Hyundai Tucson vs Nissan Rogue

Hyundai Tucson vs the Competition in Shrewsbury, NJ


Hyundai Tucson and Its Nissan Rival Go Head-to-Head -- Which New SUV is Right for You? 

A compact crossover ought to check all the boxes for the central New Jersey drive. It should be powerful and capable, yet confident and a pleasure to drive. It ought to be at the industry's leading edge when it comes to safety. Most of all, it should be exceptionally accommodating, home to a balance of creature comforts and the advanced technologies to make any ride a pleasure cruise. The latest Hyundai Tucson, a favorite since 2005, is just such an SUV. You can see how well it pulls ahead, too, against models a few years newer like Nissan Rogue. The experts here at Circle Hyundai in Shrewsbury have made comparing them easy.


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Hyundai Tucson vs. Nissan Rogue


  •  The new Tucson features more trim choices than Rogue. They range from base SE and step-up Value to SEL at the midrange, an athletic Sport model, and Limited and Ultimate at the top of the line. Rogue only offers three: base S, mid-level SV and top-tier SL.
  • The 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter in-line four-cylinder engine in Rogue might get a jump on the 161-horsepower, 2.0-liter I4 model in Tucson SE and Value, but it's the only engine that Rogue offers, and trims like Tucson SEL and later easily surpass it, incorporating a 181-horsepower, 2.4-liter inline-four capable of shelling 175 pound-feet of torque.
  • If you prefer fewer trips to the pump around West Long Branch, go with Tucson. Its fuel capacity is a sizable 16.4 gallons. Rogue only has a 14.5-gallon tank.
  • With a gear-driven, six-speed auto transmission, Tucson is also the more reliable bet when it comes to effectively and efficiently shifting on the roads of Red Bank. It even features SHIFTRONIC® technology, which adapts to your driving habits. Rogue, on the other hand, features the Nissan proprietary Xtronic CVT, which is belt-driven and more likely to stretch and wear over time.
  • You can tow anywhere from 1,500 to 2,000 pounds with Tucson when it's equipped properly. That's enough for an Asbury Park getaway's light trailerful or a haul of a couple of dirt bikes heading out to Freehold. Rogue can only lug up to 1,102 pounds.
  • Driver Attention Warning comes standard in Tucson to help you stay focused on the road. It's not offered in Rogue.
  • Tucson is the more comfortable choice, with better front shoulder room and rear head and leg room than Rogue.
  • YES Essentials cloth seats come standard throughout half the Tucson lineup to resist spills and stains. There's no high-durability seating option in Rogue.
  • Ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and an 8-inch touchscreen appear at the top of the line, standard. The former two aren't offered in Rogue, and it builds in only a 7-inch NissanConnect display, no matter the trim level.
  • Wireless device charging is a standard in Tucson Sport and later, making it easy to keep electronics energized and ready for the day-trip to Middletown, NJ. In Rogue, it's only optional.
  • A new Tucson comes quality-assured, with 5 years or 60,000 miles of new vehicle limited coverage, a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and 7 years and unlimited miles of anti-perforation protection. A new Rogue, however, offers only 3 years or 36,000 miles, 5 years or 60,000 miles, and 5 years and unlimited miles respectively.
  • Tucson is also the more affordable option, with base models costing much less than Rogue. 

If you're eager to learn more about the new Hyundai Tucson, contact us here at 641 Shrewsbury Avenue to schedule a test drive. We look forward to showing you how else it shows up the competition!