2011 Hyundai
Santa Fe
vs. 2011 Nissan
Rogue SV

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

10.0

starting from

$26,940
"The materials and feel are high quality."
edmunds.com | talking about the Santa Fe's build-quality
"It's a good value."
edmunds.com | talking about the Santa Fe's value

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Santa Fe

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Quite powerful
276 HP @ 6,300 RPM
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Average cargo space
78.2 ft3
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
2011 Nissan Rogue SV

9.5

Runner-up

Nissan Rogue SV

starting from

$25,950

Reasons to buy the Nissan Rogue SV

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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OK drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
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Good city fuel efficiency
22 mpg
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.3"
Cost 9.4 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Winner: Santa Fe
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
Luxury Features 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Winner: Santa Fe
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  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Santa Fe
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Performance 10.0 vs -
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.5 vs 10.0

Cost

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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MSRP $25,950 vs $26,940 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 20 mpg The Rogue SV has great city mileage and the Santa Fe is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Santa Fe 's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Rogue SV's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Santa Fe 's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Rogue SV's warranty is very limited

Luxury Features

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Standard Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Santa Fe

Safety Features

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Horsepower 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 276 HP @ 6,300 RPM The Santa Fe is fairly powerful, but the Rogue SV is underpowered
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs 6 The Santa Fe has more gears, but the Rogue SV has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Santa Fe 's semi-automatic transmission and the Rogue SV's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 20.5 lb/hp vs 14.1 lb/hp The Santa Fe is a sporty car, but the Rogue SV is sluggish
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Rogue SV has a good drivetrain for off-road and poor weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs 35.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 57.9 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.5 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3 The Santa Fe has roomy front seats and the Rogue SV is OK
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Base payload capacity 1,053 lb vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the Rogue SV, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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0-60 mph 8.9 seconds vs 7.9 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 137 ft vs 133 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 17.0 s s @ 84.0 mph mph vs 16.1 s s @ 88.0 mph mph The Santa Fe 's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Rogue SV's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.78 g vs 0.74 g The Rogue SV has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Santa Fe
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Top speed 115 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Santa Fe vs Traverse LS
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Kia Sorento LX Santa Fe vs Sorento LX
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Santa Fe vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2011 Kia Sportage EX Santa Fe vs Sportage EX
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Rogue SV vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Nissan JUKE SV Rogue SV vs JUKE SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Subaru Forester 2.5X Rogue SV vs Forester 2.5X
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Chevrolet Equinox LT Rogue SV vs Equinox LT
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Rogue SV vs Tiguan SE 4Motion

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