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2021 BMW X1 vs. 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

New 2021 BMW X1

2021 BMW
X1

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New 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2020 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*
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$35,400 to $37,400
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$26,275 to $39,575
Invoice* $33,420 to $35,280 $25,247 to $37,617
MPG - City 23 - 24 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 31 - 33 26 - 29
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the BMW X1, 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 BMW X1.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW X1 as you will with the Hyundai Santa Fe, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

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). Whether you pick the BMW X1 or the Hyundai Santa Fe, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW X1 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Dimensions
Since the BMW X1 is much slimmer than the Hyundai Santa Fe, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the BMW X1, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW X1 and the Hyundai Santa Fe are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The BMW X1 has the same turning radius as the Hyundai Santa Fe, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW X1 has a little less horsepower than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the BMW X1 and the Hyundai Santa Fe. The BMW X1 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the BMW X1 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Santa Fe.