Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. the Competition

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Looking for a new compact SUV? Check out the new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and explore your competitor analysis here at Rick Case Hyundai Cleveland

If you're in the market for a compact SUV here in the greater Cleveland, OH area, the new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport practically demands a spot on your radar. Versatile, efficient, and reliable, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a great fit for daily commuters and growing families alike from Mentor to Parma. That being said, while we here at Rick Case Hyundai Cleveland think that the new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport should be one of the first SUVs you look at, we know that it's by no means the only option out there. So, if you'd like to see how the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport compares to some of its competitors, we've prepared a brief competitive breakdown below.

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Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. Toyota RAV4

  • Performance: Want to have a bit more fun with your time behind the wheel? True to its name, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport offers sporty performance with up to 240 horsepower standard. On the other hand, the performance of the new Toyota RAV4 may leave many Cleveland Heights, OH drivers wanting with just 176 horsepower standard.
  • Warranty Coverage: Want peace of mind with your purchase? So do many Shaker Heights, OH drivers, which is why the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport comes with a 10-year / 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. Unfortunately for Toyota RAV4 drivers, it only comes with a 5-year /  60, 000-mile powertrain limited warranty.
  • Ground Clearance: If you're like many Cleveland, OH drivers, you lead an active lifestyle, and you love to get out of the city and off the beaten path from time to time.  Fortunately, when it comes to traversing uneven and unpaved terrain, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport excels with up to 7.3 inches of ground clearance standard. By comparison, the Toyota RAV4 will leave you bottoming out more often with just 6.1 inches of ground clearance standard.
  • Safety: In need of a car that helps you and your family feel safe and secure on the busy roads of Parma, OH? The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport can do just that, as it recently earned the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award for its 2018 model year. By comparison, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 only received the less prestigious IIHS Top Safety Pick award in the same contest.

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs. Nissan Rogue

  • Performance: Once again, if you want power on demand, the only clear choice is the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport with its standard 240-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine. The Nissan Rogue can't even come close to matching that, with its meager standard 2.5-liter engine churning out just 170 horsepower.
  • Technology: Both the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Nissan Rogue have infotainment systems with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, but the touchscreen for the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is significantly larger than that of the Nissan Rogue, making it easier to use on the go.
  • Sound System: Are you an audiophile on the move in Mentor, OH? If so, you'll definitely want to check out the premium 12-speaker Infinity sound system available on the new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. As for the Nissan Rogue, it tops out with a less powerful Bose 9-speaker sound system. 
  • Safety:Both the Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4 seem to have come up short this year, earning just Top Safety Pick awards from the IIHS in its 2018 rankings, while the Hyundai Santa Fe Sports innovative safety systems like Lane Departure Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection easily earned it the coveted IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Award.

Pay us a visit at Rick Case Hyundai Cleveland near Mentor and Cleveland Height, OH to learn more about the new Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and take a test drive today!







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