Shopping for a vehicle for the entire family can be a difficult task. A combination of safety, entertainment and comfort are often the expectations for a family vehicle. Another common factor is versatility, which you don’t often get from your average minivan. One popular vehicle choice among large families are midsize SUVs. They’re large enough to fit all of your passengers as well as their belongings. Our team here at Serra Toyota will give our drivers an insight into how the 2016 Toyota Highlander compares to the popular 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe.
The vehicles have a similar starting price point. We’re comparing the vehicles at their base models, so the 2016 Toyota Highlander LE is being compared to the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe. There is seating for eight passengers in the Highlander and seven passengers in the Santa Fe. Both vehicles offer second row captain’s chair options on the higher models, which reduces the seating capacity by one. These vehicles are similar in a lot of categories, but our team has made sure to point out some of the differing categories.
|2016 Toyota Highlander LE||VS||2016 Hyundai Santa Fe SE|
|6-speed automatic||Transmission||6-speed automatic|
|14 cu. ft.||Cargo volume||13 cu. ft.|
|20 city/ 25 highway||MPG||18 city/25 highway|
Both vehicles are set with front-wheel drive and sit on 18-inch alloy wheels. When it comes to safety, both of these SUVs will have you covered. Each one comes standard with a traction control system, brake assist and a vehicle anti-theft system. The Highlander does include an engine immobilizer, which is not available on the Hyundai Santa Fe.
Entertainment is another key factor, and neither of these vehicles will disappoint. They’re equipped with a CD player, MP3 player, AUX and radio capabilities. Steering wheel mounted controls make it easy for the driver to control the setting in both of the vehicles. What they have to offer is quite similar as well as the cabin space, but the 2016 Highlander does offer slightly more room for front seat passengers.
Those interested in learning more about the safe, reliable 2016 Toyota Highlander are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Driver can get behind the wheel of this versatile family vehicle by scheduling a test drive online.