Hyundai Santa FE 2006 vs Honda CR-V 2007

Hyundai Santa FE
2006 - 2010
Honda CR-V
2007 - 2010
Gearbox: ManualAutomatic
Engine: 2.7 Petrol2.4 Petrol
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: 189 HP166 HP
Torque: 248 NM220 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 10 seconds11 seconds
Hyundai Santa FE is more dynamic to drive.
Hyundai Santa FE engine produces 23 HP more power than Honda CR-V, whereas torque is 28 NM more than Honda CR-V. Thanks to more power Hyundai Santa FE reaches 100 km/h speed 1 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 10.19.5
The Honda CR-V is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
Hyundai Santa FE consumes 0.6 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Honda CR-V, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the Hyundai Santa FE could require 90 litres more fuel.
Fuel tank capacity: 75 litres58 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 740 km in combined cycle610 km in combined cycle
Hyundai Santa FE gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

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

Honda CR-V 2007: Car features Honda`s real-time four-wheel-drive system, which sends torque to the front wheels under normal conditions. A multi-plate clutch transfers torque to the rear axle when wheel slip is detected (pressure is applied to the clutch by a dual-pump system). To allow ABS to work smoothly, the clutch is also disengaged during braking.


Average engine lifespan: 480'000 km480'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used.
Engine production duration: 8 years15 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Kia Magentis, Hyundai GrandeurUsed only for this car
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts.


Length: 4.68 m4.52 m
Width: 1.89 m1.82 m
Height: 1.72 m1.68 m
Hyundai Santa FE is larger.
Hyundai Santa FE is 16 cm longer than the Honda CR-V, 7 cm wider, while the height of Hyundai Santa FE is 4 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 969 litres556 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
no data955 litres
Hyundai Santa FE has more luggage capacity.
Hyundai Santa FE has 413 litres more trunk space than the Honda CR-V.
Turning diameter: 10.9 meters11.8 meters
The turning circle of the Hyundai Santa FE is 0.9 metres less than that of the Honda CR-V, which means Hyundai Santa FE can be easier to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 2`5202`160

Honda CR-V has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data Hyundai Santa FE has serious deffects in 85 percent more cases than Honda CR-V, so Honda CR-V quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 48005600
Rating in user reviews: 8.0/10 8.8/10
Pros and Cons: Hyundai Santa FE has
  • timing belt engine
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • roomier boot
  • better manoeuvrability
  • lower price
Honda CR-V has
  • timing chain engine
  • lower fuel consumption
  • has 4x4 drive
  • fewer faults
  • higher ratings in user reviews
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