The crew at Cars.com recently gathered 8 SUVs and added judges from USA TODAY and MotorWeek who evaluated 11 key categories from interior quality to mileage, and then tallied the results. The winner: Hyundai Santa Fe. Sorry, Toyota, Nissan and Dodge.
Quite simply there's more zip when you need it. Santa Fe offers more standard V6 horsepower than the Toyota Highlander, Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder and Mazda CX-9. It gives power-on-demand a whole new meaning.
It starts with seats for 7 or 6 that includes available second-row captain's chairs. Got gear? Santa Fe's seats can be stowed to make the most of its total interior volume, which is greater than the Toyota Highlander, Dodge Durango and Mazda CX-9.
What a way to make a great first impression. Santa Fe has larger standard wheels than the Toyota Highlander, Ford Explorer and Honda Pilot.
Santa Fe puts great ideas into action. Get the added peace of mind that comes with having more standard airbags than the Honda Pilot, Nissan Pathfinder and Mazda CX-9.
Santa Fe's standard Driver Selectable Steering Mode (DSSM) is not available on any other primary competitor. Access this advanced feature by pressing a button on the steering wheel and select from three modes: Comfort, Normal or Sport to customize your steering effort and feel. Additional high-value standard features and awards are shown below.