Embarking on a car search puts many different models on the table, like the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Ford Edge. For Dearborn and Detroit, MI, shoppers, you may need expert advice on which one to choose.
The team at LaFontaine Hyundai knows that and has provided a quick comparison below so you can be informed enough to make a wise decision.
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Since you’ll be spending most of your time behind the wheel, you’ll want to be sure the cabin is comfortable and can accommodate you and your crew. Contributing to that are the standard and available features and the actual space provided. Let’s take a peek inside the Santa Fe and the Edge to see what awaits!
The latest iteration of the Santa Fe—now standard with three rows of seating —offers a variety of premium conveniences, including an available first-row Relaxation Comfort seat with leg rest. It allows the driver and copilot to relax in greater comfort. Your passengers can enjoy available second-row reclining captain’s chairs. Plus, Hyundai introduces the world’s-first bilateral, multi-console that can be accessed by both front- and rear-seat passengers.
Sitting in the front of your vehicle, you also want to feel comfortable and can stretch out.
Here’s what you can expect from both the Santa Fe and the Edge, according to their first- and second-row dimensions:
Hyundai Santa Fe
|Headroom (1st/2nd Row)
|Legroom (1st/2nd Row)
After a closer examination, the Santa Fe provides more room to riders, no matter where they’re seated. And as mentioned earlier, the Hyundai SUV is a 3-row, long-wheelbase model so nobody gets left behind.
Today’s drivers expect their vehicles to transport them from Point A to Point B and to keep them informed, engaged, and entertained along the way. On-board technology can make every trip easier from start to finish. Time to see how the Santa Fe and the Edge stack up when it comes to the tech side of things.
When it comes time to jam out to your favorite tunes or engage your friends and family in a little car-aoke sing-along, you’ll need to have a vehicle that can bring the music to life. Fortunately, the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Ford Edge deliver with their available 12-speaker premium sound systems.
In the Edge, you’ll access your infotainment through its SYNC® system with 12-inch LCD touchscreen. Sounds impressive, right? Well, it does until you compare it to the Santa Fe, which ups the ante. The Hyundai Santa Fe’s first-in-class Panoramic Curved Display is truly stunning with its 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and infotainment system.
Both cars accommodate your smartphone by providing Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ compatibility, so you have full access to your apps and any playlists or saved to your phone. To keep an organized cabin, the Hyundai comes standard with wireless versions of both smartphone integrations. Only a wired version comes in the Ford.
Either SUV provides available wireless device-charging systems to ensure your phone remains fully powered. However, you and your copilot will have to take turns using the available wireless charging pad in the Ford Edge. Meanwhile, the Santa Fe offers a dual, wireless smartphone charging system. Plus, there are a variety of USB and USB-C ports throughout the Hyundai, including a USB port in the third row.
Of course, no tech is more important than those features designed to help protect you and your passengers. Hyundai and Ford take your safety nearly as seriously as you do, so which one provides an added level of protection to assure your confidence on the road?
The Hyundai Santa Fe goes above and beyond with its variety of standard and available driver-assistance features. Among them you’ll find:
Although the Ford Edge offers several similar features, many of them are only accessible on higher trim levels, and in certain instances—such as Safe Exit Assist—unavailable at all.
Innovative: That’s how you’d describe the Hyundai SmartSense systems found in the Santa Fe. After all, which other car lets you use your key fob to remotely park your car? The available Remote Smart Parking Assist expertly maneuvers your car without you having to sit inside, sweating it out.
With the Ford Edge, you can add Enhanced Active Park Assist™ to help park your car, but you’ll still have to be seated inside it. The Ford is missing that coolness factor the Santa Fe can hardly contain.
The search for a car may present you with the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Ford Edge. The experts at LaFontaine Hyundai will guide Dearborn and Detroit, MI, shoppers toward their best choice, although we think you’ll agree it’s the Santa Fe.
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