Compare 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
2017 Toyota RAV4
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Limited 3.3L Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe Limited 3.3L Automatic 18 25 $32,883 $34,950
Santa Fe Limited 3.3L Automatic AWD 18 24 $34,508 $36,700
Santa Fe Limited Ultimate 3.3L Automatic 17 23 $37,017 $39,400
Santa Fe Limited Ultimate 3.3L Automatic AWD 17 22 $38,642 $41,150
Santa Fe SE 3.3L Automatic 18 25 $29,335 $30,800
Santa Fe SE 3.3L Automatic AWD 18 24 $30,978 $32,550
Santa Fe SE Ultimate 3.3L Automatic 17 23 $36,753 $38,700
Santa Fe SE Ultimate 3.3L Automatic AWD 17 22 $38,397 $40,450
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Automatic 20 28 $30,054 $31,700
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Automatic AWD 19 26 $31,690 $33,450
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate Automatic 20 27 $34,542 $36,500
Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate Automatic AWD 19 24 $36,178 $38,250
Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Automatic 21 27 $24,370 $25,350
Santa Fe Sport 2.4L Automatic AWD 20 26 $26,024 $27,100
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LE AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 LE AWD 22 29 $24,132 $25,810
RAV4 LE FWD 23 30 $22,823 $24,410
RAV4 Limited AWD 22 29 $30,206 $32,305
RAV4 Limited FWD 23 29 $28,897 $30,905
RAV4 Platinum AWD 22 29 $33,800 $36,150
RAV4 Platinum FWD 23 29 $32,491 $34,750
RAV4 SE AWD 22 29 $28,228 $30,190
RAV4 SE FWD 23 30 $26,919 $28,790
RAV4 XLE AWD 22 29 $25,153 $26,900
RAV4 XLE FWD 23 30 $23,844 $25,500
RAV4 Hybrid Limited AWD 34 30 $31,988 $34,030
RAV4 Hybrid SE AWD 34 30 $30,255 $32,185
RAV4 Hybrid XLE AWD 34 30 $27,288 $29,030

2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport: Compare Cars

Small crossover SUVs continue to fly off dealer lots these days, supplanting mid-size sedans and larger SUVs alike thanks to their combination of a high seating position, all-weather capability, and additional cargo room. The Toyota RAV4 is one of the top sellers in its class, while the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a newer entry that rates well.

The latest RAV4 is solidly a compact crossover SUV, with available all-wheel drive and dimensions that stack up right along with the Honda CR-V and Ford Escape, its chief rivals. The Santa Fe Sport sits between the smart new Tucson at the small end, and the big Santa Fe three-row utility vehicle above it. Both aim at the heart of the small-SUV segment.

 
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,883
$24,132
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,950
$25,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$583 / month
$430 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The restyled 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport looks sharp, inside and out. We can't help but wonder what the model could do with a slightly improved powertrain lineup. There's a RAV4 for just about everyone, and while we applaud Toyota for adding more safety technology for 2017, the competition is worth a good look, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small SUV 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
35.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
146.6 101.9
Front Hip Room (in)
56.7 54.3
Third Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.4 48.9
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 57.3
Third Leg Room (in)
30.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 38.9
Third Hip Room (in)
44.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 55.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
193.1 183.5
Height, Overall (in)
66.5 67.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.5 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
110.2 104.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 72.6
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
40.9 38.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
80 73.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
13.5 38.4
Brakes
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 10.8
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 11.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 34.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60TR18 P225/65HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60TR18 P225/65HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 1500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
5000 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3997 3570
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 17 X 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 5200 172 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.3 L/204 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
290 @ 6400 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 29 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22 (Est)
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.04 4.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel
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 RAV4
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 7.1 (Est)
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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