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2020 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2020 Subaru Forester

As you explore options for a new compact SUV, you will want the best for your family. Sometimes, it’s tough to pick. With our 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2020 Subaru Forester comparison, we hope to make that difficult decision feel easy. Here, we will detail some key differences between these two similar models, so you have a good understanding on what you can expect.

2020 Hyundai Santa Fe


2020 Subaru Forester

2.4L 4-Cylinder Engine w/ 185 Horsepower and 175 Lb-Ft of Torque

2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbocharged Engine w/ 235 Horsepower and 260 Lb-Ft of Torque
Engine Options 2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine with 182 Horsepower and 176 Lb-Ft of Torque

44.1 Inches Front

40.9 Inches Rear

43.3 Inches Front

39.4 Inches Rear
Standard Proximity Key Available

60-Months/60,000-Miles Bumper to Bumper

120-Months/100,000-Miles Powertrain

36-Months/36,000-Miles Bumper to Bumper

60-Months/60,000-Miles Powertrain


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Overall, both the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe and 2020 Subaru Forester are great candidates to consider. However, each offers unique advantages. For example, the Forester offers standard all-wheel drive. Despite this, the Santa Fe’s advantages are much more numerous, thus making this model far more popular.

First, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe proves to be much more powerful. Its standard engine is similar to the strength of that of the Forester. Drivers that want more muscle will enjoy the available turbocharged engine with 235 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. Unfortunately for the Santa Fe’s rival, the Forester doesn’t offer the choice of an engine upgrade. Inside the cabin, Santa Fe drivers will also enjoy more space. One specific example we found is that the Santa Fe offers more legroom in both the front and back rows.

In addition to these specs, the Santa Fe offers a bit more convenience and comfort. For instance, the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe offers the standard keyless entry system while the Forester will require drivers to pay extra for this convenience. Lastly, you can rest assured that your Santa Fe will be protected for far longer than if you chose the Forester. In fact, both the powertrain and bumper to bumper warranties offered with the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe trump the warranties offered with the Forester.

Ready to shop for a new compact SUV in Moreno Valley, CA? Visit us at Hyundai of Moreno Valley to explore the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe up close. If you have any questions about this incredibly popular vehicle, reach out to us and we will be happy to answer them.

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Front driver angle of an orange 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe driving on a road
Sunroof in the 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe
Rear passenger angle of an orange 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe with a family getting camping gear out of the back