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2018 HYUNDAI TUCSON OR 2018 HYUNDAI SANTA FE?

2018-06-15

2018 hyundai tucson or 2018 hyundai santa fe
 

SUVs and crossovers are everywhere these days. With so many available choices, it can be difficult to find the perfect utility vehicle for your needs. One may consider price, seating, fuel economy, safety ratings, value and power & performance. Let's compare two of the most popular utility vehicles on the market today; the 2018 Hyundai Tucson and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe, available at Team Hyundai in Brampton. These two share many similarities, but it's the differences that will help you to decide which better fulfils your needs.

Seating

The Tucson has enough room for five people to sit comfortably, as does the Santa Fe Sport. Much larger, the Santa Fe XL offers some extra versatility. With three rows of seating, the XL can seat as many as seven; unless one opts for second-row captain's chairs, which reduces available seating to six.

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Capability and Power

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport comes with a choice of two 4-cylinder engines; a 185-horsepower 2.4L and a 2.0-litre turbo delivering 240-hp. Smaller, most trims of the Tucson are powered by a 164-hp, 4-cylinder, 2.0-litre engine, paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. A couple of upper-end trims are outfitted with a175-hp, 4-cylinder, 1.6-litre turbo.  All trims of the much larger XL are powered by a 3.3-litre V6 engine that kicks out 290 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque.

Safety

Hyundai's vehicles are well known for being packed with advanced safety features, driver assistance technology and high-strength steel. The 2018 Hyundai Tucson is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and was awarded 5 stars by the NHTSA, it's highest possible rating. The 2018 Santa Fe was selected by the IIHS as a Top Safety Pick +; making it one of the safest vehicles available today.

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Value

All three vehicles are currently available at Team Hyundai's Brampton showroom. Starting at $32,199, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe XL comes with heated front seats, rearview camera, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, Bluetooth and a 5-inch touchscreen display. The 2018 Santa Fe Sport, priced starting at $28,599 also comes equipped with all of these items, except for 17-inch wheels. The 2018 Hyundai Tucson, starting at $24,999 features heated front seats, rearview camera, 5" touchscreen display, automatic headlights and LED daytime running lights.

Fuel Economy

Hundai makes it's vehicle's fuel economy a priority; helping you to save money for years to come. The Santa Fe Sport uses as little as 8.6 L/100km on the highway, while it's bigger sibling uses a bit more at 9.4 L/100km. The little Tucson by comparison, sips a mere 7.8 L/100km on the highway.

Whether you give more weight to fuel economy, safety or level of standard equipment, Hyundai has some solid options for your next SUV purchase. Drop by Team Hyundai's Brampton showroom today, slip behind the wheel for a test drive and discover the best Hyundai utility vehicle for your needs. A knowledgeable team member will be happy to demonstrate all of the latest technology and answer your questions, before offering you a fantastic deal.

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