Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2015 Nissan Rogue Select VS 2015 Hyundai Tucson Near Phoenix, AZ

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2015 Nissan Rogue Select

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2015 Hyundai Tucson

Safety Comparison

For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Nissan Rogue Select are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Hyundai Tucson has only front height-adjustable seat belts.

Both the Rogue Select and the Tucson 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, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and available all-wheel drive.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does 35 MPH front crash tests on new vehicles. In this test, results indicate that the Nissan Rogue Select is safer than the Hyundai Tucson:

Rogue Select

Tucson

Driver

STARS

4 Stars

4 Stars

HIC

191

280

Neck Injury Risk

30%

43%

Neck Stress

310 lbs.

440 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration does side impact tests on new vehicles. In this test, which crashes the vehicle into a flat barrier at 38.5 MPH and into a post at 20 MPH, results indicate that the Nissan Rogue Select is safer than the Hyundai Tucson:

Rogue Select

Tucson

Front Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Chest Movement

.6 inches

1.2 inches

Abdominal Force

174 G’s

207 G’s

Rear Seat

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

HIC

198

214

Into Pole

STARS

5 Stars

5 Stars

Max Damage Depth

18 inches

19 inches

HIC

188

444

Spine Acceleration

38 G’s

43 G’s

Hip Force

653 lbs.

767 lbs.

New test not comparable to pre-2011 test results. More stars = Better. Lower test results = Better.

Warranty Comparison

There are over 86 percent more Nissan dealers than there are Hyundai dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Rogue Select’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without their vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports predicts that the Rogue Select’s reliability will be 33% better than the Tucson.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2014 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Nissan vehicles are more reliable than Hyundai vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Nissan 18th in reliability. With 27 more problems per 100 vehicles, Hyundai is ranked 27th.

Engine Comparison

The Rogue Select’s 2.5 DOHC 4 cyl. produces 6 more horsepower (170 vs. 164) and 24 lbs.-ft. more torque (175 vs. 151) than the Tucson GLS’ standard 2.0 DOHC 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

On the EPA test cycle the Rogue Select AWD gets better fuel mileage than the Tucson GLS AWD (22 city/27 hwy vs. 21 city/25 hwy).

Brakes and Stopping Comparison

The Rogue Select’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Tucson are solid, not vented.

The Rogue Select stops shorter than the Tucson:

Rogue Select

Tucson

70 to 0 MPH

178 feet

180 feet

Car and Driver

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Rogue Select’s wheelbase is 2 inches longer than on the Tucson (105.9 inches vs. 103.9 inches).

The Rogue Select AWD handles at .79 G’s, while the Tucson Limited AWD pulls only .77 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Rogue Select executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the Tucson GLS (28.4 seconds @ .58 average G’s vs. 28.8 seconds @ .56 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Rogue Select has a 1.6 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Tucson (8.3 vs. 6.7 inches), allowing the Rogue Select to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Rogue Select has 1 inch more front headroom and 1.3 inches more front legroom than the Tucson.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Rogue Select has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Tucson with its rear seat up (28.9 vs. 25.7 cubic feet). The Rogue Select has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Tucson with its rear seat folded (57.9 vs. 55.8 cubic feet).

The Rogue Select’s cargo area is larger than the Tucson’s in almost every dimension:

Rogue Select

Tucson

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

36.3”/72”

34.5”/67.2”

Max Width

55”

50.7”

Min Width

42.5”

40”

Height

32.5”

32.5”

Ergonomics Comparison

The Rogue Select’s driver’s power window opens or closes with one touch of the window control, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths. The Tucson’s standard driver’s power window switch has to be held the entire time to close it fully.

Economic Advantages Comparison

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Rogue Select is less expensive to operate than the Tucson because it costs $426 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost less on the Rogue Select than the Tucson, including $97 less for a water pump, $11 less for an alternator, $6 less for front brake pads, $12 less for a starter, $198 less for a fuel pump and $103 less for front struts.

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