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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Volvo XC40 Review

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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2021 Volvo
XC40

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MSRP*
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$27,000 to $42,450
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$33,700 to $41,450
Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $31,678 to $38,963
MPG - City 21 - 25 22 - 23
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 30 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Volvo XC40. 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 Volvo XC40.

Convenience
The Hyundai Santa Fe requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo XC40, 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). Whether you pick the Hyundai Santa Fe or the Volvo XC40, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Hyundai Santa Fe will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Volvo XC40.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much wider than the Volvo XC40, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Santa Fe, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volvo XC40.

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 Volvo XC40.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC40, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Hyundai Santa Fe will do just as well as the Volvo XC40, since they have about the same towing capacity. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Volvo XC40.

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 Volvo XC40. With the Hyundai Santa Fe, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Volvo XC40.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Santa Fe than that of the Volvo XC40.