2018 Hyundai Santa Fe SE SUV2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i SUV for sale in Salt Lake City

  Hyundai Santa Fe (SE)
 Subaru Outback (2.5i)
 Total MSRP
$31,830 (AT)
$26,810 (CVT)
 City / HWY Fuel Economy
18 / 2525 / 32
 All-Wheel Drive
Available (+$1,750)
 Headroom / Legroom (Front)
39.9 / 41.340.8 / 42.9
* CVT = Continuously Variable Transmission

Considering a Hyundai Santa Fe? The Subaru Outback May Be a Better Choice

The crossover market is hot these days, with so many people flocking to vehicles like the Honda CR-V, Volkswagen Atlas, and Subaru Forester. But we're here to provide you an option that perhaps hadn't crossed your mind: the Subaru Outback. This midsize CUV takes the more traditional shape of a wagon, but still maintains a great ground clearance, all-wheel-drive, standard roof rails, and just about everything you could want or need in your next crossover. Plus, it's easier to get in and out of, is more efficient, and costs less than many SUVs like the Hyundai Santa Fe. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Here's how the Outback stacks up to the Santa Fe in more detail.

 2018 Subaru Outback Driving 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe


The Hyundai Santa Fe offers a potent V6 as the standard choice. If performance is your modus operandi, then the Outback also offers an available 3.6-liter. However, the standard engine in the Outback is a far more efficient 4-cylinder engine that will help get you farther per gallon of gas. The Outback also comes standard with Subaru symmetrical all-wheel-drive, while the Santa Fe offers AWD as an option.

Technology & Infotainment

Both CUVs offer you plenty of modern tech to keep you connected to your favorite apps, music, and more. The Subaru, however, offers you the larger touch screen out of the two. The Subaru also comes with standard smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ - technologies that are available with an upgrade, but not standard, in the Santa Fe.

Safety Features

Comparison shopping for a new car or SUV around Riverton once meant comparing performance, price, and maybe trying to find a couple of extra standard features you liked that gave one car a slight advantage over the other one. Nowadays, vehicles are equipped or available with so many active safety features and other technological goodies. The Santa Fe and Outback are both no exception to that rule. Each comes with a standard backup camera and a multitude of available driver assistance features.

2018 Subaru Outback Interior2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior

Interior Accommodations

When people think SUV, they think high off the ground. While the Outback may be lower to the ground than the Santa Fe, that doesn't necessarily make the Santa Fe a superior vehicle. On the contrary. For many drivers, the ease-of-entry offered by a lower vehicle is ideal. The Outback is high enough up off the ground, however, to clear obstacles and trudge through inclement weather with ease. What's more, it's just about as wide as the Santa Fe and as a result, offers plenty of interior space for passengers. The Santa Fe 3-row SUV does offer one thing the Outback doesn't, though - seating for more than five passengers. That being said, if you don't frequently need room for seven, then the Outback is probably a better fit, literally and figuratively.


Need a tempting reason to choose an Outback over a Sante Fe here in the South Jordan, UT area? How about price? Outback models start at around $26,000 while Santa Fe models start at around $31,000. Think of what you could do with the extra $5,000. From investing it to using it for house projects to contributing to college tuition and more, there are endless financial reasons to choose the Outback over the Santa Fe.

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Experience A New Outback in Sandy Today!

Ready to experience the Outback for yourself? We highly suggest taking this capable CUV for a test drive today (or at your earliest convenience) here at our Sandy, Utah Subaru dealership. To get in touch, contact us online. You're also welcome to call or text us!

2018 Subaru Outback driving on a dirt road