2021 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
2021 Hyundai Tucson 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe


2.0L I-4 2.5L I-4


161 hp 191 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

23/28 * 25/28 *

  Cargo Space

61.9 cu. ft. 72.1 cu. ft.

2021 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

Serving Memphis, TN

The Hyundai Tucson and the Santa Fe are two popular crossover models available today at Wolfchase Hyundai. Our customers who demand functionality and style in a new crossover are often drawn to these two models. While they have several notable similarities, a deep comparison shows off their differences. Which crossover will you decide to make your own?


The first two of Tucson’s six trims pull 161 horsepower from an I-4, 2.0-liter engine. The remaining trims for the 2021 Tucson benefit from 181 horsepower generated by a 1-4, 2.4-liter engine. The 2021 Santa Fe is a slightly more extensive and more expensive model in the Hyundai crossover line. The first two of its five trims benefit from an I-4, 2.5-liter engine that produces 191 horsepower. The 2021 Santa Fe’s upper trims are equipped with a 2.5-liter turbo I-4 that puts out 277 horsepower.


While the 2021 Tucson and the 2021 Santa Fe are close siblings, they have stunning style differences from bumper to bumper. The Tucson’s lovely façade shows off a rounded nose with gorgeous LED headlights and a stunning, body-colored element that runs across the lower front fascia. Its two side accents run parallel through the doors at an angle. The rear has a liftgate spoiler, a skid plate, and a hands-free liftgate. The Santa Fe’s exterior, on the other hand, has larger dimensions, a T-shaped LED ribbon in the headlights, metallic lower-body accents from end to end, and an innovative grille shape.


The 2021 Santa Fe has a few subtle differences across its interior feature lineup compared to the 2021 Tucson. However, these models share most of their features at different trims. For example, the Santa and the Tucson have a push-button ignition, remote keyless entry, intelligent cruise control, heat and mounted functions on the steering wheel, USB ports, an Infinity sound system, Android Auto with Apple CarPlay, a moonroof, and other equipment.

Is the 2021 Santa Fe or the 2021 Tucson a better fit for you? Our Wolfchase Hyundai associates will help you answer this critical question focusing on your budget, wants, and needs. To get more familiar with these Hyundai models’ trim levels, connect with the Wolfchase Hyundai team today.

* EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle’s condition.