Should I buy the old Hyundai SantaFe or Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2018?

Should I buy the old Hyundai SantaFe or Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2018?


Compare the SantaFe and the old Pajero Sport 2018, both models have beautiful designs, modern equipment. So if buying a used car, should buy a Japanese or Korean car?

Hyundai SantaFe, Mitsubishi Pajero Sport, Ford Everest, Toyota Fortuner … are SUVs familiar with Vietnam market in recent years. With the new car, the price of Fortuner, Ford Everest, Hyundai SantaFe and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport are similar, about VND 1 billion. In the used car market, there is a difference in the price of cars among the models.

Comparing the above models, Hyundai SantaFe and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport have many similarities. Both cars have the same price of used cars, beautiful design, modern equipment. Hyundai SantaFe 2018 is distributed in the form of fully assembled in the country. Meanwhile, Pajero Sport 2018 is imported by Mitsubishi Vietnam from its factory in Thailand instead of the domestic assemblies as before. This makes the price of this tank increase due to the tax calculation by cylinder capacity (engine capacity of Pajero Sport 2018 is 3.0L)

In this article, we will compare between two SUVs / CUVs “good fight” to see if you should buy SantaFe or Pajero Sport old offline!

2018 Hyundai Santafe and 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport2018 Hyundai Santafe and 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Compare 2018 Hyundai SantaFe and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2018 on the exterior

Overview of specifications for the old SantaFe and Pajero Sport 2018 specifications:

Parameter Hyundai SantaFe 2.4AT 4 × 4 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3.0T 4 × 4
Length x Width x Height (mm) 4,690 x 1,880 x 1,680 4,785 x 1,815 x 1,805
Wheelbase (mm) 2,700 2,800
Ground clearance height (mm) 185 218
Turning radius (m) 5.45 5,6
Weight / kg) 1,975

Grille on SantaFe with hexagon comes with quite luxurious Projector technology headlights. The car lights and fog lights are shiny crome border. Additional firm automatic lamp wash feature. The rear design is covered in black. Door handles are also plated with crome. On the door handle is a smart black sensor button, connected to the Start / Stop Engine system via Smartkey. In general, the old Hyundai Santafe 2018 is equipped with quite a beautiful and luxurious appearance, but if to find out the personality, memorable about this model of this Korean player, not. Hyundai needs to invest more in creative design.

Appealing appearance of SantaFeAttractive design of Hyundai SantaFe

The 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is marginally better than the Korean competitor in many points as seen in the above specification table. The large size gives Mitsubishi’s sporty SUV the advantage of having a spacious interior. The radius of rotation compared to SantaFe is not much bigger, but it still helps Pajero Sport to manage quite well in crowded urban areas.

Dynamic Shield design language of Mitsubishi has made Pajero Sport 2018 round but still full of current trendy personality. The front end is similar to the Outlander model with quite sharp Projector headlights. The dark honeycomb grille blends very nicely with the shiny crome splints. Mitsubishi also adds luxurious chrome material for plating many details such as plating door handles, steps up and down the border for glass doors. The taillights are extremely prominent and make a difference: slender, upright, and close to the body. The removal of the tail grid is a minus point in this year’s Pajero.

Pajero's extremely attractive appearanceExtremely attractive appearance of Mitsubishi Pajero Sport

Exterior equipment Hyundai SantaFe 2.4AT 4 × 4 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3.0T 4 × 4
Car lights H.I.D car lights

Automatically turn off

Adjust car lights automatically

LED car lights

Automatically turn off

Automatic height adjustment

Wash the headlights

Daylight LED LED
Fog lights Have Have
Wiper Automatic wiper sensor Automatic wiper sensor
Rear LED LED
Rearview mirror Adjust electric folding, integrated turn signal light Adjust electric folding, integrated turn signal light
Diameter la jante, tire 19 ”, tires 235/55 R19 18 ”, tires 265/60 R18
Luggage compartment door Crazy open / close Close / open hands

Compare the old Hyundai Santafe and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2018 in terms of interior

The 2018 Hyundai SantaFe is smaller than its Japanese rival but not so that the comfort and spaciousness in the interior compartment is reduced. Hyundai has maintained its style in the mission of “improving user experience with the most reasonable investment”. The space between the head row and the ceiling space is quite comfortable for guests with a large body size.

