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Tuscon vs Rogue

Cardinale Hyundai in Corona A Riverside Area Hyundai Dealer
Compares The 2019 Hyundai Tucson vs 2019 Nissan Rogue

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson wins over shoppers at Riverside area Hyundai dealers thanks to its attractive styling, sophisticated interior and wide array of standard and optional features. This compact SUV is a great value, with a lower price tag and more standard equipment than you’ll find on rival vehicles.

Some buyers considering the 2019 Hyundai Tucson may also be contemplating purchasing the 2019 Nissan Rogue. We’ll take a look at both vehicles and see which one comes out on top.


Hyundai Tucson buyers have a choice of two engines. At the top of the range is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque. The Tucson produces more horsepower than the 2019 Nissan Rogue, which employs a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 170 hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. Edmunds described the Nissan Rogue’s acceleration as weak and listless.  

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson gets a six-speed automatic transmission, while the 2019 Nissan Rogue’s engine is connected to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). Most automotive enthusiasts would rather have an automatic transmission than a CVT. CVTs don’t last as long as automatics, and when they fail, they must be replaced, rather than repaired. Additionally, CVTs don’t hold up well to higher levels of horsepower than automatic gearboxes.

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Compare Price

Cost-conscious auto shoppers will select the 2019 Hyundai Tucson over the 2019 Nissan Rogue. The Hyundai Tucson has a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) that starts at $23,200. The 2019 Nisan Rogue has a starting MSRP of $25,020. The MSRP isn’t the price you’ll pay when you visit a Riverside area Hyundai dealership like Cardinale Hyundai in Corona. We use the MSRP here to compare the two SUVs.
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Compare Safety

Safety is an important consideration for shoppers buying a new vehicle. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson sailed through IIHS crash testing with flying colors, with the highest score of Good in all six crash tests. The IIHS named the Tucson a Top Safety Pick for 2019. The 2019 Nissan Rogue only received a Good score on five crash tests. The NHTSA gave the Tucson five-out-of-five stars for overall crash protection, while the Rogue only received four stars.


The Hyundai Tucson provides balanced steering that isn’t too heavy at low speeds and isn’t too light at high speeds. The Rogue’s steering is heavy, and the steering wheel isn’t particularly easy to turn.


A vehicle’s warranty reflects the manufacturer’s willingness to stand behind what they sell. Tucson owners enjoy the confidence that comes with knowing Hyundai provides the best warranty in the automotive business. The Tucson Hyundai comes with a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. The Nissan Rogue only gets a 3-year/36,000 basic warranty and a 5-year/60-mile powertrain warranty. Hyundai also provides longer roadside assistance, with 5-years/unlimited-mile coverage. Nissan only offers 3 years/36,000 miles of roadside assistance.

Wrapping It Up

When you compare the 2019 Hyundai Tucson with the 2019 Nissan Rogue and look at important categories such as the price, powertrain, safety and the warranty, the Tucson comes out ahead. That’s the reason we believe the Tucson is the better buy.