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2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

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2018 Toyota Highlander
2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe
$38,920 MSRP $30,850
3.5L 6-Cylinder Engine 3.3L 6-Cylinder
295 HP @ 6600 rpm Horsepower 290 HP @ 6400 rpm
20 City/24 Highway mpg* Fuel Economy 18 City/25 Highway mpg*


2018 Toyota Highlander Review - Greenvale, NY

"The 2018 Toyota Highlander is one of the best picks available for a versatile three-row crossover SUV. Thanks to a comfortable and quiet ride, abundant standard features and a just-right size, it should serve you well as a do-all family hauler."

2018 Toyota Highlander vs 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

Serving Greenvale, NY

Our goal at Penn Toyota, in Greenvale, NY, is to provide our customers with the best service, products and articles possible. We proudly serve the people of Greenvale, NY, along with the people from the nearby cities of Bayside, Westbury, Valley Stream and Long Island, and hope to serve you as well. In this article, I'm going to compare two popular Midsize SUVs and help you decide which SUV is the right vehicle for you.


Despite both being Midsize SUVs, the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe have quite different looks. The Highlander has a sleek look, along with a prominent front grille, while the Santa Fe has a more rounded look with a much smaller grille. This gives the Toyota more of a luxurious look and the Hyundai more of a traditional look.

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The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe gets an estimated 18 MPG city and 25 MPG highway, while the 2018 Highlander gets an estimated 20 MPG city and 24 MPG highway. In terms of horsepower, the 2018 Hyundai gets 290@6400 rpm and the Toyota gets 295@6600 rpm.

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Both the 2018 Santa Fe and the 2018 Highlander have seating for 8 and a mixture of both cloth upholstery and plastic materials. The 2018 Santa Fe has 13.5 cubic feet of cargo space, behind its third row of seats, and 40.9 cubic feet of cargo space behind its second row of seats. The Highlander has 13.8 cubic feet of cargo space, behind its third row of seats, and 42.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind its second row of seats. This gives both SUVs plenty of room for transporting everyday items and even small pieces of furniture.

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The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2018 Toyota Highlander have both received great safety reviews. The 2018 Hyundai and the 2018 Toyota are both a 2018 Top Safety Pick from the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) and have each receive a 5 star overall rating from the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Administration). This means that both vehicles have received great ratings from two of the top vehicle safety rating companies in America.

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Many of the top technological features you'll find today are found in both the 2018 Highlander and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. The 2018 Highlander comes with a 6.1-inch touch screen infotainment system, tri-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth compatibility, HD radio, a sunroof, Driver Easy Speak, satellite radio, proximity key entry and push-button start. The 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe has a 5-inch infotainment display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, six speakers, an Infinity premium audio system and Bluetooth compatibility.

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Throughout this article, I've compared the 2018 Toyota Highlander and the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe. I've gone over numerous technological features, both interiors and exteriors, safety ratings and estimated MPG. Although both vehicle have a lot to offer, I would have to give the edge to the Toyota. While the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe is close to the Highlander in every category, the Toyota's edges in overall MPG, cargo space and technological features make it the better SUV. If you would like to purchase a Toyota, feel free to come on down to Penn Toyota, in Greenvale, New York. We've happily served the people of New York for many years and hope to serve you too.

* EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.
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