With its roomy and refined cabin, practical versatility, and striking aesthetics, the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is one of the most appealing crossovers available today. It offers comfortable passenger space, flexible cargo capacity, and a wealth of appealing amenities—including a full roster of cutting-edge driver-assistance technologies as standard equipment. It's an excellent choice for Tinton Falls or Freehold families who don't need three rows of seatbelts but still want a stylish, spacious, and well-equipped utility vehicle for their daily drives.

While not alone in the crowded crossover class, the Santa Fe offers well-roundedness and value that are tough to top. To give you an example, here's a look at how it compares in a few important areas to a prominent competitor, the recently refreshed Nissan Rogue.

Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Nissan Rogue: Performance

The 2022 Santa Fe offers four unique powertrains, allowing you to choose your ideal blend of performance, efficiency, and value. SE and SEL models are powered by a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine (191 horsepower, 181 pound-feet of torque) paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. And Limited and Calligraphy trims add a turbocharger, boosting output to 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque.

If fuel economy is top priority, the Santa Fe offers two battery-assisted options. The 226-horsepower Santa Fe Hybrid achieves an EPA-estimated 34 mpg, while the 261-horsepower PHEV variant gets an estimated 76 MPGe and can travel ~31 miles using only electricity.

The Nissan Rogue has just one engine option: a 201-horsepower 1.5-liter turbocharged three-cylinder.

Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Nissan Rogue: Accommodations

Your passengers will appreciate the extra personal space the Hyundai Santa Fe offers, which is appreciably roomier than the Nissan Rogue in all seating positions. Upfront, the Santa Fe offers two inches more headroom, 0.8 inches more legroom, and 3.4 inches more hip room. And in the back, Santa Fe provides an extra 1.2 inches of headroom, 3.2 inches of legroom, and 2.9 inches of hip room.

Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Nissan Rogue: Technology

The Santa Fe and Nissan Rogue both come standard with several advanced driver-assistance technologies, including collision mitigation, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert. However, Santa Fe's base trim also includes Smart Cruise Control with Stop & Go and Lane Following Assist, helping mitigate the driving fatigue during long road trips or tedious commutes.

The Hyundai Santa Fe also comes standard with the clutter-free convenience of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. And if you step up just one trim level, you can add a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster, a hands-free liftgate. You can get these features on the Rogue, but they require paying more for a top trim or additional package.

Finally, the Santa Fe offers innovations that aren't available anywhere in the Rogue's lineup. Examples include:

  • Hyundai Digital Key: Phone-as-a-key technology that lets you access and start your vehicle without a traditional key fob.

  • Remote Smart Parking Assist: Using your key fob, you can advance or reverse the Santa Fe from the outside, allowing you to enter and exit tight parking spaces without having to squeeze out the door or risking vehicle damage.

  • Blind-Spot View Monitor: When the turn signal is activated, a feed of the corresponding blind spot appears in the digital instrument cluster, providing extra confidence when changing lanes.

Learn More at Circle Hyundai; Serving Asbury Park and Neptune, NJ

If you'd have any questions about the 2022 Santa Fe and its available options, financing offers, and reservation opportunities, please reach out to Circle Hyundai at your convenience. And if you'd like to explore any of our new Hyundai models for yourself, we invite you to visit our dealership in Shrewsbury for a test drive. We'll be happy to show you around.

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