Childre Nissan Compares 2018 Nissan Rogue VS 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Near Warner Robins, GA

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2018 Nissan Rogue

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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

Safety Comparison

To prevent power induced skids and loss of control on slick surfaces, the Nissan Rogue has standard full range traction control. The Tiguan’s traction control is for low speeds only. Low traction conditions at higher speeds are more dangerous, making the need for full range traction control important.

Both the Rogue and the Tiguan 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.

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 60 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Tiguan has not been tested, yet.

Warranty Comparison

The Rogue comes with free roadside assistance for 3 years 36,000 miles. Nissan will send help if you run out of gas, need a jump start, lock your keys in or need any assistance on the road. Volkswagen doesn’t give free roadside assistance for the Tiguan.

There are over 65 percent more Nissan dealers than there are Volkswagen dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Rogue’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2017 Auto Issue reports that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Volkswagen vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Nissan 9 places higher in reliability than Volkswagen.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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

 

 

Rogue

Tiguan

 

FWD

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

33 city/35 hwy

22 city/27 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

AWD

2.0 4 cyl./Auto

31 city/34 hwy

21 city/27 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

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

 

 

Rogue

Tiguan

 

2WD

2.5 4 cyl./CVT

26 city/33 hwy

22 city/27 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

4WD

2.5 4 cyl./CVT

25 city/32 hwy

21 city/27 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto

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

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Nissan Rogue uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Tiguan requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

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 Tiguan are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Rogue has larger tires than the Tiguan (225/65R17 vs. 215/65R17).

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 Tiguan 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 Tiguan doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For greater off-road capability the Rogue has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Tiguan (8.4 vs. 7.9 inches), allowing the Rogue to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis Comparison

The Nissan Rogue may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 50 to 300 pounds less than the Volkswagen Tiguan.

The design of the Nissan Rogue amounts to more than styling. The Rogue has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .33 Cd. That is lower than the Tiguan (.35) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the Rogue get better fuel mileage.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue has 2 inches more front headroom, 2.8 inches more front legroom and 1.4 inches more rear legroom than the Tiguan.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue has a much larger cargo area than the Tiguan with its rear seat up (39.3 vs. 12 cubic feet).

Recommendations Comparison

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

The Nissan Rogue outsold the Volkswagen Tiguan by over eleven to one during the 2017 model year.

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