2011 Hyundai
Santa Fe
vs. 2011 Toyota
RAV4 Limited

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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Quite powerful
276 HP @ 6,300 RPM
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Longer-lasting basic warranty
5 year
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Longer basic warranty
60,000 mile
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OK ground clearance for rough terrain
8.1"
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited

8.8

starting from

$26,275

Reasons to buy the Toyota RAV4 Limited

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Has 3 rows of seats
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More passenger seats
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Good city fuel efficiency
22 mpg
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Good highway fuel efficiency
28 mpg
Luxury Features 8.0 vs 10.0
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Winner: Santa Fe
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  • Almost the same
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Santa Fe
Cost 9.4 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
Road Tests - vs -
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Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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  • Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
Overall 8.8 vs 10.0

Luxury Features

Toyota
RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
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 RAV4 Limited
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Standard Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the Santa Fe

Cost

Toyota
RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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MSRP $26,275 vs $26,940 Inexpensive
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In-city gas mileage 22 mpg vs 20 mpg The RAV4 Limited 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 RAV4 Limited'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 RAV4 Limited's warranty is very limited

Road Tests

Toyota
RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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0-60 mph 10.0 seconds vs 7.9 seconds The Santa Fe 's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the RAV4 Limited is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 130 ft vs 133 ft The RAV4 Limited has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the Santa Fe is just OK
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1/4 mile 17.5 s s @ 82.0 mph mph vs 16.1 s s @ 88.0 mph mph The Santa Fe 's 1/4 mile time is good, but the RAV4 Limited's is below average for this class of vehicle
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Lateral acceleration 0.76 g vs 0.74 g The RAV4 Limited has OK cornering abilities compared to the below average Santa Fe
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Top speed Unknown vs Unknown

Safety Features

Toyota
RAV4 Limited
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited
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 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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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

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
RAV4 Limited
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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs 4 stars Good protection, only 10% to 20% chance of rolling over during emergency lane change
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Front driver crash test 4 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

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RAV4 Limited
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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Horsepower 179 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 276 HP @ 6,300 RPM The Santa Fe is fairly powerful, but the RAV4 Limited is underpowered
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Number of gears 4 vs 6 The Santa Fe has more gears, but the RAV4 Limited has very few
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Transmission Automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both the Santa Fe 's semi-automatic transmission and the RAV4 Limited's Automatic transmission are unusual transmissions 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 19.2 lb/hp vs 14.1 lb/hp The Santa Fe is a sporty car, but the RAV4 Limited is sluggish
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Drivetrain type two-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 34.8 ft vs 35.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Practicality

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RAV4 Limited
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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Passengers 7 vs 5 The RAV4 Limited has lots of passenger seats and the Santa Fe is OK, too
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Cargo space 73.0 ft3 vs 78.2 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 56.4 ft3 vs 59.0 ft3 The Santa Fe has roomy front seats and the RAV4 Limited is OK
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Base payload capacity 991 lb vs Unknown
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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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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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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

Toyota
RAV4 Limited
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2011 Hyundai Santa Fe Hyundai
Santa Fe
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Number of speakers 6 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Optional vs Not Available Like your tunes? In the RAV4 Limited, you can upgrade to 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 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
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2011 Toyota Highlander SE RAV4 Limited vs Highlander SE
2011 Toyota RAV4 Sport 2011 Toyota Camry LE RAV4 Sport vs Camry LE
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2011 Ford Edge Limited RAV4 Limited vs Edge Limited
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2011 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion RAV4 Limited vs Tiguan SE 4Motion
2011 Toyota RAV4 Limited 2011 Lexus RX 350 RAV4 Limited vs RX 350

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