2021 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
2021 Hyundai Tucson 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe


2.0L I-4 2.5L I-4


161 hp 191 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

23/28 * 25/28 *

  Cargo Space

61.9 cu. ft. 72.1 cu. ft.

2021 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

Serving Lexington Park, MD

The Santa Fe is Hyundai’s popular midsize crossover that has consistently lived up to drivers’ expectations throughout its two decades of history. In the 2021 lineup, the Santa Fe sits directly above the Tucson. The Tucson is equally appealing, and it is a compact crossover SUV. Are you excited about making your final selection and heading home in a new Hyundai SUV?


If you choose to drive a new Santa Fe, you will be able to choose between six trim levels and two four-cylinder engine options. These are a 161-horsepower, 2.0-liter engine, and a 181-horsepower, 2.4-liter alternative. The Tucson, on the other hand, has two engines across its six trims. These are an I-4, 2.5-liter, 191-horsepower machine and an I-4 turbo, 2.5-liter, 277-horsepower variation.


While the 2021 Tucson and the 2021 Santa Fe are siblings with many shared exterior traits, they are also easy to tell apart on the road. The Tucson is smaller across all measurements, and its body language trends slightly forward at an angle to show off its aerodynamics. The 2021 Santa Fe has a longer roof, and this feature and the side accents run almost horizontally to show off the SUV’s length. A liftgate spoiler, LED lighting, and body molding are offered with both of these Hyundai crossover SUVs.


The Tucson is priced below the Santa Fe in the 2021 model year, and these models both have numerous standard interior features and unique cabin styling. Their common features are Blue Link, a proximity key, a digitalized display cluster, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a high-end sound system, USB ports, and other equipment. The Santa Fe has a larger screen for the infotainment system, a navigation system, wireless accessibility for the smart device apps, and a few other elite features.

Do you want to explore the trim levels for the 2021 Tucson and the 2021 Santa Fe in full detail? Schedule a test drive at Team Hyundai Southern Maryland today.

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