The crossover SUV is becoming more and more popular. The RAV4 and Santa Fe are both benefiting greatly from this, and are close in comparison for new car buyers. They are both top sellers, and compare close in most categories. Find out how they compare, and which one is right for you. We will tell you the pros and cons of both, and which one stands out between the two.
Toyota RAV4 vs Hyundai Santa Fe: Styling
The RAV4 is a classic crossover with a very good reputation. The new style for the 2017 RAV4 keeps things simple while also adding a little modern touch to the vehicle. There is also a new top level Platinum trim that is being offered. The Santa Fe tries hard to keep their model true, but also do something new. The result is a crossover with a few too many curves.
2017 Toyota RAV4 vs Santa Fe: Power
The RAV4 offers 176 horsepower from a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine. It also offers a hybrid that gets 190 horsepower along with a 33mpg combined EPA rating. It has a more responsive feel, and offers four-wheel drive with 4WD lock mode for snow and mud. The Santa Fe offers either 190 horsepower 4-cylinder engine, or a turbocharged 2.0- liter inline-4 with 264 horsepower. This gives the RAV4 an advantage especially if you choose the hybrid model.
Toyota RAV4 vs Hyundai Santa Fe: Safety
The RAV4 earned a five star rating from the NHTSA along with a Top Safety Pick+. This is to be expected from this brand and even further expected from this model. The Hyundai gets the same ratings, but has not held this title for as long as the RAV4 has been able to.
Why Choose the 2017 RAV4?
Though both cars compare closely, it is obvious that the RAV4 is a better choice. The model has been around for a long time, and holds a very good reputation in almost every category. The Santa Fe is a close comparison, but the RAV4 sticks its neck out further for the consumer.
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