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2016 Nissan Rogue vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson near Washington, D.C.

Which Vehicle is Better-Suited?

Crossover SUVs are the perfect medley of sedan and SUV. They come with the space you need and the features you want in the perfect-sized package. Although many may look and seem the same, that’s far from the truth. Here at Pohanka Nissan, we put one of our crossovers to the test to see how it competes against one of its top competitors. The 2016 Nissan Rogue vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson near Washington, D.C., is the comparison you’ve been waiting for.

Space is essential in a crossover SUV. Whether you need the room for family day trips to Rock Creek Park, or for your weekend adventures, crossovers are ideal. And in this comparison, the Nissan Rogue proves to be ahead of the game. With its rear seat upright, the cargo area in the Rogue is an abundant 39.9 cubic ft. of space1. If you’re looking at the rear cargo space in the Hyundai Tucson, you’ll only have 31 cubic ft1. When you need additional room, feel free to fold flat the second-row, a feature found in both vehicles. The Rogue, however, offers more with a total of 70 cubic ft. of cargo space1, while the Tucson gets by with just 61.9 cubic ft.1 with its rear seat folded.

Both crossover SUVs come standard with 5-passenger seating, but when you need a third-row seat, the Nissan Rogue is there for you. The Rogue offers a third-row in its S and SV trims, which increases your seating arrangements to 7-passenger. The Hyundai Tucson doesn’t offer a third-row in any of its trims. The 2016 Nissan Rogue vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson near Washington, D.C., comparison continues with how comfortable your passengers will be. When everyone is settled in the Rogue, they’ll have more than enough room to relax in. The Rogue’s passenger volume is a roomy 105.8 cubic ft., while the Tucson only reaches 102.2 cubic ft. of passenger volume. That’s not all, though. If you equip the Rogue with the available Family Package, which adds on the extra third-row, your passenger volume increases to an incredible 126.5 cubic ft. for all to enjoy.

While the interior space is important, what’s awaiting under the hoods of these crossover SUVs is just as eminent when deciding between the two. The standard engine on the Rogue is the 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. This powertrain renders 170 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. The Tucson’s standard engine, however, only outputs 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque. While stopping for gas is inevitable, you’ll only have to do it frequently in one of these crossovers. Unfortunately, the Hyundai Tucson is that vehicle. The Tucson is only able to reach 25/30 MPG city/hwy2 on its Sport and Limited trim, and 23/31 MPG city/hwy2 on its base trim, SE. This is a striking difference to that of the Rogue, which comes out on top at 26/33 MPG city/hwy3 on all trims.

This comparison between the 2016 Nissan Rogue vs 2016 Hyundai Tucson near Washington, D.C., proves to show how better-equipped the Rogue is, from cargo space, passenger volume, power, to fuel economy. Visit Pohanka Nissan to get a taste of what it’s like to drive this winning crossover!

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1. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution. Always secure all cargo. Heavy loading of the vehicle with cargo, especially on the roof, will affect the handling and stability of the vehicle.

2. 2016 Tucson SE FWD A/T: 23 City/31 Hwy. 2016 Tucson SE AWD A/T: 21 City/26 Hwy. 2016 Tucson Eco FWD DCT: 26 City/33 Hwy. 2016 Tucson Eco AWD DCT: 25 City/31 Hwy. 2016 Tucson Sport/Limited FWD DCT: 25 City/30 Hwy. 2016 Tucson Sport/Limited AWD DCT: 24 City/28 Hwy. EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.

3. 2016 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates 26 City, 33 Highway. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions - use for comparison only.

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