2011 Nissan
Rogue SV
vs. 2011 Volkswagen
Tiguan SE 4Motion

2011 Nissan Rogue SV

9.7

starting from

$25,950

Reasons to buy the Nissan Rogue SV

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Has continuously-variable transmission
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.3"
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Good city fuel efficiency
22 mpg
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Folding rear seats
Standard
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion

9.6

starting from

$30,990

Reasons to buy the Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion

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Turbocharged engine improves performance
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Average power
200 HP @ 5,100 RPM
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More gears
6
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Comparable towing weight
1,330 lb
Performance 8.4 vs 10.0
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Winner: Tiguan SE 4Motion
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  • Almost the same, 6 vs Continuously variable
  • Almost the same, Turbocharger vs None
  • The Tiguan SE 4Motion's Semi-automatic transmission offers the best driving experience, Semi-automatic transmission vs Automatic transmission
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.8
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Winner: Rogue SV
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  • Almost the same
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.2
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Winner: Rogue SV
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
  • Passengers in front seats enjoy around 10% more room, 55.5 ft3 vs 51.0 ft3
Cost 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Nissan Rogue SV Winner: Rogue SV
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  • Gets around 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 22 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $5,040 cheaper (around 20% less), $25,950 vs $30,990
Entertainment System 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Winner: Tiguan SE 4Motion
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  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Tiguan SE 4Motion's satellite radio; in the Rogue SV, too, but it'll cost
  • The Tiguan SE 4Motion has 2 more speakers, providing a better entertainment experience, 8 vs 6
Safety Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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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 9.7 vs 9.6

Performance

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Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Volkswagen
Tiguan SE 4Motion
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Horsepower 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 200 HP @ 5,100 RPM The Tiguan SE 4Motion is of average power, but the Rogue SV is underpowered
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Number of gears Continuously variable vs 6 The Tiguan SE 4Motion has more gears, but the Rogue SV has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Tiguan SE 4Motion'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 Not Available Neither offers paddle shifters
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Air compressor None vs Turbocharger The Tiguan SE 4Motion's Turbocharger lets it maximize power output, quite rare for this class of vehicle
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Power-to-weight ratio 20.5 lb/hp vs 18.2 lb/hp The Tiguan SE 4Motion has OK performance while the Rogue SV gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.4 ft vs 39.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

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Rogue SV
2011 Nissan Rogue SV
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Tiguan SE 4Motion
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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 Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Rogue SV

Practicality

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Rogue SV
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 57.9 ft3 vs 56.1 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 55.5 ft3 vs 51.0 ft3 The Rogue SV has average-sized front seats, while the Tiguan SE 4Motion is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 1,053 lb vs 1,330 lb Average towing capacity
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folding rear seats Standard vs Not Available The Rogue SV's standard folding rear seat will get you extra cargo room; not available on the Tiguan SE 4Motion
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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 Tiguan SE 4Motion
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Cupholders 4 vs 8 The Tiguan SE 4Motion 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

Cost

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Rogue SV
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2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Volkswagen
Tiguan SE 4Motion
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MSRP $25,950 vs $30,990 The Rogue SV has a great price and the Tiguan SE 4Motion is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 19 mpg The Rogue SV has great city mileage and the Tiguan SE 4Motion is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Entertainment System

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Rogue SV
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Number of speakers 6 vs 8 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 Tiguan SE 4Motion does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Standard Have your pick of music from around the world with the Tiguan SE 4Motion's satellite radio; in the Rogue SV, too, but it'll cost
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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

Safety Features

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Rogue SV
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2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Volkswagen
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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

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Rogue SV
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2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Volkswagen
Tiguan SE 4Motion
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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

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Rogue SV
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2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion Volkswagen
Tiguan SE 4Motion
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0-60 mph 8.9 seconds vs 7.7 seconds The Tiguan SE 4Motion has a good 0-60 time, but the Rogue SV is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 137 ft vs 137 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 16.7 s s @ 86.0 mph mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.78 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 115 mph vs 128 mph The Tiguan SE 4Motion's top speed is average for this class of vehicle, but the Rogue SV is just OK

Other Vehicles to Consider

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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 2012 Nissan Altima 3.5 SR Rogue SV vs Altima 3.5 SR
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion 2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Tiguan SE 4Motion vs Touareg TDI
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion 2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited Tiguan SE 4Motion vs RAV4 Limited
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Tiguan SE 4Motion vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion 2011 Volkswagen Golf Tiguan SE 4Motion vs Golf
2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion 2011 BMW X3 xDrive28i Tiguan SE 4Motion vs X3 xDrive28i

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