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2012 Nissan Pathfinder 2013 Buick Enclave 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
     
4WD 4dr V8 LE
  • 2WD 4dr V6 S
  • 4WD 4dr V6 S
  • 2WD 4dr V6 SV
  • 4WD 4dr V6 SV
  • 2WD 4dr V6 Silver Edition
  • 4WD 4dr V6 Silver Edition
  • 2WD 4dr V6 LE
  • 4WD 4dr V6 LE
  • 4WD 4dr V8 LE
Convenience FWD
  • Convenience FWD
  • Convenience AWD
  • Leather FWD
  • Leather AWD
  • Premium FWD
  • Premium AWD
FWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr Sport
  • AWD 4dr Sport
  • FWD 4dr 2.0T Sport
  • FWD 4dr 2.0T Sport w/Saddle Int
  • FWD 4dr GLS
  • AWD 4dr 2.0T Sport
  • AWD 4dr 2.0T Sport w/Saddle Int
  • AWD 4dr GLS
  • FWD 4dr Limited
  • FWD 4dr Limited w/Saddle Int
  • AWD 4dr Limited w/Saddle Int
  • AWD 4dr Limited

Prices

MSRP $43,970 $38,445 $24,700
Invoice $40,714 $36,523 $23,728
Avg. Paid $29,588 $31,249 $20,102

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.8 8.4 7.8
Critics' Rating 6.6 8.7 8.0
Performance 7.0 7.8 7.5
Interior 7.0 8.3 7.5
Operating Cost 7.3 7.5 7.9
Safety 8.4 9.7 10.0
Reliability 2.5 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good towing capability
  • First-rate cabin materials
  • Spacious third row
  • Generous cargo space
  • Composed handling
  • Santa Fe Sport’s generous cargo space
  • Santa Fe Sport’s excellent fuel economy
Cons
  • Low reliability rating
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Unimpressive fuel economy
  • Lackluster acceleration
  • Dull navigation graphics
  • Cramped third row in Santa Fe

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 5.6L/339 Gas V6 3.6L/217 Gas I4 2.4L/144
MPG 13 City / 18 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy 21 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle Crossover

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 112.2 118.90 106.3
Length, Overall (in) 192.3 201.90 184.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.8 79.00 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 72.7 70.30 66.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional
Running Boards Standard Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 5051 4724 3459

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Optional
Fog Lamps Standard Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Optional
HID headlights Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard Optional
Luggage Rack Standard Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Power Liftgate Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Optional
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 7 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 100.6 153.0 108.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.40 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.30 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 61.60 59.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 57.20 56.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.40 39.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.2 36.80 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.4 61.30 58.3
Second Hip Room (in) 57.6 57.00 55.4
Third Leg Room (in) 28.1 33.20
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 79.2 115.2 71.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 48.9 68.9 35.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 16.5 23.3

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Optional
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Standard Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Optional
Seat Memory Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Optional
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard
Quad Bucket Seats Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Optional
Adjustable Pedals Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 5.6L/339 3.6L/217 2.4L/144
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 310 @ 5200 288 @ 6300 190 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 388 @ 3400 270 @ 3400 181 @ 4250
Transmission Automatic w/manual mode Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 39.5 40.4 35.8

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 13 17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 24 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 21.1 22.0 17.4

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.