Vehicle Comparisons:
2019 Toyota RAV4 vs Hyundai Santa Fe

2019 Toyota RAV4

For drivers near the El Cajon, Pacific Beach, and San Diego areas, deciding which crossover to take home next just became much more exciting. The 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. Hyundai Santa Fe debate has already started at the dealership and on the road.

We at Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego want to help drivers make an educated decision on their next vehicle. That’s why our automotive experts put together this new Toyota RAV4 and 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe comparison guide. Continue reading to learn more!

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Toyota RAV4

RAV4 vs Santa Fe: Engine Power & Efficiency

2019 Toyota RAV4

When it comes to an efficiently powerful engine, the Toyota RAV4 sets a high standard. Equipped with a 2.5L Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder engine that produces 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, the RAV4 will cruise down the left lane or happily idle in heavily trafficked city blocks. Unfortunately, the Hyundai Santa Fe just doesn’t measure up with its 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, which produces 185 horsepower and 178 lb-ft of torque.

What we enjoy about the RAV4 is its ability to retain great fuel economy with an engine powerful enough to please a performance-oriented driver. You won’t need to worry about the next fuel station for a while when you notice an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 26 city/35 highway/30 combined MPG*—so you can take your family on a Sunday drive to the beach without the frequent stops.

The Santa Fe will require you to fuel up more often with an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 22 city/29 highway/25 combined MPG.

Toyota RAV4 vs Hyundai Santa Fe Interior Design

2019 Toyota RAV4 InteriorBoth the RAV4 and Santa Fe have a maximum 5-passenger occupancy and comfortable 6-way adjustable driver’s seat. But the RAV4 is the only crossover in our 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe comparison that comes with a 4-way adjustable front passenger seat to keep your sidekick from getting too jealous.

The 7-inch audio displays with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ in the RAV4 and Santa Fe allow you to listen to your favorite media when you’re driving on a bright summer afternoon. And if you have allergies, then you’ll enjoy the air conditioning system in the RAV4 equipped with a dust and pollen filter.

Additionally, the RAV4 interior is further elevated by the soft-touch dash and armrests to help you stay comfy on your commute to work.

2019 Toyota RAV4

Competitive Safety Features

2019 Toyota RAV4

Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 (TSS 2.0) comes standard on every 2019 RAV4, which offers assurance that you and your passengers will be prepared for potential accidents if one were to occur. Some of the components included are Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist and a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection.

The Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist helps your RAV4 stay in its lane with small corrective steering gestures on stretches of road with clearly designated lane markings, while the Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection lets you know of perceived oncoming frontal collisions and attempts to help reduce driving speed.

Although the 2019 Santa Fe has similar safety features to the RAV4, such as a Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Keeping Assist, it’s missing a system that we feel should be standard in vehicular safety. The RAV4 has an additional Smart Stop Technology® that will slow your vehicle to a stop if you happen to hit both the accelerator and the brake pedal accidentally, avoiding acceleration.

Which Crossover Will You Choose?

2019 Toyota Rav4

At Norm Reeves Toyota San Diego, we know that our 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs. Hyundai Santa Fe comparison shows both crossovers as efficient, comfortable, and safe. However, our automotive experts think that you’ll enjoy all the features that the 2019 RAV4 has to offer.

We’re here to assist the drivers around the El Cajon, Pacific Beach, and San Diego areas with all their automotive needs. Be sure to take a look at our other resources, such as vehicle-specific reviews and our specials page.

To learn more about the 2019 Toyota RAV4, contact our dealership to schedule a test drive today!

*2019 EPA-estimated 26 city/35 hwy/30 combined mpg for RAV4 LE FWD, XLE FWD, XLE Premium FWD and Limited FWD; 27 city/34 hwy/30 combined mpg for LE AWD; 25 city/33 hwy/28 combined mpg for XLE AWD, XLE Premium AWD, Adventure and Limited AWD; and 41 city/38 hwy/40 combined mpg for RAV4 LE Hybrid, XLE Hybrid, XSE Hybrid, and Limited Hybrid. Actual mileage will vary.

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