Hyundai Santa FE 2006 vs Toyota RAV4 2006

Hyundai Santa FE
2006 - 2010
Toyota RAV4
2006 - 2009
Gearbox: AutomaticManual
Engine: 2.2 Diesel2.2 Diesel
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming chain
Timing belt usually needs to be replaced more often than the chain, but it is usually significantly cheaper. Timing belt motors are generally quieter and less vibrating than chain motors.


Power: 150 HP136 HP
Torque: 335 NM310 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 12.4 seconds10.5 seconds
Hyundai Santa FE engine produces 14 HP more power than Toyota RAV4, whereas torque is 25 NM more than Toyota RAV4. Despite the higher power, Hyundai Santa FE reaches 100 km/h speed 1.9 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 7.96.6
Real fuel consumption: 9.5 l/100km7.6 l/100km
The Toyota RAV4 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification Hyundai Santa FE consumes 1.3 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Toyota RAV4, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Hyundai Santa FE could require 195 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, Hyundai Santa FE consumes 1.9 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Toyota RAV4.
Fuel tank capacity: 75 litres60 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 940 km in combined cycle900 km in combined cycle
780 km with real consumption780 km with real consumption

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Front wheel drive (FWD)4x4 - AWD (all-wheel-drive)

Toyota RAV4 2006: It has proactive automatic four-wheel drive and acts as front-wheel drive under normal conditions. In the event of wheel slip, torque is transferred to the rear wheels via an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. The clutch can also be locked manually with a button on the console.


Engine production duration: 5 years13 years
Engine spread: Used only for this carInstalled on at least 3 other car models, including Toyota Avensis, Toyota Corolla Verso, Toyota Verso
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Toyota RAV4 might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.68 m4.40 m
Width: 1.89 m1.82 m
Height: 1.72 m1.68 m
Hyundai Santa FE is larger.
Hyundai Santa FE is 28 cm longer than the Toyota RAV4, 7 cm wider, while the height of Hyundai Santa FE is 4 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 969 litres586 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data1470 litres
Hyundai Santa FE has more luggage capacity.
Hyundai Santa FE has 383 litres more trunk space than the Toyota RAV4.
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters10.2 meters
The turning circle of the Hyundai Santa FE is 0.7 metres more than that of the Toyota RAV4, which means Hyundai Santa FE can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`5202`190

Toyota RAV4 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Hyundai Santa FE has serious deffects in 190 percent more cases than Toyota RAV4, so Toyota RAV4 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 48005200
Rating in user reviews: 8.0/10 7.7/10
Pros and Cons: Hyundai Santa FE has
  • timing belt engine
  • more power
  • roomier boot
  • lower price
Toyota RAV4 has
  • timing chain engine
  • more dynamic
  • lower fuel consumption
  • has 4x4 drive
  • better manoeuvrability
  • fewer faults
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