Compare 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2016 Toyota Highlander

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe
2016 Toyota Highlander
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AWD 4-Door Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $34,090 $36,250
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door SE 18 24 $30,603 $32,150
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $32,465 $34,500
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door SE 18 25 $28,960 $30,400
Santa Fe Sport AWD 4-Door 2.0T 18 24 $31,267 $33,000
Santa Fe Sport AWD 4-Door 2.4 19 25 $25,626 $26,700
Santa Fe Sport FWD 4-Door 2.0T 19 27 $29,620 $31,250
Santa Fe Sport FWD 4-Door 2.4 20 27 $23,964 $24,950
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AWD 4-Door V6 LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 LE 18 24 $30,563 $33,475
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 18 24 $32,736 $35,855
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $38,690 $42,375
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 18 24 $41,077 $44,990
Highlander AWD 4-Door V6 XLE 18 24 $35,403 $38,775
Highlander FWD 4-Door I4 LE 20 25 $27,837 $30,490
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 LE 19 25 $29,229 $32,015
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 LE Plus 19 25 $31,403 $34,395
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 25 $37,356 $40,915
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited Platinum 19 25 $39,744 $43,530
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 XLE 19 25 $34,069 $37,315
Highlander Hybrid AWD 4-Door Limited 27 28 $43,705 $47,870
Highlander Hybrid AWD 4-Door Limited Platinum 27 28 $46,094 $50,485

Pricing

Invoice Price

$34,090
$30,563

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$36,250
$33,475

Monthly Payment Estimate

$604 / month
$558 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.0
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is geared toward big families with a strong V-6 and loads of features, but third-row seat space is slim, and safety scores are absent. The 2016 Toyota Highlander isn't all that exciting to look at or to drive, but it's very versatile and handsome enough to be a great minivan alternative.

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Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

24 mpg 24 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Standard SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

55.4 57.1

Passenger Volume (ft³)

146.6 144.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

59.4 59.3

Third Leg Room (in)

31.5 27.7

Second Head Room (in)

39.4 39.9

Third Hip Room (in)

44.1 45.6

Second Shoulder Room (in)

58.6 59.6

Passenger Capacity

6 8

Front Leg Room (in)

41.3 44.2

Third Head Room (in)

35.7 35.9

Front Hip Room (in)

56.7 57.2

Third Shoulder Room (in)

53.9 55

Second Leg Room (in)

41.3 38.4

Front Head Room (in)

39.6 40.7

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

64.5 64.2

Wheelbase (in)

110.2 109.8

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.2 75.8

Track Width, Front (in)

64.5 64.4

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.3 8

Length, Overall (in)

193.1 191.1

Height, Overall (in)

66.5 68.1

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

80 83.7

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

13.5 13.8

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

40.9 42.3

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- 13.8

Brakes

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.9 12.2

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 12.9

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.8 19.2

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.9 38.7

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P235/55TR19 P245/60SR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P235/55TR19 P245/60SR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 5000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

5000 5000

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

5000 5000

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

500 500

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4057 4398

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

19 X 7.5 18 X 7.5

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

150 130

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

252 @ 5200 248 @ 4700

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

3.3 L/204 3.5 L/211

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

290 @ 6400 270 @ 6200

Engine Type

Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded V-6

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

20 20

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

24 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 18

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.04 4.15

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.84 1.42

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.71

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.39 4.15

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.83 1.90

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.39 1.00

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.77 0.61

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.65 3.30

Summary

Vehicle Name

Hyundai Santa Fe Toyota Highlander

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

8.8 8.8

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

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