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2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 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 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.

Convenience
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.

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). Clearly, the Toyota RAV4 is a better financial choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe, when considering MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Toyota RAV4 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Dimensions
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.

Drivetrain
The Toyota RAV4 has much lower torque than the Hyundai Santa Fe, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Toyota RAV4 has the same turning radius as the Hyundai Santa Fe, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Toyota RAV4 has a lot less horsepower than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Utility
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.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Toyota RAV4 is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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Compare the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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2017 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*: $24,910 - $36,150

2017 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $30,800 - $41,150
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 2.59%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 22 - 23 17 - 18
Highway MPG: 29 - 30 23 - 25
Engine(s): Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 6 - 7
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 5 years/60,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $23,291 - $33,800 $29,335 - $38,642

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.