Compare the Hyundai Santa Fe to the Competition

The Hyundai Santa Fe vs The Nissan Pathfinder

When you're looking for a new SUV capable of navigating the entire family, and all of their gear, around the Connecticut coastline, one of the first SUVs that should come to mind is a new Hyundai Santa Fe from Old Saybrook Hyundai. However, we understand that some of our competitors models may have also caught your eye, such as a new Nissan Pathfinder. Well we're here to show you how they stack up side by side and highlight all the advantages of purchasing a new Nissan Santa Fe today near New Haven.

  • Performance and Power: We know that the faster you can get from A to B the sooner you can get home and put your feet up. When it comes to power, you're going to want to go with the Hyundai Santa Fe, the base model alone provides a net horsepower of 290 versus the Nissan Pathfinder's base 284 horsepower.
  • Passenger Space: As the teens grow older they'll begin to run out of room in a Nissan Pathfinder, with 26.6 more cubic feet the Hyundai Santa Fe will out last even the most astounding growth spurt. More space for them means more peace of mind for you in a new Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Driver Comfort: As comfortable as your passengers are, you're the one doing all the work. When you're driving around New London in a new Hyundai Santa Fe you'll have the luxury of 8-way power seating and power lumbar support at the very base trim level. The Nissan Pathfinder only provides you with 6-way power seating and manual lumbar support

At Old Saybrook Hyundai in Old Saybrook, CT, we want to make sure you have all of the information when choosing your vehicle, and here we have just a few of the key differences between a new Hyundai Santa Fe vs Nissan Pathfinger. Hyundai models have clear advantages over their competitors, but we still encourage you to visit our dealership and test drive all of our options to see which is right for you.

The Hyundai Santa Fe vs. A New Kia Sorento

Before putting pen to paper on a large investment it is always a good idea to shop around to make sure that you are getting the best deal. And when shopping for a new car many Groton drivers compare their next vehicle to other similar vehicles. While researching a vehicle online isn't as much fun as going for a test drive it is important. This way you can see what features each vehicle has to offer. To help our customers find the information they need we have done the work for you and compared the Kia Sorento to the Hyundai Santa Fe.

New Hyundai Santa Fe New Haven, CT

Interior Space & Versatility

Like many other Old Saybrook drivers thinking of buying a new SUV, you most likely need a little more room than a sedan has to offer. So size matters if you aren't looking for a big full-sized SUV and this is just one area where the Hyundai Santa Fe outshines the Kia Sorento. Both vehicles are roughly the same size with only an inch difference in wheelbase and both offer seating for up to seven. The Hyundai Santa Fe offers a more spacious interior as well as more cargo room. A new Kia Sorento has a total passenger space of 146.4, just like the Santa Fe. But the Kia Sorento only has a maximum cargo space of 73 cubic feet as the Santa Fe offers up to 80 cubic feet of cargo space.


Whether you are commuting to work or heading out on a weekend adventure, you want to enjoy the drive everywhere you go. While the Hyundai Santa Fe only has one engine to offer New London drivers it is more powerful than all three of the Kia Sorento's. Powering the Hyundai Santa Fe is a powerful 3.3L V6 engine with 290 horsepower and the ability to tow up to 5,000 lbs. The Kia Sorento also has a maximum horsepower of 290 but can only tow up to 5,000 lbs. when equipped with all-wheel-drive. Otherwise, a new Kia Sorento can only tow up to 3,500 lbs.

Browse our Available Santa Fe Inventory or Continue on For More Model Comparisons

If you've already decided on a new Hyundai Santa Fe from Old Saybrook Hyundai, we encourage you to view our available Santa Fe SUV inventory by clicking on any of our available models below. Otherwise, please continue on to learn how our own Hyundai Santa Fe takes down the new Volkswagen Atlas, right here in Connecticut. 

Hyundai Santa Fe vs Volkswagen Atlas

New 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Old Saybrook, CT New 2018 Volkswagen Atlas Old Saybrook CT 

If you're looking for a new SUV near New Haven, be sure to take a look at the Hyundai Santa Fe. This vehicle offers a stylish design, an exciting ride and a variety of great features, all available at a competitive price that we think you'll appreciate. However, this vehicle also has some competition. Other SUVS like a new Volkswagen Atlas also offer great performance and features. So how do you know if the Santa Fe is the one for you? Take a look at the comparison below to find out what makes this vehicle stand out.

  • The Santa Fe comes standard with a V6 engine that offers an impressive 290 horsepower for an exciting and energetic ride. A new VW Atlas only comes with a 4-cylinder engine that offers 235 horsepower.
  • With a larger fuel tank capacity, the Santa Fe can stay on the road for longer and you can go longer between fill ups.
  • Passengers can stay comfortable in the Santa Fe, which offers more rear legroom than the VW Atlas. It offers enough room to stretch out so your passengers can have an enjoyable ride.
  • Features like dual zone automatic climate control and front power lumbar support add extra comfort to your ride in the Santa Fe. These features are not available in a new Volkswagen Atlas.
  • With the help of features like automatic headlights, fog lights and heated exterior mirrors, you can enjoy great visibility in the Santa Fe; these features are not available in the VW Atlas.
  • You can stay covered for longer in the Santa Fe, which offers a 120-month/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, while the Volkswagen Atlas only offers a 72-month/72,000-mile powertrain warranty.

To find out more about the Hyundai Santa Fe, be sure to stop by our Old Saybrook, CT dealership serving Groton and New London. We would be happy to show you our available models and arrange a test drive so you can experience all that this vehicle has to offer and decide if it's the right fit for you.