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2021 Jeep Wrangler vs. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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2021 Jeep
Wrangler

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*
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$28,900 to $39,300
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$27,000 to $42,450
Invoice* $28,370 to $37,464 $25,732 to $40,448
MPG - City 17 21 - 25
MPG - Hwy 25 25 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 4 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Jeep Wrangler, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Jeep Wrangler and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Convenience
With the Hyundai Santa Fe, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Jeep Wrangler, 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). Clearly, the Jeep Wrangler is a better financial choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe, when considering 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 Destination Charge for the Jeep Wrangler is much higher than that for the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Dimensions
The Jeep Wrangler is a little narrower than the Hyundai Santa Fe, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Jeep Wrangler, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Jeep Wrangler doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Handling
The Jeep Wrangler has a smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Santa Fe, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
The Jeep Wrangler has less seating than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making the Hyundai Santa Fe the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Jeep Wrangler has significantly less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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