2016-cr-v-lxIt’s important for a family vehicle to be able to fit into the budget of an Albany family, so before you decide on a vehicle like the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, look at its price and see how it stacks up to a competitor. We put it up against the base-level 2016 Honda CR-V 2WD LX, and we think you’ll be surprised to see just how much of a difference there is between these crossovers when it comes to affordability and equipment.

Drivers Save in a Honda

The 2016 Honda CR-V is not only known as one of the most fuel-efficient cars on the road, it’s also one of the most easily affordable, letting you save now and when you visit the pump. But how do the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe price and fuel economy compare?

  • The 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe is priced starting at $30,400, and its larger size means it takes a significant hit to the fuel economy, only managing 25 highway and 18 city mpg.
  • Even the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport, a smaller version of the Santa Fe, has a price of $24,950 and only manages 27 mpg on the highway and 20 mpg in the city at best.
  • The 2016 Honda CR-V 2WD LX? It has a base price of $23,595 (MSRP)* and earns an EPA-estimated 33 highway and 26 city mpg.**

For families shopping for a crossover, we think it’s pretty clear where the savings lie. But the higher price must mean that the Santa Fe comes with a superior features package, right? Not quite. Even though the Santa Fe has a much higher price, it still lags behind the CR-V with some features, including its rearview camera.

While both models feature a rearview camera, the CR-V offers you three different views when backing up: top-down, wide-angle, and standard. A standard camera is better than nothing, but it’s little advantages like these that show where the value lies in a crossover. Add in Honda’s available Honda Sensing safety features, including Collision Mitigation Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Lane Keeping Assist, and the CR-V just looks better and better.

Test Drive a CR-V

On paper, it’s clear to us that the 2016 Honda CR-V bests the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe price and more, but you should see Honda’s crossover in person. Visit a Capital Region Honda Dealer near you today for a test drive.

*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $880.00 destination charge, and options. Dealers set their own prices.
**Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors.
Capital Region Honda Dealers includes Lia Honda, Keeler Honda, Mohawk Honda, Carbone Honda of Bennington, D’Ella Honda of Glens Falls, Rensselaer Honda, Bedard Bros. Honda, and Saratoga Honda.