Which Compact SUV Offers More?

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is a compact SUV that seems comparatively similar to the 2022 Nissan Rogue, but how does it measure up to its rival in critical factors such as performance, design, technology, and safety? Traverse City puts both vehicles to the test.

Power & Performance

You want durability when shopping for an SUV. When it comes to power, the Santa Fe offers more. With a 2.5-Liter engine, the Santa Fe's eight-speed transmission will have you traveling all over Charlevoix county without stopping for gas as it holds 18.8 gallons of fuel compared to the Rogue's 14.5 gallons. That being said, the Santa Fe also tows 25 percent more than the Nissan Rogue can, so you can haul your boat, camper, or whatever toys you have to Kalkaska every weekend with ease.

Design and & Customization

Buying a vehicle is more than just looking for transportation; Buying a vehicle means purchasing a car that suits you. Offering more trims, the Hyundai Santa Fe has more interior and exterior options when it comes to paint and upholstery. In fact, the Nissan Rogue only comes with a grey interior, lacking customization. However, the Santa Fe offers a total of seven paint jobs and 66 percent more interior color options, allowing the driver to select their preference. The Nissan Rogue comes with standard 17-inch alloy wheels, one inch less than the Santa Fe's 18-inch and is shorter in length by about five inches. By this comparison, the Hyundai Santa Fe definitely stands out amongst the crowd in Petoskey, MI.

Technology and Convenience

Automobiles are more than just transportation; they are a way of life in their characteristics. That's why we take the time to see what technology each model offers. Although the basic trim has a more analog cockpit on the Santa Fe SE, it does come with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration like the Rogue does. Both models have the same features on the basic trim in the tech department, integrating more on higher trim levels. Base trim similarities include the eight-inch infotainment display, LED headlights, and rear lights. Still, as we move onto higher trims, we see the Santa Fe adding more tech options earlier than the Nissan Rogue, such as heated seats, a fully digital cockpit, a heads-up display, and a wireless charging pad.

Safety and Assistance

Safety features in the basic trim levels of both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Nissan Rogue compare similarly in driver-assist technology such as lane management, driver assist warning, blind-spot detection, front and rear protection, and cruise control. However, what the Nissan Rogue does not offer you is the optional remote smart park assist, allowing your vehicle to help manage parking in or leaving tight spaces. This feature is available as a standard feature in the Santa Fe XRT.


Who Takes the Title?

In conclusion, the Santa Fe and Rogue are similar in many ways regarding safety and technology on the basic trim levels. However, the starting MSRP of the Santa Fe is one thousand less than the Rogue, giving you more bang for your buck. You also have much more options aesthetically and technology-wise that you can add onto the base trim or higher trim levels should you choose to do so. That's why we declare the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe to be the winner in this compact SUV comparison.

See It for Yourself

If you're in the Garfield area and want to test the Santa Fe for yourself, we have an inventory full of trims and packages to meet your needs. Contact us or stop by today to see why the Santa Fe is a good fit for you.