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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2015 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Subaru Forester. The Subaru Forester will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Convenience
The Subaru Forester requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Hyundai Santa Fe is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Forester. 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 Hyundai Santa Fe and the Subaru Forester have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much wider than the Subaru Forester, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Hyundai Santa Fe, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru Forester.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Subaru Forester.

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

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Subaru Forester.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Forester, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Subaru Forester.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Santa Fe than that of the Subaru Forester.


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2014 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $35,550
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Forester

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MSRP*: $22,195 - $33,095
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.61% --
City MPG: 18 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 28 - 32
Engine(s): V-6 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 6 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $28,490 - $33,440 $20,995 - $30,927

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