2020 Nissan Rogue v 2020 Hyundai Tucson


Battle of the compact crossovers

Crowfoot Hyundai in Calgary has pitted the Nissan Rogue and the Hyundai Tucson head-to-head in a battle of compact crossovers.


Who’s the winner? Well, it’s not so simple. Both vehicles look great. The Nissan Rogue has a stylish, dare I say roguish look to it. The color is bright, the build is modern; even the V-Motion grille looks mean. Whereas the Tucson has that old fashion look we love so much. In metallic grey, some might say it looks refined.


Both crossovers are AWD (of course). Both are gasoline. The Rogue gets a little better fuel tank volume (14.5 gal v 16.4 gal), but the Tucson makes up for this in power. You can expect 181 horses of raw strength underneath the hood of the Tucson, while the Rogue boasts only 170 hp. But that doesn’t mean the Tucson is less safe. While both cars come with all the standard safety features, the Tucson scored 7 five-star ratings on the NHTSA Crash Test Results. The Rogue only scored 3.


What about payload? What about towing! We tested these machines inside the Calgary city limits and so far as Airdrie and Cochrane, and they both held up great. There was no noticeable difference in either vehicle, other than the slightly smoother ride in the Hyundai. But here’s the breakdown: Cargo Volume is 31 cubic feet for the Tucson and 39.3 in the Rogue. The Rogue wins. But the Tucson wins on legroom for the backseat passengers, which is impressive because the Tucson is the smaller vehicle.


Options, you say. The Hyundai Tucson comes in eleven colors for the most sophisticated drivers, while the Nissan Rogue only comes in six. The Tucson also features a Sport, Limited and Ultimate trim.


When it comes to price, the Tucson and Rogue are neck and neck. The Rogue comes in as low as $26,898. The Tucson sits just under at $25,999. Which gives you the most for your dollars? Come on down to Crowfoot Hyundai in Calgary to find out.


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