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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Review

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander

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MSRP*
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$27,000 to $42,450
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$24,895 to $33,745
Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $24,194 to $32,790
MPG - City 21 - 25 20 - 25
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 27 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Mitsubishi Outlander. 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 Mitsubishi Outlander.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will with the Mitsubishi Outlander, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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 Mitsubishi Outlander, 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 Mitsubishi Outlander have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much wider than the Mitsubishi Outlander, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Santa Fe takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mitsubishi Outlander.

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 Mitsubishi Outlander.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a larger turning radius than the Mitsubishi Outlander, 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 Mitsubishi Outlander for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe has less seating than the Mitsubishi Outlander, making the Mitsubishi Outlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Warranty
The Hyundai Santa Fe comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mitsubishi Outlander.