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

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Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Toyota Highlander Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $44,125

Hyundai Santa Fe SE Ultimate   
Difference: $3,757

Lowest Total Invoice: $41,760

Hyundai Santa Fe SE Ultimate   
Difference: $1,855

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelSanta FeSanta FeHighlander
TrimSE UltimateLimited UltimateLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Base Price $38,700 $39,400 $44,800
Base Invoice $36,753 $37,017 $40,903
AWD 1,750 1,750 1,460
Tech Package 2,100 2,100  
Cargo net 50 50 49
Rear bumper protector 50 50 139
Cargo cover 150 150  
Floor mats 135 135 225
All-weather floor mats 140 140 249
Cargo tray 100 100  
AWD 1,644 1,625 1,333
Tech Package 1,911 1,911  
Cargo net 41 41 35
Rear bumper protector 41 41 99
Cargo cover 121 121  
Floor mats 107 107 140
All-weather floor mats 112 112 145
Cargo tray 80 80  
Options (change) 4,475 4,475 2,122
Options (change) 4,057 4,038 1,752
Destination 950 950 960
Total Price $44,125 $44,825 $47,882
Total Invoice $41,760 $42,005 $43,615

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 295-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-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 $950, the total price of this trim is $44,125.

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 $950, the total price of this trim is $44,825.

The base sticker price of the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum trim is $44,800. The features would cost an additional $2,122. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $47,882.

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 7. 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 295-horsepower 3.5L V6 engine, a AWD drivetrain, and a 8-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 $950, the total price of this trim is $41,760.

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 $950, the total price of this trim is $42,005.

The invoice of the Toyota Highlander Limited Platinum trim is $40,903. The features would cost an additional $1,752. Including the destination charge of $960, the total price of this trim is $43,615.

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 3. 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: $3,242
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $1,386
Model Year201720172017
ModelSanta FeSanta FeHighlander
TrimSE UltimateLimited UltimateLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Engine290hp V6290hp V6295hp V6
TransmissionT6T6T8
DrivetrainAWDAWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)18/24 MPG18/24 MPG19/26 MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 12?, 12825, 12
Tire (rear if not all the same)235/55-19235/55-19245/55-19
Total Price$44,125$44,825$47,882
Adjustments for Features00-515
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$44,125$44,825$47,367
Cost Above Minimum$0$700$0
Total Invoice$41,760$42,005$43,615
Adjustments for Features00-469
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$41,760$42,005$43,146
Cost Above Minimum$0$245$0

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Features Comparison: Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year201720172017
ModelSanta FeSanta FeHighlander
TrimSE UltimateLimited UltimateLimited Platinum
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV4dr SUV
Transmission and Drivetrain 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1100$1100 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1300
AWD$1700$1700$1700
Accessories 
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
Lane departure prevention system, steering-based  $200
Obstacle detection, front  $200
Perimeter scan  $25
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system  $100
Seat cushion airbag, passenger  $75
Torque vectoring, brake-based$100$100 
Vehicle health reports$0$0 
Cargo Management 
Cargo mat  $40
Liftglass or two-piece tailgate  $150
Trailering equipment (4 wire)$125$125 
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 
Automatic start / stop  $150
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 
Alloy wheels$350$350 
Chrome-clad alloy wheels  $600
Electronic systems calibration selector$200$200 
Total Value of Features$6,775$6,775$7,290
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$0$515
Value of Feature Adjustments00-469

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Specifications Comparison: Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Toyota Highlander

Model Year20172017
ModelSanta FeHighlander
Body4dr SUV4dr SUV
Wheelbase110.2 in109.8 in
Length193.1 in192.5 in
Width74.2 in75.8 in
Height66.5 in68.1 in
Curb Weight4,178 lb.4,535 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-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested105043%
Total Not Requested140057%

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-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Forward collision warning200Yes
Pedestrian detection50Yes
Total Requested105043%
Total Not Requested140057%

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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