2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

Green 2019 Toyota RAV4 Next to a Lake vs Red 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Rear Exterior in the Outdoors

Are you looking for a family-friendly compact crossover? The redesigned 2019 Toyota RAV4 should be at the top of your list. A complete redesign has made the Toyota RAV4 more powerful, more capable, more efficient, more attractive and more advanced than ever. Learn more about the next-generation Toyota RAV4 and how it stacks up against a redesigned competitor in this 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe comparison.

A world-class entry in the compact crossover segment, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 is available in five family-friendly trim levels – LE, XLE, XLE Premium, Adventure and Limited – that can be tailored to fit your lifestyle. All Toyota RAV4 models make room for five passengers in a cabin that possesses 98.9 cubic feet of passenger space and 37.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats – a number that the Hyundai Santa Fe cannot match. With the rear seats laid flat, the Toyota RAV4 provides families with 69.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

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2019 Toyota RAV4 VS 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
$25,650 Base Price $24,500
203-Horsepower 2.5-Liter Dynamic Force 4-Cylinder Base Engine 185-Horsepower 2.4-Liter 4-Cylinder
26 MPG City/35 MPG Hwy Fuel Economy 20 MPG City/29 MPG Hwy
37.6 - 69.8 Cubic Feet Cargo Space 35.9 - 71.3 Cubic Feet

What Are the Differences Between the Toyota RAV4 and Hyundai Santa Fe?

More power, more miles per gallon and an impressive list of features at an affordable price promise to make the Toyota RAV4 a fan favorite in this 2019 Toyota RAV4 vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe comparison. With a price tag that starts at $25,650, the Toyota RAV4 LE comes standard with 17-inch wheels, LED headlights, Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.0 systems, a rearview camera, a six-speaker sound system and a 7-inch Toyota Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen interface that provides access to Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth and onboard Wi-Fi. Upgrades to the Toyota RAV4 spec sheet include Toyota Smart Key with push-button start, Toyota SofTex® interior, 19-inch alloy wheels, a power liftgate, an 8-inch Entune™ 3.0 touchscreen display, a panoramic sunroof, heated and cooled seats, an 11-speaker JBL® sound system, a 360-degree camera system, integrated navigation, a heated steering wheel and more.

A power-packed and fuel-efficient powertrain will help distance the 2019 Toyota RAV4 from its Hyundai-brand competitor. Armed with a 203-horsepower 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Toyota RAV4 will achieve an impressive 26 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway in front-wheel drive configurations. Equipped with innovative Dynamic Torque Vectoring AWD with Rear Driveline Disconnect, the Toyota crossover will still earn 27 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway – numbers that surpass the front-wheel drive Hyundai Santa Fe.

To upgrade performance, the Toyota RAV4 is available with a Toyota Hybrid System II powertrain that employs a modified 2.5-liter Dynamic Force four-cylinder gas engine that is married to a pair of high-torque electric motors to make 219 horsepower. With a Continuously Variable Transmission and Electronic On-Demand AWD, the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid will make 41 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway. Hyundai Santa Fe entries feature a standard 185-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder and an optional 235-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 20 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

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Red 2019 Toyota RAV4 Rear Exterior by the Ocean
Cutaway Overhead View of 2019 Toyota RAV4 Cargo Space
2019 Toyota RAV4 Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Entune 3.0 Touchscreen Display
Cutaway View of 2019 Toyota RAV4 Interior