Compare 2022 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

2022 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
2022 Hyundai Tucson 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe


2.5L I-4 2.5L I-4


187 hp 191 hp

  MPG (City/Highway)

26/33 * 25/28 *

  Cargo Space

80.3 cu. ft. 72.1 cu. ft.

2022 Hyundai Tucson vs 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe

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In 2022, the Hyundai Tucson breaks into its fourth generation with exciting, next-generation features and style updates that you will love. Its entry-level price is closely matched to the 2021 Santa Fe’s base price. The Santa Fe is a larger sport utility vehicle placed above the Tucson in the trim line. With this in mind, should you purchase the 2021 Santa Fe or the 2022 Tucson?


The 2022 Tucson is available with two gas engines and two greener options. The gas engines are a 161-horsepower, 2.0-liter, I-4 engine, and a 181-horsepower, 2.4-liter alternative. The Tucson’s new hybrid engine produces 226 net horsepower. If you choose to drive the plug-in hybrid alternative, you can enjoy 260 net horsepower. In comparison, the 2021 Santa Fe has two gas engines. These include a 191-horsepower, 2.5-liter, I-4 option, and a turbocharged, 277-horsepower alternative.


The 2022 Tucson has a fresh look across its entire exterior. The curved nose has an innovative grille design, and this grille is perfectly integrated with the segmented LED headlights. The arch mimics the swell of the swooping hood over the front-wheel fenders. With a coupe-like roof, chiseled side accents, and defined rear fenders, the Tucson is striking. The 2021 Santa Fe is also easy on the eyes with a more squared-off front end and strong accents that run across the hood. The separated headlights have a T-shaped LED light bar standing tall in them. The honeycomb grille design corresponds beautifully with the metallic accents on the lower sides and the front bumper.


Throughout the trim lines for the 2022 Tucson and the 2021 Santa Fe, Hyundai has impressively outfitted the trims with premium features. In fact, in some or all trims for both models, you can find equipment like USB ports, a hands-free liftgate, Apple CarPlay, a touch display screen, Blue Link, a proximity key, Android Auto, assistive safety technologies, and other equipment.

Before making your final model and trim selection, take time to stop by Suburban Hyundai soon. This is your ideal opportunity to compare the options in our current inventory next to each other so that you can make a well-informed selection with confidence.

* EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition.