Honda CR-V Vs
Hyundai Santa Fe
Superior SUV Exterior Design
Looking at both vehicles, it’s clear they are both sophisticated and show what can be done with a crossover aesthetically. Both vehicles are crafted to look unique. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is a slick, able-bodied vehicle that dominates the road with its presence. The back end slopes down, angled in a rather gentle way. The front end is smooth with a long-nosed slope to the front end. The 2016 Honda CR-V has a similar long body for a crossover, with a harshly cut backend that supports a sloping front hood. Its aerodynamic design helps both with performance and fuel efficiency. It’s got an athletic side body that helps the CR-V motion at all times. The front end offers a curved front grille, which smiles with its two front headlights and Honda “H” placed front and center. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is an interesting take on the compact crossover, but the 2016 Honda CR-V just offers so much more. It’s exactly what you’d want out of a crossover. It destroys expectations. It is for that reason the CR-V is the winner of this round.
Simple SUV Luxury & Performance
The inside of the compact crossover is designed to capitalize on the benefits of the larger SUV as well as the efficiency of a smaller sedan as well. Both vehicles offer the best luxury, the best technology, and the best interior design. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe comes equipped with a very capable interior, filled with lavish interior comfort, all while having one of the most comprehensive interior designs around. The 2016 Honda CR-V has an interior design based on technology and function. A comfortable ride, noticeable the second you sit into the front or any of the passengers seats of the CR-V. With technology like HondaLink, the information and entertainment hub, and conveniently positioned steering wheel and console buttons, and ample foot and head space, you realized what a vehicle can be when designed properly. It’s a vehicle designed specifically to meet your every need. It’s clear the 2016 Honda CR-V is once again the winner.
The biggest benefit of having a compact crossover is having the ability to produce a vehicle that is powerful that isn’t overly harmful to the environment. Its power meets efficiency. Pulling that off requires incredible engineering and intelligence in the performance department. The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe has 290 horsepower and 252 ft-lbs of torque out of a similar 3.3 L DOHC engine. With this, The Sante is a very powerful machine, but it struggles to stand up to the efficiency that other vehicles can offer. The CR-V has an impressive 185 horsepower and 181 lbs-ft of torque out of a 2.4 L DOHC engine and a CVT transmission, all while having that world famous Honda fuel efficiency system via ECON mode. The CR-V also has some of the tightest, most precise engineering. It’s an excellent balance of power and pinpoint handling that gives you one of the most exhilarating crossovers available on Edmonton roads. While The Santa Fe adds a ton of power to your drive, that’s nothing compared to what the CR-V can offer you. It is for that reason the 2016 Honda CR-V once again.
The Compact Crossover is a technological combination of two vehicles classes are ideologically different. It takes the best characteristics of both, puts them in a pot and bakes them until something marvellous comes out. It’s taken the better part of a century, but the Compact Crossover has managed to deliver everything you’ve ever wanted out of a car. But despite this, only one of these vehicles deserves to be called the best. Only one of these vehicles can dominate its class. That vehicle is the one willing to stand out and do things differently. That vehicle is the 2016 Honda CR-V for its overall class and expert performance.
See for yourself.