Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs Toyota Highlander | New Bern NC

New Hyundai Santa Fe Sport vs New Toyota Highlander New Bern NC

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is Stronger, Safer, and More Sensible

Just looking at the price of each car, you might think the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has no business being compared to a Toyota Highlander. Yet the segments align, and the Santa Fe Sport has more than one advantage. In addition to being a better value buy, it's also a better performing vehicle with a smaller engine. The Hyundai's turbocharged 4-cylinder offers more torque and better fuel economy than the Highlander's optional V6.

The Santa Fe Sport also has safety features that go hand in hand with Hyundai's central ethos. You should feel safe inside your car, and others should feel safe around your car. That's why the Santa Fe Sport is available with Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, as well as Lane Departure Warning and a Multi-view Camera System.

When you buy a Hyundai, you get true utility. That's why in 2016, Kelley Blue Book named Hyundai the winner of its 5-Year Cost to Own Award. Taking into account initial cost, depreciation, expected fuel costs, and the other financial minutia of owning a vehicle, it's clear that Hyundai offers a superior value. The Santa Fe Sport stands out as a prime example.

You Can't Beat America's Best Warranty on the Santa Fe Sport

Maintenance and repair costs are also factored into that cost-to-own award, which highlights another area where the Santa Fe Sport beats the Highlander: warranty.

Not only is Hyundai's basic warranty longer lasting than Toyota's, but its powertrain coverage lasts almost twice as long. 10 years or 100,000 miles is better than every other brand sold in this country, and as investments go, you can't make a better one.

To learn more about the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, pay us a visit at Hyundai of New Bern. We would love to get you behind the wheel of this model, so look over our new inventory and pick out one you like. Our sales team will be happy to answer any questions you have, and we hope to see you soon.

New 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
New 2016 Toyota Highlander
Range of MSRP*
$24,950 - $33,000* $30,490 - $40,915*
Trims Sport | Sport 2.0T LE | LE Plus | XLE | Limited


Horsepower 190 - 265 hp 185 - 270 hp
Torque 181 - 269 lb.-ft. 184 - 248 lb.-ft.
Displacement 2.0 - 2.4L 2.7 - 3.5L
Type Inline 4-cylinder

Inline 4-cylinder Turbo

EPA City 1920 MPG (FWD)**

1819 MPG (AWD)**
19 - 20 MPG (FWD)**

EPA Highway 27 MPG (FWD)**

2425 MPG (AWD)**
25 MPG (FWD)**



Transmission 6-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC® and Active ECO System 6-speed automatic
Drivetrain Front-Wheel Drive

All-Wheel Drive (Optional)
Front-Wheel Drive

All-Wheel Drive (Optional)


Front Leg Room 41.3 in. 44.2 in.
Rear Leg Room 39.4 in. 38.4 in.
Trunk Volume 35.4 cu. ft. 42.3 cu. ft.


5-year / 60,000-mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty

10-year / 100,000-mile Powertrain Warranty

7-year / Unlimited mileage Anti-perforation Warranty

5-year / Unlimited mileage 24-hour Roadside Assistance

3-year / 36,000-mile Basic Warranty

5-year / 60,000-mile Powertrain Warranty

5-year / Unlimited mileage Rust-through Warranty

*MSRP: Starting price represents the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the base model trim. See "Trims" options for MSRP of model shown. The MSRP does not include destination and handling charges, taxes, title, license, options, and dealer chargers. Actual prices are set by the dealer and may vary. **All MPG figures are EPA estimates. Actual mileage will vary among options, driving conditions, driving habits, and the vehicle's condition.

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Hyundai of New Bern

2910 US Highway 70 E
Directions New Bern, NC 28560

  • : (252) 637-0007

Showroom Hours

  • Monday 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday Closed