2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe 

Deciding between the 2022 Hyundai Tucson and the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe has less to do with which one is better and more to do with which one is better for you. You can't go wrong with either one, and the comparison below can help you determine which one is right for your needs.

Comparing the 2022 Hyundai Tucson vs. the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

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The Santa Fe is classified as a midsize crossover, which comes with a little extra room when compared to the compact crossover of the Tucson. The Santa Fe has 111.5 cu.-ft. of passenger space and 72.1 cu.-ft. of cargo space.

The Tucson is not far behind however, with 108.2 cu.-ft. of passenger room and 80.3 cu.-ft. of cargo space.


As the slightly bigger model, the Santa Fe is equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that generates 191 horsepower and 181 lb.-ft. of torque. Upgrading to a turbocharged powertrain can yield up to 281 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Tucson comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that's good for 187 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft. of torque. That gives the Tucson similar power to the base Santa Fe, but with a smaller frame you can expect to be more agile.

Fuel Economy

Both the Santa Fe (25/28 mpg) and the Tucson (26/33 mpg) display similar gas mileage during city and highway driving respectively.


The 2021 Sante Fe and the 2021 Tucson were both chosen as top safety picks for their class by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). This means both models are available with crash prevention features that will keep you and your passengers safer during every drive.

Choose Between the Santa Fe and the Tucson in Wilmington, NC

With two great options from which to choose, the best way to decide which one is right for you is to get behind the wheel for a test drive. Browse our online inventory of Hyundai vehicles for sale and then visit us on Market Street in Wilmington to check out the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2022 Hyundai Tucson in person and drive away in the winner.

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