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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2014 Toyota Highlander Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Toyota Highlander. The Toyota Highlander 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
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will with the Toyota Highlander, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Santa Fe will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander. 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 Toyota Highlander have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much slimmer than the Toyota Highlander, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Hyundai Santa Fe takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Toyota Highlander.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a smaller turning radius than the Toyota Highlander, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Hyundai Santa Fe will do just as well as the Toyota Highlander, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a little more horsepower than the Toyota Highlander.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe has less seating than the Toyota Highlander, making the Toyota Highlander the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Hyundai Santa Fe has less cargo space than the Toyota Highlander, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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


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2014 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $35,550
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2014 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $29,215 - $43,590
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 2.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.61% --
City MPG: 18 18 - 20
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 24 - 25
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 6 - 7 7 - 8
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 $26,673 - $39,798

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