Hyundai Santa Fe takes on the Competition


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How Does the New 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Compare to the New Honda CR-V and Toyota Highlander?


Are you looking for a new family friendly crossover SUV here in Austin, TX? With so many comparable vehicles out there today, it can sometimes be confusing trying to figure out which option is going to work best for you and your family. If you're looking for a vehicle that's spacious enough to fit the whole family and everything they have to bring along with them, powerful enough to provide you with fun, engaging, and highly capable driving performance and capability, and high-tech enough to never leave you wanting for more, we want to introduce you to the new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe! In order to allow you to see more clearly just how special the new Santa Fe is, we're going to compare it to other popular crossover SUVs like the Honda CR-V and the Toyota Highlander!

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2017 Honda CR-V

  • Let's start with one of the largest difference makers: size. If you're in need of a vehicle that seats more than five passengers, the CR-V simply won't cut it, with seating for just five. The Santa Fe, however, offers seating for up to seven passengers as well as plenty of space for cargo. With 146.6 cubic feet of total passenger volume, the Santa Fe far outshines the 105.9 cubic feet of passenger volume in the CR-V.
  • Another large difference between the two vehicles is engine power. The CR-V offers a standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 184-horsepower, while the Santa Fe comes equipped with a large 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces a whopping 290-horsepower.
  • With such a larger engine, for those in need of a vehicle that can meet all of your towing needs, the Santa Fe is the obvious choice. With up to 5,000 pounds of maximum towing capacity compared to the 1,500 pounds from the CR-V, the Santa Fe allows you to conquer all of your towing needs with ease.

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2017 Toyota Highlander

  • Those looking for a powerful engine need not look any further than the Santa Fe. With a standard 3.3-liter V6 engine that produces 290-horsepower compared to the standard 2.7-liter four-cylinder engine that produces just 185-horsepower in the highlander, you can enjoy over 100-horsepower more in the Santa Fe.
  • Even with such a larger engine equipped, on the highway the Santa Fe is estimated to get 25 mpg while the Highlander is estimated to offer 24 mpg.
  • With a larger vehicle like the Santa Fe, maneuverability is key. The Santa Fe offers a turning diameter of 36.9 feet while the Highlander offers a slightly larger 38.7 feet turning diameter.

The best way to experience everything the new 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe has to offer is to take a model out for a test drive right here at South Point Hyundai. With such a terrific selection of new Santa Fe models to choose from, we're confident that we have a model here that's right for you and your family's needs. Our dealership is located right in Austin, TX and we proudly serve nearby Round Rock, Pflugerville, Cedar Park, and New Braunfels!