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2018 Nissan Rogue vs 2018 Hyundai Tucson

2018 Nissan Rogue vs 2018 Hyundai Tucson

What are the differences between a good drive and a great drive? For many people, it comes down to four key criteria: a strong engine, good fuel economy, mood-matching music, and driver assistance technology systems. As you can see our 2018 Nissan Rogue vs 2018 Hyundai Tucson comparative chart below, the Rogue raises the bar for all of these criteria, as it is simply one step ahead of the competition.

First, let's take a look at what's hiding under the hood of each SUV. With 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque at its beck and call, the 2018 Nissan Rogue is ready for virtually anything. The 2018 Tucson, on the other hand, is only able to muster 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque – both of which are serious downgrades from the Rogue. This, of course, is only the beginning.

2018 Nissan Rogue


2018 Hyundai Tucson

170 hp, 175 lb-ft Base MSRP 164 hp, 151 lb-ft
26/33/29 mpg*1 Fuel Economy (city/hwy/combined) 23/30/26 mpg
Standard Satellite Radio Available
Available Adaptive Cruise Control N/A

Key Differences – Nissan Rogue vs Hyundai Tucson

One might think that the 2018 Hyundai Tucson earns better fuel economy ratings than the Rogue because of its weaker engine, but one would be wrong. As estimated by the EPA, the 2018 Nissan Rogue achieves up to 26 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway, and 29 mpg on combined roads.*1 According to the EPA, the 2018 Hyundai Tuscon trails three mpg behind the Rogue everywhere they go. Suffice it to say, the Rogue really is the more fuel-efficient option.

The trend of the Tucson falling behind doesn't stop after power ratings and fuel economy. Rather, it continues into the lists of standard and available features in each SUV. Satellite radio, for example, comes standard in every model of the 2018 Rogue, but is only available in higher trims of the Tucson. In other words, Hyundai customers need to pay more for technology that's standard in the Rogue.

Furthermore, the 2018 Nissan Rogue also offers available Adaptive Cruise Control. This state-of-the-art system is the future of cruise control, as it adjusts the speed of the Rogue to better match the cars around it. Unfortunately for Hyundai customers, this technology is not available in any models of the 2018 Tucson.

With unmatched Adaptive Cruise Control, standard satellite radio, better fuel economy ratings, and a stronger engine, the 2018 Nissan Rogue satisfies the needs of SUV customers better than the 2018 Hyundai Tucson. With all of that in mind, it's no surprise that countless customers choose the Rogue over the Tucson.

*1 Fuel economy based on 2018 EPA fuel economy estimates for 2018 Rogue® FWD. 2018 fuel economy of 26 city MPG or 33 highway MPG or 29 combined MPG estimate
Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions — use for comparison only.