Do you want all the advantages provided by an SUV but need a vehicle that's as maneuverable as a sedan? If that combination sounds good to you, you'll probably find yourself shopping for a compact SUV like the 2021 Subaru Forester . Of course, the 2021 Subaru Forester isn't the only vehicle in its highly competitive automotive class. The Subaru Forester must compete against worthy rivals like the 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe, so it's worth learning how the two compare to each other.

Off-Road Readiness

All drivers who are shopping for new Subaru cars in Pearland, TX or a surrounding area are invited to check out the latest Subaru cars at our convenient location. As you go through our inventory, you'll quickly notice that Subaru SUVs have a generous amount of ground clearance. For example, the 2021 Subaru Forester clears the ground by an impressive 8.7 inches. By comparison, the new Hyundai Santa Fe only has 8.2 inches of ground clearance.

It's not just the SUV's ground clearance that makes the Subaru Forester ready for some light off-roading. The vehicle's standard all-wheel drive also enables the SUV to take the road less traveled on occasion. While every 2021 Subaru Forester is outfitted with AWD, that feature is optional on the Hyundai Santa Fe except for its hybrid configuration.

Interested in exploring the outdoors in an off-road-ready Subaru Forester? We encourage you to work with the experts in our Subaru finance center near Cypress, TX to secure a car loan or lease package.

Passenger and Cargo Room

When you contact our Houston, TX Subaru dealership , we'll tell you that the 2021 Subaru Forester and the new Hyundai Santa Fe both have seats for five passengers. Although both vehicles can accommodate the same number of travelers, the Subaru SUV's base model has a greater max cargo capacity than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

More specifically, the base Subaru Forester trim's maximum storage capacity is 76.1 cubic feet when its second row is folded. When you fold the rear row in the Hyundai Santa Fe, it only frees up 72.1 cubic feet of cargo room.

Now that you know how the 2021 Subaru Forester stacks up against the new Hyundai Santa Fe, it's time to see how the SUV handles the road. Head over to Gillman Subaru Southwest to join us for a test drive in a roomy, off-road-ready Subaru Forester today.