Hyundai and Nissan are natural rivals. Both brands offer a host of crossovers and sedans in similar segments, both with stylishly sporty aesthetics. When it comes to the midsize crossover segment, arguably one of the most popular on the market today, each brand has one of its most recognizable models. We thought we’d see how these two models measure up to one another by pitting the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe against the 2020 Nissan Murano in a side-by-side comparison.
The table above certainly shows that each vehicle has its own advantages when it comes to technical specifications. In the first row, we looked at fuel efficiency, an area in which the lighter-weight Santa Fe gets an early leg up by achieving an extra two miles per gallon combined across highway and city driving. However, the heavier Murano fires back quickly with a huge advantage in power, as it’s capable of generating 75 horsepower more than the Hyundai crossover.
When it comes to utility vehicles, many shoppers consider space to be more important than power, which means the advantage the Santa Fe has in the third row might make up for the large deficit as it provides an extra 3.8 cubic feet of space behind its rear seats. That might not seem like a lot of space, but you’d certainly be able to tell the difference if you were attempting to pack a bunch of luggage or grocery bags into the cargo hold.
However, much more goes into each of these vehicles than just what the technical specifications show. Hyundai provides SmartSense, a suite of driver-assistive safety technologies, as well as America’s Best Warranty, which is part of Hyundai Assurance – another major benefit of shopping from the Hyundai brand. If you have any questions about the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Or schedule a test drive today!