Hyundai Tucson vs the Hyundai Santa Fe in Culver City CA


How Does the New Hyundai Santa Fe Compare to the Hyundai Tucson?

Hyundai is known, all around America, as an automaker that delivers on the promise of value. When you drive home in a new Hyundai model, you'll get a comfortable and attractive vehicle with solid performance and a great warranty. New SUVs like the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Hyundai Tucson, are the perfect example of why so many drivers from Playa Vista to West Hollywood love the new Hyundai lineup.

A pair of SUVs occupying the mid and compact size classes, the new Santa Fe and Tucson models offer everything from great features to great performance, and more. The question for drivers like you is which one is better suited to your needs.

Let's look at both and see what they each have to offer.

The Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe hit the market in 2019 with an all-new design aimed at revitalizing its looks and features. Its sleek chassis looks wholly modern, and its feature suite includes a range of the market's most coveted equipment options. A spacious two-row interior provides room to comfortably seat up to five passengers, with plenty of room left over for everything from groceries to sports gear.

2.4-liter inline-4 (185 horsepower, 178 pounds-feet of torque, 22/29 miles per gallon)

Feature Options: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Standard 7-Inch Touchscreen, Wireless Smartphone Charger, Heated Seating, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Clari-Fi Audio System, Hands-Free Liftgate, Rear-Window Shades

Safety Features: Smart Cruise Control, Blind-Sport Warnings, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane-Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warnings

Starting Price: Around $26,500

The Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson received some major upgrades in 2019, with new style touches on the outside and a slew of feature updates on the inside. It delivers more standard equipment than it did in the past. These include robust safety and media technologies that can go a long way toward your peace-of-mind on the roads of Los Angeles. Its interior has two rows and offers seating for five passengers in total.

Performance: 2.0-liter inline-4 (164 horsepower, 151 pounds-feet of torque, 23/30 miles per gallon), 2.4-liter inline-4 (181 horsepower, 175 pounds-feet of torque, 22/28 miles per gallon

Feature Options: Heated/Folding Side Mirrors, Heated Seating, Keyless Start, Built-In Navigation, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Wireless Phone Charger

Safety Features: Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Mitigation, Driver Attention Warnings, Blind-Spot Warnings

Starting Price: Around $23,000

Which Hyundai SUV is the Right Fit for Me?

While both the Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Tucson are excellent and competitively priced, there are differences that might make one or the other the better choice for you.

While both SUVs can seat up to five, the Tucson is smaller than the Santa Fe. Its smaller size means that it's a bit cozier on the inside, and that you won't get as much power out of its engine options. That said, it's also more agile on the road, and might be a better fit for drivers who want something for busy streets and tight parking spots. You'll also get better gas mileage from the Tucson than you will with the Santa Fe.

If you want that extra space and power, however, the Santa Fe is a no-brainer. Its price isn't significantly more than the Tucson's, and its richer feature suite arguably makes up the difference anyways. Either way and with either model, you'll enjoy a great experience.

Schedule a Hyundai SUV Test Drive at Hooman Hyundai

The best way to find out for sure which SUV is right for you? Give us a call at our dealership in Culver City, CA and set up a test drive. We can put you behind the wheel of new options for both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Hyundai Tucson. A few minutes behind the wheel will tell you everything you need to know about both.


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