2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

What are you looking for in an SUV? Are you looking for something that can offer you ample cargo and seating capacity without sacrificing fuel efficiency, leaving your wallet intact and keeping your visits to the gas station to a minimum? If that is the case, you will likely be pleased with the crossover style, which provides a happy medium between full-size SUVs and smaller sedans or coupes. It is an itch we perhaps never realized we wanted scratched until recent years, and this style has now taken the automotive world by storm in such a way that you are practically starting to see more crossovers on the road than sedans. With so many options out there, it may be overwhelming to find the right one for you. We are here to help with a comparison of the 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport.

Toyota and Hyundai are well known throughout the globe, and each model is a fine example of the crossover style, but the RAV4 stands out in a few key areas.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
23/30 City/Hwy MPG Fuel Economy 21/27 City/Hwy MPG
176 HP Horsepower 185 HP
73.4 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Capacity 71.5 Cubic Feet
$24,410 Base MSRP $25,350

More efficiency and cargo capacity at a lower cost

Unless you actually found a magical money tree in your backyard, the initial price and cost of ownership of a vehicle is a major concern for people, as it should be. Budgeting is important, both for the short term and the long term. The 2017 Toyota RAV4 has a lower base price than the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, so right out of the gate you are saving money. You'll find that to be a common theme with the RAV4, as it has a fuel economy of 23 city and 30 highway miles per gallon, surpassing the 21 city and 27 highway miles per gallon rating of the 2017 Santa Fe Sport.

Buying an SUV means you probably intend to take it on a number of different adventures. These will likely require sizeable loads of cargo. Fortunately for you, the 2017 RAV4, when the rear seats are folded down, opens up to 73.4 cubic feet of cargo capacity, surpassing the amount of space offered by the Santa Fe Sport. The numbers speak for themselves. The RAV4 offers more cargo space and fuel efficiency, and you can get it for a lower base MSRP. 

white 2017 Toyota RAV4 next to mountains
2017 Toyota RAV4 driving near mountains
2017 Toyota RAV4 cargo area
people loading cargo into 2017 Toyota RAV4