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2021 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2021 Toyota RAV4 Review

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2021 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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2021 Toyota
RAV4

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MSRP*
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$27,000 to $42,450
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$26,250 to $36,180
Invoice* $25,732 to $40,448 $24,544 to $33,829
MPG - City 21 - 25 25 - 28
MPG - Hwy 25 - 28 32 - 35
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Hyundai Santa Fe than in the Toyota RAV4. The Hyundai Santa Fe will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will with the Toyota RAV4, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Hyundai Santa Fe is somewhat more expensive than the Toyota RAV4. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Toyota RAV4 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much wider than the Toyota RAV4, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Hyundai Santa Fe, which is slightly longer than the Toyota RAV4.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Toyota RAV4.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has the same turning radius as the Toyota RAV4, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When considering towing capacity, the Hyundai Santa Fe is clearly the choice over the Toyota RAV4 for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Hyundai Santa Fe greatly out-muscles the Toyota RAV4.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Toyota RAV4. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will in the Toyota RAV4.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Santa Fe than that of the Toyota RAV4.