2021 Hyundai Tucson vs 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe: Worth the Upgrade?

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe rear 3/4 view (top) / 2021 Hyundai Tucson front 3/4 view (bottom)
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Which of These Value-Packed Hyundai SUVs Is Best for You?

When shopping for a new SUV, it’s common to decide on a manufacturer and then find yourself stuck between two models that seem very similar. You can go down the rabbit hole of features, trims, packages, and price points, or you can let us do the work for you. In this article, we’re going to compare the 2021 Hyundai Tucson and 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe.

To start, the Hyundai Tucson is a compact SUV and the Hyundai Santa Fe is a midsize SUV. But size isn’t the only difference, of course. The compact and midsize SUV classes are very competitive in their own unique ways, so many of the features for each will be more in line with their rivals than with each other. There are some shared features between these two SUVs, though, which can make picking between the Tucson and Santa Fe tricky.

Before you let a coin flip decide for you, we pitted these two sibling SUVs against each other in nearly a dozen categories. We look at price, cargo space, acceleration, safety, and more, and then declare a winner in each category. The Hyundai SUV that has more category wins will be crowned the overall victor.

We update our scores as new information becomes available, so the scores mentioned in this slideshow might not match what you find when you click through to the reviews. 

And with that, may the best Hyundai SUV win.

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