One of the most amazing aspects of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe is the premium styling that Hyundai has managed to give the Santa Fe. The cabin of this remarkable SUV easily competes with that of SUVs that are way above its price point. It’s not just the styling though, the 2022 Santa Fe offers excellent ride dynamics and comes with hybrid options for those looking for something different. If you live in or near Springfield, PA, you can easily test drive the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe at Springfield Hyundai. When it comes to the 2022 Honda CR-V, you get a vehicle that comes with a rich pedigree and reputation for reliability and durability. That being said, the interior of the CR-V is rather spartan and leans more on functionality than style. Ride quality is poor as well thanks to the rather inspiring base trim engine. Let us compare these two vehicles and give a verdict on which of the two is the better one.
Design & Style
When it comes to exterior and interior styling, Hyundai got it perfectly right with the Hyundai Santa Fe. We loved the sloping dashboard design that has echoes of high-end SUVs such as the Range Rover or Porsche Cayenne. Every button or knob is placed exactly where you would expect it to be. The styling does not compromise on functionality, however. The 2022 Santa Fe offers plenty of space in the cabin and in the trunk. The fact that the rear seats can be folded to create even more luggage space is a feature that many buyers will appreciate. With the 2022 Honda CR-V, functionality is the key theme in this rugged SUV. Buyers get plenty of space in the cabin as well as in the trunk so this is a plus for the CR-V. Honda could have given the 2022 CR-V a premium feel in the cabin but they seem to have opted to give it a very basic look unless you purchase the high-end trims.
Technology & Safety
For infotainment, buyers of the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe are going to get a large 8-inch infotainment display that can be upgraded to a larger 10-inch screen. We found the graphics on the Hyundai easy to use and the infotainment system is intuitively designed to make it easy for anyone to operate. Plenty of options exist including navigation, a more premium audio system, and even a head-up display for safer driving. With the 2022 CR-V, you get an 8-inch infotainment display that comes as standard with an option to upgrade. Honda appears not to have fixed the wonky infotainment system though. It is still unresponsive and a little confusing. Still, buyers will like the safety features that come standard on the 2022 CR-V such as lane assist and so on.
When it comes to engine and performance, there is a stark difference between the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Honda CR-V. The Hyundai features a 2.5-liter engine with an option of a turbocharged version that offers even better performance. Those looking to go electric will love the fact that Hyundai also offers the 2022 Santa Fe with a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid option. With the 2022 CR-V., you get a smaller 1.5-liter engine on its base trim. This makes for sluggish acceleration and poor performance. To get better ride dynamics, you will have to opt for other engine variants which of course come at a premium.
The Bottom Line
Between the 2022 Honda CR-V and the 2022 Hyundai Santa Fe, it is clear which of the two is the better SUV. The 2022 Santa Fe offers much better ride dynamics, more value in terms of standard features, and is far more stylish than the 2022 CR-V. This makes it the obvious winner in this comparison.
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