Compare 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs Honda CR-V

Specs at a Glance

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Horsepower

  290 hp

Passenger Volume

  146.6 cu. ft.


2018 Honda CR-V

2018 Honda CR-V

Horsepower

  184 hp

Passenger Volume

  105.9 cu. ft.

2018 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2018 Honda CR-V

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Having a starting price of just under $31,000, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is a premium crossover SUV that has three rows of seats. The Honda CR-V is a compact crossover SUV that comes with two rows of seats. Offering up to seven seats, the Santa Fe is surely more suitable for large families than the CR-V. Equipped with a V6 engine, this Hyundai also flexes its mechanical muscles by offering up to 290 horsepower. As an economical model that produces under 200 hp, the CR-V is a lot less powerful and versatile.

Capabilities

The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is driven by a 3.3 L V6 engine that's capable of whipping out 290 hp. When this six-cylinder engine operates at 5,200 RPM, it cranks out 252 pound-feet of peak torque. Despite getting a boost by a turbocharger, the Honda CR-V's 1.5 L engine can't generate more than 190 hp and 179 lb-ft of torque. The vehicle's naturally aspirated 2.4 L engine has a slightly lower hp rating. Every combustion cycle in the Santa Fe is regulated by the D-CVVT mechanism, which controls the lifting and closing of the intake and exhaust valves. Gasoline direct injection (GDI) also delivers a precise volume of fuel into the engine block. Having a standard towing capacity of 5,000 pounds, the Santa Fe appeals to families with lots of recreational toys. By stark contrast, the CR-V can't tow a trailer that's loaded with more than 1,500 pounds.

Interior

Seven seats are standard in the Hyundai Santa Fe SE and SE Ultimate editions. In the Limited Ultimate, the seating capacity is reduced because the second-row captain's chairs eliminate a traditional bench seat for three passengers. The captain's chairs have padded armrests and other minor installations that improve ergonomics. In the Honda CR-V, only up to five occupants can enjoy a ride. All of the Santa Fe trims come standard with an eight-way power driver's seat and a lumbar compartment with a four-way configuration. An integrated memory system (IMS) makes it easy to instantly adjust the driver's seat. Heated and ventilated front seats are standard in the Santa Fe SE Ultimate and Limited Ultimate. Both of these models also have heating for the seats in the second row. Some of the premium materials that decorate the interior of this Hyundai crossover SUV include natural wood, genuine leather upholstery and metallic sill plates.

Connectivity

Compatible with the world's most popular smartphones, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are installed in every Hyundai Santa Fe trim. The Honda CR-V base model lacks these mobile-friendly features. The music lineup in the Santa Fe includes HD Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio, which are played on the Infinity Quantum Logic sound system. Enhanced by the Clari-Fi technology, this audio system delivers richer acoustics than the CR-V's nine speakers that don't have any particular brand labels. Nevertheless, this Honda model offers access to entertainment on Pandora Internet Radio. The Santa Fe comes with a three-year subscription to the signature Blue Link Connected Care, Remote and Guidance packages. Google Search and other mobile-friendly applications are integrated into the Blue Link suite.

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