Childre Nissan Compares 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport VS 2018 Hyundai Tucson Near Atlanta, GA

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2018 Nissan Rogue Sport

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2018 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 and lane departure warning systems.

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:





Front Seat


5 Stars

5 Stars





Rear Seat


5 Stars

5 Stars




Spine Acceleration

51 G’s

55 G’s


Into Pole


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.

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’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Rogue’s reliability 40 points higher than the Tucson.

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/SEL’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Nissan Rogue 4 cyl. is faster than the Tucson SE/SEL 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.:




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:







2.0 4 cyl./Auto

33 city/35 hwy

23 city/30 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto


2.0 4 cyl./Auto

31 city/34 hwy

21 city/26 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

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







2.5 4 cyl./Auto

26 city/33 hwy

23 city/30 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto




25 city/30 hwy

1.6 4 cyl./Auto


2.5 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/32 hwy

21 city/26 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./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:





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 2 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Tucson (8.4 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 has 3.6 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Tucson (105.8 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 has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Tucson with its rear seat up (39.3 vs. 31 cubic feet). The Rogue has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Tucson with its rear seat folded (70 vs. 61.9 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

When different drivers share the Rogue (except S), the optional 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 open on the Rogue the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can also lower the windows the same way. 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.

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 doesn’t offer rear air conditioning vents, only heat vents.

To keep a safe, consistent following distance, the Rogue (except S) 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 $82 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 Hyundai Tucson isn't recommended.

J.D. Power and Associates rated the Rogue second among compact suvs in owner reported satisfaction. This includes how well the vehicle performs and satisfies its owner’s expectations. The Tucson isn’t in the top three in its category.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Hyundai Tucson by almost four to one during 2017.

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