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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Jeep Wrangler Review

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $27,000 to $42,450
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2021 Jeep
Wrangler

MSRP*: $29,370 to $43,320
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Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $28,370 to $40,839
MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 MPG 23 - 25 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 4 - 5 seats
Cargo Space 72.1 ft3 31.7 - 72.4 ft3
Engine 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 277-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel), 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T, M/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 277 hp 270 - 285 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 166.8 - 188.4 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 73.8 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 35.7 - 38.3 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.0 in
Front 40.7 - 42.6 in
Rear 40.2 - 41.7 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
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Jeep Wrangler. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Jeep Wrangler.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will with the Jeep Wrangler, 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 Hyundai Santa Fe or the Jeep Wrangler, 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. The Hyundai Santa Fe carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Jeep Wrangler.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Santa Fe is a little wider than the Jeep Wrangler, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Santa Fe takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Jeep Wrangler.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a smaller turning radius than the Jeep Wrangler, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Hyundai Santa Fe will do just as well as the Jeep Wrangler, since they have about the same towing capacity. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Jeep Wrangler.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Jeep Wrangler.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Jeep Wrangler. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will in the Jeep Wrangler.