2024 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2024 Subaru Outback Review

Picture of the 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe

2024 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $33,950 to $48,300
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2024 Subaru
Outback

MSRP*: $28,895 to $42,795
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 21 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 MPG 26 - 32 MPG
Seating Capacity 6 - 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 79.6 ft3 75.6 ft3
Engine
  • 277-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 182-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 260-hp, 2.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 277 hp 182 - 260 hp
Towing Capacity 3,500 - 4,500 lbs 2,700 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 190.2 in 191.3 - 191.9 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 74.2 - 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 44.4 in
Rear 42.3 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 40.2 - 41.1 in
Rear 39.6 - 40.6 in
Front 39.1 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 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 Subaru Outback. 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 Subaru Outback.

Convenience
With the Subaru Outback, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Hyundai Santa Fe, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Santa Fe is about the same width as the Subaru Outback. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Santa Fe takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Subaru Outback.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Outback, 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 Subaru Outback for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Subaru Outback.

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 Subaru Outback.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Outback, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Outback.