2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue

The breadth and depth of the crossover SUV class is very impressive. When Spitzer Volkswagen first received the redesigned version of the VW Tiguan early this year, we knew it was going to be a game-changer. Taking a look at a comparison between the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2018 Nissan Rogue very clearly illustrates this idea. For the current model year, VW has made the Tiguan larger, more comfortable for passengers and more flexible for cargo hauling. In addition to offering more power than the 2018 Nissan Rogue, Spitzer VW customers choosing the 2018 Tiguan will be able to accommodate more passengers thanks to an available third-row of seating. Potential buyers can schedule a test drive at Spitzer Volkswagen today by calling, 877-305-7947.

Taking the 2018 VW Tiguan home means having a lot of options available to owners and passengers. The automaker has introduced a third-row of seating that is standard equipment on most Tiguan trim grades. This means that the 2018 version of the Volkswagen Tiguan has space for up to seven passengers, marking a stark difference to the five passengers that can fit inside of the current Rogue model. Volkswagen has also done a lot of work to solve the problem of making the third-row of seats easier to access. Spitzer VW customers who choose a Tiguan with two rows will have a maximum of 73.5 cubic-feet of cargo space, outpacing the 70 cubic-feet offered by the 2018 Nissan Rogue. Adding the third-row drops the maximum cargo volume to 65.7 cubic-feet.


2018 VW Tiguan


2018 Nissan Rogue

Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl. Engine 2.5-L, 4-Cyl.
200/207 Horsepower/Torque 170/175
1,500 lbs. Towing 1,100 lbs.
73.5 cu.-ft. Max. Cargo Volume 70 cu.-ft.


Performance Specs

Where the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is really able to pull ahead of the 2018 Nissan Rogue is in its performance. All of the five available trim grades of the 2018 Tiguan employ the same base engine, a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine. The base Limited trim attaches the engine to a six-speed automatic transmission and makes 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. Nissan uses a combination of a naturally aspirated 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine and a continuously variable transmission. The 2018 Rogue posts a peak power output of 170 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Versions of the 2018 VW Tiguan above the base model use the same engine, but it's tuned differently to produce 184 horsepower and is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The main advantage to this powertrain is its improved fuel economy over the base equipment.



A photo of the digital gauge cluster in the 2018 VW Tiguan.
A photo of the front dashboard of the 2018 VW Tiguan.