If you have more passengers to haul, you need the capability to get them around. So should you entrust in the Subaru’s much-talked about AWD system? Or the Hyundai that supplies more standard horsepower than some of the fiercest competition in its class? Read on to see who wins when it comes down to Subaru vs Hyundai.
Subaru vs Hyundai
The base Subaru Outback is equipped with a 4-cylinder engine which achieves up to 24 MPG HWY. A 6-cylinder engine is available in the top trim 3.6R Limited Outback. Despite having similar fuel economy to the Santa Fe, the Outback only puts forth 173 horsepower.
The tech options are endless inside the new Santa Fe. Hyundai’s Blue Link Telematics System is standard on the Santa Fe. In addition to Bluetooth® capabilities, Blue Link also allows you to start your car remotely, locate a gas station or even call for help in a crucial situation.
The Subaru Outback is also equipped with standard Bluetooth®. However, Subaru has no system as comprehensive as Hyundai’s Blue Link. In fact, Subaru’s technology offerings are somewhat limited for the Outback. A voice-activated GPS navigation system is available, but at an added cost.
Recently redesigned just last model year, the new Santa Fe has received praise from critics regarding its bold new exterior styling. The 2014 Santa Fe features an aggressive front grille, wide athletic stance and smooth, aerodynamic styling which help to improve MPG.
Although exterior styling is subjective, most critics agree that the appearance of the Subaru Outback is an acquired taste. Although the Outback has some nice features like chrome trim and a roof spoiler, it is definitely a wagon and sits lower than the crossover/SUV Santa Fe.
Which ride wins your vote? The Hyundai Santa Fe or the Subaru Outback? Let us know in the comments below: