2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Its Competition

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport competes in the cutthroat world of small SUVs today.

The market is crowded and competition is stiff: The Honda CR-V boasts a frugal inline-4 that can reach into the 30-plus mpg on the highway—same goes for the Nissan Rogue, which offers a hybrid model and constant minor upgrades over its current lifespan.

The Toyota RAV4 is a perennial favorite and gains a hybrid powertrain to differentiate it from the rest.

The Santa Fe Sport boasts more usable space than the smaller Ford Escape; meanwhile the Chevy Equinox is new and improved in many ways--just not in performance or utility.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
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2018 Chevrolet Equinox 2.0T2018 Chevrolet Equinox
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2018 Ford Escape2018 Ford Escape
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2018 Honda CR-V2018 Honda CR-V
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2018 Nissan Rogue Sport2018 Nissan Rogue Sport
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2018 Toyota RAV42018 Toyota RAV4
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Quick Specs
The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport still does what good crossover SUVs do best: it delivers flexible space, decent performance, and great value.
The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is a needed step forward for the brand and a solid compact crossover.
The 2018 Ford Escape has the road manners of another kind of car—but don't worry, it still works well as a crossover.
The 2018 Honda CR-V may be light on personality, but this compact crossover checks off every other box. It’s a very smart choice.
The 2018 Nissan Rogue Sport is comfortable as a small car with a tall ride height and affordable base models. Don’t venture too far from there.
The 2018 Toyota RAV4 has a lot going for it, including a hybrid model, but you’d be wise to cross-shop its rivals as well.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy24 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Regular Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small SUV 2WD2WD Sport Utility VehicleSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall Station WagonsSmall SUV 2WD
Style Name     
2.4L AutomaticFWD 4-Door L w/1SMS FWDLX 2WDFWD SLE FWD (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/ODCVT w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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