2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Toyota Highlander vs. Nissan Pathfinder

 Tipton Hyundai: Comparing The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. Toyota Highlander vs. Nissan Pathfinder in Brownsville, TX
Three-row crossovers are especially useful vehicles for families, but since they are entrusted with your family's needs, it can be hard to make a decision among all the offerings available. Yet, when it comes to a competition between the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, the Toyota Highlander, and the Nissan Pathfinder, we would pick the Santa Fe every time.

2018 Santa Fe Sport vs. Toyota Highlander

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe beats the Highlander in standard power. This is because the Highlander's standard engine is a 2.7-liter four-cylinder, which makes 185 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, while the Santa Fe comes standard with a 3.3-liter V6 that makes 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque. That extra power doesn't come at the expense of fuel economy, though, as the Santa Fe also makes better fuel economy at 25 mpg on the highway, compared to 24 mpg highway with the Highlander.*

2018 Santa Fe Sport vs. Nissan Pathfinder

When comparing the Santa Fe to the Nissan Pathfinder, the Santa Fe holds the advantage by offering more features for a better price. To begin with, the Santa Fe starts at around $200 less than the Pathfinder's starting MSRP. For that lower price, the Santa Fe offers a number of features that the Pathfinder doesn't, such as standard Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ connectivity, which isn't offered at all on the Pathfinder.


One of the ways that car companies show their confidence in their vehicles is with the warranties that they offer, showing the degree to which they will stand behind their work. In this category, the Hyundai Santa Fe crushes the Toyota Highlander and Nissan Pathfinder. Both the Highlander and Pathfinder offer 5-year, 60,000-mile powertrain warranties, but the Santa Fe's powertrain warranty covers the vehicle for 10 years and 100,000 miles.
If you would like to check out the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and see how it can serve your family in person, visit us at Tipton Hyundai.
*2018 Santa Fe SE FWD: 18 City/25 Hwy/21 Combined. AWD: 18 City/24 Hwy/20 Combined. 2018 Santa Fe SE Ultimate/Limited Ultimate FWD: 17 City/23 Hwy/20 Combined. AWD: 17 City/22 Hwy/19 Combined. EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

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