However, the third row is quite cramped, due to the design characteristics of SantaFe 2018: the C-pillar is tapered lower at the rear for a sporty appearance, so this row is really only suitable for children or young people. you. The commendable point is that these two rows of seats have a flat folding function so it can expand the storage space easily.

Close-up of the SantaFe cockpitClose-up of the Hyundai SantaFe cockpit

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2018 clearly shows the “practical” in designing and arranging interior space. The chair is finished with leather material, soft foam and hip and back structure is extremely comfortable. With a total leg length of 2,585 mm Pajero Sport 2018 will make large passengers will still feel comfortable on long journeys. The 60:40 and 50:50 folding ratios in the second and third row seats will help families to actively increase luggage space. One drawback Mitsubishi has not yet overcome on this year’s Pajero Sport is that it does not add power to the trunk after the trunk door is heavy.

Looking at the tableau part of the old Hyundai SantaFe 2018, we see that the design of this part is better, airy, balanced and meets the aesthetic needs of the carbon stripe combined with light leather panels. with black plastic. Steering wheel for sure driving experience. Buttons are ergonomic and easy to operate. The instrument cluster with an intuitive and easy-to-see information screen in all lighting conditions.

Tableau on Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2018 is similar to its Triton model, quite unique and aesthetically superior to SantaFe. The company arranged in the central area a touch screen with many function buttons quite intuitive and easy to observe and use. The design of the steering wheel of Pajero Sport is an outstanding design that cannot be ignored: the four-spoke form with “X” designed in Dynamic Shield Sport language looks extremely attractive.

In addition to the function keys, the company also integrates a 360-degree camera and two silver-plated sports gear switches into it. Dashboard dashboard also looks very modern. This “sporty” feeling does not exist in the SantaFe 2018 cockpit.

Pajero Sport seating system is very handyPajero Sport seating system is very handy

Regarding comfort equipment, according to the review, 2018 Hyundai SantaFe car scores on equipment with many valuable functions and equipment. The sunroof on SantaFe is a panoramic panorama, not just a compact sunroof on Pajero Sport. A limitation of SantaFe is the rather limited luggage volume of only 382L.

Comfort equipped for Pajero Sport is also full and modern though SantaFe is still marginally better in some equipment. One praiseworthy advantage of the structure of the two-zone air conditioner on this Japanese model is that the air vents are scattered throughout the car quite scientifically, helping wind flow to all over the car and the programmable panel 4 handy wind level.

Equipment Hyundai SantaFe 2.4AT 4 × 4 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3.0T 4 × 4
Steering wheel 3 spoke, leather

Integrated volume control / hands free

Cruise Control

3 spoke, leather

Integrated volume control / hands free / gear shift lever

Cruise Control

Car seats Premium leather material

2 electric front seats

Remember the position of the driver seat, heated the front seats

Backseat headrest 3 positions armrest

The 2 row seats folded 50:50 flat

Premium leather material

Power adjustable driver’s seat 8 directions

Backseat headrest 3 positions armrest

Folding chairs 50:50 flat floor

Entertainment system DVD player, 8 ”screen

Connect AUX / USB / iPod / Bluetooth

Integrate Vietnam map

6-speaker sound system

DVD player, screen 7 ”

Connect AUX / USB / Bluetooth

6-speaker sound system

Air conditioning system Automatic 2 independent regions

Rear seat air outlet

Automatic 2 independent regions

Rear seat air outlet

Start / Stop Engine Boot by button

Smartkey

Boot by button

Smartkey

Sunroof Panoramic panorama sunroof Heaven window
Other equipment The rearview mirror in the anti-glare car

Integrated electronic compass

Rear-curtain sun blinds

Compare the old Hyundai SantaFe and the 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport in terms of engine & performance

Both models have their own strengths in terms of engine performance. If the main use is moving in urban areas or flat roads, the fuel efficiency of SantaFe is better and more stable. Pajero Sport will be a bit more difficult than SantaFe, because the engine is more powerful and moving in urban areas will be a little harder to manage and less efficient gasoline efficiency.

