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2021 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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2021 Hyundai
Palisade

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2021 Hyundai
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MSRP*
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$32,675 to $47,900
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$27,000 to $42,450
Invoice* $31,382 to $45,280 $25,732 to $40,448
MPG - City 19 21 - 25
MPG - Hwy 24 - 26 25 - 28
Engine(s) V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 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
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. 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 Hyundai Palisade and the Hyundai Santa Fe have similar Destination Charges.

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.

Drivetrain
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.

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.

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.

Warranty
The Hyundai Palisade comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Santa Fe.