2018 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe: Worth the Upgrade?

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Tucson vs. Santa Fe: Which Hyundai SUV Is Best for You?

The Tucson (pictured top) and Santa Fe (pictured bottom) are popular Hyundai SUVs. They are both budget-friendly vehicles that offer a lot for buyers to like. The Tucson is a 2-row SUV and the Santa Fe is available in either a 2- or 3-row configuration.

The 2018 Hyundai Tucson is a winner of our 2018 Best New Cars for Teens award, and it was a finalist for our 2018 Best Compact SUV for the Money award. For the 2018 model year, Hyundai discontinued the Tucson Eco and Sport trims and shuffled the offerings in other trim levels.

The Hyundai Santa Fe underwent no major changes for the 2018 model year, ahead of the debut of the completely redesigned, next-generation 2019 Santa Fe.

This slideshow will help you determine whether the 2018 Hyundai Tucson or 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is the better SUV overall, based on U.S. News scoring in individual categories. You may notice slight score variations in these categories versus U.S. News reviews. That’s because each category’s score is constantly updated as new expert reviews and data become available.

Read on to find out if it’s worth spending the extra money to upgrade from the Tucson to the Santa Fe.