Are you a West Michigan driver eyeing the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS FWD for its horsepower? We think that when you see how it compares to the fuel economy of the 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD LX, you’ll see why so many West Michigan families have been driving Honda’s crossover utility vehicle.
Let’s compare the engines of these two models side by side and find out which is right for you.
Power or Fuel Economy?
While the two vehicles are similarly sized, the same can’t be said of their engines:
- The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS FWD horsepower and torque ratings do come out ahead of the 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD LX at 290 hp to 185 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque to 181 lb-ft of torque.
- But many drivers don’t need excessive power on their family SUVs, and the Hyundai suffers on fuel economy for the power: the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS FWD earns 25 highway and 18 city mpg while the 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD LX is rated at an EPA-estimated 34 highway and 27 city mpg.
And if you do need more power, there’s always the 2016 Honda Pilot, which offers seating for as many as eight passengers and the kind of high-tech features drivers have come to expect from a Honda.
Honda’s Standard Features
Each new Honda vehicle comes with standard features that set it apart from competing models, and you can find perks like these on even the basic 2015 Honda CR-V 2WD LX:
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio
- Steering wheel-mounted controls for audio, cruise, and phone
- Rearview camera with built-in guidelines
- Touchscreen infotainment system (Honda’s exclusive i-MID)
- SMS texting capabilities
- Pandora internet radio
When you upgrade the Honda crossover, you’ll find a wide range of truly advanced features while many competing models require upgrades for what Honda includes as standard.
Test Drive a CR-V Today
Let us show you that the CR-V has plenty of power despite its practical fuel economy. Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer to take a test drive and see everything the CR-V has to offer.