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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Review

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler

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MSRP*
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$27,000 to $42,450
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$28,900 to $39,300
Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $28,370 to $37,464
MPG - City 21 - 25 17
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 4
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Jeep Wrangler. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Jeep Wrangler.

Convenience
The Hyundai Santa Fe requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Jeep Wrangler, 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 Jeep Wrangler, 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. The Hyundai Santa Fe carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Wrangler.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Santa Fe is a little wider than the Jeep Wrangler, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Hyundai Santa Fe, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Jeep Wrangler.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a larger turning radius than the Jeep Wrangler, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers greater seating capacity than the Jeep Wrangler, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Hyundai Santa Fe, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Jeep Wrangler.

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