When it comes to buying a compact SUV in Toronto, two choices are available to consumers that stand out: the 2016 Nissan Rogue or the 2017 Hyundai Tucson. These are two compact sport utility vehicles that offer fuel economy, interior space, comfort and safety. But given that the 2017 Hyundai Tucson has been redesigned as early as last year, it manages to set itself apart in plenty of ways.

Choosing Between the 2017 Rogue and 2017 Tucson in Toronto: Price and Features

Both compact SUVs have a similar starting price. While the 2017 Hyundai Tucson starts at $24,399, the 2016 Rogue has a starting price of $24,948. The new Tucson comes standard with LED daytime running lights, heated front seats, a traditional six-speed automatic, downhill brake control, remote keyless entry, six airbags, hill start control and bodyside reinforcements. 2017 Tucson buyers in Toronto also get Bluetooth, a rear-view camera and air conditioning as standard.

Other versions add autonomous braking, lane departure warning, LED headlights, heated steering wheel, heated second row seats, leather seats, 8.0-inch touchscreen navigation system and dual zone automatic climate control.

While the 2016 Rogue in Toronto offers one engine developing 170 horsepower that is combined with a CVT transmission, the 2017 Tucson features two engines and two transmissions. The entry-level unit is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that delivers 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that provides a more traditional driving feel. That transmission can be paired with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

The top-of-the line engine is a 1.6-liter turbocharged unit that offers 175 horsepower and a whopping 195 lb-ft of torque available starting at 1,500 rpm. Paired with a seven-speed automatic transmission, this engine is available exclusively with all-wheel drive.

Plenty of space and a ton of fun behind the wheel with the 2017 Tucson in Toronto

In terms of interior space, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson features 877 liters of cargo space with all the seats in place, and more than 1,700 liters with the rear seats folded down. There is also a total of 2,894 liters of interior space reserved for passengers.

On the road, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson features a nice balance of comfort and performance, offering up a heavy yet easy steering wheel and handling that immediately puts the driver at ease. Visibility is also above average, again adding to the level of comfort and confidence the driver feels behind the wheel.

To learn more about the 2017 Tucson in Toronto and how it stacks up to the 2016 Rogue, contact us today at Gyro Hyundai!