Comparison - Hyundai Santa Fe Limited Ultimate 2017 - vs - Lexus GX 460 Luxury 2015

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Hyundai Maxcruz,Hyundai Grand Santa Fe

Also called:

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Average Price: 
40,845
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
48,958
Updated: 
01 Dec 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Year: 
2017
2015
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
no
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.80gals
23.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Becketts Black
#0A0A0A
Circuit Silver
#B1B9B6
Iron Frost
#B1B9B6
Java Espresso
#47382E
Monaco White
#FCFEFC
Night Sky Pearl
#515560
Regal Red Pearl
#C84652
Storm Blue
#3B477C
Color: 
Black Onyx
#333333
Claret Mica
#812328
Fire Agate Pearl
#503D39
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Satin Cashmere Metallic
#B4AD9D
Silver Lining Metallic
#BBBDBA
Starfire Pearl
#F6F5EF

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2017, the Hyundai Santa Fe returns with refreshed front and rear styling that's highlighted by new LED daytime running lights. Inside, there's a 7-inch touchscreen that's standard for even the base SE trim level and an available USB charging port for the third row. On the safety front, a 360-degree parking camera system, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning and automatic emergency braking for forward collision mitigation are newly available this year.

Pros
Strong V6 engine provides quick acceleration
Plenty of standard features for the money
Interior features classy design and easy-to-use technology interfaces
Warranty coverage is generous.

Cons
Cargo capacity isn't as large as some competitors.

By: 
edmunds.com

The sharper-looking 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe is still a good value for families looking for a three-row hauler—but its powertrain is starting to show its age.
For 2017, the Hyundai Santa Fe has received a significant overhaul. The Santa Fe is the larger, three-row crossover SUV that's related to the smaller two-row Santa Fe Sport.

Pros
Better look for 2017
Still good value for money
Excellent cargo space
Standard models still well-equipped
Strong V-6

Cons
All-wheel-drive penalty is sharp
Could use newer transmission
Third-row seat space is slight, compared to rivals

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe ranks 3 out of 18 Midsize SUVs. The Hyundai Santa Fe has impressive safety, comfort, and infotainment features, and it delivers solid performance, though the Sport model's base engine is average at best. The Santa Fe's cabin is full of technology that will keep drivers and passengers safe, comfortable, and entertained.

Pros
Strong V6 engine in Santa Fe
Generous list of standard features

Cons
Weak base engine in Sport models
Underwhelming acceleration

By: 
usnews.com

The 2015 Lexus GX can go where few others can.A decade ago, 'tough-truck' luxury was all the rage. But the Lexus GX 460 is strictly a niche product today.

For the U.S. the GX 460 has become an increasingly hard sell. Even as gas prices have continued to trend down, Americans continue to gravitate to more road-bound crossovers with better fuel economy. That said, it offers a luxurious cabin for family-hauling, as well as a full-fledged off-roading four-wheel-drive system for weekend warriors.

Likes
Towing ability
Good front seats, driving position
Useful off-road electronics
Powerful V-8

Dislikes
Side-opening hatch opens away from the curb
Too-light steering
Poor gas mileage
Spongy brake pedal feel
Disappointing, high cargo floor

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2015 Lexus GX 460 has a personality that makes it stand apart from most 3-row luxury SUVs. Actually it's more like a split personality that embodies the plush accommodations associated with every Lexus, and the 4-wheel-drive capability to venture where few of its peers would dare. While rivals such as the BMW X5, Acura MDX, Infiniti QX60 and Audi Q7 are tailored for sedan-like on-road performance, the V8-powered Lexus GX has truck-like construction for excellent off-road performance. That makes the GX somewhat of a compromise in the city, where its ride is less forgiving. But for adventure seekers looking for a 7-passenger SUV that's luxurious and rugged – not to mention reliable and a resale champ – the Lexus GX is among the last and best of its kind.

Likes
If you want to crawl over rocks, scale treacherous slopes and tow heavy loads in your 3-row luxury SUV – or at least give the impression you do – nothing outside a Land Rover LR4 will do it better in the $50,000-$60,000 price range. Moreover, the Lexus has excellent resale value.

