Last post on Feb 12, 2012 at 8:55 PM
You are in the Hyundai Santa Fe
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Honda CR-V, Hyundai Santa Fe, Car Comparisons, SUV
#90 of 106 Re: CRV vs. Hyundai [danprtr]
Dec 23, 2008 (8:49 pm)
Have owned an '07 CR-V EXL for just over 2 years -- previously owned an '03 Accord EXL V-6 model. Love the CR-V except for the tires. My wife's vehicle was an '02 Toyo Highlander Ltd -- great vehicle. Looked at the '08 Highlander and '08 SF and, for $9000 less bought the Santa Fe Ltd AWD -- we love it!! More for the money in the SF -- no doubt. However, Honda doesn't have to buy it's customers and, at present, Hyundai is having to do that and is making great progress. Once our economy gets back to normal, there will be a price differential between the CR-V and the SF -- if you are in the market for a Santa Fe, better take advantage of the Hyundai pricing in the near future. The unknown -- will the Hyundai provide the proven trouble free ownership experience I have had with Hondas for the past 30 years?
#91 of 106 Re: CRV vs. Hyundai [illinialuminco]
Nov 13, 2010 (3:51 pm)
we had an 07 CRV nav. The car of my dreams until last week when a drunk driver hit us. The interior cabin was intact. But when we saw the outside of the car, it's a wonder we are alive.
The next day we get a rental, it's a santa fe. LOL Similar enough to the crv but I find it goofy for lack of a better word. Some things are placed similar and others seem counterproductive when driving, having to look to see where they are. The ride is choppier. A good alternative I suppose if you need to save a few dollars, but nothing beats the real deal.
Right now waiting on insurance checks and running to buy a 2011 Crv. I have no doubt it protected us in that crash
#92 of 106 Re: CRV vs. Hyundai [marig0107]
Nov 15, 2010 (6:21 am)
The next day we get a rental, it's a santa fe. LOL Similar enough to the crv but I find it goofy for lack of a better word. Some things are placed similar and others seem counterproductive when driving, having to look to see where they are. The ride is choppier.
I had the opposite impression; the Santa Fe rides better to me, but the CR-V handles better.
#93 of 106 Re: CRV vs. Hyundai [marig0107]
Nov 15, 2010 (4:08 pm)
If you think the Santa Fe is "goofy", then don't buy one.
Thanks for playing.
#94 of 106 Re: CRV vs. Hyundai [bokonon3]
Nov 16, 2010 (3:08 am)
If you don't like their comments, then don't read them.
#95 of 106 meanwhile, back at the ranch
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 16, 2010 (7:45 am)
Anyone tire-kicking the CR-V and Santa Fe?
#96 of 106 Re: CRV vs. Hyundai [jcihak]
Nov 16, 2010 (6:07 pm)
true that. Why have a forum open to opinions and then be mad when someone gives them.
#98 of 106 Re: meanwhile, back at the ranch [steve_]
Nov 19, 2010 (2:17 pm)
well I've driven the rental a little bit more and become accustom to it. It's powerful, the first day giving my son whip lash with the breaking. But I've got it down now and it's fairly smooth. Acceleration seems a little labored but nothing that is a big deal.
It's still not laid out intuitively for me though. Some of the controls are large on the steering wheel and it's not easy for me to just click in the dark. I'm sure after a few days of trial and error, I'd mostly have that down. But I won't have many more days with it.
A decent car I think. Not sure about it's reliability. Havent checked on that because I am not buying it. Test drive them both, read reports and make a list of likes and don'ts. I think it'll come down to a few factors one way or another.
#99 of 106 Another Santa Fe Renter
Nov 21, 2010 (10:11 am)
I too got a Santa Fe rental, a 2010. Drove it for 7 days. It is not as fun to drive in the twisties as my CR-V was, but much smoother and quieter on the road, and (for my 6'4" self) more comfortable. Great seats.
I'm in the market now, and GLS 4-cylinder Santa Fe is at the top of my list.