Pecheles Automotive Compares 2019 Hyundai SANTA FE VS 2018 Nissan Rogue Near Washington, NC

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2019 Hyundai SANTA FE

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2019 Hyundai SANTA FE

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2018 Nissan Rogue

Safety Comparison

In the past twenty years hundreds of infants and young children have died after being left in vehicles, usually by accident. When turning the vehicle off, drivers of the Santa Fe SEL Plus/Limited/Ultimate are reminded to check the back seat when a sensor determines the back seat is occupied. The Rogue doesn’t offer a back seat reminder.

Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The Santa Fe has a standard Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Avoidance Assist which uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The Rogue doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

The Santa Fe’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Rogue doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Santa Fe and the Rogue have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, available all wheel drive and around view monitors.

Warranty Comparison

The Santa Fe comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Rogue’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 2 years and 24,000 miles sooner.

Hyundai’s powertrain warranty covers the Santa Fe 5 years and 40,000 miles longer than Nissan covers the Rogue. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Rogue ends after only 5 years or 60,000 miles.

The Santa Fe’s corrosion warranty is 2 years longer than the Rogue’s (7 vs. 5 years).

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are better in initial quality than Nissan vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai third in initial quality, above the industry average. With 11 more problems per 100 vehicles, Nissan is ranked 10th.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Nissan vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai 6th in reliability, above the industry average. With 9 more problems per 100 vehicles, Nissan is ranked 10th.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ April 2018 Auto Issue reports that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Nissan vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Hyundai 1 place higher in reliability than Nissan.

Engine Comparison

The Santa Fe’s standard 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 15 more horsepower (185 vs. 170) and 3 lbs.-ft. more torque (178 vs. 175) than the Rogue’s standard 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl. The Santa Fe’s 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 9 more horsepower (185 vs. 176) than the Rogue Hybrid’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid. The Santa Fe 2.0T’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 59 more horsepower (235 vs. 176) than the Rogue Hybrid’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid.

The Santa Fe’s 2.2 turbo diesel produces 20 more horsepower (190 vs. 170) and 147 lbs.-ft. more torque (322 vs. 175) than the Rogue’s standard 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl. The Santa Fe’s 2.2 turbo diesel produces 14 more horsepower (190 vs. 176) than the Rogue Hybrid’s standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl. hybrid.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

Regardless of its engine, the Santa Fe’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) Nissan only offers an automatic engine start/stop system on the Rogue Hybrid.

The Santa Fe has 4.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Rogue (18.8 vs. 14.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

For better stopping power the Santa Fe’s brake rotors are larger than those on the Rogue:

 

Santa Fe

Rogue

Front Rotors

12.6 inches

11.65 inches

Rear Rotors

12 inches

11.5 inches

Tires and Wheels Comparison

For better traction, the Santa Fe has larger tires than the Rogue (235/65R17 vs. 225/65R17).

Suspension and Handling Comparison

The Santa Fe has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Rogue’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The Santa Fe has a standard automatic load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Rogue doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Santa Fe’s wheelbase is 2.4 inches longer than on the Rogue (108.9 inches vs. 106.5 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Santa Fe is 1.9 inches wider in the front and 2.2 inches wider in the rear than on the Rogue.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Santa Fe 2.2D has standard seating for 7 passengers; the Rogue can only carry 5.

The Santa Fe has 4.9 cubic feet more passenger volume than the Rogue (110.7 vs. 105.8).

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Santa Fe 2.2D’s cargo area provides more volume than the Rogue.

 

Santa Fe

Rogue

Second Seat Folded

70.7 cubic feet

70 cubic feet

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Santa Fe SEL Plus/Limited/Ultimate’s second row seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Rogue doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

A standard locking glovebox keeps your small valuables safer in the Santa Fe. The Rogue doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics Comparison

To help each driver find a more comfortable driving position, the Santa Fe has a telescoping steering wheel. Much better than just a tilt steering wheel or adjustable seat, this allows a short driver to sit further from the steering wheel while maintaining contact with the pedals. The Rogue doesn’t offer a telescoping steering wheel.

The Santa Fe Ultimate has a standard heads-up display that projects speed and other key instrumentation readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The Rogue doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The power windows standard on both the Santa Fe and the Rogue have locks to prevent small children from operating them. When the lock on the Santa Fe is engaged the driver can still operate all of the windows, for instance to close one opened by a child. The Rogue prevents the driver from operating the other windows just as it does the other passengers.

The Santa Fe’s standard driver’s power window opens or closes fully with one touch of the switch, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths. The Rogue’s standard driver’s power window switch has to be held the entire time to open or close it. The Santa Fe SEL/Limited/Ultimate’s front power windows open fully with one touch of the switches, and its driver’s window also automatically closes. With the Rogue SV/SL’s power windows, only the driver’s window opens or closes automatically.

The Santa Fe Ultimate’s standard wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically according to the amount of rainfall on the windshield. The Rogue’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

The Santa Fe has a standard automatic headlight on/off feature. When the ignition is on, the headlights automatically turn on at dusk and off after dawn. The Rogue has an automatic headlight on/off feature standard only on the SV/SL.

Both the Santa Fe and the Rogue offer available heated front seats. The Santa Fe Ultimate also has standard heated second row seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the Rogue.

Standard air-conditioned seats in the Santa Fe Ultimate keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Rogue doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

The Santa Fe Ultimate has a 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Rogue doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

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