Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Nissan Murano CA
The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2017 Nissan Murano are two popular midsize SUVs on the road in Anaheim, Long Beach, and Cerritos. With both offering competitive performance, innovative technology, and a stylish design inside and out, choosing between these two vehicles could be quite difficult.
To help you get a closer view of the differences between these two vehicles, we’ve put the two side by side in this 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Nissan Murano comparison. Take a look now, then schedule a test drive of your favorite.
Hyundai Santa Fe vs Nissan Murano: Power Specifications
When it comes to buying a new SUV, there are few factors more important than power and capability. Thankfully, both the Santa Fe and Murano offer this. To make it easier to compare the two vehicles, we’ve stacked the 2017 Nissan Murano S (the base trim level) against the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SE (mid-trim level), since they’re the most comparable in base MSRP.
The 2017 Nissan Murano S is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine that produces up to 260 horsepower and 240 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a CVT (continuously variable transmission) and has a strut front and multi-link rear suspension system. With a turning diameter of 38.7 and a maximum trailering capacity of 1500 pounds, the vehicle is well equipped for the casual driver.
But the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe SE simply outruns the competition. The vehicle features a 3.3L V6 engine that produces up to 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a quick-shifting 6-speed automatic transmission with Manual mode, and has a strut front and multi-link rear suspension system. With a turning diameter of 36.9, it easily takes tight turns on the road. And with a maximum trailering capacity of 5,000 pounds, this vehicle is the perfect fit for a weekend adventurer.
Standard Feature Comparison of Hyundai Santa Fe vs Nissan Murano
Of course, power isn’t everything; if you’re looking to maximize your budget, you might consider the Hyundai Santa Fe base model (the Santa Fe Sport) and compare that to the base model of the Nissan Murano (the Murano S).
There’s quite a discrepancy in price, which isn’t very well reflected in the features the two vehicles offer. In fact, the Santa Fe comes with a rear spoiler and heated exterior mirrors, which aren’t available in the base trim of the Murano. Other features not available in the Murano S (that are offered in the Santa Fe) include a dual moonroof with power tilt and slide, trailer hitch receiver, power liftgate, and rear parking aid.
Get a Closer Look at Your Favorite Model
If you’re on the hunt for a powerful and affordable vehicle near Cerritos, Long Beach, and Anaheim, take a closer look at the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. Offering plenty of power and capability options for you to choose from, a sleek exterior style and spacious interior, and innovative technology features, the vehicle is an excellent option for today’s buyer.
The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is now available at Norm Reeves Hyundai Superstore Cerritos. Check out the vehicle in our online inventory now to see all of the trim levels available, then schedule a test drive.