Compare Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Toyota Highlander Hybrid vs. Chevrolet Traverse

Compare the Hyundai Santa Fe against the Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Chevrolet Traverse. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Santa Fe, Highlander Hybrid and Traverse stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Santa Fe, Highlander Hybrid and Traverse. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2010 Chevrolet Traverse
2010 Hyundai Santa Fe 2010 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2010 Chevrolet Traverse
FWD 4dr I4 Man GLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Man GLS
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto GLS
  • AWD 4dr I4 Auto GLS
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto SE
  • FWD 4dr I4 Auto Limited
  • AWD 4dr V6 Auto SE
  • FWD 4dr V6 Auto Limited
  • AWD 4dr V6 Auto Limited
4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited (SE)
Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LS
  • All-Wheel Drive LS
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT w/1LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT w/1LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LT w/2LT
  • All-Wheel Drive LT w/2LT
  • Front-Wheel Drive LTZ
  • All-Wheel Drive LTZ


MSRP $21,695 $34,900 $29,224
Invoice $20,861 $31,759 $27,763
Avg. Paid $12,318 $21,536 $15,585

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.1 7.9
Critics' Rating 8.2 8.6 9.0
Performance 7.3 8.4 8.4
Interior 8.1 8.0 8.3
Cost to Own 9.2 8.8 8.9
Safety 9.4 8.9 9.4
Reliability 3.0 3.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

  • Very affordable base price
  • Good-looking interior
  • Best-in-class warranties
  • Above-average fuel economy
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Outstanding reliability rating
  • Roomy cabin
  • Smooth ride
  • Roomy interior with comfortable third row
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Great safety scores
  • Below-average resale values and five-year costs of ownership
  • Unremarkable handling and power
  • Long braking distances
  • Not much fun to drive
  • Some subpar interior materials
  • Not as sporty as smaller competitors

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I4 2.4L/144 Gas/Electric V6 3.3L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.6L/220
MPG 19 City / 26 Hwy 27 City / 25 Hwy 17 City / 24 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door 4 Door


Wheelbase(in) 106.3 109.8 118.9
Length, Overall (in) 184.1 188.4 205.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.4 75.2 78.4
Height, Overall (in) 67.9 68.1 70.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3688 4508 4790

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Standard


Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard
Fog Lamps Optional
Auto-Off Headlights Optional Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Optional Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5 8
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 108.3 145.4 153.1
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 40.6 40.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.6 43.2 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.5 59.7 62.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.8 56.7 59.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 39.8 39.4
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 38.4 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 59.3 61.3
Second Hip Room (in) 55.0 56.3 57.8
Third Leg Room (in) 33.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 78.2 94.1 116.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 34.2 42.3 68.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 24.4


AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional
Dual Zone A/C Optional
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Optional


Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Additional Rear Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard


4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard


Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas/Electric V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.4L/144 3.3L/- TBD - 3.6L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 175 @ 6000 209 @ 5600 281 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 169 @ 3750 212 @ 3600 266 @ 3400
Transmission Manual CVT Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 35.4 39.0 40.4


Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 27 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 25 24
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 17.2 22.0


Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Dual-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Coil Springs


Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.