With their reliability, loads of features, and overall stylish design, Hyundai SUVs are some of the best out on the market. In fact, U.S. News even ranked Hyundai as its best SUV brand. While it’s a great decision, and seemingly easy call, to go with a new Hyundai SUV, the real choice is which model you’d prefer to drive in around the areas of Burleson, Fort Worth, and Benbrook.
This is where our Hiley Hyundai of Burleson team can help. We can give you a better look at these models and show you what each of them offers. That starts with taking a look at the Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Tucson comparison below.
The main difference you’ll first notice with these two Hyundai models is their size. The Hyundai Santa Fe is built more to accommodate families and those always adventuring around. Its cabin comes with 111.5 cubic feet of passenger volume, and 36.4 cubic feet of cargo volume. You can even rearrange the seating to use up to 72.1 cubic feet of interior volume for cargo.
The Tucson, in comparison, offers 108.2 cubic feet of passenger volume. As far as cargo volume, it has up to 41.2 cubic feet of space behind the rear seats and 80.3 cubic feet with the second-row seats folded down to give you even more room for supplies you got while out shopping.
The Tucson is an ideal ride for driving around the city each day, thanks to its compact size. It’s shorter and narrower, which helps you easily maneuver it around congested areas and park along the street. The Santa Fe does provide a tighter turning diameter, so it handles tight corners and turns well.
They also come with different options when it comes to the power source of your new SUV. The Santa Fe comes with either a 191-horsepower, 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, or an available 281-horsepower, 2.5L turbo 4-cylinder engine. They each also can be paired with FWD or available AWD.
The Tucson is also powered by a standard 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, which creates 187 horsepower and is paired with either FWD or available AWD. Although it creates slightly less power, it does get somewhat better gas mileage, with an EPA-estimated 26 city and 33 highway MPG.1 The Hyundai Tucson also offers an available hybrid and plug-in hybrid engine for even more efficient driving.
The added strength of the Santa Fe does allow it to tow up to 3,500 pounds when properly equipped. The 2,000-pound towing capacity of the Hyundai Tucson, when properly equipped, will let you bring along some smaller gear, too.
They also have a lot in common in terms of features and amenities, from their stain-resistant seating to their 8-inch touchscreens and wireless smartphone integration. The differences come in some of the available technologies they offer.
With the available Heads-up Display, the Hyundai Santa Fe can keep you informed of your speed, navigation, incoming calls, safety alerts, and more without you having to take your eyes off the road by projecting all this key information right on your windshield.
The Tucson offers the available navigation-based Smart Cruise Control. This not only helps you stay a safe distance from the car in front of you when on the highway, but it can also prepare you for the exit you need to take, or any twists and turns in the road. They each also offer Remote Smart Parking Assist, which lets you easily get your car in and out of parking spaces without even having to be behind the wheel!
As you can see, both of these Hyundai SUVs have a lot to offer. The choice between the Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Hyundai Tucson will come down to what you personally prefer. To help make your final decision, come by Hiley Hyundai of Burleson today! Drivers near the Burleson, Fort Worth, and Benbrook, areas, can contact us now to schedule their test drive.
1 2022 TUCSON: FWD 26 City/33 Hwy/29 Combined MPG, AWD 24 City/29 Hwy/26 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.