2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

SUVs come in all different shapes and sizes, but models like the 2017 Ford Explorer and Hyundai Santa Fe offer a blend of power, style and efficiency that many car buyers are flocking to. With these two capable SUVs, you’ll have seating for seven, can tow a trailer, cruise the highway efficiently enough for a roadtrip and more. But in what other ways does the 2017 Ford Explorer vs 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe comparison similar?

Both the 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe come standard with a V6 engine and offer the same horsepower rating at 290 hp. The two even share the same max trailering weight at 5,000 pounds -- which is the perfect amount for a boat, some jet skis or a trailer for moving. Big-name tech features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can also be found in the interior of both the Explorer and Santa Fe.

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2017 Ford Explorer differences between the 2017 ford explorer and 2017 hyundai santa fe 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe
$31,660 MSRP $30,800
3.5L V6 Base Engine 3.3L V6
Five Trim Levels Four
152 cu.ft. Passenger Volume 147 cu.ft.

Differences between the 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe

Even though they share some of the same specs and features, the 2017 Explorer and Santa Fe also have distinct differences that can help you decide which is right for you. Their base engines are very comparable, but the Ford Explorer offers the choice to branch out with further engine choices. In the 2017 Ford Explorer, you can also equip it with the 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 for a higher fuel efficiency rating at 27 MPG on the highway or you can upgrade to the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 for an even sportier drive with 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque.

The 2017 Ford Explorer and 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe both offer a variety of trims available, though the Explorer takes things one step further. The Santa Fe has four trim options, but you can find more options and choices in the five available trims from Ford for the Explorer. Its premium features like the SYNC 3 infotainment system and Intelligent 4WD system are hard to match, as well.

Ready to take a closer look at what the 2017 Ford Explorer can all do? Feel free to stop by Holiday Ford in Fond du Lac for a closer look!

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