Pecheles Automotive Compares 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport VS 2018 Land Rover Range Near Washington, NC

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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2018 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

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2018 Land Rover Range

Safety Comparison

The Santa Fe Sport has standard whiplash protection, which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the whiplash protection system moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

Both the Santa Fe Sport and the Range Rover Evoque have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all-wheel drive, crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in IIHS driver-side small overlap frontal, moderate overlap frontal, side impact, rear impact and roof-crush tests, with its optional front crash prevention system, its “Acceptable” rating in the new passenger-side small overlap crash test, and its headlight’s “Good” rating, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Santa Fe Sport its highest rating: “Top Pick Plus” for 2018, a rating granted to only 20 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Range Rover Evoque has not been tested, yet.

Warranty Comparison

The Santa Fe Sport comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Range Rover Evoque’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Hyundai’s powertrain warranty covers the Santa Fe Sport 6 years and 50,000 miles longer than Land Rover covers the Range Rover Evoque. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the Range Rover Evoque ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

The Santa Fe Sport’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the Range Rover Evoque’s (7 vs. 6 years).

There are almost 5 times as many Hyundai dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Santa Fe Sport’s warranty.

Reliability Comparison

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2017 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai 6th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 43 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 28th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Hyundai vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Hyundai 6th in reliability, above the industry average. With 80 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine Comparison

The Santa Fe Sport 2.0T’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 3 more horsepower (240 vs. 237) and 9 lbs.-ft. more torque (260 vs. 251) than the Range Rover Evoque’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range Comparison

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport uses regular unleaded gasoline. The Range Rover Evoque requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Suspension and Handling Comparison

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Santa Fe Sport’s wheelbase is 1.6 inches longer than on the Range Rover Evoque (106.3 inches vs. 104.7 inches).

For better maneuverability, the Santa Fe Sport’s turning circle is 1.5 feet tighter than the Range Rover Evoque’s (35.8 feet vs. 37.3 feet).

Chassis Comparison

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 250 to 350 pounds less than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

The design of the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport amounts to more than styling. The Santa Fe Sport has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .34 Cd. That is lower than the Range Rover Evoque (.35 to .39). A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the Santa Fe Sport get better fuel mileage.

Passenger Space Comparison

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Santa Fe Sport’s rear seats recline. The Range Rover Evoque’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity Comparison

The Santa Fe Sport has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door with its rear seat up (35.4 vs. 20.3 cubic feet). The Santa Fe Sport has a much larger cargo area with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door with its rear seat folded (71.5 vs. 51 cubic feet).

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Santa Fe Sport’s optional rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Ergonomics Comparison

The Santa Fe Sport has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Santa Fe Sport has a standard rear wiper. The Range Rover Evoque Convertible doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

Consumer Reports rated the Santa Fe Sport’s headlight performance “Good,” a higher rating than the Range Rover Evoque’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Santa Fe Sport has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer extendable visors.

Economic Advantages Comparison

Insurance will cost less for the Santa Fe Sport owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Santa Fe Sport will cost $2390 to $6870 less than the Range Rover Evoque over a five-year period.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Santa Fe Sport is less expensive to operate than the Range Rover Evoque because typical repairs cost much less on the Santa Fe Sport than the Range Rover Evoque, including $143 less for an alternator, $105 less for front brake pads, $319 less for a starter, $377 less for fuel injection, $233 less for a fuel pump, $446 less for front struts and $21 less for a timing belt/chain.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport will be $19888 to $27915 less than for the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

Recommendations Comparison

The Hyundai Santa Fe Sport has won recognition from these important consumer publications:

 

Santa Fe Sport

Range Rover Evoque

Consumer Reports® Recommends

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Car Book “Best Bet”

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The Hyundai Santa Fe outsold the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque by over 11 to one during 2017.

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