In the universe of three-row crossover SUVs, the force is strong with Hyundai's competition.
The Ford Explorer is spacious and heavy on tech options while returning good fuel economy with its smaller engines.
The Nissan Pathfinder gets better fuel economy and is more spacious than the Hyundai to boot.
The Santa Fe has a cousin in the Kia lineup, the Sorento, which offers a great value with very similar appointments and a very refined interior.
The most ominous new arrival: the 2016 Honda Pilot, which underwent a thorough revamp and now has one of the most spacious, comfortable interiors of all crossovers, and excellent performance and safety ratings.
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|2016 Hyundai Santa FeBrowse Used Listings||2016 Ford ExplorerBrowse Used Listings||2016 Honda PilotBrowse Used Listings||2016 Kia SorentoBrowse Used Listings||2016 Nissan PathfinderBrowse Used Listings||2016 Toyota HighlanderBrowse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Standard Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD||Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD|
|FWD 4-Door 2.4||FWD 4-Door Base||2WD 4-Door LX||FWD 4-Door 2.4L L||2WD 4-Door S||FWD 4-Door I4 LE (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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|2016 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2016 Ford Explorer||2016 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2016 Honda Pilot||2016 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2016 Kia Sorento||2016 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2016 Nissan Pathfinder||2016 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2016 Toyota Highlander|