Compare 2017 Hyundai Tucson vs Nissan Rogue | Watertown, CT

2017 Hyundai Tucson vs Nissan Rogue

Serving Watertown, CT, Waterbury, and Bristol

Making their first appearances during the mid-2000s, the Hyundai Tucson and the Nissan Rogue were part of a wave of cars that helped further the popularity of the crossover: a vehicle that combines the family-friendly nature of a sedan with the roominess of an SUV. Small and peppy without sacrificing cabin space, the Tucson and the Rogue are among the favorites in the compact crossover segment. And for 2017, Hyundai and Nissan, respectively, make a few changes to keep them fresh in an ever-competitive market. Ultimately, it's the Tucson that pulls away from the Rogue in terms of overall value and quality, based on the following factors.


2017 Hyundai Tucson

2017 Nissan Rogue

Starting MSRP*




10 year / 100,000 miles

5 year / 60,000 miles

Standard Engine




6-Speed SHIFTRONIC® Automatic


Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

23 city / 30 hwy mpg**

26 city / 33 hwy mpg**


Based on evaluating reported issues during the first 90 days of ownership, J.D. Power awards each new vehicle an "Initial Quality" rating to gauge its reliability in the long run. The 2017 Hyundai Tucson was awarded 4 Power Circles out of a possible 5, which means that it is among the best compact crossovers to buy if you need a vehicle less likely to develop major problems throughout years of ownership. The 2017 Nissan Rogue gets a 3-out-of-5 Power Circle rating, which makes it better than most, but places it below its Hyundai counterpart in predicted reliability.

LATCH System Ease-of-Use

Neither the 2017 Hyundai Tucson nor the 2017 Nissan Rogue will be accused of not being safe vehicles. Indeed, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) singled them out for outstanding crash test performance; each vehicle scored the best possible score ("Good") in all five IIHS crashworthiness tests. Plus, both the Tucson and the Rogue are rated "Acceptable"—an above-average rating—in the ability to prevent or mitigate front crashes. However, the similarities end when it concerns the ease of use of the LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children) system, which is a network of harnesses for securing child seats in the rear row. The IIHS deems the LATCH system on the Tucson easier to use ("Acceptable") than that of the Rogue ("Marginal"). Thus, the Tucson is the vehicle to go with for better piece of mind regarding the safety of much younger and smaller passengers.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Interior


With the 2017 Nissan Rogue, you get a three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty and a five-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, which are industry standards. By comparison, Hyundai has built and maintained a reputation for providing the most generous warranties in the auto industry. And with both a five-year/60,000-mile limited warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, the Tucson is clearly claims the best-in-class category in such coverage.

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Ready to test-drive the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, as opposed to the 2017 Nissan Rogue? At our dealership in Watertown, Connecticut, we pride ourselves on operating as "product specialists," rather than regular salespeople. Not only do we know what we sell, we pay attention to our customers' needs and wants regarding their new vehicle. Call us today to set up an appointment with one of our qualified Hyundai experts.


*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.