Dislikes
If the terms "low-range gearing," "locking center differential" and "crawl control" sound like foreign language, you likely won't be using the Lexus GX 460 for serious off-roading. In that case, you'll appreciate the more refined on-road manners and better fuel efficiency of one of its luxury crossover SUV rivals.

By: 
kbb.com

Merging a sturdy chassis and typical Lexus luxury, the GX is a mountain climber in a three-piece suit. A 301-hp 4.6-liter V-8, a six-speed automatic, and a four-wheel-drive system with a locking center differential are all standard and provide the GX its off-road credentials. Inside, plush seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a power-adjustable steering wheel are standard; adaptive cruise control and automated emergency braking are optional on the top Luxury trim.
GX460 was the Lexus brand’s third-best-selling SUV (even though the Lexus lineup had only four SUVs). In calendar year 2015, it gathered more buyers than the Audi Q7, Volvo XC90, Infiniti QX80, Land Rover LR4, and Range Rover Sport, and it nearly kept pace with the Mercedes-Benz GL. However, the Acura MDX, BMW X5, and the combined Mercedes-Benz M-class/GLE all outsold the Lexus by a ratio of more than two to one. It has certainly outlasted just about all of its mid-size, truck-based peers. Add in booming sales of other examples of the larger breed—Escalades, Navigators, and such—and the expected demise of the traditional body-on-frame SUV has been slower than anticipated. Blame cheap gasoline.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
15.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
20.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
32
Cylinders: 
6
V
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.30L
4.60L
Torque: 
252ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
329ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
290hp
at 6 400rpm
301hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.90Feet
41.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Roadside Assistance
Destination Download*

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
193.10in
192.10in
Width: 
74.20in
74.20in
Height: 
66.90in
73.80in
Ground Clearance: 
7.30in
8.10in
Front Track: 
64.10in
62.40in
Rear Track: 
64.50in
62.40in
Wheel Base: 
110.20in
109.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
38.00
Rear Head Room: 
39.40
40.40
Front Leg Room: 
41.30in
41.70in
Rear leg room: 
41.30in
34.10in
Front Hip Room: 
56.70in
56.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.40in
55.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.40in
55.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.60in
57.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
80.00cu.ft
64.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
6500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.50cu.ft
11.60cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
24.60degrees
21.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
21.60degrees
23.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
4085.00lbs
5179.00lbs

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: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
2 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse tilt dual mirrors provides curb view when vehicle in reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Cloth
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power driver seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Leather
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Multi-level heating driver seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Premium leather
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Manual folding bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Multi-Level Heating
Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Power folding split-bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Front and rear air conditioning
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Heated steering wheel
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather and wood steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Infinity Premium Brand Speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 Total Speakers
Mast antenna
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Adjustable speed sensitive volume control
9 total speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Remote sunroof operation
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 7.5
18 x 7.5
Wheels more: 
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R18

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
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
rear ventilated 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: 
First Aid Kit
Vehicle Alarm notification*
Emergency Service*
Rear height adjustable headrests
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Post-collision safety system
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Glass Breakage Sensor
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
LED headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags

Options

Packages: 
Option Group 01
Limited Ultimate Package
Cargo Package
Preferred Accessory Package
Driver Support Package w/Mark Levinson Premium Audio
Exterior Options: 
Bumper Applique
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Tow Hitch
Wheel Locks
Mudguards
Door Edge Guards
Wheel Locks
Exhaust Tip
Paint Protection Film
Tow Hitch w/Ball Mount
18" F-Sport Wheel Upgrade
Interior Options: 
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Cargo Net
All Weather Floor Mats
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Cover/Screen
Cargo Tray
Cargo Mat
Mark Levinson Audio
Cargo Net
Smart Access Key Gloves
Rear Seat Entertainment System (RSES)
Wireless Headphones
All-Weather Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige, cloth
#AF9C7F
Gray, cloth
#898989
Black
#0A0A0A
Color: 
Black, leather
#313131
Ecru, leather
#BFB9A6
Sepia, leather
#514C49