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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Subaru Outback Review

New 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

2020 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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New 2021 Subaru Outback

2021 Subaru
Outback

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MSRP*
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$26,275 to $39,575
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$26,795 to $39,945
Invoice* $25,247 to $37,617 $25,187 to $37,240
MPG - City 20 - 22 23 - 26
MPG - Hwy 26 - 29 30 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Subaru Outback, with comparable 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 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. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Hyundai Santa Fe is much higher than that for the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
The Hyundai Santa Fe is a little wider than the Subaru Outback, 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 Subaru Outback.

Drivetrain
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.

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
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a little more horsepower than the Subaru Outback.

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 Subaru Outback. The Hyundai Santa Fe has less cargo space than the Subaru Outback, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Santa Fe than that of the Subaru Outback.