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Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Nissan Rogue

Compare repair costs, reliability, and owner reviews

Hyundai Santa Fe

$464
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Nissan Rogue

$488
Average Annual
Repair Cost

Overall Reliability Rating

4
1
2
Excellent
The Hyundai Santa Fe Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 3rd out of 26 for midsize SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $464 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. Repairs are less severe and less frequent than the average car, so the Santa Fe is one of the more reliable vehicles on the road.
4
1
2
Excellent
The Nissan Rogue Reliability Rating is 4.5 out of 5.0, which ranks it 8th out of 26 for compact SUVs. The average annual repair cost is $488 which means it has lower than average ownership costs. The severity of repairs is average and the frequency of those issues is low, so major repairs are uncommon for the Rogue.
Cost
Average annual repairs total
$464
inexpensive
expensive
$488
inexpensive
expensive
Frequency
Average annual repair shop visits
0.3
not often
very often
0.26
not often
very often
Severity
Percentage of annual repairs that are urgent
9%
not urgent
urgent
11%
not urgent
urgent

Overall Car Ratings & Details

5 (9)
4 (58)
3 (40)
2 (25)
1 (5)
The Hyundai Santa Fe ranks highest in exhaust and ranks lowest in electrical.
“Brought the 2006 Santa Fe 2.7L on 11/19/2015 with 98k from original owner, she did most of the regular scheduled maintenance on the car and was in good shape. This is one of the best cars I ever...”
“Brought the 2006 Santa Fe 2.7L on 11/19/2015 with 98k from original owner, she did most of the...”
5
(0)
4 (3)
3 (2)
2 (2)
1
(0)
The Nissan Rogue ranks highest in body and ranks lowest in engine.
“Truly disappointing to buy a new car with 4 miles and have it in the shop twice within 3 weeks for major issues.”
“Truly disappointing to buy a new car with 4 miles and have it in the shop twice within 3 weeks...”

Vehicle Comparison Rundown

The Nissan Rogue and the Hyundai Santa Fe are SUVs in different size classes. The Rogue is a compact, two-row SUV, while the Hyundai Santa Fe is a midsize, three-row SUV.

The Hyundai Santa Fe is a much larger vehicle than the Nissan Rogue, and offers more power. The Santa Fe’s single engine choice has 290 horsepower. The smaller Rogue has a standard engine with 170 horsepower, and also comes in a hybrid version.

There is a major difference in the amount of cargo space between these two vehicles. The Rogue provides you with 70 cubic feet with the second row folded. The Santa Fe has a total of 83.2 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded. This is a natural consequence of the Santa Fe’s greater length and width.

Choosing between the Nissan Rogue and the Hyundai Santa Fe really comes down to how big a vehicle you need. Do you have to have seating for up to seven with loads of hauling capacity? The Santa Fe is the right choice. Will a smaller, two-row SUV that still has a decent amount of cargo space do the job just as well for you? Then go with the Rogue.