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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Chevrolet Equinox Review

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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2021 Chevrolet
Equinox

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MSRP*
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$27,000 to $42,450
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$23,800 to $33,100
Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $23,776 to $31,577
MPG - City 21 - 25 25 - 26
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 30 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Chevrolet Equinox. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its 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). The Hyundai Santa Fe will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Chevrolet Equinox, which has a much lower 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 Hyundai Santa Fe and the Chevrolet Equinox have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much wider than the Chevrolet Equinox, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Santa Fe, which is slightly longer than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Equinox for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Chevrolet Equinox.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Chevrolet Equinox. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Chevrolet Equinox.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Santa Fe than that of the Chevrolet Equinox.