2018 Hyundai Tucson vs Nissan Rogue

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The 2018 Hyundai Tucson isn't afraid of a challenge. In this review, we look at how it stands up to the Nissan Rogue. Short-term savings, long-term value and cutting-edge technologies make it a good pick for any person on the go. It's good for families, too.


2018 Hyundai Tucson SE

2018 Nissan Rogue S

Starting MSRP*



Powertrain Warranty

10 year / 100,000 miles

5 year / 60,000 miles

Fuel Capacity

16.4 gallons

14.5 gallons


6-Speed Shiftable Automatic


Parking Assistance

Optionally Available

Not Available


Despite their comparable cabins, the Tucson starts out at $3,000* less than the Rogue. Even if you step up to the Tucson SEL, you are still saving over the Rogue. This lets you pick up many standards not found on the rival Nissan. You get a driver's power chair and heated front seats. The Hyundai dash touchscreen includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the most advanced smartphone integration systems to date.

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For about the same price as the entry level Rogue, you can step up to the Hyundai Tucson Value edition. This adds a 175-horsepower engine that generates 195 lb.-ft. of torque. That's an improvement over the Rogue's main engine. It is a 170-horsepower unit that generates 175 l.b-ft. of torque. When you test drive the Tucson, you'll notice precision and smooth shifting from the seven-speed dual-clutch automatic that is mated to the Tucson turbo. Rogues have a continuously variable transmission, and U.S. News and World Report reviewers complain that drivers will have to adjust their driving style to make it work effectively.

Cabin Attributes

Built a few inches shorter than the Rogue, you may expect the Tucson to have a smaller cabin. Actually it has more headroom and hip room on both rows. Perhaps most important it has more legroom on the second row where passengers need it most. YES Essentials fabric gives the Tucson another advantage. This stain-resistant upholstery is easy to clean and won't retain odors. You can keep your Tucson looking good, maintaining resale values.

2018 Hyundai Tucson Interior


The 2018 Hyundai Tucson has earned all five stars from crash testers at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Rogues earned only four stars overall. This would indicate that the Tucson has a safety advantage over the Rogue. Both are offering crash avoidance features. These include automatic braking with a forward collision warning and a lane departure watch. Hyundai also has a Lane Change Assist to reduce the chances that the Tucson will change lanes at a dangerous time. Bending lights, a Hyundai exclusive, can lower the part of the beam that is a problem for other drivers while retaining more light for the Tucson driver.

Complimentary Blue Link

Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care is free for three years. This includes automatic emergency notification if the Tucson's airbags deploy. Drivers can use the app on a smartphone or smartwatch as well as Google Home and Amazon Echo. They can remotely start or remotely lock or unlock their Tucson. You'll never be locked out with Blue Link Connected Care.


Offering more peace of mind for your automotive investment, Tucson SUVs are covered by the longest powertrain warranty in the automotive business. You get up to 10 years or 100,000 miles of coverage for the Tucson. Purchasing a Rogue nets only five years or 60,000 miles of coverage. Likewise, the limited warranty for the Tucson is longer than the Rogue. You get five years of bumper-to-bumper coverage and roadside assistance versus three years with the Rogue.

Test Drive Today!

Now that you've got the facts, get behind the wheel. The 2018 Hyundai Tucson is available now at Shaker's Family Hyundai. Take a test drive and discover a new way to own the road.


*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.