2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SE vs 2019 Nissan Rogue SV

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SE vs 2019 Nissan Rogue SV

The Volkswagen Tiguan may have only be around for a dozen years, but it feels like an established classic in the SUV class. Boasting the signature clean Volkswagen look, the Tiguan is a delight inside and out.

But how does it compare against one of its toughest competitors, the Nissan Rogue? Today, we put the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SE head-to-head with the 2019 Nissan Rogue SV to see which is the better bang for your buck.

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SE


2019 Nissan Rogue SV

$24,295 MSRP $25,020
2.0L inline 4-cyl Engine 2.5L inline 4-cyl
184 hp / 221 ft-lbs Horsepower / Torque 170 hp / 175 ft-lbs
FWD Drivetrain FWD
8-speed automatic Transmission CVT
22 / 29 / 25 mpg Fuel Economy 26 / 33 / 29 mpg

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The climate control and driving controls in the Tiguan are intuitively placed and clearly labeled, as is its crisp and easy-to-navigate touchscreen. The Rogue’s control scheme is mess in comparison, with tiny buttons surrounding its outdated touchscreen or the inexplicably placed steering wheel heat control being hidden by the left knee.

Interior Design

The Tiguan interior is pleasantly understated, deliberately going for a cozy and sturdy vibe instead of luxury. On the other hand, the Rogue feels tacky and cheap, with too much hard, scratchy plastic everywhere.


The seating position in the Rogue feels way too cramped and close to the dash with its lack of thigh adjustment. The Tiguan is much more comfortable and offers a wide range of seat movement and similarly customizable steering wheel placement.


Both the Tiguan and the Rogue have plenty of cargo of space with 37.6 cubic feet and 39.3 cubic feet respectively. However, the Tiguan makes up for the smaller cargo space by having an extra row of foldable seats. The Tiguan can seat up to 7, whereas the Rogue can only fit 5.


The Tiguan has narrow pillars and tall windows, meaning you always have great sight lines. The Rogue, with its sloped roof, has incredibly poor rear visibility, making it hard to see what’s behind you or in your blind spot.

Interested in a Test Drive? Live near Milwaukee, WI? Give us a call and set up a time to take a 2019 Tiguan for a spin and feel the difference for yourself.