Certified Benz & Beemer Compares 2021 Honda CR-V VS 2021 Hyundai Santa Near Scottsdale, AZ

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2021 Honda CR-V

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2021 Hyundai Santa

Safety Comparison

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Using vehicle speed sensors and seat sensors, smart airbags in the CR-V deploy with different levels of force or don’t deploy at all to help better protect passengers of all sizes in different collisions. The CR-V’s side airbags will shut off if a child is leaning against the door. The Santa Fe’s airbags don’t have smart features and will always deploy full force.

Both the CR-V and the Santa Fe have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, front wheel drive, height adjustable front shoulder belts, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver and passenger-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, roof strength and head restraint tests, its standard vehicle-to-vehicle front crash prevention system, its standard vehicle-to-pedestrian front crash prevention system, and its available headlight’s “Good” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the CR-V the rating of “Top Pick” for 2021, a rating granted to only 119 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Santa Fe has not been tested, yet.

Warranty Comparison

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There are over 28 percent more Honda dealers than there are Hyundai dealers, which makes it easier should you ever need service under the CR-V’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

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From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ January 2021 Auto Issue reports that Honda vehicles are more reliable than Hyundai vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Honda 1 place higher in reliability than Hyundai.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

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On the EPA test cycle the CR-V gets better fuel mileage than the Santa Fe:

MPG

CR-V

2WD

1.5 Turbo 4-cyl.

28 city/34 hwy

4WD

1.5 Turbo 4-cyl.

27 city/32 hwy

Santa Fe

2WD

2.5 DOHC 4-cyl.

25 city/28 hwy

2.5 Turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/28 hwy

4WD

2.5 DOHC 4-cyl.

22 city/25 hwy

2.5 Turbo 4-cyl.

21 city/28 hwy

The CR-V has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Santa Fe doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Chassis Comparison

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The Honda CR-V may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 300 to 500 pounds less than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

The CR-V is 6.3 inches shorter than the Santa Fe, making the CR-V easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The front grille of the CR-V uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Santa Fe doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The CR-V uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Santa Fe doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

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The CR-V has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Santa Fe with its rear seat up (39.2 vs. 36.4 cubic feet). The CR-V has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Santa Fe with its rear seat folded (75.8 vs. 72.1 cubic feet).

A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the CR-V easier. The CR-V’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 26 inches, while the Santa Fe’s liftover is 29 inches.

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the CR-V. The Santa Fe doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Ergonomics Comparison

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If the windows are left open on the CR-V the driver can close them all at the outside door handle. On a hot day the driver can lower the windows at the outside door handle or from a distance using the keyless remote. The driver of the Santa Fe can only operate the windows from inside the vehicle, with the ignition on.

The CR-V’s standard automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set, automatically controlling fan speed, vents and temperature to maintain a consistent, comfortable environment. The Santa Fe SE doesn’t offer automatic air conditioning.

Recommendations Comparison

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The Honda CR-V has won recognition from these important consumer publications:

CR-V

Santa Fe

Consumer Reports® Recommends

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Car Book “Best Bet”

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The CR-V was chosen as one of Car and Driver’s “Top Five/10Best Trucks” for 3 of the last 20 years. The Santa Fe has never been a Car and Driver “Top Five/10Best Truck” pick.

Motor Trend selected the CR-V as their 2018 Sport Utility of the Year. The Santa Fe has never been chosen.

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