Consumers are increasingly interested in sport utility vehicles, so much so in fact that right now in North America, the market is seeing more SUVs leave dealerships than cars.
The compact SUV segment is particularly attractive to many buyers, and manufacturers know that very well. That's why there are several high-quality models in this category starting with the Nissan Rogue and the Hyundai Tucson.
Choosing between the Nissan Rogue and the Hyundai Tucson depends on your needs
Whenever you are hesitating between two different models, the first thing you should do is determine your needs in terms of interior space, fuel economy, performance and pricing.
Now, fuel economy is probably the most difficult criteria because it depends so much on how you drive your vehicle, but you can still check out the various specs of the vehicles that interest you including fuel consumption numbers and get a good sense of how one model compares to another.
For example, the Nissan Rogue’s posted fuel economy rating is 9.2 liters per 100 kilometers in the city, and 7.0 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway in front-wheel drive versions, and 9.6 liters per 100 kilometers in the city and 7.4 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway with all-wheel drive models.
On the other hand, front-wheel drive Hyundai Tucson variants average 10.1 and 7.8 l/100 km in the city and on the highway respectively, and 11.0 liters per 100 kilometers in the city/9.1 liters per 100 kilometers on the highway when equipped with AWD. So, it doesn’t really matter how you drive, the Rogue will be the more fuel-efficient of the two.
Then, when it comes to performance, well you really have to get behind the wheel of each model to see which you prefer. That said, the Hyundai Tuscon’s entry-level engine is less powerful with 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque while the Nissan Rogue is powered by a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque.
The Nissan Rogue outshines the Hyundai Tucson when it comes to interior space
In terms of interior space, the Nissan Rogue is one of the most spacious compact SUVs in its class with 1,112 liters of cargo space with all seats in place. The Tucson offers 877 liters of cargo space with all seats in place. Lower the rear seat, and you get 1,982 liters of cargo space in the Rogue while the Tucson offers 1,754 liters.
Moreover, the new Rogue is one of the only models in its segment to offer an optional third row of seats, something you cannot get in the Tucson.
Again, choosing the right vehicle for you will depend on your needs. If you are looking for a spacious compact sport utility vehicle that is also fuel-efficient and powerful, the Nissan Rogue offered at Truro Nissan is the way to go!