Compare 2022 Hyundai Tucson vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

2022 Hyundai Tucson vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe
2022 Hyundai Tucson 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe


2.5L I-4 2.5L I-4


187 hp 191 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/33 * 25/28 *

  Cargo Space

80.3 cu. ft. 72.1 cu. ft.

2022 Hyundai Tucson vs 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe

Serving Memphis, TN

Hyundai has been producing high-quality SUVs for years, including top options like the Tucson and the Santa Fe. The 2022 Tucson is a compact crossover SUV that introduces the model’s fourth generation, and it ushers in brilliant updates in the process. The 2022 Santa Fe is a mid-generation midsize SUV that also has a few updates of its own. With these appealing options at the top of your list, you understandably may be struggling to decide which model is a best-fit option for you. What should you know about the Tucson and Santa Fe before you make your selection?


The 2022 Tucson introduces a new engine lineup. The gas-powered option is a 187-horsepower, 2.5-liter, four-cylinder option. The hybrid engine is a turbo 1.6-liter, four-cylinder machine that produces 227 net horsepower. The plug-in hybrid version uses this same engine design to give you 261 net horsepower. The Santa Fe, on the other hand, is offered two gas engine options. The base option is a 2.5-liter, four-cylinder machine that produces 191 horsepower. The Santa Fe’s top two trim levels pull 281 horsepower from a turbo 2.5-liter, four-cylinder engine.


Visually, the Tucson and the Santa Fe are easy to tell apart. The smaller Tucson has a wraparound, radiating grille with sharp, integrated LED headlights. The profile shows subtle curvature from front to rear. The lower fascia has black molding, and this highlights the geometric shape of the wheel wells. The fenders and sides are beautifully chiseled for an athletic touch. The Santa Fe, on the other hand, is a larger vehicle with modest definition through the hood and sides. The grille expands across most of the front end, drawing attention to the T-shaped, dual-elemental LED headlights. The lower fascia has body-colored trim, and a chrome accent piece runs across the side doors.


As you step up the trim lines, the 2022 Tucson and the 2022 Santa Fe have mostly comparable features. Their higher-level trims both have a surround-view camera, a lane-keeping system, a 10.25-inch infotainment system screen, a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats, memory settings for the driver’s seat, a blind-spot camera, and more. The Santa Fe’s top trim level adds a heads-up display, ambient interior lighting, premium leather upholstery with quilted stitching, an automated parking system, and a few other elite features.

Are you excited to continue your comparison of the 2022 Tucson and the 2022 Santa Fe in person? We encourage you to stop by Wolfchase Hyundai at your earliest convenience to take both of these impressive SUVs out for a spin. Plan your visit by calling the Wolfchase Hyundai sales office today.

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