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2021 Honda Passport vs. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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2021 Honda
Passport

MSRP*: $32,790 to $44,180
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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $27,000 to $42,450
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Invoice* $30,572 to $40,491 $25,732 to $40,448
MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 21 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 25 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 100.7 ft3 72.1 ft3
Engine V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual, Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 280 hp 191 - 277 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 5,000 lbs 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 190.5 in 188.4 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 40.9 in
Rear 39.6 in
Front 44.1 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 40.1 in
Rear 40.0 - 40.1 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 Honda Passport 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 Honda Passport.

Convenience
The Hyundai Santa Fe requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Honda Passport, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Honda Passport 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 Honda Passport and the Hyundai Santa Fe have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Passport is much wider than the Hyundai Santa Fe, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Honda Passport takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Honda Passport is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Honda Passport and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Honda Passport and the Hyundai Santa Fe. With the Honda Passport, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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