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Comparison: 2019 Toyota Highlander vs 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL


Drivers in the Los Angeles area looking for the perfect vehicle for family and friend outings should read the comparison below. The 2019 Toyota Highlander and 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL are three-row crossover SUVs with seating up to eight that deliver power and comfort. The 2019 Highlander offers a more confident drive with its standard and available performance and safety features. Visit Longo Toyota in El Monte for a test drive.

Performance
2019 Toyota Highlander
The 2019 Toyota Highlander offers six different trims and two different engines. The Highlander is powered either by a 2.7-liter 4-cylinder DOHC engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 3.5-liter V6 direct-injection 6-cylinder engine mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The engines produce 185-hp and 184 lb.-ft. of torque and 295-hp and 263 lb.-ft. of torque respectively. Dynamic torque-control all-wheel drive and a Stop and Start engine system to help save more fuel are both optional.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL
The 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL is available in two different trims both using 3.3-liter GDI DOHC 4-cylinder V6 engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Santa Fe XL engine generates 290-hp and 252 lb.-ft. of torque. Active Cornering all-wheel drive is an option if you are looking for improved traction, better cornering performance and all-weather capability.

Comfort and Convenience
2019 Toyota Highlander
Comfort is enhanced with available leather-trimmed seats with heated and ventilated front-row seats, second-row captain's chairs, three-zone climate control, and a panoramic moonroof. The rear occupants will stay entertained on longer road trips with five standard USB ports for easy access to their devices, as well as an available Blu-ray Disc™ entertainment system with 9-inch display.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL
Standard on the 2019 Santa Fe XL is stain-resistant cloth upholstery, 8-way power driver seat with 4-way power lumbar support, and a 40/20/40 split-folding second-row bench with a 50/50 split-folding third row. Leather upholstery and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are available along with heated and ventilated front seats. You also have the option to upgrade to second-row captain’s chairs.  A 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system comes standard six speakers and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration.

Safety
2019 Toyota Highlander
Designed to protect and prevent accidents, Toyota Safety Sense™ features pre-collision with pedestrian detection, lane departure alert with steering assist, and dynamic radar cruise control. Enhanced vehicle stability control, traction control, and electronic brake-force distribution are all included with the standard Star Safety System™. The optional Bird’s Eye View camera system gives a rotating 360-degree view of your surroundings, along with the standard backup camera to improve the way you see when in reverse or park.

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL
Standard safety features included on the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL are vehicle stability management, electronic stability control, and a traction control system. A multi-view camera system with a 360-degree view, blind spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert, and high beam assist are optional.

Pricing
2019 Toyota Highlander
Starting at $31,330 MSRP

2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL
Starting at $30,850 MSRP

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