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The midsize SUV segment continues to flourish with the arrival of the 2023 Nissan Murano and the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe. Packed with advanced features, sleek design, and reliable performance features, both vehicles offer enticing options for crossover enthusiasts. In this article, we will delve into a detailed comparison of these two popular models to help you make an informed decision.
2023 Nissan Murano
2023 Hyundai Santa Fe
|3.5 L V6 engine||Engine Type||2.5-liter I-4
Step inside the 2023 Murano, and you'll find a spacious cabin crafted with premium materials. The Zero Gravity front seats provide exceptional comfort, and the available ambient lighting adds a touch of elegance. The infotainment system integrates an 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility. The 2023 Santa Fe boasts a contemporary interior design, featuring a well-appointed cabin with ample legroom and cargo space. It comes with either an 8.0- or 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with wireless device charging and multiple USB ports, providing enhanced connectivity and convenience.
Under the hood, the 2023 Murano comes equipped with a 3.5-liter V6 engine, delivering robust performance and a smooth ride. It produces 260 horsepower and offers an EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of 20 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway. The 2023 Santa Fe offers two engine options: a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 191 horsepower or a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 277 horsepower. The Santa Fe achieves a commendable EPA-estimated fuel efficiency of up to 25 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway.
Both the Murano and Santa Fe prioritize safety with a range of advanced driver-assistance systems. The Murano includes features like automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Santa Fe offers a similar suite of safety features, with the addition of a driver attention warning system and safe exit assist, which alerts passengers of approaching vehicles when opening the doors.
The 2023 Nissan Murano and the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe are strong contenders in the midsize SUV segment. However, choosing between the two will depend on individual preferences, whether you prioritize performance, design, or advanced features. If the 2023 Murano looks like the one for you, check it out at Sheehy Nissan of White Marsh in White Marsh, MD. Also, schedule a test drive with us today!