2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Competitors

$28k mid-size SUV, designed in Korea, built in U.S.A. 20 city / 26 hwy 360-468 mile range, gas engine
276 hp 213 cu. in. V6 4 stars stability control, ABS, child door locks

As well as being compared against other mid-size SUVs and minivan and SUVs, the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe is also often compared to cars, sports cars and luxury cars. The 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe's top rivals come from Honda (such as the Accord EX-L and the CR-V ) and Acura (such as the RDX and the RL )

compared to mid-size SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Santa Fe compared to other mid-size SUV competitors include: it has significantly more cargo space (78.2 ft3 vs 27.6 ft3), is slightly more powerful (276 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM), slightly more ground clearance (8.1" vs 7.3"), significantly more towing weight (1,327 lb vs 904 lb) and costs less ($28,840 vs $41,925).

However, on average it lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), doesn't have paddle shifters (not available vs standard), doesn't have moon roof (not available vs standard) and doesn't have passenger power seats (not available vs standard).

2011 Honda CR-V

2011 Honda CR-V
$23,405

Significant advantages of the CR-V (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Significantly shorter braking distance from 60mph: 123 ft vs 133 ft
  • CD changer comes standard
  • Speed sensitive volume

Significant disadvantages of the CR-V (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Significantly less ground clearance for rough terrain: 6.7" vs 8.1"
  • Significantly lower towing capacity: 850 lb vs 1,327 lb
  • Significantly less powerful: 180 HP @ 6,800 RPM vs 276 HP @ 6,300 RPM

common strengths of the CR-V and Santa Fe

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 28 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Both have spacious back seats: 48.2 ft3 vs 49.4 ft3
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda CR-V vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 Acura RDX

2011 Acura RDX
$35,780

Significant advantages of the RDX (vs the Santa Fe )

  • RDX 's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • Passenger power seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the RDX (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less ground clearance for rough terrain: 6.3" vs 8.1"
  • Significantly lower towing capacity: 870 lb vs 1,327 lb
  • Significantly less cargo room: 60.6 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3

common strengths of the RDX and Santa Fe

  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
arrow Compare the 2011 Acura RDX vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 Audi Q5 Premium Plus

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$43,375

Significant advantages of the Q5 Premium Plus (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Rear air conditioning comes standard
  • Significantly more airbags: 6 vs 5
  • Passenger power seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Q5 Premium Plus (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Significantly less cargo room: 57.3 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Much more cramped front seats: 52.2 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3
  • Keyless entry not available

common strengths of the Q5 Premium Plus and Santa Fe

  • Fairly powerful: 270 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 276 HP @ 6,300 RPM
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Both provide sporty handling: 15.9 lb/hp vs 14.7 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi Q5 Premium Plus vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 BMW X3 xDrive35i

2011 BMW X3 xDrive35i
$41,925

Significant advantages of the X3 xDrive35i (vs the Santa Fe )

  • X3 xDrive35i's Twin turbocharger increases power output: Twin turbocharger vs None
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 5.6 seconds vs 7.9 seconds
  • Passenger power seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the X3 xDrive35i (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less cargo room: 27.6 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Significantly lower towing capacity: 904 lb vs 1,327 lb
  • Power outlets not available

common strengths of the X3 xDrive35i and Santa Fe

  • Fairly powerful: 300 HP @ 5,800 RPM vs 276 HP @ 6,300 RPM
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 26 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Both provide sporty handling: 14.1 lb/hp vs 14.7 lb/hp
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW X3 xDrive35i vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring

2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring
$26,290

Significant advantages of the Tribute i Touring (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Better road traction: four-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • CD changer comes standard
  • Has a subwoofer

Significant disadvantages of the Tribute i Touring (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Significantly less powerful: 171 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 276 HP @ 6,300 RPM
  • Worse brakes
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 5 year

common strengths of the Tribute i Touring and Santa Fe

  • Both very efficient on the highway: 26 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Both have power seats
  • Both come standard with roof rails
arrow Compare the 2011 Mazda Tribute i Touring vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 Nissan Murano

