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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan Review

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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MSRP*
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$27,000 to $42,450
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$25,245 to $39,095
Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $24,235 to $37,531
MPG - City 21 - 25 21 - 23
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 27 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5 - 7
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 Volkswagen Tiguan. 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Convenience
The Hyundai Santa Fe requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Tiguan, 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 Volkswagen Tiguan, 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 Volkswagen Tiguan have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much wider than the Volkswagen Tiguan, 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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 Volkswagen Tiguan.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Tiguan, 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 Volkswagen Tiguan for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe has less seating than the Volkswagen Tiguan, making the Volkswagen Tiguan 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 Volkswagen Tiguan.

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