If you’re looking for an SUV that’s stylish and family-friendly, you have plenty of options. For shoppers interested in a small or midsize SUV with open storage space, modern technology, and a versatile cabin, the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Nissan Rogue could both be suitable options. If you’re wondering how these two SUVs compare, read on for our guide about the similarities and differences between the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2022 Nissan Rogue.
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The latest lineup of the Hyundai Santa Fe features five trims: the SE, SEL, XRT, Limited, and Calligraphy. Prices vary depending on the trim and features you select, but the base SE trim starts at $27,400 MSRP. The middle trims range in price from $29,150 to $39,110. Prices for the most luxurious trim, the top-of-the-line Calligraphy, start at $41,110.
The 2022 Nissan Rogue comes in four trim levels: S, SV, SL, and Platinum. Its S trim starts at $26,850 MSRP, SV models start at $28,450 MSRP, and the SL trim starts at $33,200 MSRP. The highest Rogue trim, the Platinum, begins at $36,630 MSRP. Remember that the price of each individual vehicle can vary depending on configuration, styling, and features.
There are plenty of storage opportunities in the Santa Fe. With the seats up, the rear compartment offers you 36.4 cubic feet to fill with luggage, shopping bags, or sports equipment, and you can use the 60/40 folding seats to give you 72.1 cubic feet of cargo space. Plus, there are a lot of clever storage bins for small items hidden throughout the cabin. All trims but the SE have a sunroof, so you can enjoy fresh air during the day and stargazing at night. The top two trims, the Limited and Calligraphy, have Nappa leather seats with heating and ventilation.
Like on the Santa Fe, you can use the Rogue’s 60/40 folding seats to open up your rear cargo space. With seats up, the Rogue has a cargo capacity of 36.8 cubic feet, and when they’re folded, it rises to 72 cubic feet. All trims have cup holders and bottle holders, and the top trims have hidden cargo compartments. Cloth-trimmed seats are standard on the base trim, but higher trims get heated, leather-appointed seats.
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The 2022 Santa Fe stands strong with a stylish, round body and a bold front grille that gives the SUV a commanding presence. LED headlights and 18-inch wheels come standard on the base trim. The SEL trim adds details like a roof rack and heated exterior mirrors. Its XRT trim gets a black fascia on the front and rear to add extra style to the body. The Limited sits atop 19-inch wheels, and the top trim, the Calligraphy, comes with 20-inch wheels and a special grille.
The 2022 Rogue is a perky SUV with dynamic angles and plenty of character. A pair of 17-inch wheels support the base trim, and like the Santa Fe, as you move through the trim levels, the wheels increase in size. The largest wheels available are a bit smaller than the Santa Fe’s, with the top trim maxing out at 19-inch wheels. LED lights come standard on every model, and the glass offers privacy and protection from UV rays. Higher trim levels come with a roof rack, a moonroof, and high-tech mirrors with turn signal indicators. The towing capacity of the Santa Fe has some range, the base model can tow up to 2,000 lbs. alone.
On most trims, the Santa Fe’s standard engine is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, which offers 191 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque. With this engine, Santa Fe models get 22 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 26 mpg combined. The Limited and Calligraphy trims, however, replace this engine with a turbocharged version that offers a little more muscle. This powerful engine brings the strength up to 281 horsepower and 311 torque and takes the fuel efficiency down to a combined 25 mpg. All-wheel drive is optional with this trim.
The Rogue’s standard engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, which equips the SUV with 201 horsepower and 225 pound-feet of torque. The two lower trims get 30 mpg in the city, 37 mpg on the highway, and 33 mpg combined. Its upper trims are slightly less fuel-efficient, getting 29 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway, and 32 mpg combined. All-wheel drive is optional on these trims, too.
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An 8-inch touch screen with color graphics comes standard on the Hyundai Santa Fe, but you can get a 10.25-inch version by buying an optional upgrade or choosing one of the top trims. Trims above the SE all offer wireless charging, and all models come with Bluetooth connectivity, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Safety tech features include traction control, tire pressure monitoring, lane management, emergency braking, and collision warnings. The top two trims come with a rear camera to help with braking and parking.
The Nissan Rogue also comes with an 8-inch touch screen, while the highest trims have a 9-inch screen. All models come with standard connectivity features like Bluetooth capabilities, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Top trims add convenient features like wireless charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The Rogue’s safety features include tire pressure monitoring, collision warnings, emergency braking, lane management, a rear camera, and traction control.
If you’re looking for a small or midsize SUV in the Plano, Texas, area, the team at Huffines Hyundai Plano can help you make the right decision. When you’re ready to drive off in your new SUV, we can help you sort through your priorities. Whether you’re looking for a sporty off-roader, a safe family vehicle, or an efficient hybrid, we can find the perfect vehicle for you.
With simple financing and expert technicians in our service center, we’ll make sure you can protect your investment without breaking your budget. Contact us today to set up an appointment with one of our helpful team members. In the meantime, you can explore our vast inventory of new Hyundai vehicles online, including the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe.