Childre Nissan Compares 2019 Nissan Rogue VS 2019 Hyundai Santa Near Macon, GA

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2019 Nissan Rogue

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2019 Hyundai Santa

Safety Comparison

Both the Rogue and the Santa Fe 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, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, available all wheel drive 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 the rating of “Top Pick” for 2018, a rating granted to only 86 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Santa Fe has not been tested, yet.

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.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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




Santa Fe



2.0 4 cyl./CVT

33 city/35 hwy

22 city/29 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto


2.0 4 cyl./CVT

31 city/34 hwy

21 city/27 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto

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




Santa Fe



2.5 4 cyl./CVT

26 city/33 hwy

22 city/29 hwy

2.4 4 cyl./Auto



20 city/25 hwy

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./Auto


2.5 4 cyl./CVT

25 city/32 hwy

21 city/27 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 doesn’t offer a regenerative braking 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 are solid, not vented.

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 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 doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Rogue has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Santa Fe doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

Chassis Comparison

The Rogue is 3.3 inches shorter than the Santa Fe, making the Rogue easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

For excellent aerodynamics, the Rogue has standard flush composite headlights. The Santa Fe has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue has a much larger cargo area than the Santa Fe with its rear seat up (39.3 vs. 35.9 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 can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

Recommendations Comparison

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

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

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