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2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Traverse

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*
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$29,800 to $53,400
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$27,000 to $42,450
Invoice* $29,770 to $50,944 $25,732 to $40,448
MPG - City 17 - 18 21 - 25
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 25 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Chevrolet Traverse than the Hyundai Santa Fe. The Hyundai Santa Fe offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Chevrolet Traverse, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Traverse 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). The Chevrolet Traverse is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Santa Fe. 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 Chevrolet Traverse and the Hyundai Santa Fe have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse is much wider than the Hyundai Santa Fe, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Traverse, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. The Chevrolet Traverse has a little more horsepower than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Chevrolet Traverse more than the Hyundai Santa Fe, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Chevrolet Traverse, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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