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2020 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

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2020 Mitsubishi
Outlander

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*
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$24,895 to $33,745
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$27,000 to $42,450
Invoice* $24,194 to $32,790 $25,732 to $40,448
MPG - City 20 - 25 21 - 25
MPG - Hwy 27 - 30 25 - 28
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 5 years/60,000 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Mitsubishi Outlander, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mitsubishi Outlander.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mitsubishi Outlander as you will with the Hyundai Santa Fe, 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). Clearly, the Mitsubishi Outlander is a better financial choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe, when considering MSRP. 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 Mitsubishi Outlander and the Hyundai Santa Fe have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mitsubishi Outlander is much slimmer than the Hyundai Santa Fe, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Mitsubishi Outlander takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Drivetrain
The Mitsubishi Outlander has much lower torque than the Hyundai Santa Fe, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Mitsubishi Outlander for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Mitsubishi Outlander has a lot less horsepower than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Utility
The Mitsubishi Outlander offers greater seating capacity than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mitsubishi Outlander has less cargo space than the Hyundai Santa Fe, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Mitsubishi Outlander comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Hyundai Santa Fe.