2023 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2024 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review

Picture of the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe

2023 Hyundai
Santa Fe

MSRP*: $28,750 to $44,300
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Picture of the 2024 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

2024 Toyota
RAV4 Hybrid

MSRP*: $31,725 to $40,030
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MPG - City 21 - 25 MPG 38 - 41 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 MPG 35 - 38 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 72.1 ft3 69.8 ft3
Engine
  • 191-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 277-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 219-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 191 - 277 hp 219 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 - 3,500 lbs 1,750 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 41.7 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.0 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 39.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

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 Hybrid, 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 Hybrid.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much wider than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, 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, which is slightly longer than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
With the Hyundai Santa Fe, you'll be able to pull heavier loads than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will in the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid.