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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Jeep Cherokee Review

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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2021 Jeep
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MSRP*
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$27,000 to $42,450
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$27,210 to $36,285
Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $27,056 to $35,407
MPG - City 21 - 25 18 - 22
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 24 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
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 rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Jeep Cherokee, with comparable head- and legroom. 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 Jeep Cherokee.

Convenience
The Hyundai Santa Fe requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Cherokee, 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 is somewhat more expensive than the Jeep Cherokee. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Santa Fe carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Cherokee.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much wider than the Jeep Cherokee, 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 Jeep Cherokee.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Jeep Cherokee.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has the same turning radius as the Jeep Cherokee, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Jeep Cherokee for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Jeep Cherokee.

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 Jeep Cherokee. With the Hyundai Santa Fe, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Jeep Cherokee.

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