Hyundai Tucson vs. Hyundai Santa Fe
Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Santa Fe
At a Glance: Tucson vs. Santa Fe

Hyundai has a full lineup of SUVs that are making names for themselves on the streets of Janesville, Beloit, Whitewater, and Fort Atkinson, WI for being stylish and reliable. However, since these models are fully equipped, how do you know which one is right for you? Enter the team at Boucher Hyundai of Janesville—we’re here to help.

We’ve taken two of the most popular SUVs and put them side by side in our 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2023 Hyundai Tucson comparison. This allows you to compare the features of each model so you can make an educated decision. Schedule a test drive today!



5 | 5
Tucson vs Santa Fe


187 HP | 191 HP
Tucson vs Santa Fe


80.3 cu. ft. | 72.1 cu. ft.
Tucson vs Santa Fe
See the Difference for Yourself
Select a category below to learn more about how the Hyundai Tucson compares to the Hyundai Santa Fe.
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As family adventure vehicles, the Tucson and the Santa Fe need to be reliable in taking you and your crew from Point A to Point B. With Hyundai engineering, both models are highly competent while also making sure every drive—from quick jaunts to the store and short road trips to weeklong getaways—is fun.

Powerful Engines

As top picks for SUVs, both models come equipped with impressive engines under their respective hoods:

  • Hyundai Tucson 2.5L 4-cylinder engine: 187 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque
  • Hyundai Santa Fe 2.5L 4-cylinder engine: 191 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque

Both models are standardly equipped with Front Wheel Drive (FWD) and an 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®. Plus, you can opt for available HTRAC All Wheel Drive (AWD) in either SUV, which will provide the sure footing you need on uneven terrain.

Fuel Efficiency

Of course, when you’re traveling with your favorite people, you’ll want to keep the good times rolling. So, it helps that both Hyundai SUVs not only provide power but also do so efficiently. That way, you can continue farther on the road and make fewer pit stops.

Although they share a similar city mileage, you’ll enjoy a slightly different highway gas mileage on each model:

  • Hyundai Tucson: EPA-estimated 25 city/32 highway MPG1
  • Hyundai Santa Fe: EPA-estimated 25 city/28 highway MPG2

While both models sport impressive gas mileages, you’ll be able to keep on adventuring a bit longer in the Tucson.

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Every time you get behind the wheel, you’ll need a way to stay informed, connected, and engaged for every mile. That’s why today’s vehicles come with a variety of technologies to help you do just that.

Infotainment on the Go

When it comes to tech features that make your drives more fun and convenient, these Hyundai models have you covered. Both SUVs make 8-inch color touchscreens standard—upgradable to 10.25 inches in either model—as well as wireless Apple CarPlay® and wireless Android Auto™. That means you can stay connected without cord clutter!

Along with large infotainment displays, these two SUVs make it their mission to put your chosen ride’s key information in crisp quality. You can upgrade the Tucson to include a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster or opt for a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster in the Santa Fe.

Even though the Santa Fe’s instrument cluster can be larger, both extended screens will reduce eye strain while you’re out on the open road.

Safety Comes Standard

Of course, the most important technologies are those that help protect you and your passengers. Hyundai considers safety a top priority too, which is why both the Tucson and the Santa Fe equip a suite of safety features known as Hyundai SmartSense.

These features include:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian/Cyclist Detection
  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go
  • Lane Keeping Assist/Lane Following Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Driver Attention Warning

Both models offer several other available safety features, such as Blind-Spot View Monitors. The Hyundai Tucson, however, also includes standard Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist.

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At one time or another, driving an SUV typically involves taking family or friends along with you. And since with people comes stuff, you’ll want to have plenty of room to transport their gear too.

Room for Your Crew

Although both vehicles have ample space for everyone as well as their belongings, they’re set up differently. Even though both SUVs seat five adults, you’ll find more passenger room in the Santa Fe—111.5 cubic feet to be exact. On the other hand, the Tucson offers 108.2 cubic feet of passenger room.

Here’s how those figures play out across these SUVs’ two rows:

Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Santa Fe
Headroom (front/rear) 40.1 inches/39.5 inches 41.2 inches/39 inches
Legroom (front/rear) 41.4 inches/41.3 inches 44.1 inches/41.7 inches


Cargo Space to Spare

While the Santa Fe prioritizes passenger space, the Tucson prioritizes cargo room! On board the Tucson, you’ll find a maximum of 80.3 cubic feet of cargo volume for your gear. However, the Santa Fe offers a slightly smaller amount with 72.1 cubic feet. So, your choice lies in whether you need more space for your gang or your equipment.

Which Hyundai SUV Is Your Top Choice?
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At Boucher Hyundai of Janesville, we think that both the Tucson and the Santa Fe are great vehicles. What’s the best way to see which one will better suit your needs? By scheduling a test drive and getting behind the wheel! We’ll be happy to have you hit the streets of Janesville, Beloit, Whitewater, or Fort Atkinson, WI, to decide.

All of the tools you need to move forward with experiencing a new 2023 Tucson and Santa Fe for yourself are conveniently available right here online.

12023 TUCSON: SE/SEL/XRT/N Line/Limited: FWD 25 City/32 Hwy/28 Combined MPG, HTRAC AWD 23 City/28 Hwy/25 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

22023 SANTA FE SE/SEL/XRT: FWD 25 City/28 Hwy/26 Combined MPG, HTRAC AWD 22 City/25 Hwy/24 Combined MPG. Limited/Calligraphy: FWD 22 City/28 Hwy/25 Combined MPG, HTRAC AWD 21 City/28 Hwy/24 Combined MPG. All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

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