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.
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.