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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs 2018 Honda CR-V

If you're in the market for a new midsize crossover or SUV, you're in luck... you have plenty of options. Of course, all those options mean it's tough to find time to research them all... so, maybe it's not so lucky. But, don't fret. We're here to help by comparing two of the top models in the segment: the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs the 2018 Honda CR-V. Read on below to find out which vehicle has the edge and then contact us at Coastal Hyundai with any remaining questions you might have.

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs 2018 Honda CR-V
108 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 106 cu. ft.
1,650 lbs. Maximum Trailer Weight 1,500 lbs.
185 hp, 178 lb.-ft. of torque Standard Engine Specs 184 hp, 180 lb.-ft. of torque
240 hp, 260 lb.-ft. of torque Available Engine Specs 190 hp, 179 lb.-ft. of torque
40/20/40 split Rear Seat Type 60/40 split
4.9 out of 5 stars Cars.com Consumer Rating No rating
Available Blue Link In-Vehicle Assistance Service Not available
7 years/100,000 miles Powertrain Warranty 5 years/60,000 miles

Performance Between the 2018 Santa Fe Sport vs CR-V

SUVs aren't exactly known for their thrilling driving dynamics. That's generally considered to be OK, since these vehicles are made for tearing up the track. They're engineered to be versatile and practical vehicles that keep you comfortable on any length of drive.

Although the Santa Fe Sport could be considered an exception to that rule, either way, you don't want to drive an SUV that is underpowered. That is the last thing you want, and Hyundai has ensured the Santa Fe Sport does not fall victim to that with an available 240-horsepower engine pumping out 260 lb.-ft. of torque. By comparison, the CR-V's top output comes in at a disappointing 190 horsepower that isn't even made up for with superior passenger space or towing capability when compared to the Santa Fe Sport.

Value Comparison Between the Santa Fe Sport and CR-V

Of course, performance isn't all you'll care about when buying a new SUV. You want to get the most for your money too. While the starting MSRP between the two vehicles is similar, getting the most for your money isn't always necessarily about that final price. The warranty is also a major factor when it comes to getting excellent value. This is where the Santa Fe Sport really delivers with America's Best Warranty consisting of a 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, blowing away what Honda offers for the CR-V. Additional peace of mind also comes in the form of the Blue Link in-vehicle assistance service that you can connect to anytime and anywhere on the road. You won't find that in the Honda CR-V.

It's pretty obvious now that the 2018 Honda CR-V simply falls short when compared to the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Don't just take our word for it, though. Contact us at Coastal Hyundai so we can set you up with a test drive.

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