2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL vs 2019 Nissan Pathfinder in Boulder CO

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Vehicle Overview

Are you in the market for a mid-size crossover sports utility vehicle? If you live in Boulder Colorado, then you are likely considering the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL and the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder. These are among the most popular crossover SUVs in the area, and there is a lot to like about both. The Pathfinder is an intriguing option as Nissan has added numerous driver assistance features as well as made them standard on all but the base trim level. Hyundai, on the other hand, has shuffled the nameplate a bit. The two-row Santa Fe Sport has become the Santa Fe, and the three-row Santa Fe has become the Santa Fe XL. It stands out in a competitive marketplace thanks to a broad array of standard features as well as one of the best warranties in the class.

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Performance - 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL

Much of the competition in this class has opted for four-cylinder engines. Hyundai has instead chosen a more powerful V6. This is a 3.3L V6 paired with a six-speed automatic that delivers 290 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque. The Santa Fe XL available at your local dealership serving Boulder Longmont Loveland is front-wheel drive standard, but all-wheel drive is an option. Nissan also opts for a V6 and pairs its 3.5L V6 with an automatic CVT.

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Trim Levels - 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL in/near Boulder CO

An advantage of separating the Santa Fe and Santa Fe XL is that the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL available at Boulder Hyundai in Boulder Colorado is very streamlined when it comes to trims. Your options are the SE and the Limited Ultimate. The base model is loaded with a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, rearview camera and more. The SE Premium packages adds heated leather seating and a hands-free liftgate. The Limited Ultimate is luxury-minded. The touchscreen is bigger, the audio system is more sophisticated, the rear seating is heated, the front seating is ventilated and you get captain's chars in the second row.

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Technology - Hyundai Santa Fe XL specs in/near Boulder

Both vehicles are well-equipped on the tech front. The Santa Fe XL in particular has earned high marks for usability. All Santa Fe XLs come with a 7-inch or 8-inch touchscreen with a rearview mirror and integration with drive assistance features. Smartphones are supported via Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. You also get Bluetooth and a USB port, and the entire system is supported via Blue Link. Hyundai even gives you a USB port that is accessible from the third row, which is a nice touch and a feature we wish was class-wide. NissanConnect is its Blue Link equivalent. The Pathfinder may not score as well in the usability department, but the feature set is comparable.

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Safety - Hyundai Santa Fe XL specs in/near Boulder CO

The 2019 model of the Santa Fe XL is among the highest rated in the class. It earned a 5-star overall rating from the NHTSA and is recognized by the IIHS as a Top Safety Pick+. The Pathfinder performed respectably but not as well. It earned a 4-star overall rating from the NHTSA, and the IIHS scored it as a Top Safety Pick as opposed to a pick-plus. Both vehicles give you good driver assist options. An SE with the optional Premium Package gets blind-spot monitoring, and a Limited Ultimate with the optional Tech package gets adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking and more. Critics do praise the Pathfinder for including reverse parking sensors and automatic emergency braking with the base trim level. You do have to step up to the SV trim in order to get the other driver assist features like adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring.

Final Thoughts - 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL dealer

Both the 2019 Nissan Pathfinder and 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL are intriguing options for those who live in Boulder Hyundai. At your local Hyundai dealership serving Boulder Longmont Loveland, we are confident that the Santa Fe XL delivers tremendous value as well as the features and performance you want. Before you make a decision, be sure to visit us at Boulder Hyundai in Boulder Colorado so that you can see the vehicle in person and test-drive it! Not only do we have fantastic prices for you to consider, but we have specials that make it easier than ever to lease or finance. If you can't get to us just yet, then we welcome you to call us for more information or to contact us online through our website.

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