Childre Nissan Compares 2013 Nissan Rogue VS 2013 Hyundai Santa Near Macon, GA

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2013 Nissan Rogue

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2013 Hyundai Santa

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Nissan Rogue are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has only front height-adjustable seat belts.

The Rogue SL has a standard Around View ® Monitor to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The Santa Fe Sport only offers a rear monitor.

Both the Rogue and the Santa Fe Sport 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, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available all wheel drive.

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 Santa Fe Sport:


Santa Fe Sport

Front Seat


5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.6 inches

.7 inches

Rear Seat


5 Stars

5 Stars

Spine Acceleration

48 G’s

54 G’s

Hip Force

661 lbs.

686 lbs.

Into Pole


5 Stars

5 Stars




Spine Acceleration

38 G’s

50 G’s

Hip Force

653 lbs.

855 lbs.

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

Warranty Comparison

There are over 86 percent more Nissan dealers than there are Hyundai dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Rogue’s warranty.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Motor Trend the Nissan Rogue is faster than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport:


Santa Fe Sport 4 cyl.

Santa Fe Sport 2.0T

Zero to 60 MPH

8 sec

9.3 sec

9.1 sec

Quarter Mile

16.2 sec

16.9 sec

16.8 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

86.2 MPH

82.1 MPH

82.7 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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


Santa Fe Sport


4 cyl./Auto

23 city/28 hwy

21 city/29 hwy

Turbo 4 cyl./Auto


20 city/27 hwy


4 cyl./Auto

22 city/27 hwy

20 city/26 hwy

Turbo 4 cyl./Auto


19 city/24 hwy

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 Santa Fe Sport are solid, not vented.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Rogue SL AWD handles at .79 G’s, while the Santa Fe Sport pulls only .75 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Rogue SL executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Santa Fe Sport (28.4 seconds @ .58 average G’s vs. 28.9 seconds @ .53 average G’s).

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue has .8 inches more front headroom and 1.2 inches more front legroom than the Santa Fe Sport.

Economic Advantages Comparison

The Rogue will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. Kiplinger’s estimates that the Rogue will retain a greater percentage of its original price after two and four years than the Santa Fe Sport.


Santa Fe Sport

Four Year



Two Year



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