The Toyota Rav4 vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

By: Prince George Toyota   |   11 Sep 2018
rav4 vs santa fe

The Toyota Rav4 is one of our most popular SUVs and best-selling vehicles of all time. Why? Because it’s loaded with features, incredibly reliable, safe, and attractive. It’s no surprise to us that the SUV market is becoming more competitive, and we’re pitted against other manufacturers to create the best. See how the Toyota Rav4 kicks the Hyundai Santa Fe to the curb.

Breaking down the Comparison

When it comes to making a decision between vehicles there some key deciding factors to think about. Here are some of the main comparison points to consider.


  2018 Rav4 2018 Santa Fe
Starting MSRP $27,750 $28,999
Displacement 2,500cc 2,000cc
Fuel Economy 12.58km/L 9.77km/L
Payload 900lbs 875lbs
Infotainment System Toyota Entune 2.0 Yes
Cup Holders 8 6


Even at first glance, it’s easy to see why people choose the Rav4. When we look a little bit closer, it becomes even more apparent.

toyota safety sense logo

Safety Features

Only Toyota vehicles are equipped with Toyota Safety Sense. On the 2018/2019 Rav4, this means that you’re treated to backup cameras, adaptive cruise control, a pre-collision system, radar-based pedestrian detection and braking assist, lane trace assist, rear cross traffic alert, parking assist, automatic high beams, lane departure alert and steering assist. On top of all that, you’ll find the STAR safety system that includes important features like anti-lock braking and traction control.


When you compare this to the Santa Fe, it might feel a little bit dated. You’ll still have a backup camera, but no Safety Sense. You’ll find smart cruise control that can’t compare, and you have to upgrade to the highest trim level to obtain features like lane departure warning. With Toyota, the most important safety features come standard. There’s nothing more important than protecting your family.

Toyota Rav4 interior


While we will admit, Hyundai has been making progress with technology, nothing beats ours. In the 2019 Rav4, you’ll find Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and touchscreens of up to 8”. Both vehicles offer navigation, but only the Rav4 will connect you to your home with HomeLink; control your garage door, front gate, home security, and more. You’ll also be treated to Entune technology and Toyota App Suite. You’ll be fully connected without breaking a sweat.


You’ll also get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay with the Santa Fe, but for Apple lovers, the Rav4 will also treat you to Siri Eyes-Free technology that allows you to interact with your phone without looking away from the road.


Ready to learn more? Check out our unique and impressive in-stock inventory of Rav4s. The decision is easy. You don’t need to leave Prince George just to find a great SUV. Our team is here when you’re ready for a test drive.


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