2011 Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
vs. 2011 Hyundai
Santa Fe

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

10.0

starting from

$26,940
"The materials and feel are high quality."
edmunds.com | talking about the Santa Fe's build-quality
"It's a good value."
edmunds.com | talking about the Santa Fe's value

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Santa Fe

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Very inexpensive
$26,940
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Good city fuel efficiency
20 mpg
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

9.0

starting from

$55,520

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ

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Good cargo space
108.9 ft3
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Good ground clearance for rough terrain
9.1"
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Quite powerful
320 HP @ 5,400 RPM
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More passenger seats
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Cost 8.0 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Winner: Santa Fe
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
  • The best price we've seen is $28,580 cheaper (2.1x less), $26,940 vs $55,520
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 10.0
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  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
  • Neither offers a sun roof
Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • More gears
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 9.0 vs 10.0

Cost

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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MSRP $55,520 vs $26,940 The Santa Fe has a great price, but the Tahoe LTZ is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 15 mpg vs 20 mpg The Santa Fe has great city mileage, but the Tahoe LTZ is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Santa Fe 's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Tahoe LTZ's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Santa Fe 's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Tahoe LTZ's warranty is very limited

Luxury Features

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Standard Both come standard with leather interiors

Road Tests

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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0-60 mph 8.4 seconds vs 7.9 seconds Neither car's 0-60 time is remarkable
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Braking distance at 60mph 144 ft vs 133 ft The Santa Fe 's braking ability is average for this class of vehicle, but the Tahoe LTZ is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.6 s s @ 86.0 mph mph vs 16.1 s s @ 88.0 mph mph Both have average 1/4 mile times for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration Unknown vs 0.74 g
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs None

Crash Test Ratings

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Rollover resistance 3 stars vs 4 stars The better is 1.7x safer than the Tahoe LTZ
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Horsepower 320 HP @ 5,400 RPM vs 276 HP @ 6,300 RPM The Tahoe LTZ is fairly powerful, but the Santa Fe is not far behind
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The Santa Fe 's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.4 lb/hp vs 14.1 lb/hp The Santa Fe is a sporty car, while the Tahoe LTZ is just average
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Tahoe LTZ will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Santa Fe
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 39.0 ft vs 35.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Passengers 8 vs 5 The Tahoe LTZ has lots of passenger seats, but the Santa Fe has very few
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Cargo space 108.9 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has lots of cargo room and the Santa Fe is pretty good
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front seats 64.1 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3 The Tahoe LTZ has roomy front seats and the Santa Fe is OK
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Base payload capacity 1,705 lb vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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navigation system Standard vs Optional The Tahoe LTZ's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Santa Fe
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Cupholders 8 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Chevrolet
Tahoe LTZ
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Number of speakers 10 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Yes vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Not Available It'll cost you to get an entertainment system on the Tahoe LTZ; but it's not available at all on the Santa Fe

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 Dodge Durango Citadel Tahoe LTZ vs Durango Citadel
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 2011 Cadillac Escalade Tahoe LS vs Escalade
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LT Tahoe LTZ vs Traverse LT
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Cargo Tahoe LTZ vs Grand Caravan Cargo
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2011 GMC Yukon Denali Tahoe LTZ vs Yukon Denali
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2011 Hyundai Tucson Santa Fe vs Tucson
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Santa Fe vs Traverse LS
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Kia Sorento LX Santa Fe vs Sorento LX
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Santa Fe vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2011 Kia Sportage EX Santa Fe vs Sportage EX

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