Compare 2019 Subaru Ascent vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

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

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
$30,027
$24,749
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,995
$25,750
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$429 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2019 Subaru Ascent isn’t another quirky hatchback-wagon-crossover thing—it’s a mainstream hit and Subaru will be better for it. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is a convincing crossover SUV with room for families and cargo.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
57.5 56.3
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.1 59.1
Third Leg Room (in)
31.7 -
Second Head Room (in)
40 39.2
Third Hip Room (in)
45.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.3 58.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 44.1
Third Head Room (in)
36.3 -
Front Hip Room (in)
57.7 57.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.6 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 110.7
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
32 -
Height, Overall (in)
71.6 66.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 64.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
64.4 64.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 7.3
Wheelbase (in)
113.8 108.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
47.6 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.5 35.9
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 Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
86.5 71.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
19.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
17.8 35.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.9 -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
4-Wheel -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 12.6
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.3 18.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 37.5
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/65TR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/60HR18 P235/65TR17
Trailering
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 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 -
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6001 -
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3591
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.4 L/146 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 5600 185 @ 6000
Engine Oil Cooler
None -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
277 @ 2000 178 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.47 0.64
Trans PTO Access
No -
Trans Type
8 8
Transfer Case Power Take Off
No -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 0.80
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.08
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Transfer Case Model
Electronic -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.23 - 0.75 4.49
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- 3.80
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.77
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.21
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.76
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.39
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Subaru Ascent Hyundai Santa Fe
Body Code
S -
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.44 -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Axle Type - Front
Independent -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.44 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Axle Type - Rear
Independent -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.7 7.1
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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2019 Subaru Ascent
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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • 2019 Santa Fe is here; 2018s gone
  • Bonus: Up to $2,500 cash
  • Finance: 0.0% for 48 mos. + $500
  • Lease: From $239 for 36 months
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