2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Vs. 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Comparison

 
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The 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. Hyundai Santa Fe battle is underway. If you have a family who loves to attack the weekend with friends and pets, you need a new midsize SUV that delivers the seating and cargo room to get your gear to your destination. So, is the Outlander or Santa Fe the better SUV for you?

Our Mitsubishi Outlander review and overview compares the Outlander vs. Santa Fe differences in specs, size, performance, and features. After you see how these popular vehicles compare, we think you'll be calling our local Mitsubishi dealership for a test drive.

2022 Santa Fe
Trims: 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe SE
2022 Hyundai Santa Fe SEL
2022 Hyundai Santa Fe XRT
2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited
2022 Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy
2022 Outlander
Trims: 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2.5 2WD
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Black Edition
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 2.5 2WD
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SE Tech
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL Special Edition
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL
2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL Touring

2022 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. Hyundai Santa Fe Performance

The new 2022 Outlander SUV boasts a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with 181 horsepower, 181 pound-feet of torque, and enough power to tow up to 2,000 pounds.1 If you plan to bring an ATV or pop-up camper on your next adventure, you should consider using the Outlander to haul it. The new Santa Fe also puts out 181 pound-feet of torque from its 2.5-liter engine but can only tow up to 2,000 pounds when equipped with trailer-rated brakes. When you want to pack that snowmobile or dirt bike for the weekend, opt for the Outlander over the Santa Fe.

 
Performance Comparison 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe
Engine: 2.5-liter four-cylinder 2.5-liter four-cylinder
Torque (pound-feet): 181 181
Towing Capacity (pounds)1: 2,000 2,000
MPG2 (City/Highway/Combined): 24/27/31 25/28/26

Mitsubishi Outlander vs. Hyundai Santa Fe Trims

After you decide between the Outlander or Santa Fe SUV, you'll want to pick out a trim model that offers the features you want and doesn't make you pay extra for features you'll never use. The new Outlander arrives in several trims:

  • 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander ES 2.5 2WD
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander Black Edition
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SE 2.5 2WD
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SE Tech
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL Special Edition
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL
  • 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander SEL Touring

With seven trim variants, you can dial in the spec sheet with the features you want without paying more for features you don't need. The Santa Fe only gives you five trims, which means you need to upgrade to their most expensive model to get features as you'll find on the Outlander SEL.

Speaking of the popular Outlander SEL, highlights on this model include a 12.3-inch fully digital driver's display, three-zone automatic climate control, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and heated rear seats.

Outlander vs. Santa Fe Size Comparison

Size Comparison 2022 Mitsubishi Outlander 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe
Number of Seats: 7 5
Cargo Capacity5 (cubic feet): 78.3 72.1
Overall Length (inches): 185.4 188.4
Overall Width (inches): 74.7 74.8
Passenger Room (cubic feet): 125.5 111.5

Mitsubishi Outlander vs. Santa Fe Specs

The new 2022 Outlander boasts seven seats, an EPA-estimated 27 MPG2 combined rating, and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.3 Can the Santa Fe do all that? Let's find out.

While the new Hyundai Santa Fe comes with a comparable 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, this new Hyundai SUV for sale only seats five passengers and has an EPA-estimated 26 MPG (Combined) rating.4 If you want better fuel economy and more seats for friends and other players from the dugout, opt for the Outlander SUV over the Santa Fe.

2022 Outlander vs. Santa Fe MPG Comparison

The Outlander focuses on delivering better fuel economy than the competition. When you're driving a seven-seat SUV with three rows, this attention to fuel economy is noticed every time you fill-up. When you want a vehicle that will help you save over the time of ownership, we suggest the new Outlander.

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is bigger: the Hyundai Santa Fe or the Mitsubishi Outlander?

The 2022 Outlander sits on a wheelbase of 106.5 inches, has an overall length of 185.4 inches, and is 84.4 inches wide when the mirrors are unfolded. The Santa Fe is 188.4 inches long and 74.8 inches wide without the mirrors on a wheelbase of 108.9 inches. As you can see, both SUVs provide plenty of room to stretch out and stack suitcases, but the Outlander offers more passenger room and cargo space than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Which vehicle has the best warranty: the Santa Fe or the Outlander?

When it comes to warranty protection, the 2022 Outlander has you covered. The new Outlander for sale comes with a five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, and five years/unlimited miles of roadside assistance.6 In addition to this, it includes seven years/100,000 miles of anti-corrosion coverage.7

Which SUV has more seating and cargo capacity: the Outlander or the Santa Fe?

The seven-seat Mitsubishi Outlander offers more cargo room behind the first row than the latest Santa Fe. Not only that, but the Outlander also offers more passenger space. The 2022 Outlander provides 125.5 cubic feet of estimated passenger room and 78.3 cubic feet of cargo area behind the first row, but the Hyundai Santa Fe only has 111.5 and 72.1 cubic feet, respectively. When that next family road trip comes around, don't you think that extra row of seating might come in handy?

Your Next Mitsubishi SUV

Now that you know more about how the Outlander outperforms the competition from Hyundai, it's time to apply for Outlander lease and finance deals. Submit your application to get pre-approved on lease deals if you qualify and schedule your test drive in an exciting new Mitsubishi Outlander SUV or Outlander PHEV today.

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1Towing capability varies by configuration. See the towing guide in the Owner's Manual for proper use and additional information.

22022 EPA Fuel Economy Estimates: 24 City/31 Highway for Outlander ES, SE, SEL 2WD, 24 City/30 Highway for Outlander ES, SE & SEL S-AWC. Actual mileage may vary with driving conditions. Use for comparison only.

3All coverage terms are from the original in-service dates and are applicable only to the original owner of new, retailed models purchased from an authorized Mitsubishi dealer. Subsequent owners receive the balance of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty of 5 years/60,000 miles. See retailer for limited warranty and roadside assistance terms and conditions.

4All figures are EPA estimates and for comparison purposes only. Actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle's condition.

5Behind first row.

6Timed from the date first sold or put into use, whichever is earlier. Coverage excludes winching of vehicles off road, vehicles disabled in rally racing or other competitive events and vehicles used for commercial purposes, such as police, taxi, route delivery, livery or daily rental services. This excludes the i-MiEV. Please see your warranty manual for details. MMNA reserves the right to limit and/or change available services.

7Covers perforation (metal rust-through) in outer body sheet metal panels due to corrosion during normal use. Coverage excludes corrosion due to accidents, damage, abuse, abnormal use, vehicle alterations or contact with corrosive material such as sand, salt, hail, stones, chemicals, acids or fertilizers.

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