The Hyundai Santa Fe Fuel Economy Falls Short

April 30th, 2014 by

2014 Honda CR-VWhen drivers visit a Central Illinois Honda Dealer for a new crossover vehicle, many of them have competing models like the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe on their mind. Fuel economy is one of the biggest factors in a decision for a family vehicle like a crossover, and that’s why we’re proud to offer the 2014 Honda CR-V.

How does the CR-V compare to the Santa Fe when it comes to efficiency? Let’s take a closer look.

Fuel Efficiency Matters

There was a time when a few mpg of difference between two competing vehicles was no big deal, but that was also a time when gas prices sometimes dipped below $1/gallon. Those days are long gone, and we’re glad to say that the CR-V does a great job making the most out of every drop.

The 2014 CR-V 2WD LX gets an EPA-estimated 31 mpg on the highway and 23 mpg in the city,* while the Santa Fe only manages 25 highway mpg and 18 city mpg. Those are savings that add up, and fast.

More than just an efficient crossover, the 2014 CR-V is also one of the best equipped small SUVs on the road today. Take a look at our side-by-side comparison of the 2014 Santa Fe and 2014 CR-V and decide for yourself.

Part of Honda’s campaign to redefine the idea of “standard features,” the CR-V comes with Bluetooth phone and audio, a touchscreen interface, a rearview camera, Pandora internet radio, and so much more. Many comparable features can be found on the Santa Fe, but in order to get equipment on par with the CR-V, you’ll need to upgrade the Hyundai crossover.

Test Drive a Honda Today

Whether the 2014 Honda CR-V is up your alley or not, we at Central Illinois Honda Dealers think that there’s a Honda vehicle for practically every driver. Let us help you find yours today; visit one of our six locations in Central Illinois and take the CR-V or another new Honda for a spin.

*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Central Illinois Honda Dealers includes Bob Brady Honda, Bob Lindsay Honda, Brad Barker Honda, Carmack Honda, Dene Lambkin Honda, Honda of Illinois, and Honda of Champaign.