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2021 Jeep Cherokee vs. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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2021 Jeep
Cherokee

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*
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$27,210 to $36,285
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$27,000 to $42,450
Invoice* $27,056 to $35,407 $25,732 to $40,448
MPG - City 18 - 22 21 - 25
MPG - Hwy 24 - 31 25 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 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
The Jeep Cherokee offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Hyundai Santa Fe, with comparable head- and legroom. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Jeep Cherokee.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Santa Fe, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Cherokee, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Jeep Cherokee will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Santa Fe. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Jeep Cherokee is much higher than that for the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Dimensions
Since the Jeep Cherokee is much slimmer than the Hyundai Santa Fe, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Jeep Cherokee is slightly shorter than the Hyundai Santa Fe, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Jeep Cherokee has much lower torque than the Hyundai Santa Fe, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
In terms of 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 Jeep Cherokee and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Jeep Cherokee and the Hyundai Santa Fe. The Jeep Cherokee has significantly less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Jeep Cherokee is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Santa Fe.