2011 Honda
Fit
vs. 2011 Hyundai
Santa Fe

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

10.0

starting from

$26,940
"The materials and feel are high quality."
edmunds.com | talking about the Santa Fe's build-quality
"It's a good value."
edmunds.com | talking about the Santa Fe's value

Reasons to buy the Hyundai Santa Fe

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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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OK brakes
Disc
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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Sporty performance
14.1 lb/hp
2011 Honda Fit

8.4

Runner-up

Honda Fit

starting from

$15,870
"Its efficient four-cylinder engine means you don't have to buy a hybrid in order to cut down on gas consumption."
edmunds.com | talking about the Fit's performance
"The 2011 Honda Fit adds a welcome dose of driving pleasure to the daily commute."
edmunds.com | talking about the Fit's ride quality

Reasons to buy the Honda Fit

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Good city fuel efficiency
27 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
33 mpg
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Very inexpensive
$15,870
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OK cornering
0.77 g
Luxury Features 7.0 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Winner: Santa Fe
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Cost 9.7 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Winner: Santa Fe
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  • Basic warranty lasts 2 more years, 5 year vs 3 year
  • Basic warranty lasts 24,000 more miles, 60,000 mile vs 36,000 mile
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Both vehicles can make tight turns
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Overall 8.4 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Santa Fe 's power seats; not available on the Fit
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Not Available vs Standard Leather comes standard on the Santa Fe ; the Fit only offers cloth seats

Cost

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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MSRP $15,870 vs $26,940 The Fit has a great price and the Santa Fe is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 27 mpg vs 20 mpg The Fit has great city mileage and the Santa Fe is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 60,000 mile The Santa Fe 's basic warranty is fantastic, but the Fit 's warranty is very limited
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 5 year The Santa Fe 's basic warranty is fantastically long-lasting, but the Fit 's warranty is very limited

Crash Test Ratings

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars OK protection, 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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0-60 mph 11.0 seconds vs 7.9 seconds The Santa Fe 's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the Fit is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 134 ft vs 133 ft Both have average braking ability for this class of vehicle
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1/4 mile 17.9 s s @ 75.7 mph mph vs 16.1 s s @ 88.0 mph mph The Santa Fe 's 1/4 mile time is average, but the Fit 's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.77 g vs 0.74 g The Fit has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Santa Fe
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 4 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Drum vs Disc The Santa Fe has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs None

Performance

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Horsepower 117 HP @ 6,600 RPM vs 276 HP @ 6,300 RPM The Santa Fe is of average power, but the Fit is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission The Santa Fe 's semi-automatic transmission is rare for this class of vehicle
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 21.3 lb/hp vs 14.1 lb/hp The Santa Fe is a sporty car, but the Fit is sluggish
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs two-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 34.4 ft vs 35.4 ft Both vehicles can make tight turns

Practicality

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 350 miles vs 468 miles The Santa Fe has OK highway range, but the Fit is very limited
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Cargo space 20.6 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3 The Santa Fe has OK cargo room, while the Fit has very little
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front seats 50.9 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3 The Santa Fe has average-sized front seats, while the Fit is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Standard Need to carry bulky cargo? The Santa Fe 's standard roof rails are great, meanwhile the Fit cannot be configured with them at any price
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navigation system Not Available vs Optional The Santa Fe offers an optional navigation system; not available on the Fit
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Cupholders 10 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

Honda
Fit
2011 Honda Fit
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Number of speakers 4 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Honda Fit 2011 Toyota Yaris Fit vs Yaris
2011 Honda Fit Sport 2011 Toyota Prius Three Fit Sport vs Prius Three
2011 Honda Fit 2012 Honda Civic DX Fit vs Civic DX
2011 Honda Fit Sport 2011 Toyota Matrix Fit Sport vs Matrix
2011 Honda Fit 2011 Toyota Corolla Fit vs Corolla
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2011 Hyundai Tucson Santa Fe vs Tucson
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Chevrolet Traverse LS Santa Fe vs Traverse LS
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2012 Kia Sorento LX Santa Fe vs Sorento LX
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2011 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited Santa Fe vs Outback 2.5i Limited
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe 2011 Kia Sportage EX Santa Fe vs Sportage EX

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