2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid vs. 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime Review

Picture of the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid

2023 Hyundai
Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid

MSRP*: $42,410 to $47,670
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Picture of the 2023 Toyota RAV4 Prime

2023 Toyota
RAV4 Prime

MSRP*: $43,090 to $46,960
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MPG - City Info not available Info not available
MPG - Hwy Info not available Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 72.1 ft3 63.1 - 63.2 ft3
Engine
  • 261-hp, 1.6-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
  • 302-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Plug-In Electric/Gas)
Transmission Automatic Continuously Variable
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 261 hp 302 hp
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs 2,500 lbs
Exterior Length 188.4 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 74.8 in 73.0 in
Leg Room Front 44.1 in
Rear 39.5 in
Front 41.0 in
Rear 37.8 in
Head Room Front 39.5 - 41.2 in
Rear 37.8 - 39.0 in
Front 37.7 - 39.5 in
Rear 37.7 - 39.5 in

*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
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Toyota RAV4 Prime. The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid will be popular with taller drivers and passengers in the front seat, due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

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). Whether you pick the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid or the Toyota RAV4 Prime, it's going to cost you about the same.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid is much wider than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, 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 Plug-In Hybrid, which is slightly longer than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has a larger turning radius than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Toyota RAV4 Prime is clearly the choice over the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid for pulling heavy loads. The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has a little less horsepower than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.

Powertrain
The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has much lower torque than the Toyota RAV4 Prime, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid and the Toyota RAV4 Prime. The Hyundai Santa Fe Plug-In Hybrid has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Toyota RAV4 Prime.