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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

Picture of the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $27,000 to $42,450
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Picture of the 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2021 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

MSRP*: $30,855 to $50,025
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Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $29,590 to $47,973
MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 17 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 MPG 23 - 24 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 72.1 ft3 77.8 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual, Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 191 - 277 hp 235 - 276 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 195.5 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 78.4 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 41.6 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.0 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available ****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**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 a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Convenience
The Hyundai Santa Fe requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Santa Fe will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, which may make it easier to park.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. The Hyundai Santa Fe has less cargo space than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.