2011 Hyundai
Santa Fe
vs. 2011 Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

9.4

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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Average cargo space
78.2 ft3
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Average city fuel efficiency
20 mpg
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

9.3

starting from

$40,040
"Another strong point: You name your preferred electronic feature, the Grand Cherokee's got it."
edmunds.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's controls
"Robust, refined chassis."
edmunds.com | talking about the Grand Cherokee's build-quality

Reasons to buy the Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited

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Better drivetrain traction
four-wheel drive
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.6"
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Moon roof
Standard
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Passenger power seats
Standard
Cost 8.6 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
  • Gets around 30% more miles per gallon in the city, 20 mpg vs 16 mpg
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.9
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Winner: Grand Cherokee Limited
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  • Almost the same
Road Tests - vs -
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  • Both have subpar cornering abilities
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Fairly powerful
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • The Grand Cherokee Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Santa Fe
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 9.3 vs 9.4

Cost

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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MSRP $40,040 vs $26,940 The Santa Fe has a great price, but the Grand Cherokee Limited is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 16 mpg vs 20 mpg The Santa Fe has OK city mileage, while the Grand Cherokee Limited 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 Grand Cherokee Limited'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 Grand Cherokee Limited's warranty is very limited

Luxury Features

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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Santa Fe
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the Grand Cherokee Limited's standard 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

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
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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 128 ft vs 133 ft The Grand Cherokee Limited has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Santa Fe is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.3 s @ 86 mph vs 16.1 s @ 88 mph The Santa Fe 's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the Grand Cherokee Limited's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.73 g vs 0.74 g Both have subpar cornering abilities
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
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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 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 Uconnect vs None

Crash Test Ratings

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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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

Jeep
Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Horsepower 290 HP @ 6,400 RPM vs 276 HP @ 6,300 RPM Fairly powerful
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 The Santa Fe has more gears and the Grand Cherokee Limited is OK, too
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Santa Fe 's semi-automatic transmission and the Grand Cherokee Limited's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions 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 16.7 lb/hp vs 14.1 lb/hp The Santa Fe is a sporty car, while the Grand Cherokee Limited is just average
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Drivetrain type four-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive The Grand Cherokee Limited will handle off-road driving and poor weather much better than the Santa Fe
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 37.1 ft vs 35.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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Grand Cherokee Limited
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Santa Fe
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 68.7 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 54.6 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3 The Santa Fe has roomy front seats and the Grand Cherokee Limited is OK
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Base payload capacity 1650 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 Grand Cherokee Limited's standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the Santa Fe
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Cupholders 6 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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Grand Cherokee Limited
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Santa Fe
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Number of speakers 9 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No 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 Standard vs Not Available If you want to keep the kids occupied with an entertainment system, it comes standard in the Grand Cherokee Limited; no amount of money can buy it on the Santa Fe

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