Comparison - Acura RDX 2017 - vs - Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Ultimate 2017

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General

2017 Acura RDX - Review and Road Test
2017 Acura RDX Review | Features Rundown | Edmunds
Acura RDX Technology review 2015
2017 Acura RDX AWD: First Look and review on Everyman Driver
Acura RDX 2017 commercial
Acura RDX 2016 Crash Test (Side Crash)
2019 Acura RDX Full Review and Comparisons
2019 Acura RDX A-Spec Review: - I Drive It 700 Miles! by Matt Maran Motoring
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport | CarGurus Test Drive Review
Review | 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport – Redline: Review
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport - Ultimate In-Depth Look
Review | 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport
2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport | CarGurus Test Drive Review
2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Review and test drieve
2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport Start Up and Review
Other Names:

Also called:

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Also called:

Inokom Santa Fe,Hawtai Bolgheri

Average Price: 
43,932
Updated: 
28 Nov 2017
36,500
Updated: 
16 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2017
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.00gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Basque Red Pearl II
#582129
Crystal Black Pearl
#080808
Kona Coffee Metallic
#3B342E
Lunar Silver Metallic
#7E7E7E
Modern Steel Metallic
#47484D
White Diamond Pearl
#D3D3D3
Color: 
Canyon Copper
#A04B3D
Frost White Pearl
#DBDCE0
Marlin Blue
#46546D
Mineral Gray
#746B63
Nightfall Blue
#313757
Platinum Graphite
#222222
Serrano Red
#590C1A
Sparkling Silver
#969696
Twilight Black
#070707

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2017 Acura RDX ranks 3 out of 14 Luxury Compact SUVs. The 2017 Acura RDX combines good value for the money with a comfortable and fully featured cabin, V6 power, and a smooth ride. This SUV has a long list of standard features and options, which are tied to packages and not trim levels. This means you don’t have to buy the high-end model to get the option you’re coveting most.

Pros
Peppy and capable V6 engine
Comfortable and quiet cabin
Smooth handling

Cons
Less sporty than competitors
Confusing infotainment system

By: 
usnews.com

The 2017 Acura RDX is one of the smoothest, most responsive-driving compact crossover SUVs—even though it prioritizes practicality.
Acura may be the underdog today in luxury sedans, yet it's giving shoppers exactly what they want with the 2017 Acura RDX and the larger MDX.
That includes strong powertrains, quiet cabins, and impressive safety—as well as just the right amount of versatility and practicality to make it one of the best-balanced picks in the segment, for those who are balancing the usual mix of sometimes-conflicting priorities.

Pros
Smooth ride
Strong V-6 performance
Agile handling
Quiet interior

Cons
Back seat is a little cramped
Rear seats don't fold flat
Annoying audio and forward-collision beeps
Tinny speakers

By: 
thecarconnection.com

If a small, luxury SUV is on your shopping list, you should consider the 2017 Acura RDX. This stylish Acura is one of our favorites thanks to its fuel-efficient, yet powerful V6, comfortable interior and long list of standard features. Read on to find out why the RDX could be a good fit for you.

Pros
Strong acceleration and fuel economy from standard V6 engine
Elevated rear seat provides generous legroom and a commanding view
More features than competitors at a similar or much lower price
Generous cargo capacity for the segment.

Cons
Technology interface can be distracting to use, especially the optional dual-screen system
High-tech safety features and adaptive cruise control don't work as well as some rival systems
Cabin lacks overtly luxurious look and feel.

By: 
edmunds.com

Are you shopping for a versatile crossover SUV on a budget? With its generous equipment roster, top safety ratings and lengthy warranty, we think the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport is a desirable pick among affordable crossover SUVs.
For 2017, the Hyundai Santa Fe Sport returns with refreshed styling front and rear, along with numerous feature updates, including a height adjustment for the power passenger seat, a larger 5-inch standard display and an available 7-inch touchscreen with Android Auto. Newly offered safety features include adaptive headlights with automatic high beams, an electronic parking brake, a 360-degree parking camera, lane-departure warning and adaptive cruise control with automatic emergency braking. Also, the base four-cylinder engine loses 5 horsepower, while the optional turbo four loses a more significant 25 hp, though Hyundai claims driving quality is improved.
Pros

