2023 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2024 Nissan Murano Review

Picture of the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

2023 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $28,750 to $44,300
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2024 Nissan
Murano

MSRP*: $38,190 to $47,900
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MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 72.1 ft3 65.0 - 67.0 ft3
Engine
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 277-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 277 hp 260 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 1,500 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 192.8 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 75.4 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 40.5 in
Rear 38.7 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.0 in
Front 38.1 - 39.9 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.8 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 than in the Nissan Murano. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Murano.

Convenience
The Nissan Murano requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Fe is a better financial choice over the Nissan Murano, when considering MSRP.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Santa Fe is about the same width as the Nissan Murano. The Hyundai Santa Fe is slightly shorter than the Nissan Murano, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Nissan Murano. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Nissan Murano.