2024 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2024 Mazda CX-50 Review

Picture of the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe

2024 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $33,950 to $48,300
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Picture of the 2024 Mazda CX-50

2024 Mazda
CX-50

MSRP*: $30,300 to $43,300
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 29 - 30 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 79.6 ft3 56.3 ft3
Engine
  • 277-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 187-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 227-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 277 hp 187 - 227 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 4,500 lbs 2,000 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 190.2 in 185.8 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 75.6 in
Leg Room Front 44.4 in
Rear 42.3 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 39.8 in
Head Room Front 40.2 - 41.1 in
Rear 39.6 - 40.6 in
Front 38.6 - 39.1 in
Rear 37.5 - 38.6 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 Santa Fe than in the Mazda CX-50. 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 Mazda CX-50.

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 Mazda CX-50, 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 Mazda CX-50.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Santa Fe is a little narrower than the Mazda CX-50, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Santa Fe, which is slightly longer than the Mazda CX-50.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-50, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Mazda CX-50 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Mazda CX-50.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mazda CX-50.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers greater seating capacity than the Mazda CX-50, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Hyundai Santa Fe, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mazda CX-50.