With ample passenger and cargo space, comfortable seating for five, and versatility under the hood, inside and out, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe continues as one of the best buys in the midsize SUV segment. It’s available in three easy to configure trim levels, packed with connectivity and technology features, and showcases some of the best drivers-assisted safety systems available today.
But how does it stand up against the Honda Passport? Let’s take some time to compare the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe vs the Honda Passport. In the information below, we’ll provide an overview of each, introduce the co.
In the end, we’ll explain why the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe gives visitors to Brandon Hyundai reliability, exceptional maintenance and warranty protection, and is the best bang for your buck.
The Hyundai Santa Fe receives a few enhancements for 2020. A standard Rear Occupant Alert reminds drivers to verify that back seat passengers are buckled up. Other driver-assisted safety systems including rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitor, and more are available through the line-up.
Also, SEL and Limited models gain standard wireless device charging capability, while dark-chrome exterior trim, premium door sills, and a blind-view monitor are available. The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe is offered in three trim levels, with two engine options: SE, SEL, SEL 2.0T, Limited, and Limited 2.0T.
The 2020 Honda Passport is mainly unchanged from its re-release last year. The Passport offers four trim levels: Sport, EX-L, Touring, and Elite.
The Santa Fe is powered by two fuel efficient and peppy four-cylinder engines – one normally aspirated the other turbocharged. The standard is a 2.4-liter engine that produces 185 horsepower and 178 lb.-ft of torque. It’s paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission that supplies power to standard front-wheel drive. AWD is available on all trims.
The upgrade is a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine (hence the 2.0 T trim designation). This powertrain belts out 235 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft of torque. It is likewise matted to an eight-speed auto and can be configured with FWD or AWD.
The 2.4-liter engine with FWD returns an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon in the city and 29 mpg highway. In AWD trim, it drops slightly to 21 mpg city / 27 mpg highway. The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine returns an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city / 27 mpg highway in FWD, while AWD maintains city mileage, but reduces to 26 mpg on highways.
Honda only offers a single engine option for the 2020 Passport. It’s a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 280 horsepower and 262 lb.-ft of torque. It’s connected to a nine-speed automatic transmission and is standard as FWD with optional AWD.
In FWD configuration, this powertrain returns an EPA-estimated 20 mpg city / 25 mpg highway. In AWD trim, fuel economy drops to 19 mpg city / 24 mpg highway.
There is a lot to love about the interior and connectivity features with the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. Well known for the quality of materials and craftsmanship of assembly, Hyundai’s creative interior design is on full display with the Santa Fe.
The 2020 Santa Fe features available digital gauge cluster, ventilated front seats, a head-up display, heated rear seats and much more. It’s also quite spacious on the inside, with 146.6 cubic-feet of total interior volume, 71.3 cu.-ft. of cargo volume behind the front seats, and 35.9 cu.-ft. behind the second row; which is a 60/40-split fold-flat seat configuration with adjustable head restraints.
Technology and connectivity with the 2020 Santa Fe are likewise robust and impressive. A dashboard-topping seven-inch touchscreen is standard across the line-up. An eight-inch touchscreen with integrated navigation is available, as is an Infinity® Premium Audio system with 12-speakers. Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® integration, SiriusXM, and multiple USB outlets are also available.
The Honda Passport features nearly identical interior space. A five-inch touchscreen is standard, with Bluetooth connectivity and USB input. An eight-inch touchscreen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay® is available, as is Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless phone charging.
Hyundai is dedicated to safety which is why they don’t skimp on driver-assisted technology features. The 2020 Santa Fe earned a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
It includes several safety systems including adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go technology, forward collision warning and automated emergency braking. Other standard safety systems include a lane keeping assist system and lane departure warning.
The Passport is also equipped with multiple safety systems. They likewise received similar safety ratings and awards from NHTSA and IIHS. In fact, the Passport is packed with the same standard driver-assisted systems as the Santa Fe. In this category, the two are virtually identical.
So – which one offers you the best value. The answer is clear, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe. First and foremost, comes the starting price point. The Santa Fe begins at $25,125 while the Passports starting price is more than $6,000 additional.
However, value is also enhanced with after the sale service and warranties.
The 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe includes factory scheduled maintenance intervals for 3 years or 36,000 miles (whichever comes first). It’s also backed by America’s Best Warranty – Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty, 5-Year/60,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty, and 5-Year/Unlimited Miles 24-hour Roadside Assistance.
After reviewing the information above comparing the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2020 Honda Passport, the answer is simple – the Santa Fe is the best bang for your buck. And for Tampa’s new car buyers, the place to test drive one is Brandon Hyundai.
Our Tampa Hyundai dealer always keeps a large inventory of previously owned and new Hyundai Santa Fe’s on hand. With several colors and trims to choose from, plus a plethora of dealer and factory-available packages to consider, you can find a Santa Fe perfect for your budget, preferences, and desires.
If you’re shopping for a reliable, stylish, and comfortable midsize crossover SUV, visit Brandon Hyundai to test drive a Hyundai Santa Fe today.
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