing the Rogue to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis Comparison

To almost totally eliminate engine vibration in the passenger area, the Rogue has an electronically controlled liquid-filled front engine mount. A computer controlled electric current in the liquid changes its viscosity, allowing the mount to dampen the engine completely at all RPMs. The Tucson uses conventional solid rubber engine mounts.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue offers optional seating for 7 passengers; the Tucson can only carry 5.

The Rogue has 24.3 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Tucson (126.5 vs. 102.2).

The Rogue has 2 inches more front headroom, 1.5 inches more front legroom and .8 inches more rear shoulder room than the Tucson.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue’s cargo area provides more volume than the Tucson.

 

Rogue

Tucson

Third Seat Removed

32 cubic feet

31 cubic feet

Second Seat Folded

70 cubic feet

61.9 cubic feet

Ergonomics Comparison

When different drivers share the Rogue SL, the memory seats and mirrors make it convenient. Each setting activates different, customized memories for the driver’s seat position and outside mirror angle. The Tucson doesn’t offer a memory system.

If the windows are left down on the Rogue the driver can raise them all using the key in the outside lock cylinder; on a hot day the driver can lower the windows. The driver of the Tucson can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

While driving with high beams on, sensitive light sensors standard on the Rogue 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’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 and the Tucson offer rear vents. For greater rear passenger comfort, the Rogue 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 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.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Rogue is less expensive to operate than the Tucson because typical repairs cost less on the Rogue than the Tucson, including $92 less for a water pump and $18 less for front struts.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends the Nissan Rogue, based on reliability, safety and performance.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Hyundai Tucson by almost four to one during the 2016 model year.

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