Hyundai Santa FE 2006 vs Lexus RX 2003

Hyundai Santa FE
2006 - 2010
Lexus RX
2003 - 2009
Gearbox: AutomaticAutomatic
Engine: 2.7 Petrol3.3 Petrol
Camshaft drive: Timing beltTiming belt


Power: 189 HP230 HP
Torque: 248 NM328 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 11.7 seconds7.8 seconds
Lexus RX is a more dynamic driving.
Hyundai Santa FE engine produces 41 HP less power than Lexus RX, whereas torque is 80 NM less than Lexus RX. Due to the lower power, Hyundai Santa FE reaches 100 km/h speed 3.9 seconds later.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 10.6no data
Fuel tank capacity: 75 litres72 litres

Drive type

Wheel drive type: All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)


Average engine lifespan: 480'000 km560'000 km
Engine resource depends largely on regular maintenance and the quality of the oils and fuels used, but under equal conditions the average life of a Lexus RX engine could be longer.
Engine production duration: 8 years13 years
Engine spread: Installed on at least 2 other car models, including Kia Magentis, Hyundai GrandeurInstalled on at least 2 other car models, including Toyota Sienna, Lexus ES
In general, the longer and for more car models an engine is produced, the better its serviceability and availability of spare parts. Lexus RX might be a better choice in this respect.


Length: 4.68 m4.73 m
Width: 1.89 m1.84 m
Height: 1.72 m1.68 m
Hyundai Santa FE is 5 cm shorter than the Lexus RX, 5 cm wider, while the height of Hyundai Santa FE is 4 cm higher.
Trunk capacity: 969 litres490 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1582 litres2130 litres
Even though the car is shorter, Hyundai Santa FE has 479 litres more trunk space than the Lexus RX. The Lexus RX may have more interior space, so the cabin could be more spacious and more comfortable for the driver and passengers. The maximum boot capacity (with all rear seats folded down) is larger in Lexus RX (by 548 litres).
Turning diameter: 10.9 metersno data
Gross weight (kg): 2`520no data
Safety: no data
below average
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Average price (€): 48006800
Rating in user reviews: 8.0/10 9.4/10
Pros and Cons: Hyundai Santa FE has
  • roomier boot
  • lower price
Lexus RX has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • longer expected engine lifespan
  • higher ratings in user reviews
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