2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2022 Nissan Pathfinder | NewCars.com

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2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Review

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2022 Hyundai
Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $40,000 to $46,010
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2022 Nissan
Pathfinder

MSRP*: $34,640 to $49,040
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MPG - City Info not available 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy Info not available 25 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space Info not available 80.5 ft3
Engine
  • 260-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
  • 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 260 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 39.5 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 Plug-In Hybrid than in the Nissan Pathfinder. The Nissan Pathfinder offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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). Whether you pick the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid or the Nissan Pathfinder, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid 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 Plug-In Hybrid is slightly shorter than the Nissan Pathfinder, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid 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 Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has a little less horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid 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 Plug-In Hybrid seats a lot fewer people than the Nissan Pathfinder.