Hyundai Santa Fe vs Nissan Murano


At Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, we want to help shoppers across Hardeeville, Bluffton, and Hilton Head Island find the perfect midsize SUV for them. That's why we've compiled this 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Nissan Murano comparison.

In it, you'll see these vehicles' most important specs and features set side-by-side, so you can weigh your options and choose the crossover that meets your needs best. Drop us a line if you have any questions or want to learn more!

Santa Fe vs Murano: Safety Features

 Before you choose the Santa Fe or Murano as your next family vehicle, you'll probably want to know some more about their safety features. Both rides offer a range of standard and available driver-assistive technologies, including:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control, which automatically adjusts your speed to keep a preset distance from the car ahead of you.
  • Forward Collision Warning, which alerts you when it senses an oncoming collision and may apply the brakes to help slow your vehicle.

However, there are some extras you'll find in the Hyundai SmartSense suite that the Nissan Murano lacks. Only the Santa Fe offers Safe Exit Assist, which warns you if traffic is approaching from behind your parked car. It'll automatically lock the rear doors to prevent kids from exiting until the coast is clear.

Interior Features

 The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and Nissan Murano are both midsize SUVs, but they offer different seating options. If you want extra space to bring grandparents, cousins, and friends along for the ride, you'll appreciate that the Santa Fe offers three rows of seats and space for seven people.

The Murano, on the other hand, has just two rows of seats and space for only five people. When you need to bring more passengers along for the ride, you'll be limited in how many you can accommodate.

Both SUVs have cavernous cargo areas to hold your most essential items. You'll find up to 67 cubic feet in the Murano with the rear seats folded. The Santa Fe has just a smidge more-71.3 cubic feet with the rear seats folded-and can fit many furniture items with ease.

SUV Performance Specs

The Santa Fe and Murano come standard with front-wheel drive (FWD), but you can choose available all-wheel drive (AWD) in either ride for more traction on wet or gravelly roads. By delivering power to all four wheels, AWD ensure that you have exceptional grip when you need it most.

You'll have an advantage in terms of towing with the Santa Fe. It can trailer up to 3,500 pounds with the proper equipment, which is enough to move a couple of personal watercrafts or a light travel trailer. The Murano falls quite a bit behind in this respect: It can only tow up to 1,500 pounds, less than half the total of the Hyundai SUV.

Which is Better: Nissan Murano vs Hyundai Santa Fe 

Now that you've read our Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Nissan Murano comparison, what do you think about these two vehicles? Each midsize SUV makes a strong case for itself, and they both have features to entice Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, and Hardeeville shoppers.

However, there's only one choice if you want more towing capacity, safety features, and three rows of seats. If those qualities appeal to you, head on over to Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head and get behind the wheel of the Santa Fe for a test drive!

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