2011 Nissan Murano
$47,200

Significant advantages of the Murano (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Premium radio comes standard
  • Has a subwoofer

Significant disadvantages of the Murano (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less cargo room: 21.3 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Significantly lower towing capacity: 831 lb vs 1,327 lb
  • Less ground clearance for rough terrain: 7.3" vs 8.1"

common strengths of the Murano and Santa Fe

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Murano vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

compared to minivan and SUV competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Santa Fe compared to other minivan and SUV competitors include: it has slightly more cargo space (78.2 ft3 vs 51.3 ft3), is slightly more fuel efficient in the city (20 mpg vs 18 mpg), has slightly more spacious front seats (59.0 ft3 vs 55.8 ft3), has slightly more spacious back seats (49.4 ft3 vs 45.6 ft3) and has a much longer-lasting basic warranty (5 year vs 3 year).

However, on average it doesn't have moon roof (not available vs standard), doesn't have passenger power seats (not available vs standard), doesn't have CD changer (not available vs standard), has slightly less powerful speakers (172 watts vs 360 watts) and lacks a subwoofer, hurting bass in music.

2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX

2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX
$30,800

Significant advantages of the Accord Crosstour EX (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Passenger power seats comes standard
  • Moon roof comes standard
  • CD changer comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Accord Crosstour EX (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Less cargo room: 51.3 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 5 year
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile

common strengths of the Accord Crosstour EX and Santa Fe

  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 4 stars vs 4 stars
  • Both very efficient on the highway: 27 mpg vs 26 mpg
  • Both have a smooth suspension, quite rare in this class of vehicle: Independent vs Independent
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Accord Crosstour EX vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

compared to car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Santa Fe compared to car competitors include: it has much more cargo space (78.2 ft3 vs 14.7 ft3), has significantly more spacious front seats (59.0 ft3 vs 52.9 ft3), has slightly more spacious back seats (49.4 ft3 vs 43.7 ft3), has a much longer-lasting basic warranty (5 year vs 3 year) and has a much longer basic warranty (60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile).

However, on average it lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change (4 stars vs 5 stars), slightly worse cornering ability (0.74 g vs 0.79 g) and doesn't have moon roof (not available vs standard).

2011 Honda Accord EX-L

2011 Honda Accord EX-L
$30,525

Significant advantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Many fewer trips to fill-up when driving on the highway: 629 miles vs 468 miles
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • Significantly better highway mileage: 34 mpg vs 26 mpg

Significant disadvantages of the Accord EX-L (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less cargo room: 14.7 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Many lower towing capacity: 850 lb vs 1,327 lb
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 5 year

common strengths of the Accord EX-L and Santa Fe

  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.8 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3
  • Both have spacious back seats: 45.2 ft3 vs 49.4 ft3
  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
arrow Compare the 2011 Honda Accord EX-L vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2012 Volvo XC70 T6

2012 Volvo XC70 T6
$39,475

Significant advantages of the XC70 T6 (vs the Santa Fe )

  • XC70 T6's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Passenger power seats comes standard
  • Moon roof comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the XC70 T6 (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Significantly more cramped front seats: 54.0 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3
  • Significantly shorter-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 5 year
  • Shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile

common strengths of the XC70 T6 and Santa Fe

  • Lots of cargo room: 72.1 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Longer-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 5 year
arrow Compare the 2012 Volvo XC70 T6 vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 Nissan Maxima SV

2011 Nissan Maxima SV
$35,210

Significant advantages of the Maxima SV (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 4 stars
  • Front air dam

Significant disadvantages of the Maxima SV (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less cargo room: 14.2 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 5 year

common strengths of the Maxima SV and Santa Fe

  • Both have spacious front seats: 54.9 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
  • Both have power seats
arrow Compare the 2011 Nissan Maxima SV vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2012 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion Executive

