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2023 Hyundai Santa Cruz vs. 2023 Nissan Titan Review

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2023 Hyundai
Santa Cruz

MSRP*: $25,700 to $40,570
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2023 Nissan
Titan

MSRP*: $39,700 to $61,980
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MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 15 - 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 - 6 seats
Cargo Space 27.0 ft3 Info not available
Engine
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 281-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 400-hp, 5.6-liter, 8 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 9-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 281 hp 400 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 9,053 - 9,323 lbs
Exterior Length 195.7 in 228.2 - 229.5 in
Exterior Width 75.0 in 79.5 - 80.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 36.5 in
Front 41.8 in
Rear 24.8 - 38.5 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 40.1 in
Front 40.9 - 41.0 in
Rear 38.7 - 40.4 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
Due to its greater head- and legroom, passengers in the extended cab will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Titan than in the Hyundai Santa Cruz. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Hyundai Santa Cruz and the Nissan Titan.

Convenience
With the Nissan Titan you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Santa Cruz, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). Clearly, the Hyundai Santa Cruz is a better financial choice over the Nissan Titan, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Cruz is much slimmer than the Nissan Titan, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Hyundai Santa Cruz, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Nissan Titan.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Titan is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Santa Cruz for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Cruz is clearly outclassed by the Nissan Titan.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Santa Cruz offers much less torque than the Nissan Titan, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit the same number of people in the Hyundai Santa Cruz as you will the Nissan Titan.