2020 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2020 Nissan Rogue

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The Tucson has standard Active Head Restraints, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the Active Head Restraints system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Rogue doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Tucson’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Rogue doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Tucson and the Rogue 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, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Hyundai Tucson is safer than the Nissan Rogue:

Tucson

Rogue

OVERALL STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

Driver

STARS

5 Stars

3 Stars

HIC

172

294

Neck Injury Risk

21%

31%

Neck Stress

219 lbs.

284 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

64/54 lbs.

856/397 lbs.

Passenger

STARS

5 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

226

298

Chest Compression

.6 inches

.7 inches

Neck Injury Risk

37%

63%

Neck Stress

162 lbs.

235 lbs.

Neck Compression

50 lbs.

109 lbs.

Leg Forces (l/r)

45/43 lbs.

393/402 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

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 Hyundai Tucson is safer than the Nissan Rogue:

Tucson

Rogue

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.8 inches

1 inches

Abdominal Force

107 G’s

202 G’s

Hip Force

356 lbs.

477 lbs.

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Hip Force

482 lbs.

783 lbs.

Into Pole

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

Max Damage Depth

14 inches

15 inches

HIC

312

547

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, its “Good” rating in the new passenger-side small overlap crash test, and its available headlight’s “Acceptable” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Tucson the rating of “Top Pick” for 2019, a rating granted to only 88 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Rogue has not been fully tested, yet.

Warranty

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The Tucson comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Rogue’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

Hyundai’s powertrain warranty covers the Tucson 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Nissan covers the Rogue. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Rogue ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Tucson’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Rogue’s (7 vs. 5 years).

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates rated the Tucson second among small suvs in their 2019 Initial Quality Study. The Rogue was rated third in its category.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are better in initial quality than Nissan vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai third in initial quality, above the industry average. With 15 more problems per 100 vehicles, Nissan is ranked 7th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Nissan vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 13 more problems per 100 vehicles, Nissan is ranked 15th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2018 Auto Issue reports that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Nissan vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Hyundai 4 places higher in reliability than Nissan.

Engine

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The Tucson SEL/Sport/Limited/Ultimate’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 11 more horsepower (181 vs. 170) than the Rogue’s 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl.

As tested in Motor Trend the Tucson SEL/Sport/Limited/Ultimate 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. is faster than the Nissan Rogue:

Tucson

Rogue

Zero to 30 MPH

2.9 sec

3.2 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

8.8 sec

9.5 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

15.2 sec

16.5 sec

Passing 45 to 65 MPH

4.9 sec

5.1 sec

Quarter Mile

16.7 sec

17.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

84.1 MPH

81.5 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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The Tucson has 1.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the Rogue (16.4 vs. 14.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Environmental Friendliness

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifies the Hyundai Tucson as a “Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle” (PZEV). The Nissan Rogue is only certified to “Super Ultra Low Emissions Vehicle” (SULEV) standards.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Tucson’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Rogue:

Tucson

Rogue

Front Rotors

12 inches

11.65 inches

Rear Rotors

11.9 inches

11.5 inches

The Tucson stops shorter than the Rogue:

Tucson

Rogue

60 to 0 MPH

128 feet

134 feet

Consumer Reports

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

138 feet

142 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Tucson Sport’s tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Rogue (245/45R19 vs. 225/65R17).

The Tucson SE/Value’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Rogue S/SV’s standard 65 series tires. The Tucson Sport’s tires have a lower 45 series profile than the Rogue SL’s 55 series tires.

Suspension and Handling

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The Tucson has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Rogue’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The Tucson SE handles at .82 G’s, while the Rogue SL AWD pulls only .77 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Tucson Limited AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.8 seconds quicker than the Rogue SL AWD (27.1 seconds @ .64 average G’s vs. 28.9 seconds @ .58 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Tucson’s turning circle is 2.7 feet tighter than the Rogue’s (34.9 feet vs. 37.6 feet).

Chassis

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The Tucson is 8.3 inches shorter than the Rogue, making the Tucson easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

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The Tucson has 1.6 inches more front hip room, .5 inches more front shoulder room, .7 inches more rear headroom, .3 inches more rear legroom and 2.4 inches more rear hip room than the Rogue.

Cargo Capacity

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The Tucson’s cargo area is larger than the Rogue’s in almost every dimension:

Tucson

Rogue

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

34.3”/69.5”

33.5”/68.5”

Max Width

53”

n/a

Height

35.2”

n/a

Towing

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The Tucson’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Rogue’s (1500 vs. 1102 pounds).

Servicing Ease

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The Tucson has a maintenance free battery for long life without checking the battery’s water level. The Rogue doesn’t have a maintenance free battery, so the water level in the battery’s cells must be checked often to prevent damage.

Ergonomics

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To help each driver find a more comfortable driving position, the Tucson has a telescoping steering wheel. Much better than just a tilt steering wheel or adjustable seat, this allows a short driver to sit further from the steering wheel while maintaining contact with the pedals. The Rogue doesn’t offer a telescoping steering wheel.

The Tucson’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Rogue’s parking brake has to released manually.

The power windows standard on both the Tucson and the Rogue have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Tucson is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Rogue prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

The Tucson Ultimate’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Rogue’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

To help drivers see further while navigating curves, the Tucson Limited offers optional adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle. The Rogue doesn’t offer cornering lights.

Both the Tucson and the Rogue offer available heated front seats. The Tucson Ultimate also has standard heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Rogue.

Standard air-conditioned seats in the Tucson Ultimate keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Rogue doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Tucson owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Tucson will cost $315 less than the Rogue over a five-year period.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Tucson is less expensive to operate than the Rogue because it costs $82 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost much less on the Tucson than the Rogue, including $6 less for a water pump, $8 less for a muffler, $13 less for front brake pads, $86 less for a starter, $117 less for fuel injection, $180 less for a fuel pump, $631 less for a timing belt/chain and $741 less for a power steering pump.

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