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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2015 Toyota RAV4 Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Toyota RAV4. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Toyota RAV4.

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 RAV4, 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 Hyundai Santa Fe is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota RAV4. 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 RAV4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much wider than the Toyota RAV4, 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 Toyota RAV4.

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 Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4, 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 Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Toyota RAV4.

Utility
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers greater seating capacity than the Toyota RAV4, 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 Toyota RAV4.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Santa Fe than that of the Toyota RAV4.

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2015 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $30,150 - $36,000

2015 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*: $23,680 - $29,850
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.26% --
City MPG: 18 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 29 - 31
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 6 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $28,725 - $33,858 $22,142 - $27,910

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