Indian SUVs: Hyundai’s Santa Fe Vs Toyota’s Fortuner — Hindustan Times

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Indian SUVs: Hyundai’s Fe Vs Toyota’s Fortuner



In many ways Santa Fe is an of the Fortuner. The Toyota is all muscles and but the Santa Fe is pleasing to the eye. the height, the two cars have the same dimensions, but the Hyundai not loom threateningly, as the Fortuner The headlamps are narrower, fog lamps and wider, with lots of garnishing in evidence, which to be the new fad.

The lower ground clearance the vehicle a more proportionate There are no ragged edges, and the lines are rounded off neatly.

All is nice, but perhaps when you are in an an imposing presence may be just you want.

Interiors. a cut above

is ample space. As for features, you can think of and more are present. The follows the pattern already in Hyundai’s sedans and saloons, but the of hard and soft touch deserves a special mention, as it the car in a completely different category. and fit-and-finish are top notch, way better the Fortuner or Pajero Sports.

Now, the niggles: the third row of is at best suited for children or adults. The central console look a little dated, and the screen too small for a car this

Performance: ride and handling

The car a single 2.2-litre diesel but it comes in two sets of specifications. The drive base version the same power but less than the engine in the 4-wheel Manual transmission comes in 4WD. Interestingly, despite the engine, the Santa Fe has more and torque than the Fortuner. In a lighter car but more energetic.

Toyota Fortuner

Another notable change is the For once, this is a Hyundai car handles well on winding Credit goes to a stiffer and also the three modes control the weight of the steering. Put it in mode and the SUV actually handles a car, but without compromising on the quality. Body roll is up, and unlike Fortuner, there is turbo lag. It accelerates and in any gear.

A sore point is the low ground limiting off-road capabilities. But SUVs in this category the Pajero are soft roaders at anyway.


Santa Fe is a of intent that Hyundai to drive beyond the bread-and-butter car segment. And they have got a vehicle here. But there is to car-buying than just

As a brand, Toyota is more among Indian SUVs. when it is ageing, the Fortuner to appeal to a cross-section of buyers. people may not like its elephantine presence, and prefer something refined and understated: the Santa Fe appeal to them no end. people, however, are in minority.

What also does not Hyundai’s case is Santa steep pricing. It starts at Rs. lakh — almost Rs. 2 lakh than the top-end variant of the Sure, the product offers a but its fate may well be determined by the edge of pricing.

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