Compare 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2019 Subaru Ascent

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
2019 Subaru Ascent
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Limited 2.0T Automatic AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe Limited 2.0T Automatic AWD 19 24 $34,160 $35,900
Santa Fe Limited 2.0T Automatic FWD 20 25 $32,562 $34,200
Santa Fe Limited 2.4L Automatic AWD 21 27 $32,656 $34,300
Santa Fe Limited 2.4L Automatic FWD 22 29 $31,058 $32,600
Santa Fe SE 2.4L Automatic AWD 21 27 $26,355 $27,450
Santa Fe SE 2.4L Automatic FWD 22 29 $24,749 $25,750
Santa Fe SEL 2.4L Automatic AWD 21 27 $27,956 $29,300
Santa Fe SEL 2.4L Automatic FWD 22 29 $26,358 $27,600
Santa Fe SEL Plus 2.4L Automatic AWD 21 27 $30,024 $31,500
Santa Fe SEL Plus 2.4L Automatic FWD 22 29 $28,426 $29,800
Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T Automatic AWD 19 24 $36,886 $38,800
Santa Fe Ultimate 2.0T Automatic FWD 20 25 $35,288 $37,100
Santa Fe Ultimate 2.4L Automatic AWD 21 27 $35,335 $37,150
Santa Fe Ultimate 2.4L Automatic FWD 22 29 $33,737 $35,450
Santa Fe XL Limited Ultimate AWD 17 22 $38,875 $41,400
Santa Fe XL Limited Ultimate FWD 18 23 $37,250 $39,650
Santa Fe XL SE AWD 18 24 $31,119 $32,700
Santa Fe XL SE FWD 18 25 $29,477 $30,950
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2.4T 8-Passenger
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ascent 2.4T 8-Passenger 21 27 $30,027 $31,995
Ascent 2.4T Limited 7-Passenger 20 26 $36,414 $38,995
Ascent 2.4T Limited 8-Passenger 20 26 $36,414 $38,995
Ascent 2.4T Premium 7-Passenger 21 27 $32,028 $34,195
Ascent 2.4T Premium 8-Passenger 21 27 $32,028 $34,195
Ascent 2.4T Touring 7-Passenger 20 26 $41,601 $44,695

2019 Subaru Ascent vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: Compare Cars

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2019 Subaru Ascent are two crossover SUVs with similar missions to be comfortable family haulers. They take two surprisingly different paths to get there, however.

On our scale, both crossover SUVs will likely rate 6.8 out of 10 points, with the caveat that we’re rounding up the Santa Fe’s score based on our projections for the NHTSA’s crash test scores. That may sound like a tie, but these crossover SUVs have some notable differences.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,160
$30,027
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,900
$31,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$598 / month
$533 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is a convincing crossover SUV with room for families and cargo. The 2019 Subaru Ascent isn’t another quirky hatchback-wagon-crossover thing—it’s a mainstream hit and Subaru will be better for it.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
110.7 153.5
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 57.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 61.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 40
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 60.3
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 57.7
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 38.6
Front Head Room (in)
41.2 41.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.2
Third Leg Room (in)
- 31.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- 45.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 64.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 196.8
Height, Overall (in)
67.1 71.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 64.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 113.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 76
Liftover Height (in)
- 32
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
35.9 17.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.9 47.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
71.3 86.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 45.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- 47.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 47.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- 82.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- 19.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 13.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 13
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 19.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 38
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/60HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P245/60HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4063 4430
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1450 277 @ 2000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.4 L/146
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 6000 260 @ 5600
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.23 - 0.75
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.51 4.44
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86 -
Trans Type
8 8
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.47
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.22 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 -
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.60
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Santa Fe Subaru Ascent
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 7.7
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 200
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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