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2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

2008 Toyota Highlander

  2008 Hyundai Santa Fe FWD 4-door Auto SE Angular Front Exterior View 2008 Toyota Highlander 4WD 4-door Limited (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$21,495
$27,500
Invoice $20,671 $24,475
MPG
City/Highway
17/24 17/24
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line Hyundai is no longer bargain-basement-priced, but the hard-to-fault 2008 Santa Fe has all the refinement of comparable rivals with a little more flair. Read Full Review Most Americans prefer mushy white bread, and the 2008 Toyota Highlander is a larger, high-quality "loaf" that will satisfy most every consumer. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Inoffensive, smooth styling
  • Against-the-grain interior styling
  • Just-right sized (read: compact-only spaces!)
  • Spacious interior
  • Warranty

Dislikes:

  • Busier ride than most other crossovers
  • Steering wheel doesn’t telescope
  • Faux woodgrain won’t win friends

Likes:

  • Big V-6 power
  • Quiet ride
  • Clever second-row seat
  • Good handling with Sport model
  • “Light” off-road capabilities

Dislikes:

  • Dull electric steering
  • Too-soft suspension
  • Cramped optional third
  • row seat
  • Slow transmission shifts
Crash Test Ratings
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