Exterior

Roughly the same size as Honda’s first-generation CR-V, the Santa Fe is 177.2 inches long overall and close to 66 inches tall. It rides on a 103.1-inch wheelbase. Ford’s Escape has the same wheelbase but is 4 inches shorter overall. The Santa Fe’s bulging front fenders are similar to the ones used on the Tiburon sport coupe. The four-door SUV is equipped with a rear liftgate and standard 16-inch tires.

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