Compare 2017 Hyundai Tucson vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe in Wilmington, NC

Hyundai Tucson vs. Hyundai Santa Fe in Wilmington NC

Find Savings with the 2017 Hyundai Tucson and Space with the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Hyundai has built a legacy on cars and SUVs that outlast the competition. With the newest round of 2017 SUVs, there's a lot to expect from both the 2017 Hyundai Tucson and the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. The biggest difference you'll notice initially is the lower price tag on the Tucson, as well as a higher MPG rating. What other differences should be considered when deciding between these reliable family vehicles?

On the interior, the Tucson seems a bit nicer, with fabric seats, though the optional six or seven-passenger Santa Fe does offer more amenities in the form of infotainment and a third-row USB. On the exterior, the two models are both sleek and stylish, with the trademark Hyundai wide grille and narrow light fixtures. The most notable difference between the 2017 Hyundai Tucson and the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe, however, is the size. The Santa Fe takes the prize with 40.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second row, compared to the Tucson's 31 cubic feet. Even more noticeable is the overall length of the Santa Fe: an additional eight inches longer than the Tucson.

Do You Choose Fuel Economy with the Tucson or Raw Power with the Santa Fe?

While the Tucson certainly gets better fuel economy than the Santa Fe, with an outstanding 32 City/MPG to the Santa Fe's 25 City/MPG, you'd think this would be an easy choice. But it's just not so. City dwellers looking to take the kids to and from rehearsals and practice can certainly benefit from the savings per gallon on the Tucson, though project builders and hard vacationers can appreciate the extra power and hauling capacity of the Santa Fe. The Tucson's 2.0L 4-cylinder engine is great, but the four grades for the Santa Fe's 3.3L V6 lets you travel from the city to the mountains and back to the highway with ease.

Both the Tucson and the Santa Fe earned 5-Star ratings from the NHTSA. Only the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe has been rated by the IIHS, and it received a Top Safety Pick+ Award. Both feature Hyundai's award-winning designs with the Lane Departure Warning system, Automatic Emergency Braking system, rear parking sensors, and other safety features that place these SUVs above the competition as far as practicality and reliability. When choosing between the two, the Tucson wins for families in the city, while the Santa Fe is the smart choice for adventurous drivers that need the space to move and haul it all.

Settle your doubts by giving the 2017 Hyundai Tucson and the 2017 Santa Fe a test drive at Parkway Hyundai in Wilmington, NC. Find out if whether savings or adventure means more to you.

2017 Hyundai Tucson 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
Range of MSRP*
$22,700 - $29,775* $30,800 - $39,400*
Trims SE | Eco | Sport | Limited SE | Limited | SE Ultimate | Limited Ultimate

Power & Efficiency

City MPG 21 - 26 MPG** 17 - 18 MPG**
Highway MPG 26 - 32 MPG** 22 - 25 MPG**
Engine Type 2.0L or 1.6L Turbocharged 4-cylinder V6
EPA Combined 23 - 28 MPG** 19 - 21 MPG**


Transmission 6-speed automatic or 7-speed EcoShift® Dual Clutch 6-speed automatic
Drivetrain FWD, AWD FWD, AWD


  • Basic Limited: 3 years / 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 10 years / 100,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years / unlimited miles
  • Basic Limited: 3 years / 36,000 miles
  • Powertrain: 10 years / 100,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 years / unlimited miles

NHSTA Crash Test Rating

Rating 5 star Not yet rated

*MSRP: Starting price represents the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the base model trim. See "Trims" options for MSRP of model shown. The MSRP does not include destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer chargers. Actual prices are set by the dealer and may vary. **All MPG figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary among options, driving conditions, driving habits, and the vehicle's condition.

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