2012 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion Executive
$41,210

Significant advantages of the CC VR6 4Motion Executive (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Front air dam
  • Paddle shifters comes standard
  • Passenger power seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the CC VR6 4Motion Executive (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less cargo room: 13.0 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 5 year
  • Many lower towing capacity: 909 lb vs 1,327 lb

common strengths of the CC VR6 4Motion Executive and Santa Fe

  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • The {better}'s standard navigation system will ensure you never get lost again; optional upgrade required on the {worse}
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
arrow Compare the 2012 Volkswagen CC VR6 4Motion Executive vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design
$43,150

Significant advantages of the S60 T6 R-Design (vs the Santa Fe )

  • S60 T6 R-Design's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Entertainment system comes standard
  • Faster 0-60 mph time: 5.5 seconds vs 7.9 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the S60 T6 R-Design (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less cargo room: 12.0 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Roof rails not available
  • Significantly more cramped front seats: 52.9 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3

common strengths of the S60 T6 R-Design and Santa Fe

  • Fantastically long-lasting basic warranty: 5 year vs 5 year
  • Both have good drivetrains for driving off-road or in poor weather: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Longer basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
arrow Compare the 2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 Toyota Avalon Limited

2011 Toyota Avalon Limited
$36,595

Significant advantages of the Avalon Limited (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Front air dam
  • More airbags: 6 vs 5
  • Passenger power seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the Avalon Limited (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less cargo room: 14.4 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 3 year vs 5 year
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile

common strengths of the Avalon Limited and Santa Fe

  • Both have spacious back seats: 51.7 ft3 vs 49.4 ft3
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.2 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3
  • Both come standard with leather interiors
arrow Compare the 2011 Toyota Avalon Limited vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

compared to sports car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Santa Fe compared to sports car competitors include: it is significantly more fuel efficient in the city (20 mpg vs 13 mpg), is slightly more fuel efficient on the highway (26 mpg vs 19 mpg), gets much more from a tank of gas in the city (360 miles vs 226 miles), gets much more from a tank of gas on the highway (468 miles vs 331 miles) and has much more cargo space (78.2 ft3 vs 6.9 ft3).

However, on average it doesn't have paddle shifters (not available vs standard), is slightly less powerful (276 HP @ 6,300 RPM vs 451 HP @ 6,800 RPM), only has a naturally-aspirated engine (none vs turbocharger), much slower 0-60 time (7.9 seconds vs 4.0 seconds) and significantly longer braking distance from 60mph (133 ft vs 110 ft).

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG

2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG
$61,175

Significant advantages of the C63 AMG (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much faster 0-60 mph time: 4.0 seconds vs 7.9 seconds
  • Much better cornering ability: 0.91 g vs 0.74 g
  • Much faster 1/4 mile time: 12.4 s s @ 114.8 mph mph vs 16.1 s s @ 88.0 mph mph

Significant disadvantages of the C63 AMG (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less cargo room: 12.4 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 226 miles vs 360 miles
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the C63 AMG and Santa Fe

  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Both have power seats
  • Both have good airbag coverage: 6 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR
$34,770

Significant advantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much better cornering ability: 0.93 g vs 0.74 g
  • Lancer Evolution GSR's Turbocharger increases power output: Turbocharger vs None
  • Significantly faster 0-60 mph time: 5.8 seconds vs 7.9 seconds

Significant disadvantages of the Lancer Evolution GSR (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less cargo room: 6.9 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Many more trips to the pumps when driving in the city: 246 miles vs 360 miles
  • Roof rails not available

common strengths of the Lancer Evolution GSR and Santa Fe

  • Both have spacious front seats: 54.6 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $34,770 vs $28,840
  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
arrow Compare the 2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution GSR vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

compared to luxury car competitors

Generally, some of the advantages of the Santa Fe compared to luxury car competitors include: it has much more cargo space (78.2 ft3 vs 15.9 ft3), has significantly more spacious front seats (59.0 ft3 vs 53.1 ft3), has slightly more spacious back seats (49.4 ft3 vs 41.5 ft3), has a much longer-lasting basic warranty (5 year vs 4 year) and has a much longer basic warranty (60,000 mile vs 50,000 mile).

