Comparison: 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs 2018 Nissan Rogue

Comparison: 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs 2018 Nissan Rogue

The compact-crossover segment has some excellent contenders, making comparison shopping more important than ever. To help in your decision-making process, we’ve done the research for you.

Below is our one-to-one comparison of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and the 2018 Nissan Rogue. Both crossover SUVs are top-sellers in the greater Richmond area, but one proves the more capable ute when you look at the specs.

Read on, then visit us in Chester to test drive a new Santa Fe Sport.

Power and Performance

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

The 2018 Santa Fe Sport offers two engine options. Base models come equipped with a 2.4-liter inline-4 engine that makes 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque, but you can upgrade to a model with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that makes 240 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Both models have either a 6-speed automatic or Shiftronic manual transmission, and come standard with front-wheel drive or available with all-wheel drive.

Additionally, the 2018 Santa Fe Sport is backed by a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty. Drivers in Richmond can drive with confidence knowing the Hyundai has them covered.

Nissan Rogue

The 2018 Rogue has one gasoline powertrain option, a 2.5-liter inline-4 that makes 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission and available with all-wheel drive. (The Rogue is also available with a gas-electric hybrid engine.

Nissan has had a few problems with its CVT in the past. A class-action lawsuit against the automaker was settled in 2016, and plaintiffs alleged that the transmission on older models of the Pathfinder was faulty. We hope they’ve fixed these issues since then, but buyers should do their due diligence because the Rogue is only backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty.


Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

All trims of the 2018 Santa Fe Sport – including the base, 2.0T, and 2.0T Ultimate – come available or standard with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, 12-speaker Infinity Premium Audio with QuantumLogic Surround, HD Radio, Sirius XM Radio, and a navigation system with 8-inch touchscreen.

For your comfort and convenience, the Santa Fe Sport is available with a panoramic sunroof, dual front automatic temperature control, heated and ventilated seating, a heated steering wheel, auto-dimming mirrors, and BlueLink telematics.

Nissan Rogue

The 2018 Rogue is not available with HD Radio or an 8-inch touchscreen but does feature Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Sirius XM Radio, and a premium audio system.

Availabel features include a panoramic sunroof, dual-zone temperature control, HomeLink universal transceiver, auto-dimming rearview, a heated steering wheel, and heated front seats. However, the Rogue is not available with ventilated seating, which you may regret come summertime.


Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Starting at $24,950 MSRP

Nissan Rogue

Starting at $24,800 MSRP

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