Compare 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade
2021 Hyundai Santa Fe 2021 Hyundai Palisade


2.5L I-4 3.8L V6


191 hp 291 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/28 * 19/26 *

  Seating Capacity

5 passengers 8 passengers

  Cargo Space

72.1 cu. ft. 86.4 cu. ft.

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2021 Hyundai Palisade

Serving Lexington Park, MD

The Santa Fe and the Palisade are both standout midsize SUVs from Hyundai. The Santa Fe has many standard amenities, and it has exceptionally generous warranty coverage. Several standard advanced driver-assist safety aids are also included with the Santa Fe. The Santa Fe has a choice of engines to provide you with maximum options for performance and power. Some new features are in store for the Santa Fe in 2021 that enhance its appeal, including a larger touchscreen display, refreshed exterior styling, and a new trim called the Calligraphy. The Palisade is Hyundai's largest midsize SUV. It ranks #2 in its class and has a versatile seating layout, comfortable seats, and a tech-savvy cabin.


Most trim levels of the Hyundai Santa Fe have front-wheel drive as their standard drivetrain. However, all-wheel drive is available on most trim levels except for the new Calligraphy, which has all-wheel drive standard across the board. The base engine for the Santa Fe is a 2.5L with a power output of 191 HP. This engine will produce 182 LB-FT in torque, and it uses an eight-speed automatic transmission. The two top trims have a turbo 2.5L engine with four cylinders capable of 277 HP and 311 LB-FT in torque. The 2021 Hyundai Palisade has one standard engine for all trims. A 3.8L engine with six cylinders drives the Palisade. It produces 291 HP in power and up to 262 LB-FT in torque. This model has an eight-speed transmission. All trims have front-wheel drive, but you have the option of getting all-wheel drive instead. The Santa Fe tows 3,500 pounds, and the Palisade tows 5,000 pounds.


The base trim of the Hyundai Santa Fe has LED lights and 18-inch wheels made of alloy. It adds roof rails starting with the second trim level, along with heated side mirrors. LED taillights and a hands-free tailgate are available through packages. The Limited trim at the top has 19-inch wheels and enhanced LED headlights. The Calligraphy trim offers 20-inch wheels and unique exterior trim accents. The Palisade has LED lights, alloy wheels, and heated mirrors to start. A sunroof comes with the second trim. Larger 20-inch wheels and a hands-free liftgate are optional with a Convenience package.


Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay are standard on the Santa Fe. It has four USB ports to begin, too. Wireless device charging and more safety technology come with the SEL. The Limited gets a heated steering wheel and ventilated front seats. The 2021 Palisade also has wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and it has a standard eight-inch display. Five USB ports are standard. Heated seats and captain's chairs come with the top trims.

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* EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition.