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Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Toyota Highlander Price Comparison (MSRP)

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Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Toyota Highlander Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $44,070

Hyundai Santa Fe SE Ultimate   
Difference: $2,423

Lowest Total Invoice: $41,705

Hyundai Santa Fe SE Ultimate   
Difference: $653

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172016
ModelSanta FeSanta FeHighlander
TrimSE UltimateLimited UltimateLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $38,700 $39,400 $43,530
Base Invoice $36,753 $37,017 $39,744
AWD 1,750 1,750 1,460
Tech Package 2,100 2,100  
Cargo net 50 50 49
Rear bumper protector 50 50 129
All-weather floor mats 140 140 200
Floor mats 135 135 225
Cargo tray 100 100  
Cargo cover 150 150  
AWD 1,644 1,625 1,333
Tech Package 1,911 1,911  
Cargo net 41 41 32
Rear bumper protector 41 41 89
All-weather floor mats 112 112 120
Floor mats 107 107 140
Cargo tray 80 80  
Cargo cover 121 121  
Options (change) 4,475 4,475 2,063
Options (change) 4,057 4,038 1,714
Destination 895 895 900
Total Price $44,070 $44,770 $46,493
Total Invoice $41,705 $41,950 $42,358

The configured Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV has a 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Highlander are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Hyundai Santa Fe SE Ultimate trim is $38,700. The features would cost an additional $4,475. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $44,070.

The base sticker price of the Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate trim is $39,400. The features would cost an additional $4,475. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $44,770.

The base sticker price of the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum trim is $43,530. The features would cost an additional $2,063. Including the destination charge of $900, the total price of this trim is $46,493.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Hyundai Santa Fe trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota Highlander trims is 6. Based on this adjustment, the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Hyundai Santa Fe 4dr SUV has a 290-horsepower 3.3L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

The configured Toyota Highlander 4dr SUV has a 270-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 6-speed manually-shiftable automatic transmission.

Even when the Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Highlander are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Hyundai Santa Fe SE Ultimate trim is $36,753. The features would cost an additional $4,057. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $41,705.

The invoice of the Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate trim is $37,017. The features would cost an additional $4,038. Including the destination charge of $895, the total price of this trim is $41,950.

The invoice of the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum trim is $39,744. The features would cost an additional $1,714. Including the destination charge of $900, the total price of this trim is $42,358.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Hyundai Santa Fe trims is 4. The feature adjusted price of the Toyota Highlander trims is 2. Based on this adjustment, the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Toyota Highlander

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Hyundai Santa Fe SE Ultimate
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $3,458
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,632
Model Year201720172016
ModelSanta FeSanta FeHighlander
TrimSE UltimateLimited UltimateLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine290hp V6290hp V6270hp V6
TransmissionT6T6T6
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)18/24 MPG18/24 MPG18/24 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 12?, 12?, 9
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/55-19235/55-19245/55-19
Total Price$44,070$44,770$46,493
Adjustments for Features-1,035-1,0350
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$43,035$43,735$46,493
Cost Above Minimum$0$700$0
Total Invoice$41,705$41,950$42,358
Adjustments for Features-979-9700
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$40,726$40,980$42,358
Cost Above Minimum$0$254$0

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Features Comparison: Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year201720172016
ModelSanta FeSanta FeHighlander
TrimSE UltimateLimited UltimateLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100$1100
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100$100 
Adaptive cruise control  $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000 
Proximity trunk or liftgate opener$125$125 
Remote app$25$25 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats  $0
Around view cameras$500$500 
Automatic braking, low-speed$200$200 
Pedestrian detection$50$50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system  $100
Rearview camera  $200
Seat cushion airbag, passenger  $75
Torque vectoring / active trace control$100$100 
Vehicle health reports$0$0 
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat  $40
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate  $150
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0$0 
App support  $100
Apple CarPlay support$0$0 
DVD-compatible player  $0
Intercom  $25
Ionizing air filtration$50$50 
Rain-sensing wipers  $175
Rear air vents with automatic controls  $250
Rear air vents with manual controls$150$150 
Siri Eyes Free support  $0
SMS text-to-speech reader  $50
Surround sound$250$250 
Telematics service, such as OnStar  $300
Telematics service, such as OnStar, with navigation$325$325 
Traffic + travel information  $25
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75 
Exterior 
Bodyside cladding  $350
Bodyside cladding (gray/black)$250$250 
Bright-finished exhaust tip(s)$50$50 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Compass$0$0 
Conversation mirror  $25
Interior ambient lighting  $150
Steering-linked headlights$150$150 
Xenon HID headlights$500$500 
Powertrain 
Lockable center differential  $150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Foldaway tray table, second row  $75
Manual recliner, third row seats  $125
Power 4-way lumbar adjuster, driver seat$150$150 
Power height adjuster, passenger seat$100$100 
Power lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat  $100
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200 
Total Value of Features$7,150$7,150$6,115
Value of Feature Adjustments$1,035$1,035$0
Value of Feature Adjustments-979-9700

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Specifications Comparison: Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20172016
ModelSanta FeHighlander
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase110.2 in109.8 in
Length193.1 in191.1 in
Width74.2 in75.8 in
Height66.5 in68.1 in
Curb Weight4,178 lb.4,454 lb.
Fuel Capacity18.8 gal.19.2 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.9 in40.7 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room59.4 in59.3 in
Row 1 Hip Room56.7 in57.2 in
Row 1 Legroom41.3 in44.2 in
Row 2 Headroom39.4 in39.9 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room58.3 in59.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room55.4 in57.1 in
Row 2 Legroom40.4 in38.4 in
Row 3 Headroom35.7 in35.9 in
Row 3 Shoulder Room53.9 in55.0 in
Row 3 Hip Room44.1 in45.6 in
Row 3 Legroom30.9 in27.7 in
Cargo Volume,
Minimum
13.5 ft313.8 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Behind R2
40.9 ft342.3 ft3
Cargo Volume,
Maximum
80.0 ft383.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Hyundai Santa Fe SE Ultimate

Tech Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Xenon HID headlights500No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested80033%
Total Not Requested165067%

Option Package Details
Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate

Tech Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Steering-linked headlights150No
Xenon HID headlights500No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750No
Automatic braking, low-speed200No
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50No
Total Requested80033%
Total Not Requested165067%

Option Package Details
Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum

AWD
FeatureValueRequested?
AWD0Yes
Lockable center differential150No
Hill descent control250Yes
Total Requested25063%
Total Not Requested15037%
All-weather floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
All-weather floor mats75Yes
Cargo tray40Yes
Total Requested115100%
Total Not Requested00%
Floor mats
FeatureValueRequested?
Floor mats75Yes
Cargo mat40No
Total Requested7565%
Total Not Requested4035%

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