Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs Nissan Rogue

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SportIf you're in search of a crossover, this 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. Nissan Rogue comparison may be just what you need. In it, we compare two popular models for Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo drivers.

Ever wondered how these vehicles measure up in terms of performance, cabin space, and tech features? Now's your chance to find out. Read on to learn more-and reach out to us at Peacock Hyundai Columbia with any questions!

Santa Fe Sport vs Rogue: Interior Space 

Our first order of business (and probably yours as well) is practicality: Just how much do the Santa Fe Sport and Rogue hold? In terms of storage, they're evenly matched. With rear seats folded, the Rogue has room for 70 cubic feet of your belongings, while the Santa Fe Sport has 71.5 cubic feet. You'll have space for plenty-even furniture!

Adults will find more than enough legroom in the backseat of these two crossovers. The Rogue offers 37.9 inches of rear legroom, while the Santa Fe Sport clocks in at 39.4 inches. However, taller riders may feel a bit pressed for headroom in the backseat of the Rogue, with just 38.5 inches. The Hyundai crossover offers a little more: 39.1 inches. 

Under the Hood: Performance Specs

Peek under the hood of the Nissan Rogue, and you'll find a 4-cylinder engine that delivers 170 horsepower. It may feel somewhat underpowered on the highway, but it can handle around-town driving without any issues. 

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, on the other hand, gives you more options to work with. The base 4-cylinder engine offers 185 horsepower, while an available turbocharged 4-cylinder has a robust 240 horsepower on tap. 

That upgraded engine isn't just great for acceleration: It also provides plenty of towing power. The Santa Fe Sport can trailer up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped-enough to move a small travel trailer for some outdoor adventures. The Rogue falls a bit behind in this regard, with just a 1,102-pound towing capacity. 

Advanced Technology Features

The Santa Fe Sport and Rogue offer several useful tech features to keep you connected, including standard Bluetooth®for hands-free calling and audio streaming on the go. HD Radio™is optional in both, expanding your music options.

However, there are a few ways the Rogue falls short of the Santa Fe Sport. It has a standard 6-way manual driver's seat, while the Rogue offers an 8-way power driver's seat with 4-way power lumbar support, giving your lower back the care it needs on long drives.

You can get a power-adjustable driver's seat with lumbar support in the Rogue, but not on the base trim level: You'll need to upgrade for that experience.

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs Nissan Rogue: The Verdict

So, all you Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo drivers: What's it going to be? As you can see from our Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. Nissan Rogue comparison, these two rides have many exceptional qualities and stand out in impressive ways.

However, if you want a crossover with more rear headroom, strong acceleration and towing capacity, and more standard comforts, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport really stands out. If you agree, schedule a test drive at Peacock Hyundai Columbia! 

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