2020 Nissan Rogue VS. Hyundai Tucson VS. Kia Sportage

Updated May 25 2022

Compact sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are becoming increasingly popular and there are plenty of them on our roads. Customers are spoiled for choice and need to know which model is likely to best suit their needs.

Take a look at the 2020 Nissan Rogue and compare it to two other popular SUVs in the segment, the Kia Sportage and the Hyundai Tucson.

The Balance of Power and Economy

Despite the stiff competition, the Rogue stands out for its price, quality and innovative features. While the Tucson compact SUV also has innovative features, it’s worth noting that its entry-level model is equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that develops 161 horsepower and 150 lb-ft of torque, a little short for a compact SUV.

On the other hand, the 2020 Nissan Rogue can count on a 4-cylinder engine that develops 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque, equivalent to the Kia Sportage. But what makes the Nissan Rogue even more attractive is its fuel consumption. It easily outperforms its rivals in town and on the road.

The data is conclusive:


Fuel economy in the city

Fuel economy on the highway

Kia Sportage

10.8 L/100 km

9.1 L/100 km

Hyundai Tucson

10.8 L/100 km

9.2 L/100 km

Nissan Rogue

9.5 L/100 km

7.4 L/100 km

The numbers don’t lie; the Rogue is frugal and gives you more for your money.

What’s more, Nissan Rogue towing capacity is 612 kg, while the other two SUVs can’t tow loads.

Advanced Technologies

In addition, the Nissan Rogue interior is equipped with the unique technology of ProPilot Assist. With this available Nissan Assist, your Rogue helps you maintain a safe distance from the vehicle in front, while keeping you in the middle of the lane without ever taking control of the vehicle.

This system is ideal for heavy traffic and long trips. ProPilot Assist features:

  • Electronic parking brake
  • Power steering
  • Intelligent all-speed cruise control
  • Hold function

In short, ProPilot incorporates more advanced driving assistance technology than its rivals. In contrast, this technology is not as advanced in the 2020 Sportage or Tucson.

If we agree that the Hyundai Tucson has a good design and that the Kia Sportage has good road handling, you should know that the Nissan Rogue also has its own distinctive silhouette. The Nissan Rogue review also point out the comfort of its interior.

With its intelligent all-wheel drive system, it will perfectly negotiate curves on twisty roads in addition to a smoothness assured during your longer trips. With its LED headlights with high-beam assistance, you’ll be in full view of other vehicles, but also in safety.

The Safest According to the IIHS

Moreover, its many innovations keep you safe, including not only ProPilot Assist, but also:

  • Intelligent emergency braking system
  • Blind spot warning system
  • Cross-traffic alert system
  • Intelligent perimeter display with moving object detection
  • Lane departure warning and prevention systems
  • etc.

This is one of the reasons why the Nissan Rogue was named “Best Safety Choice” for 2018 by the prestigious Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The Japanese automaker is mobilizing efforts to stand out from the competition and ensure the right safety measures are in place.

The Most Popular of the Trio

Finally, what makes the Nissan Rogue even more distinct from the 2020 Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage is its market position. Twice as many Rogues are sold in Canada as Tucson and Sportage combined.

This data for 2019 shows the strength of the market for the Nissan Rogue and its great popularity, which is mainly due to the fact that the quality/price ratio is better with the Japanese manufacturer than the Korean.

In fact, journalist Luc-Olivier Chamberland wrote for RPM about the Nissan Rogue price that:

On this point, it is almost unbeatable.”

So, is the Nissan Rogue worth buying? Based on the information you have, it’s definitely the best value of the three.

Find your next new or used Nissan Rogue at Baie-Comeau Nissan, located off Route 138 on the Côte-Nord, near Pointe-Lebel and Chute-aux-Outardes. A passionate team is waiting for you!

See the inventory: collage of 3 images that form a single car seen horizontally. The first image is the front part of a nissan rogue, the second is the middle part of a hyundai tucson and the third image is the back part of a kia sportage 2020

Posted in On Jul 01, 2020