Subaru Outback vs Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Finding the right midsize SUV for your trips around the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa area is important. You want something that can accommodate you and your passengers as well as offer you a certain degree of efficiency and features. The Subaru Outback and the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport have become increasingly popular among drivers, but which of these two vehicles best meets your needs?

Although both vehicles seem similar, it's the differences that we'll be focusing on. In this article, we'll compare the 2017 Subaru Outback and the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport based on efficiency and handling plus technology and entertainment. This article will help you decide which of these vehicles suits you the best.

Read a full vehicle review of the 2017 Subaru Outback here.

Subaru Outback vs Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Efficiency and Handling

The 2017 Subaru Outback features the 2.5-liter Subaru BOXER® engine, which lays flat under the hood. This flat-laying engine offers a low center of gravity, which helps it get an EPA-estimated 25/32 mpg city/highway. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is equipped with a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, and it's capable of getting 21/27 mpg city/highway, according to EPA estimates.

In terms of handling, the Subaru Outback features the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system, which offers superior handling and agility. This system, combined with Active Torque Vectoring, shows that this vehicle can remain stable around tight corners during slippery conditions. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, on the other hand, only features front-wheel drive, which is effective but no match for the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive.

Technology and Entertainment

The Subaru Outback features the STARLINK™ Multimedia Bundle, which includes a 6.2-inch high-resolution touchscreen display to access your media options. These options include a CD player, smartphone app integration, and an HD Radio® with iTunes® tagging. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is equipped with a 5-inch audio display screen. In terms of media options, this midsize SUV features an AM/FM radio and a CD player.

Each of these vehicles features Bluetooth® technology that allows you to make or receive phone calls from the road without using your hands. You can also use this feature to stream music from your smartphone's library or music apps. However, accessing your apps is easier with the STARLINK™ system.

Test Drive the 2017 Subaru Outback Today

In this article, we showed drivers like you from the Dover, Middletown, and Odessa area the various abilities and features of the 2017 Subaru Outback and the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. You learned that the Outback offers higher fuel efficiency and better handling with the Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive system. You also saw the entertainment and technology features and learned that the Outback offers more with the touchscreen display and HD Radio®. You simply learned that the Outback has several advantages over the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

Learn more about the 2017 Subaru Outback by scheduling your test drive with us at Winner Subaru in Dover.


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