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Hyundai Santa Fe vs Subaru Forester

Hyundai Santa Fe vs Subaru Forester

There are currently quite a few sporty SUVs on the market today. Because there are so many options, it can be hard to figure out which vehicles have the right features to fit your needs. When it comes to innovative features, the Hyundai Santa Fe has a wide range to chose from. The Santa Fe features a stylish and sporty exterior as well as a spacious interior that features all of the latest high-tech features.


As we previously mentioned, there are several vehicles that share a class with the Santa Fe. But one of its fiercest competitors is the Subaru forester. Like the Santa Fe, the Forester also comes with an innovative interior and a sporty exterior. However, once you start to take a closer look at the two vehicles, you can see that these two vehicles offer their own set of unique features. To help you decide which vehicle would be best for you, here is a look at how the Hyundai Santa Fe compares to the Subaru Forester.


What's New for 2022?


Although neither one of these vehicles are introducing a new generation, there are still several updates that have been applied to both the Santa Fe and to the Forester. Here is a look at the exciting new features that you can expect to find on both of these vehicles.


Hyundai Santa Fe


This year, the Santa Fe introduces a new trim level and a new powertrain to the mix. The new XRT trim adds new exterior features including a new skid plate and stylish step sides that help it to look more rugged. There is also a new plug-in hybrid powertrain that utilizes a powerful electric and gas-powered motor to provide an impressive amount of range while delivering up to 260 horsepower.


Subaru Forester


The Forester has added a few new upgrades to its exterior to help to give it a more modern look. The new design features a new grille, wider headlamps, and also offers three new exterior colour options. There are also more driver-assist features that are available this year as well.


Power and Performance Comparison


The Hyundai Santa Fe offers several powertrains to choose from this year. The standard 2.5-litre engine is able to deliver up to 181 horsepower. A turbocharged version of that same engine can deliver up to 277 horsepower and 311 lb.-ft of torque. The available 1,6-litre turbo engine works together with a 44.2-kW electric motor to deliver a combined 266 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft of torque. There is also a plug-in hybrid option that uses the 1.6-litre turbo engine and a 66.9-kW electric motor to deliver up to 260 combined horsepower.


The Subaru Forester only offers one engine option. The standard 2m5-litre 4-cylinder engine is able to deliver up to 182 horsepower.


2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is Now Available


While both of these vehicles are impressive, the Santa Fe comes out as the clear winner in a head-to-head battle. If you have any questions about the new Hyundai Santa Fe, or you would like to schedule a test drive, please feel free to contact us today.

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