2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Midsize crossover SUVs offer a practical, maneuverable vehicle that is able to perform well and provide plenty of interior space for passengers and their gear. Through the years, the midsize crossover segment has evolved to include modern automotive technology aimed at improving convenience, comfort, safety, and entertainment for long and short trips alike.

Two of the top competitors in the segment--the 2017 Toyota Highlander and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe-- each have unique elements to bring to the table while also sharing a few notable qualities. Here, crossover shoppers can learn about key differences and similarities between the Highlander and Santa Fe before getting behind the wheel and making a final buying decision.

2017 Toyota Highlander vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

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2017 Toyota Highlander VS 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
$30,630 Starting MSRP $30,800
20 MPG City Fuel Economy 18 MPG
44.2 inches Front Seat Leg Room 41.3 inches
Standard Lane Departure Warning Optional

In terms of performance, the Highlander comes standard with an I-4 engine, while the Santa Fe base trim is equipped with a V6 powertrain. However, when it comes to efficiency, the Toyota Highlander stands out from the Hyundai Santa Fe with EPA-estimated 20 mpg in the city. On the inside, the 2017 Highlander offers more front seat leg room than the 2017 Santa Fe as well as standard safety technologies, such as lane departure alert, a feature that is only optional with the Santa Fe. In the end, the 2017 Toyota Highlander is available for a slightly more affordable starting price than the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. Which midsize crossover is right for you?

2017 Toyota Highlander Cranberry Township PA

In addition to efficiency, interior space, and high-tech safety equipment, the 2017 Toyota Highlander has so much more to offer. Available features include a refreshed front fascia, redesigned exterior lighting, five USB ports, seating for up to 8 passengers, versatile cargo space, panoramic moonroof, rear-seat entertainment, Pre-Collision System with Pedestrian Detection, Bird’s Eye View Camera, Driver Easy Speak, three-zone automatic climate control, and much more.

If you are interested in getting behind the wheel of the 2017 Toyota Highlander in Cranberry Township, PA, you can schedule a test drive with our team at Baierl Toyota.

red 2017 Toyota Highlander rear side profile
2017 Toyota Highlander interior front seat