Both the 2018 Hyundai Tucson and 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe are solid SUVs with plenty to offer for those seeking a new thrill when driving. Drivers traversing the roads of Chalfont, Warrington and Doylestown looking for an SUV with a bit of spunk should keep these vehicles front of mind throughout the car buying process.

The team at Fred Beans Hyundai has put together this comparison, so you can understand what each vehicle brings to the table, along with some of the key differences between the two.

2018 Hyundai Tucson

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe




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The Tucson and Santa Fe are safe vehicles to drive thanks to a long list of features designed to keep the driver and passengers protected. A rearview camera comes standard on both models, providing you an extra set of eyes on the touchscreen when backing up.

Hyundai's Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system also comes standard on both vehicles, distributing power to all four wheels and enhancing response time when driving on slippery surfaces in the winter months. Blind Spot Detection is another convenient feature standard on both models' higher trims. This gives you a visual warning in your side mirrors if you attempt to change lanes while another vehicle is in your blind spot.


The 2018 Tucson features a 164-horsepower 4-cylinder engine in its base offering, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. It's great for running errands around town and provides a comfortable ride. If you're looking for a bit more acceleration, higher trims come with a turbocharged engine and seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission capable of providing 175-horsepower.

While the Tucson's steady performance is respectable, the Santa Fe kicks things up a notch for those seeking more power. The strong V-6 engine provides 290-horsepower, and offers a maximum trailering capacity of 5,000 lbs., enough to haul a small trailer for a weekend getaway with family or friends.

Interior & Tech Features

When it comes to stepping inside the 2018 Tucson and Santa Fe, you'll notice one clear difference right away: The Santa Fe has a third row, with seating capacity of seven. The Tucson seats five. But while both vehicles are spacious, the Tucson's got a bit more front leg room than the Santa Fe. The Santa Fe, meanwhile, provides a bit more head room for those in the front as compared to the Tucson.

Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ come standard on all but the base trim of the Tucson. It's a standard feature in all three trims of the Santa Fe. With this technology, you can play music stored on your smartphone, navigate to your destination or read text messages without having to squint at your phone's screen. This means safer driving and a more intuitive experience for any driver or passenger stepping foot inside the vehicle.

2018 Tucson vs. 2018 Santa Fe: Choose Your Next Car

In this review, we've discussed some of the important safety features, delved into performance and provided you an inside look at the interiors of both the 2018 Tucson and 2018 Santa Fe. If you're as excited about these vehicles as the team at Fred Beans Hyundai is, get in touch with us.

Both the Tucson and Santa Fe are fun to drive around Chalfont, Warrington and Doylestown. Road test either vehicle by scheduling a test drive today!

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