However, on average it lacks continously-variable transmission (traditional vs continuously variable), higher risk of rolling over during emergency lane change (4 stars vs 5 stars), slightly slower 0-60 time (7.9 seconds vs 6.9 seconds), much worse cornering ability (0.74 g vs 0.9 g) and doesn't have paddle shifters (not available vs standard).

2011 BMW 328i

2011 BMW 328i
$37,475

Significant advantages of the 328i (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Front air dam
  • Much better cornering ability: 0.88 g vs 0.74 g
  • Optional passenger power seats

Significant disadvantages of the 328i (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less cargo room: 12.0 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 5 year

common strengths of the 328i and Santa Fe

  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Inexpensive: $37,475 vs $28,840
  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 36.1 ft vs 35.4 ft
arrow Compare the 2011 BMW 328i vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 Acura RL

2011 Acura RL
$56,035

Significant advantages of the RL (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Front air dam
  • Passenger power seats comes standard
  • Less chance of rolling over during emergency lane change: 5 stars vs 4 stars

Significant disadvantages of the RL (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less cargo room: 13.8 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 5 year

common strengths of the RL and Santa Fe

  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.3 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3
  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 Acura RL vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2012 Acura TL

2012 Acura TL
$43,770

Significant advantages of the TL (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Front air dam
  • Much better cornering ability: 0.9 g vs 0.74 g
  • Passenger power seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the TL (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less cargo room: 12.5 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 5 year

common strengths of the TL and Santa Fe

  • Both will do well in poor weather or off-road conditions: all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive
  • Both have spacious front seats: 55.0 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $43,770 vs $28,840
arrow Compare the 2012 Acura TL vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 Audi A4 Premium

2011 Audi A4 Premium
$33,175

Significant advantages of the A4 Premium (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Optional rear air conditioning
  • Has continuously variable transmission: Continuously variable vs Traditional
  • Front air dam

Significant disadvantages of the A4 Premium (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 5 year
  • Many fewer gears: Continuously variable vs 6

common strengths of the A4 Premium and Santa Fe

  • Both very efficient in the city: 22 mpg vs 20 mpg
  • Lots of cargo room: 34.0 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Inexpensive: $33,175 vs $28,840
arrow Compare the 2011 Audi A4 Premium vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 Lexus IS 250

2011 Lexus IS 250
$34,170

Significant advantages of the IS 250 (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Front air dam
  • Much better cornering ability: 0.91 g vs 0.74 g
  • Passenger power seats comes standard

Significant disadvantages of the IS 250 (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less cargo room: 13.0 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 5 year

common strengths of the IS 250 and Santa Fe

  • Both vehicles can make tight turns: 33.5 ft vs 35.4 ft
  • Inexpensive: $34,170 vs $28,840
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
arrow Compare the 2011 Lexus IS 250 vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2011 Mercedes-Benz E350

2011 Mercedes-Benz E350
$50,275

Significant advantages of the E350 (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Front air dam
  • Passenger power seats comes standard
  • Significantly better cornering ability: 0.86 g vs 0.74 g

Significant disadvantages of the E350 (vs the Santa Fe )

  • Much less cargo room: 15.9 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3
  • Much shorter basic warranty: 50,000 mile vs 60,000 mile
  • Much shorter-lasting basic warranty: 4 year vs 5 year

common strengths of the E350 and Santa Fe

  • Good city range: 359 miles vs 360 miles
  • People mover: 5 vs 5
  • Child door locks come standard
arrow Compare the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 vs the 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe