2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander v Mazda CX-8 GT comparison

In the battle of plush seven-seat SUVs, can the modern and well-equipped Hyundai Santa Fe win the day, or does the spacious and plush Mazda CX-8 reign supreme?

Overview

There’s seemly no shortage of options when it comes to large, seven-seat, family SUVs. For rural buyers, those who tow and tour, or perhaps just those that like a little lazy diesel torque, options are more limited.

We’ve brought together the 2021 Mazda CX-8 GT and 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe Highlander, both with 2.2-litre engines and all-wheel drive, to see which of these two versatile and comfortable high-grade SUVs offers the best space and value.

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