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Compare the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2017 Hyundai Tucson

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2017 Hyundai Tucson

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe


2017 Hyundai Tucson

18 city / 25 hwy

Fuel Economy

21 city / 27 hwy
290 hp


185 hp
252 lb-ft


178 lb-ft

Serving Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Washington D.C

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2017 Hyundai Tucson are two new economical SUV selections of its class. The 2017 Hyundai Tucson, especially, has a built-in ECO mode that gives the vehicle up to 32 MPG Highway. On the other hand, the Hyundai Santa Fe model boasts of spacious interior space—160 cubic feet—with three-row seating for seven and plenty of legroom for passengers. Below are a few features where both models outperform.


Both 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2017 Tucson have well-built engines that give them a smooth ride at high speeds. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe has a 290 horsepower 24-valve V6 engine with excellent torque for towing; it has a 18.8 gallon fuel capacity and the front wheel drive model averages 18 MPG City and 25 Highway. The 2017 Hyundai Tucson has a V4 engine with 164 horsepower, though some models come with turbocharged engines to deliver extra power. The Tucson is built for fuel efficiency—it's rare for SUV class vehicles to get 23-26 MPG City, 30-32 Highway, and 26-28 combined like it does. Drivers can also customize their Tucson or Santa Fe to be an all-wheel drive, which offers improved traction control for extreme road conditions.


Safety is a priority for SUV shoppers, especially those that travel often with children. The 2017 Tucson is built with multiple intelligent safety features that allow drivers to safely operate their vehicle. It uses an advanced radar system that detects vehicles in its blind spots and instantly alerts the driver. An automatic emergency braking system with embedded camera and sensors will detect pedestrians and safely apply a full brake-force stopping power from 5 to 50 mph if needed. Other safety features of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson include lane departure warning system, rearview camera, rear parking sensors, and downhill brake control. Tucson's hill start assist system also increases safety when driving up or down steep hills by optimizing traction control and minimizing backward roll.

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe has similar safety systems as the 2017 Tucson; embedded systems include vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, traction control, brake assist, tire pressure monitoring, and hill start assist. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vehicles are Blue Link-equipped with three years of free service for Blue Link Connected Care and assistance packages. Blue Link safety features include automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle recovery, and emergency assistance. Most Blue Link services can be configured to work via smartphones and smart home controllers remotely.


The 2017 Hyundai Tucson and 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe offer comfortable interior space for passengers. Tucson models have a total interior volume of 133.2 cubic feet and a cargo volume of 61.9 cubic feet when rear seats are folded down. The vehicle's headroom is about 39 inches and leg rooms are 41.5 inches in the front and 38.2 inches in the back. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe has about 160 cubic feet total interior volume. For the first and second rows, Santa Fe SUVs have 40-41 inches of legroom; for the third row, 30.9 inches. The cargo space behind the second row is about 41 cubic feet. In both the Tucson and Santa Fe, there is an abundance of storage and room for a more comfortable ride for passengers.

The latest Hyundai SUV models, Santa Fe and Tucson, have many features to offer potential owners. With increased performance, comfort, fuel efficiency, and safety features, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson and 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe are worth test driving to see if they fit your needs. You're welcome to stop by and take a look today.

MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at MSRP refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

All figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.

Current Inventory

There are currently no 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD Limited Ultimate 4dr SUV for Sale in inventory


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* Military Rebate - Customers (or spouse) must be Active Duty, Reservist/National Guard, Retired, or a Veteran from the U.S. Military at the commencement of the program period. Personnel from the U.S. Military eligible for this program are defined as customers serving or having served in the United States Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Reserves, or National Guard.

* Valued Owner - Customers must be the registered owner or Customers currently living with an immediate family member who is the registered owner of a Hyundai vehicle at the commencement of the program period.

* College Grad - This Hyundai College Grad Program Offer (the "Offer") is limited to customers who meet all the following Offer criteria, and who finance the purchase or lease of their new Hyundai, subject to credit approval, through Hyundai Motor Finance (HMF Must have graduated with a Master's, Bachelor's or Associate's degree from a U.S.-accredited college within the past two (2) years or will graduate from such a school within the next six months from date of finance contract. $400 Bonus offer from HMF; only one Offer per vehicle.

* Retail Bonus Cash - Retail Bonus Cash available Vehicle purchased from dealer stock and are valid during the time period set by the manufacturer and are subject to change without notice