If you’re in the market for an affordable and reliable SUV, you may have come across the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and the Toyota RAV4. Both vehicles offer Pensacola drivers high-class technology features, a roomy interior, and excellent performance. But when you compare the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2019 Toyota RAV4, how do they stack up against each other? There’s one clear winner, and it’s time you visit Allen Turner Hyundai to check out the new Santa Fe, formerly the Santa Fe Sport.
Both vehicles come with powerhouse performances that are sure to make heads turn while on the streets in Fort Walton Beach. The 2019 Santa Fe comes fully equipped with a 2.4L 4-Cylinder engine that can produce 185 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque, and it’s paired with the standard 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC.
With the 2019 RAV, you’re getting a 2.5L Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder engine that’s able to pump out 203 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, that’s paired with a Direct Shift 8-speed Electronically Controlled automatic transmission.
The new Santa Fe has a sold EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway fuel economy, while the new RAV4 has a 26 mpg city and 35 mpg highway fuel economy. The new RAV4 comes with a slight edge in engine power and efficiency, however, it comes at a higher starting price of $25,500 MSRP, in comparison to the new Santa Fe’s starting price of $24,250 MSRP.
Step inside of both vehicles, and instantly enjoy the spaciousness of the new Hyundai Santa Fe, which has 0.9 – 44.1 cubic feet of head- and leg room, in comparison to the 2019 RAV4’s 37.7 – 39.5 and 37.8 – 41.0 cubic feet of head- and leg room. Interior space isn’t the only area where the Santa Fe cabin dominates, but it also comes equipped with better technology and convenient features. Features will vary based on the trim, but the features available in the newest Santa Fe, but not the RAV4 include:
The Toyota RAV4 is a commendable vehicle, it just can’t compete against the performance, affordability, and high-tech features that the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe offers. Contact us today to learn more about the available features in the new Santa Fe, or to schedule a test drive. Be sure to browse our current vehicle specials before making the drive to our Navarre area dealership.