Nissan Murano vs Hyundai Santa Fe
When you’ve decided that your next car is going to be a midsize SUV, you need to consider your options. Vehicles like the Nissan Murano and the Hyundai Santa Fe have been touted as the best of the bunch, but which one would be perfect for your trips throughout the East Providence, Cranston, and Pawtucket area? To help you find out, we’re going to compare these models to highlight their differences.
In our vehicle comparison of the 2016 Nissan Murano and the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, we’ll be closely examining the engine efficiency, the entertainment and convenience technology, and the safety ratings. By reading this article, you’ll learn a great deal about what each car offers, and which one offers more. For a full vehicle review on the 2016 Nissan Murano, view here.
2016 Nissan Murano vs. 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Engine Efficiency
Underneath the hood of the Nissan Murano is a 3.5-liter V6 engine and the Xtronic CVT® (continuously variable transmission), which allows for smooth accelerations and an increase in fuel efficiency. The Hyundai Santa Fe features a 3.3-liter V6 engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Nissan Murano gets an EPA estimated 21/28 mpg city/highway*. In comparison, the Hyundai Santa Fe falls short in comparison with its EPA-estimated 18/25 mpg city/highway capability.
Entertainment & Convenience Technology
The Nissan Murano and the Hyundai Santa Fe each offer an AM/FM radio and a CD player that’s played through their respective 6-speaker sound systems. Additionally, each vehicle comes with a 3-month trial subscription of SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. This service provides you with more than 150 different listening stations that are suitable for any interest.
Each vehicle is outfitted with a Bluetooth® system. This system allows you to make and receive phone calls from the road without having to use your hands. Additionally, the Nissan Murano features the Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant, which displays your incoming texts on the display screen.
One of the best ways to determine if a vehicle provides enough safety for you and your passengers is by looking at safety ratings. Each vehicle participated in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests. According to the results, the 2016 Nissan Murano earned the 2016 Top Safety Pick+, the highest rating a vehicle can get with the IIHS. The Hyundai Santa Fe didn’t earn this accolade as it received a marginal rating in the small overlap front crash tests.
Learn More with a Test Drive
In this article, you learned a great deal about both midsize SUVs. You learned that the Nissan Murano gets a higher fuel economy than the Hyundai Santa Fe. In terms of entertainment and convenience technology, you saw that both vehicles offer great amenities, but the Nissan Murano goes further with the Hands-Free Text Messaging Assistant.
We also looked at the IIHS safety ratings. You learned that the 2016 Nissan Murano received the highest safety rating, while the Hyundai Santa Fe fell short due to its less-than-great front crashworthiness. You learned that the Nissan Murano simply offers you more.
* 2016 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions – use for comparison purposes only.