Generous rear-passenger and cargo space
Lots of features for the money
Lengthy warranty coverage.
Cons

Below-average fuel economy for a small crossover SUV
Thick roof pillars hamper rearward visibility
Ride quality can be uncomfortably stiff on rough pavement

By: 
edmunds.com

The restyled 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport looks sharp, inside and out. We can't help but wonder what the model could do with a slightly improved powertrain lineup.
The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport received a substantial refresh this year that helps cement its status as Hyundai's go-to 'tweener in its SUV lineup.

Likes
Sharper styling all the way around
Good standard features
Still a good value, even in higher trims
Easy-to-use cargo space
Bigger engine doesn't penalize economy

Dislikes
Base engine isn't exciting
All-around gas mileage isn't great
Steering feel isn't sharp
V-6 only on long-wheelbase Sante Fe, not the Sport

By: 
thecarconnection.com

With its improved styling and greater feature content, Hyundai’s 2017 Santa Fe Sport compact SUV continues to show up newer rivals such as the Honda CR-V, Ford Edge and Subaru Forester. While each of the aforementioned vehicles bests the Santa Fe Sport in the areas of fuel economy, only the Ford and Subaru can match its turbocharged engine option. The Santa Fe Sport also offers a number of features you won’t find on most other small SUVs, such as ventilated front seats and a power liftgate that automatically activates. If power and fuel economy are less important than comfort, safety and style, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport remains a very viable option.

Likes
If you’re looking for a compact SUV with more style and features than a Honda CR-V or Nissan Rogue, the 2017 Santa Fe Sport SUV from Hyundai delivers an impressive combination of comfort, safety features and performance.

Dislikes
If you’re looking for a low-priced compact SUV with great fuel economy, the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport comes in near the bottom of the list. Its swept-up side glass can make the interior feel a bit claustrophobic, and the base 2.4-liter engine doesn’t feel all that powerful.

By: 
kbb.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
27.00mpg
24.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
v
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
252ft-lbs
at 4 900rpm
269ft-lbs
at 1 750rpm
Horsepower: 
279hp
at 6 200rpm
265hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.90Feet
35.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Destination Download
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Keyless ignition
Hands-Free Calling
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Rear parking sensors

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.40in
184.60in
Width: 
73.70in
74.00in
Height: 
65.00in
66.50in
Ground Clearance: 
8.10in
7.30in
Front Track: 
63.10in
64.10in
Rear Track: 
63.40in
64.50in
Wheel Base: 
105.70in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.70
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
41.30in
Rear leg room: 
38.30in
39.40in
Front Hip Room: 
55.70in
56.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.70in
59.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.80in
55.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.20in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
76.90cu.ft
71.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
26.10cu.ft
35.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3946.00lbs
3949.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
Hands-free entry
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Ventilated passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
4 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Ventilated driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Ventilated passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Multi-level heating
Rear ventilation ducts
Reclining rear seats
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Sun sensor
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
yes
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
1 subwoofer(s)
10 total speakers
410 watts stero output
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
Infinity premium brand speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Remote sunroof operation
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Variable intermittent wipers
Roof rack
One-touch power sunroof
Intermittent rear wiper
Extended sunroof
Privacy glass
Manual sunshades for rear side windows
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.5
19 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Null spare wheel
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
Null spare wheel
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear center 3-point belt
Turn signal mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Vehicle Alarm notification
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
First Aid Kit
Rear height adjustable headrests
Turn signal mirrors
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Emergency braking assist
Blind spot warning accident avoidance system

Options

Packages: 
Ultimate Package
Cargo Package
Option Group 01
Exterior Options: 
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Mudguards
Interior Options: 
Cargo Tray
All Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Cover/Screen
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Mat (Carpeted)

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leatherette
#151515
Graystone, leatherette
#78756F
Parchment, leatherette
#C7B89B
Color: 
Beige, leather
#A28F72
Black, leather
#202020
Gray, leather
#767676