2017 Nissan Rogue vs 2017 Hyundai Tucson Car Comparison
When you live in Philadelphia, Lansdale, or Doylestown, you end up driving an equal amount of city and highway miles. Normally, this could eat up a lot of gas and wear on your car. In a rugged SUV, you should still be able to maintain efficiency and high performance. Both the 2017 Nissan Rogue and the 2017 Hyundai Tucson strive to meet this goal, but which is successful? In this vehicle comparison, the team at Montgomeryville Nissan will show you.
2017 Nissan Rogue Performance vs. 2017 Hyundai Tucson Performance
When it comes to performance and fuel consumption, the 2017 Nissan Rogue with available intuitive all-wheel drive (AWD) has managed to put together a powertrain that benefits both. Equipped with a 2.5L four-cylinder, the SUV can generate 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque, all while achieving 32 mpg highway and 25 mpg city.1
How does it manage this feat? For one thing, its engine has been optimized with dual overhead camshafts (DOHC), which simplifies intake and exhausts. An eco-mode has been added as well as a highly efficient Xtronic® continuously variable transmission (CVT). These features streamline performance, making the Rogue a highly economical choice.
The 2017 Hyundai Tucson with AWD is equipped with a similar 2.0L inline four-cylinder engine with DOHC. However, its lack of a CVT or eco mode greatly impacts performance. Due to these absences, it can only maintain 26 mpg highway and 21 mpg city. Power is also cut down to 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque.
Nissan Rogue Interior vs. Hyundai Tucson Interior
The first way in which the Nissan Rogue aims to deliver comfort is by offering plenty of space to passengers. Total occupant volume in the SUV is 105.8 cubic feet. Drivers will have 41.6 inches of headroom and 43 inches of legroom. Lastly, to ensure you don’t have to share any space with luggage, 39.3 cubic feet of cargo space is included.
Secondly, numerous entertainment features have been added to the vehicle. To ensure drivers do not have to take their eyes off the road, Siri® Eyes Free hands-free texting has been included. Hands-free calling is also available with Bluetooth®. For additional music streaming, drivers can also enjoy SiriusXM® satellite radio.
In every category—headroom, legroom, passenger volume, and cargo space—the Tucson falls short of its competitor by at least a couple of inches or a few cubic feet. It stands to reason that occupants may feel slightly more cramped in this smaller vehicle. And without tech additions like Siri® Eyes Free and SiriusXM®, they’ll have fewer entertainment options.
Nissan Safety vs. Hyundai Safety
The Nissan Rogue includes several safety technologies, including enhanced stability features like active ride and trace control. However, what has earned it its TOP SAFETY PICK+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is its solid design.
Zone body construction adds front and rear crumple zones to the Rogue, allowing it to absorb and deflect impacts. Several fortifications are then added, including:
- Hood buckling creases and safety stops
- Break-away engine mounts
- Pipe-style steel side-door guard beams
These, along with other reinforcements, help the Nissan Rogue stand strong against even the most forceful collisions.
The Hyundai Tucson earns the lesser TOP SAFETY PICK from the IIHS, which notes that it is not quite as rigid in design. While it is built with crumple zones and a few stability features of its own, it lacks the many fortifications that have made the Rogue so enduring.
Test Drive the 2017 Nissan Rogue near Philadelphia
When you choose the 2017 Nissan Rogue over the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, you’re not just opting for more space and interior entertainment. You’re opting for better fuel efficiency and higher safety. To truly understand what we mean, you’ll have to experience these differences firsthand. Any drivers in the Philadelphia, Lansdale, and Doylestown area who would like to get behind the wheel can do so by contacting Montgomeryville Nissan. Schedule your test drive today!
1 Fuel economy based on Targeted 2017 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2017 Rogue®. EPA data not available at time of publication. Targeted 2017 fuel economy of:
• 26 city MPG or 33 highway MPG or 29 combined MPG estimate (S, SV, and SL trims)
• 33 city MPG or 35 highway MPG or 34 combined MPG estimate (SV hybrid and SL hybrid trims) based on Nissan internal testing results, subject to EPA confirmation. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison only.