2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2017 Hyundai Tucson

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Both the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2017 Hyundai Tucson are popular models among our Northbrook and Highland Park customers, but which one is right for you? To find out, you'll have to consider everything from mileage ratings to passenger capacities, so we've collected all the most pertinent information in one place to help you out. Keep reading to see how these two models compare side by side.


The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe requires a 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 across all trim levels to ensure a responsive drive when you're fully-loaded, but it still earns up to 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway.

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson allows for a little more choice, with two engines available:

  • 2.0L Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 164 horsepower while achieving up to 23 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway.
  • 1.6L Turbocharged Four-Cylinder: Makes up to 175 horsepower while delivering up to 26 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway.

Interior Space

The Hyundai Santa Fe is going to be your ideal choice if you have a larger family or regularly need to take plenty of passengers from Glenview to Northbrook and back; it offers seven-passenger seating as standard or six-passenger seating with the available second-row captain's chairs.

The Tucson can only take up to five, but that does make it slightly handier. With a length of just 176 inches to the Santa Fe's 193.1, it enjoys a tighter turning radius and improved maneuverability. If you're going to be driving into the center of Chicago on a regular basis, the Tucson is going to prove far easier to drive than the Santa Fe.


The Santa Fe really pulls ahead of the Tucson in terms of standard features, offering the following amenities across all trim levels:

  • Android Auto Smartphone Integration
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • 7-Inch Touchscreen

It can also be fitted with an available 360-degree multi-view camera, which isn't available with any Tucson trim level. That said, the two do share some impressive optional technologies, including rear parking sensors and an Infinity premium audio system with Clari-Fi music restoration technology.

The Santa Fe and the Tucson Are Both Available at Loren Hyundai

No matter your ultimate choice, you'll be able to find exactly what you're looking for by visiting the showroom here at Loren Hyundai in Glenview. We're only a short trip from Northbrook and Highland Park, so don't hesitate to drop by today.


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Napleton Loren Hyundai

1620 Waukegan Rd
Directions Glenview, IL 60025

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