How the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan Compares to the 2020 Nissan Rogue

February 3rd, 2020 by

SUVs are everywhere on the road today, however, few stand out like the new Volkswagen Tiguan. Hiley Volkswagen of Arlington is a leading provider of VW vehicles in the Mansfield area, and while we’re big advocates for the VW brand we’re also big believers in the power of competition. The 2020 Nissan Rogue is similar to the 2020 VW Tiguan, another SUV with a lighter build and class.


The 2020 Nissan Rogue


This Nissan competitor routes all of its power through a 2.5-liter inline-4 engine that is rated for 170 horsepower and 175 lb-ft worth of torque and pairs with a CVT and front-wheel drivetrain. Given that the Nissan Rogue is 185” long and 72” wide, that isn’t quite enough engine power to work with. The Nissan Rogue does come well equipped in other areas, offering a solid amount of infotainment tech and some active safety features as standard, however, we’d have liked to see rear-cross traffic alerts included in the base package.


The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan


The VW Tiguan is a serious competitor, outmatching the Nissan Rogue in more ways than one.

The base engine of the VW Tiguan is a 180-horsepower 2.0-liter turbo-4 engine that is rated for 221 lb-ft worth of torque and uses a front-wheel drivetrain and 8-speed automatic transmission to translate that power into forward thrust. With 73.5 cubic feet of space behind the front seats, the VW Tiguan also stands to offer more cargo space than the Nissan Rogue with its 70 cubic feet of cargo space. On top of that, the VW Tiguan offers rear-cross traffic alerts as standard, a feature you won’t find on the Nissan Rogue unless you pay extra.


So, while the 2020 Nissan Rogue is decent, but it doesn’t live up to the VW Tiguan, not by a long shot. If you’re still not convinced we urge you to visit our VW dealership, where our dealers will give you a comprehensive test drive of this fully capable SUV.

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