Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Subaru Forester

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Key Specs

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.71 / 5
48 Reviews
4.62 / 5
53 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
182 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.4L GDI E
2.5L 4 Cyl DOHC 16V w/VVT

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
43.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
40.9 in.
39.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 in.
39.6 in.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Exterior Features

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/65TR17
P225/60HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.9 in.
105.1 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.5 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
187.8 in.
182.1 in.

Width

Width
74.4 in.
71.5 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3591 - 3735 lbs.
3449 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
185 hp
182 hp

Torque

Torque
178 ft. lbs.
176 ft. lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.8 gal.
16.6 gal.

Combined

Combined
24 - 26 mpg
30 mpg

City

City
21 - 22 mpg
26 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 - 29 mpg
33 mpg

Safety Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Hyundai Santa Fe
Subaru Forester

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD - Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
110.7 ft³.
111.9 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3591 - 3735 lbs.
3449 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 - 25 mpg.
29 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 - 22 mpg.
26 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
27 - 29 mpg.
33 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4
Regular Unleaded H-4

Displacement

Displacement
2.4 L/144
2.5 L/152

Fuel System

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
7

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
CVT w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.49
3.60 - 0.75

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.08
3.69

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.80 - 4.08
3.70

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 - 7.7
6.1

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/65TR17
P225/60HR17

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/65TR17
P225/60HR17

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 X 7 in.
17 X 7 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 X 7 in.
17 X 7 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Steel

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum - Steel

Spare Wheel Material

Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Steel

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
37.5 ft.
35.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in.
11.6 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 in.
11.2 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.8 gal.
16.6 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.2 in.
41.2 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
44.1 in.
43.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
59.1 in.
58.2 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
57.5 in.
54.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.2 in.
39.6 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
40.9 in.
39.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
58.3 in.
57.2 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
56.3 in.
53.6 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.9 in.
105.1 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
187.8 in.
182.1 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.4 in.
71.5 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
66.1 in.
67.5 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
64.3 in.
61.6 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
64.7 in.
61.8 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
7.3 in.
8.7 in.

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
71.3 ft³.
76.1 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
35.9 ft³.
35.4 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
35.9 ft³.
35.4 ft³.

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80
0.56

Model Group

Model Group
Santa Fe
Forester

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact Sport Utility
Compact Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.4
2.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4