2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2017 Nissan Pathfinder
These days, the crossover and SUV markets are booming, and it can be tough to keep up with your options. In most cases, SUVs are classified by not only overall size, but also how many rows of seats they provide. So, if you're looking for a three-row midsize SUV, you'll want to compare the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder, two top options in the segment. To help you with that, we've done much of the research for you and have presented some of our findings down below.
In many cases, the Santa Fe and Pathfinder appear to be very similar. After all, while one delivers a little more horsepower (the Santa Fe), the other provides just slightly more torque. That being said, Hyundai's three-row midsize SUV does deliver a bit more cargo space, so if you're someone who finds you never quite have enough, the Santa Fe is the model you want.
|2017 Hyundai Santa Fe||vs||2017 Nissan Pathfinder|
|Up to 80.0 cu ft||Cargo Volume||Up to 79.8 cu ft|
|290 hp, 252 lb-ft of torque||Standard Engine Specs||284 hp, 259 lb-ft of torque|
|Top Safety Pick+||IIHS Safety Rating||Top Safety Pick|
|5 years/60,000 miles||New Vehicle Warranty||36 months/36,000 miles|
Differences Between the 2017 Santa Fe and 2017 Pathfinder
In terms of safety, both models are quite similar as well, as each has been recognized by the IIHS. But, even in this area, the Santa Fe has the edge by receiving the higher and more prestigious recognition of being named a Top Safety Pick+ model, which is better than the typical Top Safety Pick status. The Santa Fe also comes standard with some safety equipment that the Pathfinder does not, such as an in-vehicle assistance service called Blue Link, driver knee protection airbags and fully automatic exterior light control.
We also can't ignore the huge differences in warranties either. The new vehicle warranty on the Sante Fe is significantly longer than the one on the Pathfinder, as you can tell by the chart above. In addition, the 2017 Santa Fe has a 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, which far exceeds the Pathfinder's 60 months/60,000 miles.
It's pretty clear that the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe has an edge over the 2017 Nissan Pathfinder in numerous key areas. So, consider checking it out yourself by scheduling a test drive at Coastal Hyundai.