Comparison - Toyota Highlander Platinum hybrid 2021 - vs - Hyundai Santa Fe Calligraphy 2.5T 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Toyota Kluger

Also called:

Hyundai Maxcruz,Hyundai Grand Santa Fe

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Average Price: 
$
50,315
Updated: 
20 Dec 2019
$
42,300
Updated: 
03 Apr 2021
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2021
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
4
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.10gals
18.80gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Moondust
#7E8DA0
Midnight Black Metallic
#24231E
Blueprint
#323C71
Magnetic Gray Metallic
#4E4E4E
Blizzard Pearl
#ECE7EA
Celestial Silver metallic
#979CA0
Opulent Amber
#6A5954
Ruby Flare pearl
#740000
Color: 
Stormy Sea
#082366
Twilight Black
#1E2223
Quartz White
#F1F4F8
Hampton Gray
#464B4E
Shimmering Silver
#939B9E
Calypso Red
#8E0D10
Portofino Gray
#596164

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Toyota Highlander learned new tricks to keep us entertained on the road, when we’re not asleep in the back anyway..

Pros
Better style
New sporty XSE look
Still practical…
...and fuel efficient
Great standard safety

Cons
Infotainment is still a headache
Exterior is a little busy
Pricey top models
Small-ish third row

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The sporty-looking XSE trim level joins the Highlander lineup for 2021. It punches up the looks with more aggressive exterior styling, unique 20-inch wheels, black exterior accents, and a sportier calibration for the suspension. Elsewhere, LED projection headlamps are now a standard feature and all models receive additional driver-assistance features, including semi-automated emergency steering technology that's designed to help a driver avoid collisions.

Pros
Attractive design,
optional hybrid powertrain,
generous standard features.

Cons
Few driving thrills,
skimpy third-row room,
fussy interior styling.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The sporty XSE trim debuts in the Hybrid lineup.More advanced safety features are standard.LED headlights are now standard.

Pros
High fuel economy for a three-row SUV
Sensibly priced compared to the non-hybrid Highlander
Comfortable ride quality
Plenty of standard and available safety features

Cons
Third-row seats are cramped
Not a whole lot of cargo space behind the third-row seat
Engine sounds unrefined at full throttle

By: 
edmunds.com

For 2021 Significant exterior and interior update.Completely revised powertrain lineup, including a newly available hybrid.New range-topping Calligraphy trim.

Pros
Abundant standard features for the money
Generous warranty coverage
Smooth operation of advanced driver aids
Quick acceleration from available turbocharged 2.5-liter engine

Cons
Overly soft suspension tuning dilutes driver enjoyment
10.25-inch touchscreen can be a bit slow to respond

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Hyundai Santa Fe makes premium gains with hybrid and turbo-4 power and a Palisade-like interior.

Pros
Larger standard and available touchscreens
Hybrid models
Potent powertrains
Revised transmission
Luxe Calligraphy edition

Cons
Moderate base-engine power
Middling fuel economy (except Hybrid)
Busy body

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Santa Fe receives a visual freshening for 2021 that includes bolder front-end styling and improvements to its interior. Three new powertrains are offered: A 2.5-liter four-cylinder replaces the standard 2.4-liter unit, a turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder replaces the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter, and a hybrid variant powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder and an electric motor joins the lineup.

Pros
Relative bargain compared to rivals,
relaxed demeanor,
nicely-equipped cabin.

Cons
Nonhybrid models could be more fuel efficient,
tight rear seat headroom,
no third-row option.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
35.00mpg
21.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
34.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.50L
Torque: 
311ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
243hp
at 6 000rpm
277hp
at 6 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
37.40Feet
37.40Feet

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
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
yes
Side view Camera: 
yes
yes
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Automatic Parking Assist
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
194.90in
188.40in
Width: 
76.00in
74.80in
Height: 
68.10in
67.40in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
8.20in
Wheel Base: 
112.20in
108.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
39.50
Rear Head Room: 
37.10
37.80
Front Leg Room: 
42.00in
44.10in
Rear leg room: 
41.00in
41.70in
Front Hip Room: 
57.20in
57.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
59.00in
59.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.00in
56.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
58.40in
58.30in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
84.30cu.ft
72.10cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
16.00cu.ft
36.40cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.10degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
4595.00lbs
4076.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
no
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Reverse Tilt Passenger Only Provides Curb View When Vehicle In Reverse
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Premium Leather
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Multi-Level Heating
Manual Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
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: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
JBL Premium Brand Stereo System
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
JBL Premium Brand Speakers
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
11 Total Speakers
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
630 Watts Stereo Output
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
12 Total Speakers
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 In.
20 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Underbody Mounted Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R20

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
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Self-Leveling Headlights
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
All-Weather Floor Liner Package
Preferred Accessory Package W/All-Weather Floor Liners
Protection Package
Preferred Accessory Package W/Carpet Mats
Option Group 01
Cargo Package
Winter Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
Paint Protection Film (Front Bumper)
Tow Hitch Receiver
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Guards
Special Color
Body Side Moldings
Rear Bumper Applique
Running Boards
Roof Rack Cross Bars
Paint Protection Film
Roof Rack Crossbars
Tow Hitch
Mudguards
Bumper Applique
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Universal Tablet Holder
Cargo Net - Envelope
Cargo Tote
Carpet Floor Mats And Cargo Liner Package
Carpet Mat Package
All Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Liner
Carpet Cargo Mat
Carpet Floor Mats
First Aid Kit
Cargo Cover/Screen
Carpeted Floor Mats
All Season Fitted Liners
Cargo Net
Cargo Tray

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Harvest beige, leather
#740000
Black, leather
#191919
Glazed Caramel, leather
#8A582F
Graphite, leather
#404042
Color: 
Obsidian Black, premium leather
#24282D
Coquina Beige, premium leather
#C49D82