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2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. 2016 Subaru Forester Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 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 Sport.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport as you will with the Subaru Forester, 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 Sport 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. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Subaru Forester.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is much wider than the Subaru Forester, 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 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Forester.

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

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 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 Sport is clearly the choice over the Subaru Forester for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport greatly out-muscles the Subaru Forester.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and the Subaru Forester. The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 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 Sport than that of the Subaru Forester.

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2017 Hyundai
Santa Fe Sport

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MSRP*: $25,350 - $38,250

2016 Subaru
Forester

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MSRP*: $22,395 - $33,795
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.13% As low as 1.20%
City MPG: 19 - 21 22 - 24
Highway MPG: 24 - 28 28 - 32
Engine(s): Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $24,370 - $36,178 $21,179 - $31,569

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.