The hunt for a new SUV near Manlius, NY can get kind of intense. After all, there are so many choices and sometimes too much variety can cause your head to spin. There are even some folks who think that choosing between two SUVs can be difficult, and it can be when you don't know all the details. For example, we often get folks who come in and are trying to decide between the Hyundai Tucson and the Hyundai Santa Fe. While both are quality options, and on the top of many people's list of SUVs to consider, there are differences that might make you lean one way or the other. The sales experts at Carbone Hyundai, located at 4975 Commercial Drive in Yorkville, NY, are here to give you the information you need to make an educated decision about these two Hyundai SUVs.

The Issue of Size

One of the first things that Utica, NY drivers should consider when taking a look at the Hyundai Tucson and the Hyundai Santa Fe is size. While both SUVs sit five people, they are in different classes. The Tucson is considered a small SUV, while the Santa Fe is in the midsize SUV category. Are you looking for a lot of cargo room? With the back seats folded down, the Tucson has 61.9 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Santa Fe boasts 71.3 cubic feet. For some folks, maximum cargo and passenger space in an SUV is a priority, while other have different things on top of the list.

The Number of Driving Experiences

Not every Rome, NY driver wants the same thing out of their SUV driving experience. Some of them really want the cargo room and a way to stay connected, while others want every possible convenience, luxury, and safety feature available. No matter where you fall on this spectrum, both the Tucson and the Santa Fe have something to offer you. Both of these Hyundai SUVs offer multiple trim levels to satisfy almost every type of driver. The Tucson has six trim levels to choose from while the Santa Fe only has five. Luckily for drivers, each Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Santa Fe comes well-equipped, regardless of the trim level, so everyone can look forward to a thrilling ride.

Exploring the Powertrain Options

Both the Tucson and the Santa Fe give Oneida, NY drivers the choice of two different engines. The Hyundai Tucson features a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that can generate 161 horsepower and 150 pound-feet of torque. There is an available 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that can push out 181 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. Both these engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Meanwhile the Hyundai Santa Fe comes standard with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 185 horsepower and 178 pound-feet of torque, while the available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers 235 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. While front-wheel drive is standard on both the Tucson and Santa Fe, both SUVs come available with all-wheel drive./p>

Discovering the Tech Features Available to You

If you are looking for an SUV that offers an abundance of standard and available convenience, luxury, and safety features, you may love the Hyundai Tucson and the Hyundai Santa Fe. Both Hyundai SUVs come standard with intriguing features like:

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (Comes with Pedestrian Detection in the Santa Fe)
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Seven-inch color touchscreen display

There are also many available features on both vehicles that are sure to impress. Heated seats, a panoramic sunroof, Blind-Spot Collision Warning, leather seats, 19-inch alloy wheels, and a Surround View monitor are just some of the exciting upgrades that are possible as you move up the trim levels in the Tucson and Santa Fe.

The Results

Determining the best fit among the Hyundai Tucson and Hyundai Santa Fe comes down to your lifestyle and budget. These two Hyundai SUVs are not in the same class, so they aren't really competitors, but it is certain that one might be a better match for you. There are some folks who can't make up their mind until they get behind the wheel. Schedule a test drive with a sales consultant from Carbone Hyundai, in Yorkville, NY, today and figure out which of these two attractive Hyundai SUVs is the best vehicle for you.

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