Subaru Forester vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

Dark Gray Metallic
VS
Circuit Silver

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$22,990 - $26,001
$21,174 - $23,533

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
290 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L 4 Cyl DOHC 16V w/VVT
3.3L GDI DOHC 24

Interior Features

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Not Available

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.4 in.
39.9 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38 in.
40.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.8 in.
39.4 in.

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Not Available
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
7

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Not Available
Optional

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Not Available
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 in.
110.2 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
34.8 ft.
36.9 ft.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
74.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3395 - 3450 .lbs
4026 - 4178 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
290 hp

Torque

Torque
174 ft. lbs.
252 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Capacity
1500 .lbs
5000 .lbs

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
150 .lbs
500 .lbs

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.9 gal.
18.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
13 - 16 mpg
9 - 25 mpg

City

City
26 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
32 mpg
24 - 25 mpg

Safety Features

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester
Hyundai Santa Fe

Body Style

Body Style
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive - Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

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

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
7

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
108.3 ft³.
146.6 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3395 - 3450 lbs.
4026 - 4178 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
28 mpg.
20 - 21 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
26 mpg.
18 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 mpg.
24 - 25 mpg.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs.
5000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs.
500 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1500 lbs.
5000 lbs.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs.
500 lbs.

Maximum Trailering Capacity

Maximum Trailering Capacity
1500 lbs.
5000 lbs.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4
Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
2.5 L/152
3.3 L/204

Fuel System

Fuel System
Sequential MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection

Trans Type

Trans Type
6
6

Trans Description Cont.

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

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.50 - 0.61
4.65

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67
3.39

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70
3.04

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

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3
8.4 - 8.9

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

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

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17
P235/60TR18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17
P235/60TR18

Spare Tire Size

Spare Tire Size
Compact
Compact

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
17 - 17 X 7 in.
18 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
17 - 17 X 7 in.
18 X 7.5 in.

Spare Wheel Size

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in.
Compact in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum - Steel
Aluminum

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
34.8 ft.
36.9 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
11.6 in.
12.6 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.8 in.
11.9 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.9 gal.
18.8 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.4 in.
39.9 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
43 in.
41.3 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
57 in.
59.4 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.9 in.
56.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.8 in.
39.4 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
38 in.
40.4 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
56.5 in.
58.3 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53 in.
55.4 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.9 in.
110.2 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
70.7 in.
74.2 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
66.4 in.
66.5 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
60.9 in.
64.1 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.1 in.
64.5 in.

Min Ground Clearance

Min Ground Clearance
8.7 in.
7.3 in.

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
71.9 in.
Not Available

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
37.1 in.
Not Available

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
45.9 in.
Not Available

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
42.2 in.
Not Available

Cargo Box (Area) Height

Cargo Box (Area) Height
34.8 in.
Not Available

Liftover Height

Liftover Height
28.6 in.
Not Available

Cargo Volume to Seat 1

Cargo Volume to Seat 1
74.7 ft³.
80 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 2

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
34.4 ft³.
40.9 ft³.

Cargo Volume to Seat 3

Cargo Volume to Seat 3
34.4 ft³.
13.5 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
Forester
Santa Fe

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Compact Sport Utility
Compact Sport Utility

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sport Utility
Sport Utility

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
2.5
3.3

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4