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2014 Toyota Highlander vs. 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Toyota Highlander, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its 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 Toyota Highlander 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 Toyota Highlander 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 Toyota Highlander and the Hyundai Santa Fe have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Toyota Highlander is much wider than the Hyundai Santa Fe, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Toyota Highlander takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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

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

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

Utility
The Toyota Highlander 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 Toyota Highlander as you will in the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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


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2014 Toyota
Highlander

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MSRP*: $29,215 - $43,590
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2014 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $29,900 - $35,550
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $750
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 1.61%
City MPG: 18 - 20 18
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 24 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 6 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $26,673 - $39,798 $28,490 - $33,440

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