Childre Nissan Compares 2018 Nissan Rogue VS 2018 Hyundai Santa Near Atlanta, GA

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2018 Nissan Rogue

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2018 Hyundai Santa

Safety Comparison

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, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, lane departure warning systems and around view monitors.

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, results indicate that the Nissan Rogue is safer than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport:

 

Rogue

Santa Fe Sport

 

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

69

115

 

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

142

143

Spine Acceleration

51 G’s

54 G’s

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.

Engine Comparison

As tested in Motor Trend the Nissan Rogue 4 cyl. is faster than the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 4 cyl.:

 

Rogue

Santa Fe Sport

Zero to 60 MPH

9.1 sec

9.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

83.2 MPH

82.1 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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

 

 

Rogue

Santa Fe Sport

 

FWD

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

33 city/35 hwy

21 city/27 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

AWD

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

31 city/34 hwy

20 city/26 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

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

 

 

Rogue

Santa Fe Sport

 

2WD

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

26 city/33 hwy

21 city/27 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

 

 

n/a

20 city/28 hwy

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.5 4 cyl./Auto

25 city/32 hwy

20 city/26 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

Regenerative brakes improve the Rogue Hybrid’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Santa Fe Sport 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 Santa Fe Sport 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 Santa Fe Sport are solid, not vented.

The Rogue stops much shorter than the Santa Fe Sport:

 

Rogue

Santa Fe Sport

 

60 to 0 MPH

118 feet

145 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 Santa Fe Sport 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 Santa Fe Sport doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Rogue SL AWD handles at .77 G’s, while the Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate AWD pulls only .73 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue has 2 inches more front headroom and 1.7 inches more front legroom than the Santa Fe Sport.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue has a much larger cargo area than the Santa Fe Sport with its rear seat up (39.3 vs. 35.4 cubic feet).

Ergonomics Comparison

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 Santa Fe Sport can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Rogue is less expensive to operate than the Santa Fe Sport because typical repairs cost less on the Rogue than the Santa Fe Sport, including $19 less for front brake pads and $62 less for front struts.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Nissan Rogue will be $87 to $3403 less than for the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

Recommendations Comparison

Consumer Reports® recommends both the Nissan Rogue and the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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 Santa Fe Sport isn’t in the top three.

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Hyundai Santa Fe by over three to one during 2017.

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