The 2016 Honda CR-V vs. the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Honda CR-V

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport

The 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport are both family-friendly sport utility vehicles. Both deliver good safety scores, admirable fuel economy, and the space and utility that Chicagoland families, from Elgin to Crystal Lake, IL, need. So which one do you decide to trust to get you and your family safely from place to place for the next few years? Find out below.

Power and Efficiency

You find that both of these vehicles offer 2.4L four-cylinder engines that deliver almost identical horsepower – but far from identical fuel economy.

The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport uses a 2.4L four-cylinder good for a total of 190 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. It also earns an EPA estimated 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway/23 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and standard automatic transmission.

The 2016 Honda CR-V gives you a 2.4L four-cylinder that produces 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. The EPA estimate is far better, however, at 26 mpg city/33 mpg highway/29 mpg combined* with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmission.

Most families will appreciate the dramatic fuel cost savings offered by the CR-V.

Features and Options

The 2016 Honda CR-V offers superior equipment in the base trim when compared to the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport. The CR-V gives you features like a standard rearview camera for easy and safe reversing, easily removable floor mats, and a stereo anti-theft system. None of those features come standard in the base Hyundai.

Safety Scores

While you’ll find that both the 2016 Honda CR-V and the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport earned a 5-star overall crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration**, the Santa Fe Sport only earned a 4-star rating in the front passenger test. The CR-V received a 5-star rating in that test.

Space and Capacity

While the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is bigger overall than the 2016 Honda CR-V, the CR-V still bests it when it comes to cargo space with all seats in place. The CR-V is rated at 37.2 cubic feet of cargo volume. The Santa Fe Sport has space for only 35.4 cubic feet.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake Today

You can find all about the latest Honda CR-V right now at Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, just a short drive from Elgin, so come visit us today!


*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
**Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s New Car Assessment Program ( Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).