2010 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Its Competition

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD 4-door V6 Auto SE Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe is sized between mid-size and compact, so it lands between Toyota's RAV4 and the 2010 Toyota Highlander.

Both the Highlander and the RAV4 offer a small third-row seat, but the Santa Fe no longer does.

The Honda Pilot looks big and boxy—more like a traditional SUV—yet it's actually quite carlike in the way it rides and drives.

Closer to the Santa Fe in size is the Ford Edge, which for 2010 only offers a V-6 (though a four-cylinder is on the way next year).

The Edge feels a little sportier than the Santa Fe, though the Hyundai is especially easy to maneuver and park.

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Quick Specs
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A new line of powertrains will help save fuel yet make the 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe more appealing than ever.
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If you don't require a third-row seat, the 2010 Ford Edge remains a satisfying alternative in the crowded pack of mid-size crossovers.
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If you can deal with its overwrought styling, the 2010 Honda Pilot is an excellent family vehicle, with the space and comfort of a minivan and good overall performance.
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The 2010 Toyota Highlander's appeal has grown even more massive with the addition of a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine for base models.
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Though it might wear a spare tire on its tail like the hard-core SUVs of yore, don't let that throw you off. The 2010 Toyota RAV4 is actually a practical, fuel-efficient choice for frugal families on the go.
MSRP From     
$21,695$27,420$27,895N/A$25,855$21,675
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas V6Gas V6N/AGas I4Gas I4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS4-Door SE FWD2WD 4-Door LXN/AFWD 4-Door L4 Base (SE)FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
558N/A55
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door Sport Utility4 Door SUV4 DoorN/A4 Door4 Door
Transmission     
ManualAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODN/AAutomaticAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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