These days, if you want to be one of the best in your class, you really have to go all out in value, and the 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, while impressive, comes up short against the 2014 Honda CR-V. Available now at a West Michigan Honda Dealer near you, the new CR-V is practically a definitive example of a crossover, putting the Hyundai in a pretty dangerous place as far as competition is concerned.
Let’s see how these stack up and which of the two offers a better value.
Choosing Honda or Hyundai…
One of the most remarkable things about the CR-V is its fuel economy. The 2014 CR-V 2WD LX gets an EPA-estimated 31 highway mpg,* which is pretty impressive in and of itself. When you compare it to what the Santa Fe has to offer—a much lower 25 highway mpg—we think you’ll agree with us that as far as fuel economy is concerned, the CR-V tops the Santa Fe.
There’s more than an efficient engine under the hood of the Honda though. Honda also gives drivers incredible standard features options at even the basic LX trim level of the CR-V, including:
- Bluetooth HandsFreeLink for phone and audio connectivity
- SMS text messaging and Pandora internet radio compatibility
- Honda’s i-MID infotainment system with touchscreen interface
- Built-in rearview camera system
- Steering wheel-mounted controls
Don’t get us wrong, Hyundai does offer some comparable features (the i-MID is a Honda exclusive though), but to get them all on par with the CR-V, you’d have to upgrade the Santa Fe.
Test Drive a Honda Today
We can talk all day about the advantages a vehicle like the 2014 Honda CR-V has over competing models like the Hyundai Santa Fe, but in the end, you’re going to need to see it for yourself. And the best view is from the driver’s seat.
Visit a West Michigan Honda Dealer today and take a CR-V for a test drive to see if it’s up your alley. We think you’ll like it.
*Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition (for hybrids), and other factors.
West Michigan Honda Dealers includes Battle Creek Honda, Betten Honda, Crown Honda, Fox Honda, River Town Honda, and Zeigler Honda.