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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. the 2018 Nissan Rogue

O’Brien Hyundai of Normal is pleased to offer the new 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. The Hyundai Santa Fe offers the value you’d expect from a new Hyundai SUV with flexible space that makes it perfect for either a single driver or the entire family. Let’s see how it stacks up against the 2018 Nissan Rogue, a similarly-priced SUV.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe is the largest crossover offered by Hyundai and includes three trim levels: the base-level SE, Ultimate, and Limited Ultimate. The SE comes standard with a 3.3-liter V6 that produces 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft. of torque. It offers more standard technology than the Nissan Rogue, with a 7-inch touchscreen display, Android Auto™ and Apple Carplay™, HD radio, SiriusXM® radio, and Hyundai Blue Link® Connected Care.

The interior space in the Hyundai Santa Fe is another aspect that sets it apart. It includes three rows of seating, accommodating up to seven passengers. Behind the third row, you’ll find 13.5 cubic feet of space, which increases to 40.9 cubic feet when the third row is folded down.

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe scored higher than the Nissan Rogue on safety tests, including a five-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. It was also given the 2018 Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, including the highest rating of Superior for the front crash prevention test.

2018 Nissan Rogue

2018 Nissan Rogue

The Nissan Rogue offers significantly less power, with a standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque. It offers three trim levels: S, SV, and SL. Entertainment-wise, the S trim offers Apple Apple Carplay™ and Android Auto™, satellite radio, and a four-speaker audio system. Higher trims include the HD radio that comes standard on the Hyundai Santa Fe.

The Nissan Rogue received a four-star rating from the NHTSA. The crossover hybrid version, which costs $1000 more, received the highest rating of Good in five crash tests, including the highest rating of Superior for the front crash prevention test.

The 2018 Nissan Rogue offers only two rows of seating and accommodates up to five passengers. Behind the second row of seats is 39.3 cubic feet of storage, slightly less than the space behind the second row of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe.


The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2018 Nissan Rogue come in at similar prices. However, the Hyundai Santa Fe accommodates more passengers, offers more standard features, and scored higher on safety tests than the Nissan Rogue. So if you have been searching for “new Hyundai near me,” stop by our Hyundai dealership near Champaign, IL and test drive a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe today!