Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Toyota RAV4, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Toyota RAV4 and the Hyundai Santa Fe.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Toyota RAV4 as you will with the Hyundai Santa Fe, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.
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 Toyota RAV4 will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 RAV4 and the Hyundai Santa Fe have similar Destination Charges.
Since the Toyota RAV4 is much slimmer than the Hyundai Santa Fe, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Toyota RAV4, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Hyundai Santa Fe.
The Toyota RAV4 has much lower torque than the Hyundai Santa Fe, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.
The Toyota RAV4 has a smaller turning radius than the Hyundai Santa Fe, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.
In terms of towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota RAV4 has a lot less horsepower than the Hyundai Santa Fe.
The Toyota RAV4 has less seating than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making the Hyundai Santa Fe the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Toyota RAV4 has less cargo space than the Hyundai Santa Fe, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.
The basic warranty of the Toyota RAV4 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Santa Fe.
Compare the 2014 Toyota RAV4 and the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe.
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MSRP*: $23,550 - $29,720
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MSRP*: $29,900 - $35,550
|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:||22 - 24||18|
|Highway MPG:||29 - 31||24 - 25|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||6 - 7|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles||5 years/60,000 miles|
|Safety Rating: Front
|Safety Rating: Side
|Safety Rating: Rear
|Invoice*:||$22,020 - $27,787||$28,490 - $33,440|
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