2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2019 Toyota Highlander

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When shopping for a new family vehicle, be sure to check out the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. You'll enjoy this SUV's spacious accommodations and long list of standard equipment. According to the Glassboro Hyundai dealership, many buyers are also drawn to the Santa Fe's sleek styling. Let's see how the Santa Fe compares to the 2019 Toyota Highlander.


If you're seeking affordability, the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will definitely fit your budget. The Glassboro Hyundai dealer lists the Santa Fe with a starting Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $24,500. Meanwhile, the MSRP for the 2019 Toyota Highlander starts at $31,680. As you can see, this is a big difference in cost. Buyers can also take advantage of the Santa Fe's better warranty. It comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. Toyota gives the Highlander a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.


While the Toyota Highlander can be equipped with a V6 engine, it's still slower than the Hyundai Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Limited 2.0T comes equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which can hit 60 mph in around 8.9 seconds. Expect the heavier Highlander to reach 60 mph in 7.2 seconds.

Fuel Economy

The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe will save you a lot of extra money at the pump. You'll find the Santa Fe to be especially good on gas. It's rated to return an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway. Fuel economy for the Toyota Highlander tops out at 21 in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.


The 2019 Toyota Highlander drives well for a three-row crossover. However, it doesn't inspire as much confidence as the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. A lower center of gravity enables the Santa Fe to offer more responsive handling. This is a big advantage for drivers who want a stronger sense of control.


You'll appreciate the Santa Fe's impressive list of standard equipment. Even the base Santa Fe SE features a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone support. Not only does the Highlander come equipped with a smaller 6.1-inch touchscreen, but it also lacks advanced smartphone connectivity.


When driving the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe, expect to turn a lot of heads. It's sleek profile and athletic stance will cause onlookers to take notice. Although the 2019 Toyota Highlander is a nice-looking SUV, it does not have as much flair as the new Santa Fe.

Our Last Word

While the 2019 Toyota Highlander is a worthy family vehicle, it loses this comparison. The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe gives you more features for the money, is more fun to drive and has a longer warranty.

* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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