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2023 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2023 Jeep Wrangler Review

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2023 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $28,450 to $44,000
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2023 Jeep
Wrangler

MSRP*: $31,195 to $82,495
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MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 13 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 MPG 17 - 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)
  • 260-hp, 3.0-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Diesel Fuel)
  • 270-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 285-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 470-hp, 6.4-liter, 8 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 - 470 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 73.9 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 40.8 - 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 rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Jeep Wrangler, with comparable head- and legroom. The Hyundai Santa Fe offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Jeep Wrangler, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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). Clearly, the Hyundai Santa Fe is a better financial choice over the Jeep Wrangler, when considering MSRP.

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
In terms of towing capacity, the Jeep Wrangler is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe has a lot less horsepower than the Jeep Wrangler.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Santa Fe has much lower torque than the Jeep Wrangler, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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.