Hyundai Tucson vs Santa Fe

As you shop for a versatile vehicle near Columbia, Lexington, and Irmo, you may be wondering: Do I need a compact SUV or a midsize SUV? The 2019 Hyundai Tucson and Santa Fe slot respectively in those market segments, and we want to help you compare the two.

In this car comparison, we'll look at these SUVs and their interiors, performance, and features to help you decide which is the best fit for you. Want to learn more? Just reach out to us at Peacock Hyundai Columbia!


2019 Hyundai Tucson

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

Max Horsepower

181

235

Max EPA-Estimated Efficiency

23 city/30 highway MPG

22 city/29 highway MPG

Cargo Space (behind first/second rows)

61.9 cubic feet/31 cubic feet

71.3 cubic feet/35.9 cubic feet

Hyundai Blue Link® Telematics System

Available

Available

Hyundai SUVs: Interior Specs

The 2019 Tucson and Santa Fe are similar in many ways. For instance, both are 2-row SUVs with seats for up to five people. The difference in the cabins is one of space: The larger Hyundai SUV offers more of it. You'll need to decide how much room you need in your next ride.

In the Santa Fe, you'll find 71.3 cubic feet of cargo volume with the rear seats folded. The Tucson offers lots of space in the same configuration: 61.9 cubic feet, to be exact. In the end, you'll have a bit more room in the Santa Fe if you need it.

Both SUVs offer enough rear legroom to keep adults comfortable. There are roughly 38 inches of legroom in the backseat of the Tucson, while the Santa Fe offers a roomy 40.9 inches. You'll have room to stay limber in either ride.

All-Star Engine Specifications

You can choose from two engines in both the Hyundai Tucson and Santa Fe. The more powerful 4-cylinder in the Tucson can crank out up to 181 horsepower, which is enough to get this ride moving with ease. The larger Santa Fe requires more power to get moving, but the turbocharged 4-cylinder accommodates, with up to 235 horsepower.

On the other hand, if you value efficiency, the smaller Tucson has a slight edge. It achieves an EPA-estimated 23 city and 30 highway MPG at its most efficient, while the Santa Fe achieves 22 city and 29 highway MPG.

Top-Tier Technology Features

The 2019 Tucson and Santa Fe offer a similar slate of features to help keep you connected. In both SUVs, you'll find a standard infotainment system with a 7-inch touchscreen. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ are standard as well, so you can use your favorite apps while you drive.

If you like, you can upgrade to the available 8-inch touchscreen systems. They include navigation systems as well as the Hyundai Blue Link® telematics system. It lets you control your vehicle from your device and your very own voice, accessing features like:

  • Remote lock
  • Engine start with climate control
  • In-car maintenance scheduling

Hyundai Tucson vs Santa Fe: Choose Your Next Ride

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson and Santa Fe impress across the board, as you can see in this car comparison. To decide whether the compact SUV or midsize SUV is a better choice for you, schedule a test drive here at Peacock Hyundai Columbia.

When you get behind the wheel yourself, you'll know which Hyundai SUV is ideal for your Columbia, Irmo, or Lexington drive!

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