Hyundai has been working on improving its Santa-Fe and Tucson SUV models; the result is two fuel efficient SUVs that offer great performance and impressive comfortable ride. The 2015 Hyundai Santa-Fe and 2015 Hyundai Tucson are coming with top of the range safety features, and a modern interior fitted with great accessories to make your life much easier during every commute.
Here is a review of both 2015 Hyundai Santa-Fe and 2015 Hyundai Tucson. This article will show what these models offer to customers. We will start with Santa Fe that is offered in Sport and standard version and main difference is that Sport model can transport up to five passengers and standard version transports up to seven. The 2015 Hyundai Santa-Fe comes with a choice of three engines. A 2.4L 4 Cylinder in pumping out 190HP, 2.0L also a 4 cylinder engine but refined with turbocharger produces 264Hp and the biggest of the three a 3.3L V6 that churns out 290 Hp.
Hyundai has worked hard to reduce friction in its driveline; it has also improved the engine-control computer in the Hybrid Santa-Fe, which now turns off the engine in idle mode. Similar technology was used for the 2015 Hyundai Tucson that brings many great technology solutions.
2015 Hyundai Santa-Fe Vs 2015 Hyundai Tucson
The 2015 Hyundai Tucson on the other hand uses a fuel cell to supply electric current to its motor. The fuel cell uses mainly Hydrogen; electric energy is produced as a result of air reacting with the hydrogen gas. The Hydrogen tank takes 10 Minutes to refill, this is more convenient compared to the number of hours required to recharge lithium batteries.
Those looking for a standard powertrains can take Tucson with 2.0 L engine capable of delivering 164Hp. Optional is the 2.4L straight four-cylinder engine producing 182 HP coupled via a 6-speed automatic transmission. Both of these engines will be quite good choice for most drivers but fuel economy that smaller one returns could be even better since it is at 23/29 mpg in city/highway drive conditions.
2015 Hyundai Tucson And 2015 Hyundai Santa-Fe Comparison
The Santa Fe sport version has a maximum passenger capacity of 5 while the Large Versions has a 3rd Row of seats increasing passenger capacity to 7. The extra row of seats also collapses to give very ample boot space. The Tucson however only has a room for 5 adults. The Tucson also has limited room in the boot as compared to the Santa-Fe so if you have a big family or need large space, it may not be the ideal car for you.
For now, you can get the 2015 Hyundai Tucson at a starting price of $21,500, while the top of the line models will cost up to $28,000. The 2015 Hyundai Santa-Fe starting price is shy under $30,000 but goes all the way up to $36,000 for top trim models. Both cars offer excellent performance and outstanding efficiency. You will however have to pay a little more for the added features but still both are quite comparable with main competitors on the market. With these two main question is if you need up to five or more seats.