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2013 Hyundai Santa Fe

2013 Ford Explorer

  2013 Hyundai Santa Fe 2013 Ford Explorer Sport
MSRP
$24,700
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$29,100
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Invoice $23,728 $27,427
MPG
City/Highway
18/29 16/24
Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.8
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Bottom Line The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe splits its identity in two: the three-row ute goes V-6 only, while the five-passenger Sport leans on turbo power, a flexible second-row seat and a cushy ride to make its best case ever. Read Full Review The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Attractive new styling
  • Very good fuel economy
  • Easy-to-use infotainment system
  • Good cargo space
  • Plenty of standard features

Dislikes:

  • V-6 only on long-wheelbase version
  • Steering feel isn't sharp
  • All-wheel drive exacts bigger gas mileage penalty
  • Sliding second-row seat is an option

Likes:

  • A crossover with some SUV style
  • Excellent head and shoulder room
  • Fun handling for a crossover starts with steering
  • MyFord Touch is truly innovative
  • Better gas mileage for most models

Dislikes:

  • Not much dirt under its nails
  • A steep learning curve for MyFord Touch
  • Turbo four's an extra-cost option
  • Middle seat needs a lift
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