2011 Hyundai
Santa Fe
vs. 2011 Nissan
Rogue SV

2011 Nissan Rogue SV

9.5

starting from

$25,950

Reasons to buy the Nissan Rogue SV

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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Average 0-60 time
8.9 seconds
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Good city fuel efficiency
22 mpg
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OK drivetrain traction
all-wheel drive
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

9.4

starting from

$22,640
"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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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
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More gears
6
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.2
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Winner: Rogue SV
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the Rogue SV's power seats; not available on the Santa Fe
  • Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Rogue SV
Performance 8.4 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Winner: Santa Fe
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  • The Santa Fe has 6 more gears, which can improve performance, 6 vs Continuously variable
  • The Santa Fe needs around 10% less space to turn, 35.4 ft vs 37.4 ft
Practicality 9.3 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Winner: Santa Fe
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  • The Santa Fe has 4 more cupholders, 8 vs 4
  • Room for around 40% more stuff, 78.2 ft3 vs 57.9 ft3
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 59.0 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 9.4
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Winner: Rogue SV
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  • The Rogue SV's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
  • Like your tunes? In the Rogue SV, you can upgrade to satellite radio
Cost 9.5 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
  • The best price we've seen is $3,310 cheaper (more than 10% less), $22,640 vs $25,950
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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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
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.5 vs 9.4

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 Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Rogue SV's power seats; not available on the Santa Fe
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Rogue SV

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 175 HP @ 6,000 RPM 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 Manual transmission
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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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 21.1 lb/hp Both Rogue SV and Santa Fe are sluggish relative to their competitors
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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 1053 lb vs 1228 lb Average towing capacity
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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 Not Available The Rogue SV offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Santa Fe
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Cupholders 4 vs 8 The Santa Fe has a good number of cupholders, but the Rogue SV does not
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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 6 Average number of speakers
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Rogue SV's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the Santa Fe does not
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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 Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer No vs No Neither has a subwoofer; audio won't have that deep thumping bass sound
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Cost

Nissan
Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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MSRP $25,950 vs $22,640 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 19 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

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 Yes Both have electronic stability control
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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

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 10.7 seconds The Rogue SV's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Santa Fe is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 137 ft vs 134 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 17.0 s @ 84 mph vs 18.0 s @ 78 mph The Rogue SV's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Santa Fe 's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.78 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 115 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2011 Mazda CX-9 Touring Santa Fe Limited vs CX-9 Touring
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2011 Toyota Highlander Limited Santa Fe Limited vs Highlander Limited
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited 2011 Acura MDX Santa Fe Limited vs MDX
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Kia Sorento Santa Fe vs Sorento
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2011 Honda CR-V Santa Fe vs CR-V
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Rogue SV vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan S 4Motion Rogue SV vs Tiguan S 4Motion
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Nissan Murano Rogue SV vs Murano
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2011 Toyota Highlander Limited Rogue SV vs Highlander Limited
2011 Nissan Rogue SV 2012 Nissan Altima 2.5 Rogue SV vs Altima 2.5

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