Here at North Battleford Hyundai, we know that purchasing a new vehicle is a big deal. That’s why we want to make sure you’re equipped with all of the information you need to choose the best vehicle for your lifestyle, needs and budget. To help you make the most informed decision possible, we’re comparing two popular mid-size SUVs on the blog today: the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Chevrolet Blazer. So which sport-yute reigns supreme for North Battleford drivers? Read on to find out!
Both of these SUVs will comfortably seat five passengers, but the Hyundai Santa Fe will simply do it better. The Santa Fe is sleek on the outside and roomy on the inside, boasting significantly more headroom and legroom for both front and rear passengers, not to mention a whopping 71 cubic feet of cargo space compared to the Blazer’s moderate 64 cubic feet.
Softer materials, more supportive and cushioned seats, and contemporary features like a head-up display and heated front/rear seats all add to the Santa Fe’s impressive interior comforts, an area where the Blazer’s hard plastics and stiff seating just can’t compare. You’ll also feel more comfortable taking on Canada’s unpredictable weather with all-wheel drive, which is offered in all models of the Santa Fe, but only the highest (and most expensive) trim levels of the Blazer. For long weekday commutes to the grain fields and weekend getaways with the family, it’s easy to see why the Santa Fe is Saskatchewan’s SUV of choice.
Hyundai is an innovation leader in the automotive industry, and drivers of any Hyundai vehicle can look forward to more standard modern tech than competing manufacturers. Connectivity features like Apple iPlay and Android Auto are standard in both SUVs, but the Santa Fe offers a more user-friendly infotainment experience with better designed controls, a gorgeous 10.3-inch in-dash touchscreen and optional 12-speaker audio system. The Blazer’s interface lacks intuitive design, and only comes equipped with an 8-inch display screen and optional 8-speaker sound system.
That innovative technology spills over into safety, where the Santa Fe once again has the Blazer beat. While the Chevrolet Blazer’s base models are missing driver assists (you’ll have to pay a whole lot extra for those safety features), the Hyundai comes stocked with a massive list of standard driver-assist safety features, including forward collision warning and automated emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and lane-keeping assist. It’s no wonder that the Santa Fe earned a Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS (one of the highest awards given out by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) and a five-star rating from the NHTSA; the Chevrolet Blazer is still awaiting crash testing from both the IIHS and NHTSA.
Hyundais are well-known for their dependable build quality and overall reliability, which is part of the reason they hold their value for resale so well. But when it comes to inevitable maintenance and repairs, Hyundai’s warranty program is hands down the best in the industry. With the Santa Fe, you’ll enjoy Hyundai’s 5 year/100,000 kilometre comprehensive warranty, which now also includes 3 years of complimentary maintenance services, whereas Chevrolet only offers a 3 year/60,000 kilometre limited warranty.
Although it’s hard to put a price tag on the peace of mind that comes with Hyundai’s unbeatable warranty program, if you did put a price tag on it you would still pay significantly less for a Hyundai Santa Fe. To get all of the same standard tech, safety and performance features in the Chevy Blazer, you’ll be looking at spending several extra thousand dollars.
You simply can’t beat the incredible value of the Hyundai Santa Fe, which offers more, well, just about everything: standard safety features galore, innovative tech, sleek exterior styling, more space for passengers and cargo, thoughtful comfort features, impressive fuel economy and an unbeatable warranty. The Santa Fe has it all, and offers it at a significantly more affordable price tag than the Chevrolet Blazer.
Ready to get behind the wheel of one of the best mid-size SUVs on the road? Give us a call at North Battleford Hyundai to book an appointment for a private viewing or one of our NEW contactless test drives today!