Compare 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2021 Jeep Cherokee

2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
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Calligraphy AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe Calligraphy AWD 21 28 $40,257 $42,250
Santa Fe Calligraphy FWD 22 28 $38,828 $40,750
Santa Fe Limited AWD 21 28 $38,543 $40,450
Santa Fe Limited FWD 22 28 $36,923 $38,750
Santa Fe SE AWD 22 25 $27,351 $28,700
Santa Fe SE FWD 25 28 $25,732 $27,000
Santa Fe SEL AWD 22 25 $29,065 $30,500
Santa Fe SEL FWD 25 28 $27,446 $28,800
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80th Anniversary 4x4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Cherokee 80th Anniversary 4x4 19 27 $31,692 $32,375
Cherokee 80th Anniversary FWD 20 29 $30,267 $30,875
Cherokee Altitude 4x4 21 29 $30,409 $31,025
Cherokee Altitude FWD 22 31 $28,984 $29,525
Cherokee Freedom 4x4 21 29 $28,496 $28,710
Cherokee Freedom FWD 22 31 $27,056 $27,210
Cherokee High Altitude 4x4 19 29 $35,407 $36,285
Cherokee High Altitude FWD 23 29 $33,982 $34,785
Cherokee Latitude 4x4 21 29 $28,496 $28,710
Cherokee Latitude FWD 22 31 $27,056 $27,210
Cherokee Latitude Lux 4x4 19 27 $31,692 $32,375
Cherokee Latitude Lux FWD 20 29 $30,267 $30,875
Cherokee Latitude Plus 4x4 21 29 $30,409 $31,025
Cherokee Latitude Plus FWD 22 31 $28,984 $29,525
Cherokee Limited 4x4 19 27 $35,407 $36,285
Cherokee Limited FWD 20 29 $33,982 $34,785
Cherokee Trailhawk 4x4 18 24 $35,217 $36,085
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,257
$31,692
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,250
$32,375
Monthly Payment Estimate
$704 / month
$540 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
5.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe makes premium gains with hybrid and turbo-4 power and a Palisade-like interior. The 2021 Jeep Cherokee prioritizes off-road capability beyond all else.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.3 49.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
111.5 128
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 57.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 55.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
44.1 41.1
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
41.7 40.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.8 62.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.2 -
Length, Overall (in)
188.4 182
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.2 63.1
Wheelbase (in)
108.9 106.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.8 73.2
Liftover Height (in)
- 30.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
36.4 25.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.4 25.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
72.1 54.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 30.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 36.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- 41.4
Brakes
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 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 13
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 15.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.5 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/50TR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TLA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR19 P235/50TR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TLA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4076 3960
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 19 X 7.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 700
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
311 @ 1700 239 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA EHK
Displacement
2.5 L/152 3.2 L/198
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
277 @ 5800 271 @ 6500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Port/Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19 (Est)
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.25
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22 1.91
Trans Type
8 9
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.58
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.70 3.81
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.22 2.84
Trans Order Code
NA DFH
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.70
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.81
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.43 4.71
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Santa Fe Jeep Cherokee
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 8.1 (Est)
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • 2022 Santa Fe available; 2021s sold out
  • Lease: From $319 per month
  • Rebate: No cash incentives
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 48 months
2021 Jeep Cherokee
  • 2021 Cherokee selection holding up
  • Lease: From $377/mo
  • Rebates: No cash offers this month
  • Finance: From 2.43% APR
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