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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Kia Telluride Review

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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2021 Kia
Telluride

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MSRP*
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$27,000 to $42,450
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$32,190 to $44,390
Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $31,064 to $42,393
MPG - City 21 - 25 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 24 - 26
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 7 - 8
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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Kia Telluride than in the Hyundai Santa Fe, due to its greater head- and legroom. 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 Kia Telluride.

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 Kia Telluride, 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). The Hyundai Santa Fe is somewhat more expensive than the Kia Telluride. 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 Santa Fe and the Kia Telluride have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much slimmer than the Kia Telluride, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Hyundai Santa Fe is slightly shorter than the Kia Telluride, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Kia Telluride.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Kia Telluride is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe for pulling heavy loads. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a little less horsepower than the Kia Telluride.

Utility
Soccer Moms beware - the Hyundai Santa Fe seats a lot fewer people than the Kia Telluride. The Hyundai Santa Fe has significantly less cargo capacity than the Kia Telluride.

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