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Hyundai Santa Fe, Toyota RAV4, Mazda CX-7, Ford Edge, Honda CR-V, SUV
#1 of 811 07 Santa Fe vs. 06 Rav4 vs. 07 Mazda Cx7
Apr 09, 2006 (1:17 pm)
Comparison of new medium small suvs
#2 of 811 Still a bit early but when all three arrive soon, it should be good
Apr 09, 2006 (1:20 pm)
I really like the looks of the cx7 but the rav 4 should be a quality made small suv and santa fe the best value of the three.
I really like the overall package of the santa fe and its price though(styling, engine, ameneties, price)
#3 of 811 santa fe looks really good
Apr 22, 2006 (12:48 pm)
I like the new santa fe's design. I think Rav 4 didnt cahnge it still looks like the old model 2005. But santa fe is completly redesigned and great looking car i think mazda copied nissan murano
#4 of 811 mazda cx7
Apr 23, 2006 (3:15 pm)
their sole engine can only help consumers with 16 mpg? wow thats going to hurt mazda
Rav4 and Santa do have inline 4 engines that will do 20 + mpg
#6 of 811 Re: mazda cx7 [choe13]
Apr 25, 2006 (6:00 pm)
"their sole engine can only help consumers with 16 mpg? wow thats going to hurt mazda"
in dan neil's review in the LA Times, he got 24 mpg.
LA Times review
May 21, 2006 (2:25 pm)
I like the look of thew new Santa Fe, but I just don't trust the quality. Not one bit. The Rav 4 is a solid car and the CX-7 looks great on paper. So there is conflicting MPG information does the CX-7 get 16 or 24?
May 21, 2006 (3:29 pm)
hyundai has a great quality. i've seen it upclose and it's 10 times better than current version.
#9 of 811 Re: CX 7 [jaysash]
May 22, 2006 (3:00 pm)
I saw a CX7 last week end. Looks great but the cargo area is more the size of the Tucson.
May 24, 2006 (10:43 am)
I have not seen the NEW Sante Fe but was impressed with the old EXCEPT for the gas milage. Also, the latest Consumers has shown a bit of a decline in Hyundai quality which is a bit disapointing. Still it could be the best value. We just got rid of out 96 RAV 1st gen Rav for an 06. I would say the 05 2nd gen Rav looked similar to the 1st gen but I really see little comparison to the 3rd gen except maybe to hood and lights. Our new Rav's 4cylinder actually accelerates nicely compared to the old. Its quite large inside, appears to have aura of quality about it and drives quite well. I do not know what Car and Driver did to get 16mpg but thats rediculous. Every other article I have read shows 20mpg+...and I am not talking about the inflated numbers you find on the window sticker! We are averaging that in pure city if not higher. Most periodicals on the other hand show the Sante Fe at 16 city and I know folks who can attest to that. Price wise and feature wise I can only say our 06 Base Rav was well eqipped....though the side air bags were an option. No doubt the Sante Fe is better equpipped. Our Base 4X4 was 22K +tax. I am unsure how that compares to the new Sante Fe. You can likely do better if you find a left over one. All in all Toyota will no doubt end up the over winner in quality, price and mpg. But Hyndai is making it a race....and the old King (CRV) is just about the appear.......