2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2020 Nissan Rogue

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2020 Nissan Rogue

The 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan is sort of like the German ideal of what a crossover SUV should be. It has modest exterior styling, versatility, a high-tech interior, and the quality construction you would expect from Volkswagen. The 2020 Nissan Rogue, on the other hand, is stylish both inside and out and brings a competitive complement of technology in just about every way imaginable. The Rogue is sort of what keeps Nissan afloat as crossover SUVs continue to draw crowds into the new decade.

Both the Tiguan and Rogue bring crossover SUV functionality, but one brings more to the party and does its owners more favors. To find out which is which, refer to the chart and analysis below. The following chart refers to available features on both vehicles.

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan 


2020 Nissan Rogue 

73.5 cu.ft.  Maximum Cargo Capacity  70.0 cu.ft. 
8-Speed Shiftable Automatic  8-Speed Shiftable Automatic  Continuously Variable Transmission 
2.0L Inline 4-Cylinder Turbo, 184 Horsepower, 221 lb-ft of Torque  Engine Size, Horsepower, Torque  2.5L Inline 4-Cylinder, 170 Horsepower, 175 lb-ft of Torque 
Up to 7  Seating Up to 5 

Comparison Analysis

The ability to purchase a 7-seat or 5-seat version of the Tiguan means so many larger families will consider the Tiguan and pass up the Rogue. Even if you don’t need to carry so many people, the larger 4MOTION® AWD equipped Tiguan has greater cargo space when the seats are folded down than the Rogue at its best. And that’s saying something because the Rogue has better cargo space than most of its competition.

The Tiguan is a hands-down winner when it comes to engines. Both vehicles only offer one engine option, and the smaller turbo engine in the Tiguan beats the Rogue in every way. Couple that with a more familiar and tactile shiftable automatic transmission, and the Tiguan proves itself the driver’s choice.

Other Features of the 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

  • Adaptive LED Headlamps
  • Front Fog/Driving Lights
  • Cornering Lights
  • Blind Spot and Lane Departure Warning System
  • 9-Speaker Fender® Sound System with Subwoofer and 480-Watt Amplifier
  • And More!