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2021 GMC Acadia vs. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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2021 GMC
Acadia

MSRP*: $29,800 to $48,600
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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $27,000 to $42,450
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Invoice* $29,770 to $46,364 $25,732 to $40,448
MPG - City 19 - 22 MPG 21 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 79.0 ft3 72.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Automatic Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 193 - 310 hp 191 - 277 hp
Towing Capacity 1,000 - 4,000 lbs 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 193.4 in 188.4 in
Exterior Width 75.4 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 39.7 in
Front 44.1 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 39.5 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.0 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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
The GMC Acadia offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Hyundai Santa Fe, with comparable 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 GMC Acadia.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the GMC Acadia 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 GMC Acadia 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. Both the GMC Acadia and the Hyundai Santa Fe have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The GMC Acadia is about the same width as the Hyundai Santa Fe. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the GMC Acadia, which is slightly longer than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Handling
The GMC Acadia 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 GMC Acadia for pulling heavy loads. The GMC Acadia has a little more horsepower than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the GMC Acadia doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Utility
The GMC Acadia offers greater seating capacity than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The GMC Acadia has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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