Hyundai is known for offering quality vehicles that are packed with features at an affordable price. The Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Tucson are two SUVs that put capability and practicality at the forefront and each model offers something the other doesn't. To help you decide which model is best for you, here's a quick comparison of the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe SE AWD and 2016 Hyundai Tucson SE AWD.
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe SE AWD
The larger of the two, the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe starts at just $32,150 and offers all of the safety features a driver could ask for. Electronic Stability Control, a Traction Control System, Anti-Lock Brakes, and Brake Assist all come standard. Featuring a windshield wiper de-icer and remote keyless entry, this SUV is all about convenience. Available with automatic climate control or dual zone automatic climate control, it's comfortable too. Capable of seating up to seven passengers, the Hyundai Santa Fe offers room for the whole family and then some.
2016 Hyundai Tucson SE AWD
Starting at $24,100, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson offers all of the safety features as its larger sibling, making it great for daily driving. Notably, the Tucson offers all of the comfort and convenience features a driver needs, like a heated exterior mirror and remote keyless entry. While the Tucson lacks higher-tier options, like a navigation system, its capability more than makes up for it. With a seating capacity of five passengers (driver included), the Hyundai Tucson offers an excellent compromise in the form of a value-oriented, practical SUV.
Considering both models come with the same five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and seven-year/unlimited mile corrosion warranty, it all comes down to driver preference. While the Santa Fe offers more in the way of comfort and convenience, the Tucson boasts a lower price while lacking the extra bells and whistles. As a result, the Santa Fe is better for large families while the Tucson is great for those who want to drive a solid vehicle without overspending.