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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan vs. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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2021 Volkswagen
Tiguan

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2021 Hyundai
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MSRP*
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$25,245 to $39,095
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$27,000 to $42,450
Invoice* $24,235 to $37,531 $25,732 to $40,448
MPG - City 21 - 23 21 - 25
MPG - Hwy 27 - 29 25 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 - 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 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 Volkswagen Tiguan, due to its greater 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 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). Clearly, the Volkswagen Tiguan 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. Both the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Hyundai Santa Fe have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Volkswagen Tiguan is much slimmer than the Hyundai Santa Fe, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Volkswagen Tiguan takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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

Handling
The Volkswagen Tiguan 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 Volkswagen Tiguan for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Volkswagen Tiguan has a lot less horsepower than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Utility
The Volkswagen Tiguan offers greater seating capacity than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Volkswagen Tiguan has less cargo space than the Hyundai Santa Fe, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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