2021 Nissan Rogue vs. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Nissan Rogue vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
2021 Nissan Rogue


2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
$25,750* MSRP

Starting Price

$26,850 MSRP
2.5L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

Inline 4-cylinder
181 hp

Max Horsepower

191 hp
27 city / 35 highway mpg

Max EPA-Estimated MPG

25 city / 28 highway mpg

The compact SUV market is full of amazing vehicles, but one question we get a lot at Auffenberg Nissan concerns the Nissan vs. Hyundai comparison. What does the Nissan Rogue Nissan Rogue vs. Hyundai Santa Fe matchup look like? Read below as we compare the Nissan SUV to the competition, focusing on engines, standard features, and Nissan vs. Hyundai reliability.

2021 Nissan Rogue vs. Hyundai Santa Fe: Engines and Price Points

To start with, it’s worth noting that the lower starting price of the Nissan SUV will be immediately appealing to Mascoutah drivers. With this lower price, you get almost as powerful an engine, and even better fuel economy ratings than the more expensive option in our Nissan vs. Hyundai matchup.

2021 Nissan Rogue Engine Specs

  • 2.5L 4-cylinder engine
  • 181 hp
  • 181 lb-ft of torque
  • 27 mpg city/35 mpg highway EPA-estimated fuel economy

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Specs

  • 2.4L 4-cylinder engine
  • 191 hp
  • 178 lb-ft of torque
  • 22 mpg city / 29 mpg highway EPA-estimated fuel economy

Read our Nissan Rogue comparison with the Honda CR-V and you’ll see how well the Rogue performs against the competition.

2021 Rogue vs. Santa Fe: Interior

A great crossover should have a comfortable and feature-heavy interior. So, what does the Nissan Rogue comparison with the Santa Fe tell us? One thing East St. Louis drivers should ask about are standard features — those that don’t require expensive upgrades. And the Nissan SUV has a significant number of standard features that require upgrades on the Santa Fe, such as:

  • Two USB ports
  • Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant
  • Nissan Intelligent Mobility™ driver assistance features
  • Available Door to Door Navigation
  • Curfew Alert
  • Valet Alert
  • Destination Assistance

If you want a lot of standard features on a small and sporty Rogue, check out our Nissan Rogue comparison with the Rogue Sport!

Nissan vs. Hyundai Reliability

Many drivers ask us about the Nissan vs. Hyundai reliability. According to US News, the Nissan Rogue and the Hyundai Santa Fe have “Great” reliability ratings, with the Rogue coming in at 81/100 and the Santa Fe 86/100. These scores show just how close the Nissan Rogue vs. Hyundai Santa Fe matchup really is!

Shop for a New Nissan Rogue for Sale in O'Fallon

When you look at the value, performance, and standard features on the Nissan SUV, it’s clear that the Rogue is one of the best options for O'Fallon drivers. The best way to decide is to see it for yourself! We’ve got all the resources you need to simplify the car-buying process at Auffenberg Nissan, with a dedicated finance center to help you set up a payment plan. Go ahead and contact us today to set up a test drive!


*All prices are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). MSRP excludes destination and handling charges, tax, title, license, and options. Dealer sets actual price.


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