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2022 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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2022 Hyundai
Palisade

MSRP*: $33,350 to $48,740
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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $27,000 to $42,450
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MPG - City 19 MPG 21 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 MPG 25 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 86.4 ft3 72.1 ft3
Engine
  • 291-hp, 3.8-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 277-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 291 hp 191 - 277 hp
Towing Capacity 5,000 lbs 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 196.1 in 188.4 in
Exterior Width 77.8 in 74.8 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 42.4 in
Front 44.1 in
Rear 41.7 in
Head Room Front 39.3 - 40.7 in
Rear 38.8 - 40.1 in
Front 39.5 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.0 in

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Palisade than in the Hyundai Santa Fe. The Hyundai Palisade offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Hyundai Santa Fe requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Palisade, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Palisade will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Palisade is much wider than the Hyundai Santa Fe, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Palisade, which is slightly longer than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Handling
The Hyundai Palisade 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 Hyundai Palisade is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe for pulling heavy loads. The Hyundai Palisade has a little more horsepower than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Hyundai Palisade more than the Hyundai Santa Fe, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. The Hyundai Palisade has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Hyundai Santa Fe.