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2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Ford Explorer offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Hyundai Santa Fe, with comparable head- and legroom. The Ford Explorer offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Ford Explorer as you will with the Hyundai Santa Fe, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Ford Explorer is somewhat more expensive than the Hyundai Santa Fe. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Ford Explorer and the Hyundai Santa Fe have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer is much wider than the Hyundai Santa Fe, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Ford Explorer, which is slightly longer than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Ford Explorer and the Hyundai Santa Fe are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Ford Explorer has a larger turning radius than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Ford Explorer for pulling heavy loads. In terms of horsepower, it's a virtual tie between the Ford Explorer and the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Ford Explorer as you will in the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Ford Explorer is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Santa Fe.


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2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,600 - $42,670

2014 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $35,750
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Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 6.48%
City MPG: 16 - 17 18
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 24 - 25
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 6 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Not Tested Good
Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
IIHS Safety Information

Vehicle safety data is provided by IIHS, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, an independent, nonprofit, scientific, and educational organization dedicated to reducing deaths and injuries on the nation's highways.

Not Tested Good
Invoice*: $28,841 - $39,790 $28,490 - $33,626

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