Who has the Better Crossover for Illinois Families? The Hyundai Santa Fe Versus the Competition

After a recent rebranding, the new Hyundai Santa Fe is here in Countryside, IL and ready for the adventures ahead. Its adaptable suspension, available all-wheel drive, and robust engine performance give it off-road credibility while its spacious interior makes the Santa Fe a comfortable choice for a variety of needs and commutes. Here at Ettleson Hyundai, we want you to check out this new crossover for yourself, but we also want you to be able to feel good about your choice. That is why we came up with a lost of facts about the advantages this new crossover holds over its top competition for your peace of mind. The new Hyundai Santa Fe is available in our new SUV inventory here in Countryside, IL and we are less than a half hour outside of Oak Lawn.


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Hyundai Santa Fe vs Ford Edge

  • While Ford engines are known for their robust power capacities, the Ford Edge finds itself lacking in long-term fuel economy for the commute to and from Downers Grove, holding about 18 gallons of fuel and weighing a lot more than the Hyundai Santa Fe. The Santa Fe holds up to 19 gallons of fuel and is the more lightweight of the two crossovers, meaning it will save fuel in the long run.
  • The new Hyundai Santa Fe is a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, thanks to its top-tier ratings in crash prevention, headlights, and roof strength. The Ford Edge provides good impact protection, but its headlights received a "Poor" rating, thus, this crossover lost out on a Top Safety Pick status.
  • While the interior passenger volumes of these two SUVs may be comparable, the Hyundai Santa Fe ultimately offers more head room for you and your copilot to enjoy up front as well as more leg room for your backseat passengers to enjoy.
  • The base trim level of the Ford Edge is lacking in many technological conveniences which are standard fare on al trims of the Hyundai Santa Fe. Such conveniences include Rear Cross-Traffic Assist, Smart Cruise Control, Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance assist, and Apple CarPlay™/Android Auto™ capability.

Hyundai Santa Fe vs Honda CR-V

  • Not only does the engine of the Hyundai Santa Fe generate up to 185 horsepower, this crossover holds almost 19 gallons of fuel giving you more long-term fuel economy when commuting to and from Tinley Park. The Honda CR-V holds up to 14 gallons while its engine generates 184 total horsepower.
  • The eight-speed automatic transmission of the Santa Fe provides more seamless and less noticeable gear shifts over the more clunky and imprecise continuously variably transmission of the CR-V.
  • While some Honda models are known for their spaciousness, the CR-V falls short in passenger volume at 106 cubic feet over the 111 total cubic feet of the new Santa Fe.
  • When it comes to warranty coverage, the Hyundai brand provides a lot more for your money with a 60-Month/60,000-Mile Basic Warranty and a 120-Month/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranrty. The basic warranty from Honda covers the CR-V for 36 months or 36,000 miles while its powertrain coverage encompasses the crossover for 60 months or 60,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

Hyundai Santa Fe vs Nissan Rogue

  • The Santa Fe is the more spacious crossover for passengers with lots of legroom and a passenger volume of 111 cubic feet, well over the 106 cubic foot volume of the Nissan Rogue, which comes in handy when taking the kids out to Tinley Park.
  • While both crossovers are well-matched in EPA fuel consumption ratings, the Hyundai Santa Fe provides more long-term fuel economy as its fuel tank holds almost 19 gallons whereas the Rogue holds 14.5 gallons of unleaded fuel.
  • As with the Honda HR-V, the Nissan Rogue provides continuously variable transmission, providing a less responsive and overly sensitive acceleration over the smooth performance of the Santa Fe and its eight-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission.
  • Finally, the Nissan warranties fall short in coverage and provide the same time frame as those of Honda for the HR-V, both of which fall drastically short of the Hyundai Santa Fe and Hyundai Assurance warranty coverage.


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Test Drive a New Santa Fe Today

Before you come test drive the new Hyundai Santa Fe at Ettleson Hyundai, be sure to check out our new Hyundai specials to see if there is a deal on a new Hyundai that will help you save. We are conveniently located on South La Grange Road in Countryside, IL, we look forward to meeting you.