2011 Hyundai
Santa Fe
vs. 2011 Hyundai
Tucson

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

9.8

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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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.1"
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Average cargo space
78.2 ft3
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Cruise control
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Spacious front seats
59.0 ft3
2011 Hyundai Tucson

8.5

Runner-up

Hyundai Tucson

starting from

$20,690
"Organic shapes and nicely textured materials."
edmunds.com | talking about the Tucson's build-quality
"Stands out in the crowd with interesting styling."
edmunds.com | talking about the Tucson's external styling

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Tucson

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Fantastic highway fuel efficiency
31 mpg
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Good city fuel efficiency
23 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$20,690
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Comparable turning radius
34.7 ft
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 7.0
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Winner: Santa Fe
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Cost 9.6 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Tucson Winner: Tucson
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  • Gets around 20% more miles per gallon in the city, 23 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $6,250 cheaper (more than 20% less), $20,690 vs $26,940
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  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
  • More gears
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
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Overall 9.8 vs 8.5

Luxury Features

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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 Not Available Conveniently adjust your seat with the Santa Fe 's power seats; not available on the Tucson
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Not Available Leather comes standard on the Santa Fe ; the Tucson only offers cloth seats

Cost

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Santa Fe
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Tucson
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MSRP $26,940 vs $20,690 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 20 mpg vs 23 mpg The Tucson has great city mileage and the Santa Fe is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 60,000 mile vs 60,000 mile Fantastic basic warranty
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basic warranty years 5 year vs 5 year Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

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Santa Fe
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Unknown 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 None vs None

Crash Test Ratings

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Santa Fe
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

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Santa Fe
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Tucson
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Horsepower 276 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs Unknown
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Number of gears 6 vs 6 More gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Unknown 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 14.1 lb/hp vs Unknown
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Drivetrain type two-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.4 ft vs 34.7 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Santa Fe
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Tucson
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 78.2 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3 The Santa Fe has OK cargo room, while the Tucson has very little
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front seats 59.0 ft3 vs 53.6 ft3 The Santa Fe has roomy front seats and the Tucson is OK
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Base payload capacity Unknown 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 Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders Unknown vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Number of speakers Unknown vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Unknown 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 Unknown vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer Unknown vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

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Santa Fe
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Tucson
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0-60 mph 7.9 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 133 ft vs Unknown
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1/4 mile 16.1 s s @ 88.0 mph mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.74 g vs Unknown
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

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