Who doesn’t love a friendly competition? Our car enthusiasts at Elgin Volkswagen are breaking down the performance, interior, and technology of two similar models: the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Nissan Rogue.
Throughout this piece, we’ll set these two side by side to see which one is a better fit for you and your crew. Drivers living near Elgin, IL should keep reading to learn more!
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You need an SUV that can get you from Point A to Point B confidently. With their reliable powertrains and hearty engines, the VW Tiguan and the Nissan Rogue will take you where you need to go—and perhaps even farther.
Under the hood, the VW Tiguan has a 2.0L Turbo engine, while the Nissan Rogue has a 1.5L VC-Turbo®. Both engines offer similar outputs; in fact, they each produce at least 220 lb-ft of torque! With that much torque on board, climbing steep hills or towing a small rowboat will be easy as pie.
Helping propel you forward with ease is an 8-speed automatic transmission in the VW Tiguan. On the other hand, the Rogue has a standard Xtronic CVT® (Continuously Variable Transmission), which enables smooth gear shifting but may not be as dynamic as the 8-speed on the Volkswagen.
Both SUVs offer available all-wheel drive (AWD). First up is the Nissan Rogue and its Intelligent AWD system, which can enhance traction. Plus, the Rogue presents drivers with the option to switch up the ride with five drive modes.
The VW Tiguan takes it up a notch with 4MOTION® AWD. Accessed through an interior turn dial, drivers can switch among four different available AWD modes to find the one that fits their current travel needs:
The VW Tiguan has the advantage of an Off-Road Custom Mode. This makes space for drivers to personalize where the engine power goes when they’re traveling on not-so-distinct roadways. For example, this would be a great mode to utilize when traveling on sandy shorelines or wooded paths. The Rogue lacks a similar drive mode.
If you plan to spend a lot of time behind the wheel, you’ll need the coziest SUV possible. Both the VW Tiguan and the Nissan Rogue have the creature comforts you crave; however, which one makes more of them standard?
One of the biggest differences between the VW and the Nissan is their seating capacities. The Rogue can seat up to five people, while the VW Tiguan accommodates up to seven passengers. So, 6-person or growing families will enjoy the added appointments of the VW Tiguan. Drivers with a smaller family or younger couples may prefer the smaller Nissan.
You and your six passengers will feel cozy in the VW Tiguan thanks to its 124 cubic feet of passenger space. On the other hand, the Nissan Rogue falls shy with 105.4 cubic feet.
Both models offer a 6-way manual adjustable driver’s seat as well as standard cloth upholstery. Pair these two together, and you’ll feel comfortable on even the longest commutes. Of course, upgrades are available for either SUV! For instance, both models offer leather upholstery.
Only the VW Tiguan, though, makes a common upgrade standard: heated front seats. These seats will help you warm up on cold morning commutes or after the sun has set on your adventure. You’ll need to upgrade your Rogue to experience the same seating comfort feature.
If the VW Tiguan and the Nissan Rogue had middle names, it would be convenience. Both models make it their mission to elevate your adventures and your daily commutes. Which model takes this notion a step farther, though?
Both the Volkswagen and the Nissan have keyless access with push-button start. So, you can keep your key in your pocket, purse, gym bag, or reusable grocery bag and still open the car door with ease!
The same convenience is available in the rear too. Both models have available hands-free Easy Open & Easy Close remote power rear liftgates. So, when you’ve got your kid’s trike or a few grocery bags in hand, opening the trunk is as easy as pushing a button!
What the VW Tiguan has that the Nissan Rogue doesn’t is standard black roof rails. These rails add convenience because they provide another way to carry cargo, especially your more adventuresome gear like a kayak, a mountain bike, or a cargo box.
You can upgrade your Rogue to have roof rails as well; however, you can choose any VW Tiguan trim and enjoy this amenity.
Your decision will come down to a few facts—and the fact is that the Volkswagen Tiguan has the capability, luxury, and convenience you deserve.
Get started with a test drive of this model today. Reach out to the team at Elgin Volkswagen to schedule an appointment. You can also stop by our showroom the next time you’re near Elgin, IL!
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