Nissan Rogue vs. Hyundai Tucson

Nissan Rogue
Hyundai Tucson
Fuel Economy (city/hwy) 26/33 23/30
Fuel Tank Capacity 14.5 gals. 16.4 gals.
Horsepower 170 hp 164 hp
Transmission Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission) with Sport Mode Shifter 6-speed automatic transmission
Curb Weight (fwd/awd) 3,454/3,580 lbs. 3,300/3,463 lbs.
Cargo Capacity 70 cu. ft. 61.9 cu. ft.
Passenger Volume 105.8 cu. ft. 102.2 cu. ft.
Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Standard -
Blind Spot Monitor Standard -
Automatic Emergency Braking Standard -
Starting MSRP $24,800 $22,550

The Nissan Rogue and Hyundai Tucson are two compact SUVs that give customers a lot of value for a price tag that is on the lighter end of the spectrum. For drivers from Indio to Cathedral City, the allure of practical, fuel-efficient, and spacious crossovers cannot be denied.

Starting with practicality and fuel-efficiency, the Nissan Rogue has the Hyundai Tucson beat with higher MPGs as well as cargo and passenger room. The Nissan Rogue gets an EPA estimated 26 MPGs in the city and 33 MPGs on the highway. The Hyundai Tucson gets less at 23 MPGs in the city and 30 MPGs on the highway. The passenger volume discrepancy isn’t as glaring, with the Nissan Rogue getting about three more cubic feet total. Cargo capacity, however, is a different story. The Nissan Rogue gets roughly nine more cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats folded down.

The Hyundai Tucson has the Nissan Rogue beat in starting MSRP, but you get less space and features with the base model Hyundai Tucson than the Nissan Rogue. The Nissan Rogue comes standard with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, blind spot monitor, and automatic emergency braking to name a few. The Hyundai Tucson asks for an upgrade in trim to achieve those features.

At the end of the day, both the Nissan Rogue and the Hyundai Tucson meet the base needs of a compact SUV to get you around the Coachella Valley. However, there are several areas in the feature, space, and fuel-efficiency department where the Nissan Rogue reigns superior. Come by Torre Nissan in La Quinta, CA for a test drive, and experience the Nissan Rogue for yourself.