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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Its Competition

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2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
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The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe lets shoppers choose between room for a large family and compact utility.

It competes a variety of vehicles, including some of the best five- and seven-seat crossovers available today.

The Ford Explorer offers tons of space and a very high-tech infotainment system, as well as solid fuel economy in the EcoBoost model–the Santa Fe can tow more, though.

The Nissan Pathfinder gets better fuel economy and it's larger, too.

The Chevrolet Equinox is a well-rounded alternative with lots of space in the mid-size segment, but little else that stands out in the crowd.

There's also the Toyota Venza, offered with both four- and six-cylinder engines and Toyota's reputation for reliability.

And, there's the Santa Fe's sister model, the Kia Sorento, which offers a great value with very similar appointments.

2014 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport2014 Hyundai Santa Fe2014 Chevrolet Equinox2014 Chevrolet Equinox2014 Ford Explorer2014 Ford Explorer2014 Kia Sorento2014 Kia Sorento2014 Nissan Pathfinder Hybrid2014 Nissan Pathfinder2014 Toyota Venza2014 Toyota Venza
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The 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe is a little schizophrenic, but we dig both of its personalities. Those with larger families will want to look at the V-6 Santa Fe, while smaller families will enjoy the turbo-powered Santa Fe Sport.
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The 2014 Chevrolet Equinox is every bit as solid, spacious, and well-equipped as cost-conscious families could expect -- and far more quiet and refined than many other models without a luxury badge.
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The 2014 Ford Explorer does build on its heritage, but on-road fluency and passenger comfort are clearly at center stage.
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The 2014 Kia Sorento gets a quick fix for its minor flaws: they brighten the cabin and soften the ride.
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With a new hybrid model, the 2014 Nissan Pathfinder has the Toyota Highlander and its hybrid model in its sights.
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If you don't need a rugged SUV, the 2014 Toyota Venza is a practical, even stylish alternative with some strong wagon and hatchback leanings.
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Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded V-6Gas/Ethanol I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door GLSFWD 4-Door LSFWD 4-Door Base2WD 4-Door I4 LX2WD 4-Door S4-Door Wagon I4 FWD LE (GS)
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport Utility VehicleSport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
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