Hyundai Santa Fe vs Nissan Rogue

It's off to the races in this 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Nissan Rogue comparison. One midsize SUV and one compact SUV go head to head, so shoppers like you can evaluate the features and capabilities you care about most.

So, which crossover is ideal for your Hardeeville, Bluffton, or Hilton Head Island drive? It's time to explore your options and judge for yourself. If you have any questions as you read, contact us at Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head!

Santa Fe vs Rogue: Cabin Versatility

For most drivers, flexibility and capability are the most important qualities in an SUV. The 2019 Santa Fe and Rogue perform well on this front, but the Hyundai SUV has a slight advantage in several ways.

The Nissan SUV seats up to five people across two rows in every configuration. You'll find the same seating arrangement available in the Santa Fe, but it offers some extra second-row legroom at roughly 41 inches. The Rogue's backseat is spacious enough for adults, but at 38 inches, it falls short of the competition.

When it comes to cargo, the two SUVs are about even. The Rogue serves up 70 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded, while the Santa Fe has roughly 71 cubic feet in the same configuration. You'll have room to pack up all your essential gear.

Under the Hood: Performance Specs  

The Hyundai Santa Fe and Nissan Rogue diverge quite a bit when it comes to performance. The Rogue is powered by a 4-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower. Those figures are potent enough to get you from Point A to Point B, but it may feel a bit underpowered on the highway.

The Santa Fe, meanwhile, offers two choices: the standard 4-cylinder (185 horsepower) and an available V6 (235 horsepower). The V6 especially delivers the kind of power lacking in the Rogue for a far livelier drive.

Looking for more grip on the roads of Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island? All-wheel drive (AWD) is available in both SUVs for a more tractive experience.

Advanced Safety for the Road Ahead

Safety is essential when you get behind the wheel, and the 2019 Santa Fe and Rogue deliver on a promise to make your drive safer with plenty of standard safety features. Both vehicles include forward collision warning on every trim level, so you're forewarned of impending frontal collisions and can respond.

When it comes to safety ratings, however, the Hyundai SUV fares better. It earned an NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating and an IIHS 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation, the highest awards offered. They reflect this SUV's impressive performance on multiple batteries of crash tests.

The Nissan SUV, meanwhile, falls short with just a 4-Star Overall Safety Rating (with lower scores on frontal crash and rollover tests) and no designation from the IIHS. While it has great driver-assist technology, it underperforms in crash testing.

Hyundai Santa Fe vs Nissan Rogue: The Verdict

So, now that you've read our 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Nissan Rogue comparison, which vehicles seems better suited to you? Local shoppers have a hard choice to make between the Hyundai midsize SUV and the Nissan compact SUV.

If more cabin space, more powerful engines, and better safety ratings are a major draw to you, the Santa Fe has everything you're looking for. Schedule a test drive at Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head and see what you think when you get behind the wheel!

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