SantaFe manages well in the urban environmentSantaFe manages well in the urban environment

Pajero Sport clearly demonstrates offroad capability in difficult roads that require ingenious handling, sophistication and strong engine performance. Pajero will outperform SantaFe in this respect. According to actual experience evaluating Pajero Sport diesel engine in 2018, the ability of sound insulation from the engine and external noise is handled better by Mitsubishi than SantaFe.

Pajero Sport confidently glides on any roadPajero Sport confidently glides on any road

Pajero Sport is integrated with many handy driving modes and the most effective is offroad mode with four driving options are Gravel – Sand – Mud – Rock (Gravel – Mud – Sand – Rock). The driver is completely confident across all terrain. Another advantage is the Mitsubishi eight-speed automatic transmission equipped with Pajero Sport diesel engine with the ability to optimize fuel consumption when running on the road. Recoil has been greatly reduced when shifting and helped to reduce engine stress. The suspension system is very stable. At high speeds, the rpm decreases, helping the car to run smoothly, smoother and the engine more surface.

It feels very sporty when sitting in the cockpit of the Pajero SportIt feels very sporty when sitting in the cockpit of the Pajero Sport

Technical data Hyundai SantaFe 2.4AT 4 × 4 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3.0T 4 × 4
Engine Gasoline 2.4L (176 hp, 231 Nm) Gasoline 3.0L (220 hp, 285 Nm)
Gear 6-level auto Automatic 8-level Sport Mode
Drive system 4-wheel drive 4-wheel drive
Combined fuel consumption (L / 100km) twelfth 11.29
Drive mode Drive Mode: 3 operating modes 4 off-road driving modes

Compare the Hyundai SantaFe and the old Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2018 in terms of safety equipment

Looking at the list of active and passive safety equipment that the two models own, we see Mitsubishi Pajero Sport completely better. The chassis of the Japanese automaker fitted to this SUV Sport model is quite solid and has a higher quality than Hyundai’s SantaFe model. Many valuable extras such as blind spot warning, 360-degree camera with unintended acceleration function, airbags equipped with the driver’s knee position … can not be found on Hyundai’s SantaFe.

Equipment Hyundai SantaFe 2.4AT 4 × 4 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 3.0T 4 × 4
Brake system Anti-lock braking ABS

Electronic brake force distribution EBD

Emergency brake assist

Anti-lock braking ABS

Electronic brake force distribution EBD

Emergency brake assist

Electronic balance Have Have
Anti-slip system Have Have
Departure across the slope Have Have
Automatic door lock Have
Electronic handbrake Have Have
Sensor & reversing camera Reverse camera

Front / rear parking sensor

Reverse camera

Front / rear parking sensor

Bag when safe 6 bags 7 bags
Other equipment Cruise control system

DBC downhill support

Cruise control system

DBC downhill support

CCTV around the body

Blind spot warning

Unintended acceleration system UMS

Should I buy the old Hyundai SantaFe or Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2018?

The price of old Mitsubishi Pajero Sport car and the price of old Hyundai SantaFe car of 2018 are about VND 1 billion.

Two SUVs that deserve to be among the top 7-seater models to buy. Clearly about the selling advantage, 2018 Hyundai SantaFe is led by a wide network of dealers in the provinces and the quality of after-sales service is much better. Good price, stable engine performance, superior facilities and adequate safety are the factors that helped SantaFe 2018 have a strong growth in Vietnam (sales in 2017 after Toyota Fortuner) .

The 2018 Mitsubishi Pajero Sport is another option. Fans loyal to Japanese brands because of their durability and high engine performance. At Pajero Sport 2018, the owner will get superior operating experiences, especially flexible on difficult, off-road roads. For large families, Pajero Sport 2018 is especially suitable because of spacious space and extremely high safety. The biggest obstacle of Pajero Sport is the price.

Phong Khang

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