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Both the 2023 Hyundai Tucson and the 2023 Nissan Rogue have much to offer for compact SUV shoppers. They are stylish, practical, and affordable options for the segment. However, the Tucson has a big item that the Rogue doesn’t offer: efficient hybrid models, including a plug-in hybrid (PHEV).

Unlike the 2023 Nissan Rogue, the 2023 Hyundai Tucson has hybrid models

Front view of silver 2023 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid compact SUV
2023 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid | Hyundai

Gasoline is a major cost of vehicle ownership, especially for SUVs, which tend to be gas guzzlers. However, the 2023 Hyundai Tucson compact SUV, with its efficient hybrid models, is an exception. The high fuel economy of the Tucson Hybrid and PHEV can save owners a great deal of money at the pump over the long haul. 

Also, the plug-in hybrid can drive with electric power for short distances. It has an estimated electric-only range of up to 33 miles. Plus, it’s a good alternative for drivers that aren’t yet ready to get an EV due to range anxiety. When the electric power runs low in the Tucson PHEV, it switches to power from the internal combustion engine.

Conversely, the 2023 Nissan Rogue doesn’t offer a hybrid model in the United States. While there used to be a hybrid version of the Rogue in America, Nissan discontinued it in 2019. 

2023 Tucson Hybrid and PHEV have higher fuel economy than the 2023 Rogue

Front angle view of red 2023 Nissan Rogue compact SUV
2023 Nissan Rogue | Nissan

The 2023 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid and PHEV models are very efficient. The Hybrid has an estimated fuel economy of up to 43 combined mpg, while the PHEV gets up to 94 MPGe in electric-only mode and 38 combined mpg in hybrid mode. 

In comparison, the 2023 Nissan Rogue has an estimated fuel economy of up to 33 combined mpg. With no option for a hybrid, the Rogue doesn’t achieve the high efficiency of the Tucson.

In addition to saving money on gas for compact SUV drivers, the high fuel economy of the Tucson Hybrid and PHEV has a convenience benefit. With lower fuel consumption, they require fewer stops at gas stations than the Rogue. 

Furthermore, the hybrid models are more powerful than anything the Rogue offers. The Hybrid delivers 226 horsepower, and the PHEV doles out 261 horsepower — compared to 201 horsepower for the Rogue.

Other advantages of the Hyundai Tucson over the Nissan Rogue

The 2023 Tucson has other advantages over the 2023 Rogue. This includes towing capabilities. The Tucson can tow up to 2,000 pounds, while the Rogue tops out at 1,500 pounds.

Also, the Tucson is better than the Rogue for off-road use. This is due to the slightly higher ground clearance of the Tucson, as well as the option for the rugged XRT off-road trim. Conversely, the Rogue doesn’t have an off-road version.

Additionally, the Tucson is roomier than the Rogue, with more space for both people and cargo. It has a passenger volume of 108 cu-ft and a maximum storage capacity of 80.3 cu-ft, compared to 105.4/74.1 cu-ft for the Rogue.

Furthermore, the Tucson has more generous warranty coverage. It’s backed by a 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. In comparison, the Rogue only has a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Also, unlike the Rogue, the Tucson provides a free maintenance plan, with three years or 36,000 miles of coverage.

With its hybrid models, the 2023 Hyundai Tucson has a big item that the 2023 Nissan Rogue doesn’t offer. This is an element to consider, especially for compact SUV shoppers that prioritize high fuel economy.

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