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2021 Chevrolet Equinox vs. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Equinox

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*
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$23,800 to $33,100
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$27,000 to $42,450
Invoice* $23,776 to $31,577 $25,732 to $40,448
MPG - City 25 - 26 21 - 25
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 25 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Chevrolet Equinox than the Hyundai Santa Fe. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Convenience
The Hyundai Santa Fe requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Chevrolet Equinox, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Clearly, the Chevrolet Equinox is a better financial choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Hyundai Santa Fe have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Equinox is much slimmer than the Hyundai Santa Fe, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Chevrolet Equinox is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Santa Fe, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Equinox has much lower torque than the Hyundai Santa Fe, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Equinox for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Equinox has a lot less horsepower than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Chevrolet Equinox and the Hyundai Santa Fe. The Chevrolet Equinox has less cargo space than the Hyundai Santa Fe, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Equinox is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Santa Fe.