2017 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe: Which SUV is Better?

2017 Toyota Rav4

2017 Toyota RAV4

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

If you’ve been on the hunt for a safe, efficient crossover SUV in the Lowcountry, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe are probably already on your short list. While both models have rightfully earned their fair share of praise, one look at the RAV4’s reviews gives you the sense that there’s something really special about this particular model. Here we put the Toyota RAV4 up against the Hyundai Santa Fe, so you can be the judge. We’re confident you’ll agree—the RAV4 doesn’t disappoint. To get a look at the new Toyota RAV4 up close and in person, visit Savannah Toyota today.

Fuel Economy

Most shoppers in the crossover segment are looking for a vehicle that not only offers access to all-wheel drive but can also help them save money at the pump. In this area, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is the clear winner:

  • Toyota RAV4 – The RAV4 comes standard with a 2.5L four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. This setup allows the RAV4 to get an EPA-estimated 30 mpg highway and 23 mpg city with front wheel drive, or 29 mpg highway and 22 mpg city with all-wheel drive.
  • Hyundai Santa Fe – The Santa Fe gets a standard 3.3L V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. With front-wheel drive, the Santa Fe only gets an EPA-estimated 25 mpg highway and 18 mpg city, dropping further still to 24 mpg highway and 18 mpg city with all-wheel drive.

Safety Features

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe are both offered with numerous high-end safety features, including:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Parking Sensors

What’s especially exciting, though, is that the Toyota RAV4 comes standard with the bountiful Toyota Safety Sense™ P (TSS-P) suite, which brings many added driver assist technologies to the mix. Unlike the Santa Fe, for example, the RAV4 also promises drivers a Pedestrian Detection feature, Steering Assist, and Adaptive High Beams.


Put the New RAV4 to the Test at Savannah Toyota

The 2017 Toyota RAV4 stands up just as well to other popular models in the segment as well, including the Nissan Rogue. The bottom line is that there’s not a crossover on the road quite like the RAV4! Come see if it’s right for you by browsing our selection of new RAV4 models at Savannah Toyota, located at 11101 Abercorn Street in Savannah. Make sure to get in touch with our Credit Clinic to secure the financing you need, so you can drive home in a new Toyota crossover today. You can also contact us at (855) 411-6139 with any questions prior to your visit. See you soon!