2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

On the hunt for an SUV that's powerful, spacious, and tech-savvy? You're in the right place! Shoppers in Chalfont, Warrington, and Doylestown have two great vehicles to choose from-the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2018 Toyota Highlander.

With so many impressive features to enjoy in both models, how will you choose? We at Fred Beans Hyundai hope to help you do just that with this detailed comparison. Read ahead to see how the Santa Fe and the Highlander compare when it comes to performance, space, and safety!

Santa Fe vs Highlander: Performance

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

Leading the way in the Hyundai Santa Fe is a 2.7L 4-cylinder engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®. This duo achieves an incredible EPA-estimated 22 city / 29 highway MPG1while still manufacturing 185 horsepower. For a boost in power, you can opt for the Santa Fe's available 2.0L turbo engine which makes a whopping 260 lb-ft of torque.

With the Toyota Highlander, you'll also have two engines to choose from. However, your fuel economy will suffer quite a bit with this model as it only achieves an EPA-estimated 21 city / 27 highway MPG.

Santa Fe vs Highlander: Interior

While both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Toyota Highlander offer 44+ inches of front legroom, one of these models excels in keeping all of their passengers comfortable. See the chart below to see which model offers all-around comfort:


Santa Fe


Front Headroom

41.2 inches

40.7 inches

Front Hip Room

57.5 inches

57.2 inches

Second-Row Legroom

40.9 inches

38.4 inches

On top of all the space you'll get for your passengers in the Santa Fe, you'll also get plenty of space for cargo. Behind the rear row of seats, you'll have 35.9 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Highlander only offers 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space with all seats in place. You'll have to sacrifice a few seats in the Highlander in order to get as much cargo space as you do in the Santa Fe.

Santa Fe vs Highlander: Safety

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Interior

The Hyundai Santa Fe is packed with advanced safety features to help keep you confident on the road. Standardly, you'll have Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist, Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Driver Attention Warning, and more.

On top of these other features, the Santa Fe also offers a handful of features unique to Hyundai. This model includes available worldwide Hyundai-exclusive Rear Occupant Alert and Safe Exit Assist. The former feature smartly locks the doors when it detects approaching traffic to avoid opening your door into a moving vehicle.

Unfortunately, you won't find features like these in the Toyota Highlander. You'll have to settle for just a Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection and Lane Departure Alert with Steering Assist. 

Test Drive the Santa Fe in Doylestown PA Today!

As you can see, the Hyundai Santa Fe has everything SUV drivers in Chalfont, Warrington, and Doylestown need, and more. Get a closer look at this impressive model at Fred Beans Hyundai. You can schedule your test drive today by giving us a call at the dealership!



1EPA estimates for comparison. Your actual mileage will vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits, and vehicle's condition. Some accessories are not available on some models. While the information contained in this website was correct at time of publishing, specifications and equipment can change. Hyundai reserves the right to change product specifications and equipment at any time without incurring obligations. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment. Specifications apply to U.S. vehicles only. Please contact your Hyundai dealer for current vehicle specifications.

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