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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2022 Nissan Pathfinder Review

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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2022 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*
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$27,000 to $42,450
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$33,410 to $48,090
Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $31,053 to $44,676
MPG - City 21 - 25 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 25 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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 Pathfinder. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe 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 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Pathfinder. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Pathfinder.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Hyundai Santa Fe will do just as well as the Nissan Pathfinder, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Nissan Pathfinder.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Santa Fe than that of the Nissan Pathfinder.