2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2019 Toyota RAV4
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe 2019 Toyota RAV4
Basic Warranty
  5 yr. / 60,000 mi. 3 yr. / 36,000 mi.
Fuel Capacity
  18.8 gal. 14.5 gal.
Front Leg Room
  44.1 in. 41.0 in.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

Serving Memphis, TN

If you're comparing the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2019 Toyota RAV4 based on numbers alone, the Santa Fe is the winner. The 2019 Santa Fe ranks #5 among midsize SUVs this year, while the 2019 RAV4 ranks #6. The Santa Fe is fully redesigned this year. Its exterior, complete with a roofline spoiler, chrome accents, LED lighting and more, gives it a distinctly modern appearance. The cabin, which features a revised two-row design, is another new and notable change. This year, you'll get a wealth of safety features too, and a choice of Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Recognizing all it offers, JD Power awarded the Santa Fe the title of “highest-ranked SUV” for long-lasting quality. When equipped with the LED headlights, the 2019 Santa Fe is also an IIHS top safety pick. The Santa Fe surpasses the RAV4, one of its rivals, in the areas of comfort, performance, value, and more.


The 2019 Santa Fe is not technically a luxury SUV, but its stylish and contemporary cabin makes you think otherwise. Its interior comes with an abundance of safety and technology features that inspire confidence and comfort. This year, the Santa Fe has more optional and standard features than ever. More automatic control is in your hands with a proximity key that stores the driver's settings for temperature, seat, and driver's information display, and a hands-free liftgate that can be easily opened even if your hands are full. With a head-up display for the infotainment system, all the vital information you need to know about your car, including directions, is projected onto the windshield. An available premium audio system, elegant leather seats, climate-controlled seats, and a sunroof are all highlights of the Santa Fe's interior.

In comparison, the 2019 RAV4 has an interior of lesser quality. Its interior feels more cramped, and you get fewer standard features. Overall, the Santa Fe stands out among its peers for its exceptional value and generous volume of standard amenities.

Exterior Features

While the 2019 Santa Fe's cabin keeps you entertained and comfortable on even the most extended drives, its exterior will catch your eye at first glance. This year's Santa Fe gets a bolder and brighter look with its LED lights too, which include daytime running LED lights, fog lights, and LED turn signals in the rear. The side mirrors, which are heated on all but the base trim, also get LED signals. A chrome-accented front grille and chrome accents along the Santa Fe's sides add to its striking appearance. Standard wheel sizes range from 17 inches to 19 inches. While the Toyota RAV4 also gets an updated look in 2019, its exterior is not as elegant and refined as the Santa Fe's.


Another area where the Hyundai excels is performance. There are two engine options in the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe. The base engine is a four-cylinder with a 2.5L displacement. With a power output of 185 HP at 6,000 RPM, it can certainly get you where you need to go. The more powerful engine this year is a 2.0L engine with four cylinders that gets a boost of turbo power. This engine has a maximum power output of 235 HP at 6,000 RPM. Both engines are paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission for performance and efficiency. There is only one engine on the RAV4, which produces up to 203 HP.

If you're looking for a quality car in 2019, look no further than the Santa Fe. Redesigned inside and out, the Santa Fe is back and better than ever. Call our dealership or send a request online to test drive this SUV at your convenience. But don't wait, as it may go quickly! While you're here, you can try out the RAV4 for comparison.