Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs Honda CR-V

Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Takes On the Honda Competition Here in Webster


The open road's calling out of Webster. We who live here in Monroe County, from the seat of Rochester to Brighton and nearby Irondequoit, surely know what it's like, however, to have to deal not only with a diversity of terrain but also a gamut of weather, including dreaded Ontario lake-effect snow. Luckily, there's a Hyundai Santa Fe Sport SUV from whose cockpit you can tack into it, and in base Sport, Sport 2.0T, and Sport 2.0T Ultimate trims, the sport utility shows itself a contender, even against segment rivals like Honda CR-V and its LX, EX, EX-L, and Touring trims.


So Where Does Santa Fe Sport Make the Grade?


Right out the gate, each SUV demonstrates its multi-terrain, all-climate chops, offering a choice of in-line 4-cylinder and in-line 4-cylinder Turbo engines as well as front- and all-wheel drive options. Hyundai Santa Fe Sport even showcases the impeccable handling and sturdiness credentials of a Vehicle Stability Management system, Electronic Stability Control, and a Traction Control System, as well as the highly controlled halts afforded by anti-lock braking with Electronic Brake-force Distribution and Brake Assist. There are comparable to Honda CR-V, which features Vehicle Stability Assist™ (VSA®) with Traction Control, as well as the same braking chops. Each model even features a rearview camera to simplify parking and backing up.


Plus, when it comes to staying connected with a host of controls at your fingertips, both Hyundai Santa Fe Sport and Honda CR-V have options. Santa Fe Sport showcases 5-inch and 7-inch display audio systems, graduating to an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system in Sport 2.0T Ultimate; plus, you'll find Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility for smartphone integration in Sport 2.0T and later. Honda CR-V weighs in with a 5-inch Color LCD Screen in its LX trim, becoming a 7-inch Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ support in CR-V EX and higher. Both models even feature their own versions of Blind Spot Detection, Cross-traffic Alert (RCTA), and lane management systems for safety.


But when it all comes down to it, there are a few areas in which Hyundai Santa Fe Sport overtakes Honda CR-V with distinction.


  • Hyundai Santa Fe Sport shows itself the stronger performer, both in terms of the get-up-and-go and of cruising power. Hyundai's SUV offers 185 to 240 horsepower made possible by 178 to 260 pound-feet of torque. That excels Honda CR-V, which offers but 184 to 190 horsepower and 179 to 180 pound-feet.
  • In Santa Fe Sport, you'll find the seamless shifts of a driving habit-adaptive six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®. Honda CR-V offers a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Sport Mode.
  • Ascending and descending through the thick of it is a breeze thanks to standard Downhill Brake Control and Hillstart Assist Control (HAC) in Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. Only Hill Start Assist presents in Honda CR-V.
  • As pertains plenty of room for travelers, Santa Fe Sport packs it on, with 108.0 cubic feet of passenger volume. CR-V packs it in, with only 101.6 to 105.9 cubic feet, depending upon trim.
  • Entertainment options abound in Santa Fe Sport. Choose, depending on trim, from a six-speaker AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system, one with SiriusXM and HD Radio™ support, or an expansive 12-speaker Infinity® Premium Audio system with QuantumLogic® Surround and Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology in Sport 2.0T Ultimate. CR-V offers four-, six-, eight-, and nine-speaker audio systems.


See How the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Fares for Yourself Here at Our Webster, NY Hyundai Dealer


Here at Vision Hyundai Webster, we're enthusiasts of both the enhanced daily commute and the road trip a world apart. Peruse our expansive inventory of Hyundai Santa Fe Sport models and be sure to stop by and visit us here at our 755 Ridge Road Hyundai showroom in Webster, NY. We'll be delighted to introduce you to the ways in which the SUV helps create the best of both these worlds. We're just a short, scenic drive from Rochester, Brighton, and Irondequoit!