The Hyundai Santa Fe is sized between mid-size and compact, so it lands between Toyota's RAV4 and the 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 feels sportier than the Santa Fe and soon will offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
However next to most of these models, the Hyundai is especially easy to maneuver and park.
Compared to the Santa Fe, Kia's Sorento is now looking like a more appealing package, overall, with more finely honed styling as well as better steering and handling.
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|2011 Hyundai Santa FeBrowse Used Listings||2011 Ford EdgeBrowse Used Listings||2011 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2011 Kia SorentoBrowse Used Listings||2011 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings||2011 Toyota RAV4Browse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas I4|
|2WD Sport Utility||FWD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle|
|FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS||4-Door SE FWD||2WD 4-Door LX||2WD 4-Door I4 Base||FWD 4-Door L4 Base (Natl)||FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sport Utility||4 Door SUV||4 Door Sport Utility||4 Door||4 Door||4 Door|
|Manual||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD|
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|2011 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2011 Ford Edge||2011 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2011 Honda Pilot||2011 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2011 Kia Sorento||2011 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2011 Toyota Highlander||2011 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2011 Toyota RAV4|