Compare 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs Subaru Outback

Specs at a Glance

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Horsepower

  185 hp

Satellite Radio

  Standard


2018 Subaru Outback

2018 Subaru Outback

Horsepower

  175 hp

Satellite Radio

  Available on other styles

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs 2018 Subaru Outback

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Having a compact body, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a crossover SUV with a sporty character. The 2018 Subaru Outback is an adventure-seeking crossover SUV that has a robust design. When equipped with a turbocharged engine, the Santa Fe Sport has more raw power than the Outback. Having a manufacturer’s suggested retail of just over $22,000, this Hyundai model is also more affordable and economical.

Performance

Featuring four cylinders in an inline assembly, the 2018 Santa Fe Sport’s 2.4 L engine whips out 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque. Having a displacement of only 2.0 L, the turbocharged engine has a rating of 240 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. Based on a horizontally opposed layout, the Subaru Outback’s 2.5 L BOXER engine has lower hp and torque ratings than the Santa Fe Sport’s 2.4 L engine. The 3.6 L BOXER V6 engine also can’t match the capabilities of the 2.0 L turbo engine. The fuel system in this Hyundai crossover SUV is connected to gasoline direct injection, which works smoothly with the D-CVVT mechanism. Boasting a towing rating of 3,500 pounds, the Santa Fe Sport is significantly stronger than the Outback, which supports a maximum load of 2,700 pounds. When it comes to handling in poor weather, both crossover SUVs get good traction thanks to all-wheel drive. A curb-to-curb turning diameter of 35.8 feet makes this Hyundai quite agile on urban roads.

Connectivity

Installed in every Hyundai Santa Fe Sport model, the Blue Link portal comes with plenty of convenient applications. The Connected Care subscription includes Enhanced Roadside Assistance, SOS Emergency Assistance, Automatic Collision Notification and other similar utilities. The Guidance Package and Remote Package are also loaded into the Blue Link platform. Google Search enhances the turn-by-turn directions that are available in the vehicle’s GPS navigation system. You can easily touch an 8.0-inch display to access all of your favorite apps in this crossover SUV. Full support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Bluetooth is also part of the multimedia system. In the Subaru Outback, you could use the STARLINK system to access navigation and other apps. You may also tune into music on HD Radio or SiriusXM Satellite Radio in both vehicles. Featuring 12 speakers, the Infinity sound system with QuantumLogic Surround is installed in this Hyundai. Available in select Outback trims, the Harman Kardon audio system has a dozen speakers with an amplifier by GreenEdge.

Value

You have to spend just more than $22,000 to get the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport base edition. For only $1,900, this entry-level trim could be enhanced with the Value Package. In dramatic comparison, the Subaru Outback base model carries a price tag of almost $26,000. The Santa Fe Sport 2.0T starts at more than $31,500, and the Sport 2.0T Ultimate costs slightly under $36,000. An AWD configuration increases the net price of each Santa Fe Sport by more than $1,000. Priced at just less than $39,000, the 3.6R Touring is the most expensive model in the Outback’s lineup.

Would you like to get behind the wheel of the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport? Then give us a call today. A visit to our dealership will help you fairly make a comparison between this Hyundai model and the 2018 Subaru Outback.