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Model
Variant
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Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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2000. - 2004.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
1998. - 2002.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Outlines

4500 mm
1820 mm
1730 mm
469 liters
1475 liters
65 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4382 mm
1805 mm
1757 mm
354 liters
1319 liters
59 liters
2000 Hyundai Santa Fe
1998 Land Rover Freelander

Engine

Mitsubishi
2.4 Sirius 4G64
Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2351 cc
145 hp
218 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Petrol
6 - V config, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
2497 cc
177 hp
240 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1618 kg
11.4 s
173 km/h
13.1 l/100km
7.8 l/100km
9.8 l/100km
234 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 5 gears
1567 kg
11.1 s
182 km/h
17.1 l/100km
9.7 l/100km
12.4 l/100km
298 g/km

Expenses

1900 EUR
Price from
1700 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Mitsubishi-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 145hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 6-cylinder, 24-valves 177hp engine designed by Rover.

Safety

The fact that the Hyundai got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, offers a slight advantage, as the 4-star rating is better than none. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, taking kerb weight as an important factor into account, the Korean car offers a marginal difference of 3% more metal.

Reliability

I don't like generalizing things when it comes to reliability, although it does seem that Hyundai is significantly less fault-prone, at least on all of the models level. That's the official data, while our visitors describe reliability of Hyundai with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Land Rover badge with 4.0 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Santa Fe as average reliability-wise, and Freelander is more or less at the same level.That apart, owners of different cars powered by the same engine as the Korean car rank it on average as 4.0, while the one under the competitor's bonnet gets 5.0 out of 5.

Performance & Fuel economy

Land Rover is a bit more agile, reaching 100km/h in 0.3 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 182 kilometers per hour, 9km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy an obvious choice would be the Korean car, averaging around 9.8 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (29 mpg), in combined cycle. That's 27% difference compared to the British car!


Verdict

Hyundai appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Korean car beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. From there things take a different direction, with Land Rover offering somewhat better performance, just enough to call it quicker. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Hyundai. Nevertheless, let's not forget that people have different preferences and needs, so what really counts is your personal feel. I'm only here to help. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, among more than 12.000 different ones in our database.

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