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Interested in thrilling rides, unforgettable window views, and premium interior comforts? These are just some of the perks you’ll be treated to when you drive a 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe or 2023 Toyota RAV4 around Miami, Miami Gardens, and Hollywood, FL.
However, only one of these SUVs can be your next car, so our team at Lehman Hyundai is here to show you what makes each one unique.
SUVs are equal parts form and function; they’re able to transport people and their gear while looking good doing so. Still, you’ll want to be sure the one you choose has the ability to travel from Point A to Point B reliably. So, it only makes sense that you’d be interested in checking out the powertrains the Santa Fe and the RAV4 have to offer.
When you first peek under their respective hoods, the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe and the Toyota RAV4 appear quite similar. Both models are equipped with:
Kicking things off, the 2023 Santa Fe offers an available 2.5-liter Turbo 4-cylinder engine. This motor delivers 281 horsepower and 311 lb-ft of torque for sleek and dynamic gear changes on the open road.
The sole powertrain in the 2023 RAV4 comes up short, though, with only 203 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. So, you may notice a difference in the way these two SUVs perform.
Of course, you spend your time inside your vehicle, not perched on top of the engine block. As such, you’ll want to make sure you and everyone on board will have sufficient room to stretch out and be comfortable, especially during those longer times spent on the road.
As you cruise around, feeling the supreme power of your selected engine, relax in a spacious and well-appointed cabin. Both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Toyota RAV4 have roomy interiors, but there are some notable differences, as you can see below:
Hyundai Santa Fe
As you can see, the Santa Fe and the RAV4 offer similar rear headroom with roughly 39 inches to enjoy. However, when it comes to more space overall, clearly the Santa Fe has more to offer, leading in front headroom and legroom as well as rear legroom.
Both models have trunks in excess of 35 cubic feet, making them equally capable of handling the weekly groceries, kids’ backpacks, your gear, or a few suitcases for a weekend getaway. To make additional space for larger equipment or that recent flea market purchase, use the standard 60/40 split fold-flat seats in either model.
In the Santa Fe, that extra cargo space expands to a maximum of 72.1 cubic feet. It may be a tight fit for your bulkier items in the Toyota RAV4, though, with only 69.8 cubic feet of maximum cargo space.
Modern drivers like you require advanced technology to remain informed, connected, engaged, and even entertained when behind the wheel. It’s the best way to melt away the miles during a long road trip or even make routine errands more enjoyable. When it comes to technologies, the Santa Fe and the RAV4 deliver.
Both models come standard with 8-inch multimedia touchscreen displays and can be upgraded to screens in excess of 10 inches. Additionally, they both include wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ smartphone integration.
To fully enjoy your favorite playlist with concert-hall sound, you can take advantage of the available premium sound systems in either model. The RAV4 offers an 11-speaker JBL Premium Audio system. While impressive, it pales in comparison to the available Harman Kardon® Premium Audio system in the Santa Fe. This next-level immersive experience provides 12 speakers with Clarif-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology and QuantumLogic® Surround. You’ll feel like you’re sitting up front and center.
To help you cruise around with added confidence and ease, the Santa Fe and the RAV4 are packed with state-of-the-art safety suites: Hyundai SmartSense and Toyota Safety Sense™ 2.5 respectively. Among other similarities, they both have standard brand-specific versions of:
In both SUVs, you’ll also find an available Surround View Monitor, which utilizes cameras placed all around your vehicle’s exterior to provide a comprehensive view of your surroundings when backing in and out of parking spaces or driveways.
However, only in the Santa Fe will you have Driver Attention Warning: a standard feature that watches for indications of drowsy or distracted driving and then alerts you that it may be time to take a break. The RAV4 goes without a similar feature that adds an extra layer of protection.
Come to Lehman Hyundai and see for yourself what makes the 2023 Hyundai Santa Fe sail ahead of the Toyota RAV4. We look forward to seeing our Miami, Miami Gardens, and Hollywood, FL friends soon! Contact or visit us today!
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