2016 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2016 Ford Explorer

Going for a cross-country trip or weekend getaway? Drivers in the Hagerstown, MD and Chambersburg, PA area who are looking for a capable, spacious SUV with power have a few options. To help Hagerstown and Chambersburg drivers make the right choice on their purchase, we here at Massey Hyundai have compared two of the most popular models on the market. Read our comparison on the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2016 Ford Explorer, then visit Massey Hyundai for a test drive and see for yourself.


Hagerstown and Chambersburg drivers look for power against tough terrain and power to haul whatever they need for their next trip which the Santa Fe can provide. The 2016 Santa Fe features a 3.3L V6 engine while the 2016 Ford Explorer has a slightly larger 3.5L V6 engine. But while the engine might be slightly bigger, the Santa Fe's engine generates the same amount of power and gets better gas mileage at 18 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway compared to the Explorer's 17 and 24.


You want an SUV with space for your crew and storage space for all they bring with them. Both the Santa Fe and the Explorer have seating for 7 passengers or plenty of room for your camping gear and luggage. 3rd-row passengers will enjoy more room to spread out in the 2016 Santa Fe than in the 2015 Ford Explorer with the Santa Fe offering up 53.9-inches of shoulder room and 44.1-inches of hip room compared to the Explorer's 50.8 and 40.7.


Entertainment control and creature comforts are important to ensure an enjoyable trip. The 2016 Explorer is not lacking in these regards, however the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe offers more in its affordable standard package than the Explorer. Both models offer their manufacturer's signature smartphone integration in Ford's SYNC system and Hyundai's feature-loaded and easy-to-use BlueLink telematics system, however the Santa Fe's standard package also includes Sliding and reclining 2nd-row seats with cargo-area releases and YES Essentials stain-resistant cloth seating surfaces - features not available on the entry-level Explorer.

Test-Drive the New Hyundai Santa Fe at Massey Hyundai Today

With its ample cargo room and top-of-the-line features, it is obvious why Hagerstown and Chambersburg drivers choose the Hyundai Santa Fe over the Ford Explorer. Visit us at 1706 Massey Blvd in Hagerstown, MD to check out our current Santa Fe inventory and end your search for a reliable, spacious SUV. Contact us online or call our sales department at 877-356-9697 to schedule a test drive!


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