2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Are you looking for a versatile and adventurous compact crossover? Look no further than the 2017 Toyota RAV4 at Downeast Toyota. A pioneer in the segment, there are few models that can compete with the Toyota RAV4. With an affordable price tag, athletic performance and family-friendly interior, the Toyota RAV4 checks all the boxes. Learn more about the Toyota RAV4 design in this 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport comparison. 

Available in five trim levels – LE, XLE, SE, Limited and Platinum – the 2017 Toyota RAV4 can be tailored to fit your specifications. With room for five passengers in a spacious, well-equipped cabin, the Toyota RAV4 is perfect for family adventures. An advanced Toyota Entune infotainment system comes standard and provides drivers with a 6.1-inch touchscreen display, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera and more. Armed with standard Toyota Safety Sense technology, the family favorite Toyota RAV4 is an IIHS Top Safety Pick+.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 VS 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
$24,410 Base MSRP $25,350
2.5-Liter Four-Cylinder Base Engine 2.4-Liter Four-Cylinder
23 MPG City/30 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 21 MPG City/27 MPG Hwy
38.4 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 35.4 Cubic Feet

Differences Between the Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

Price and affordability are key elements of any car-buying decision and are important assets in this 2017 Toyota RAV4 vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport comparison. With a price tag that starts at just $24,410, the Toyota RAV4 is the more affordable option. The addition of the capable Dynamic Torque Control All-Wheel Drive system will upgrade performance with just a small increase in price that stands at $25,810. Entry-level Hyundai Santa Fe Sport models start at $25,350.

In addition to an affordable price, the Toyota RAV4 delivers impressive fuel-economy ratings that will not break the bank when you get behind the wheel. When you slide into the driver's seat of the 2017 Toyota RAV4, you will enjoy a 176-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission to make 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with front-wheel drive. Hyundai Santa Fe Sport models counter with a 185-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that delivers lackluster fuel economy and an available turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder.

If you are in search of family adventures, the Toyota RAV4 fits the bill. Armed with 38.4 cubic feet of cargo space, the Toyota-brand crossover is perfect for camping trips, road trips or family vacations. When you pair that level of versatility and space with an athletic performance, available Dynamic Torque Control AWD and a wealth of family-friendly features that include Toyota Safety Sense, Toyota Entune and a 1,500-pound towing capacity, the 2017 Toyota RAV4 is a do-it-all crossover that you will love.

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2017 Toyota RAV4 Cargo Space
2017 Toyota RAV4 Interior Dashboard with Toyota Entune
2017 Toyota RAV4 Interior Sunroof