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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe HEV vs. 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Review

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2022 Hyundai
Santa Fe HEV

MSRP*: $34,300 to $40,710
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2022 Nissan
Pathfinder

MSRP*: $34,640 to $49,040
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MPG - City 33 - 36 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 72.1 ft3 80.5 ft3
Engine
  • 225-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 284-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 225 hp 284 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 3,500 - 6,000 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 197.0 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 77.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 40.8 in
Front 44.3 in
Rear 35.5 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.0 in
Front 41.1 - 42.3 in
Rear 38.4 - 39.6 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe HEV than in the Nissan Pathfinder. The Nissan Pathfinder offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Fe HEV, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe HEV as you will with the Nissan Pathfinder, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Santa Fe HEV will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe HEV is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Hyundai Santa Fe HEV is slightly shorter than the Nissan Pathfinder, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe HEV has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Pathfinder, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe HEV for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe HEV has a lot less horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Santa Fe HEV has much lower torque than the Nissan Pathfinder, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Hyundai Santa Fe HEV seats a lot fewer people than the Nissan Pathfinder. The Hyundai Santa Fe HEV has less cargo space than the Nissan Pathfinder, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.