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Top 5 Reviews and Videos of the Week: Santa Fe Unseats RAV4

img 119689155 1549662617706 jpg 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe | photo by Mike Hanley

In what has been an ongoing battle for weeks now, the 2019 Toyota RAV4 has consistently edged out the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe for most popular review on our site, but it’s always been close. Well, finally, it’s the Santa Fe’s time to shine as it has taken the top spot for this week.

Related: More Expert Car Reviews reviewer Mike Hanley found the Santa Fe does a solid job of carrying on Hyundai’s mission of offering shoppers more for less despite some drivetrain quirks from the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder, optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder and eight-speed automatic transmission paired with either.

Despite those quirks, “Hyundai has long been known for giving shoppers a lot for their money,” according to Hanley. “The redesigned Santa Fe reinforces that reputation with its long list of standard active-safety and technology features at a starting price thousands of dollars less than some competitors. There’s a lot here to like — especially if the drivetrain quirks aren’t deal-breakers for you.”

Hanley’s full review is linked below.

The most popular video this week is, once again, our head-to-head comparison of the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2018 Toyota Tacoma. Our review of the new 2019 Lexus UX 200 comes in second, followed by our First Drive of the updated 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata. New this week in the fourth and fifth spots are our First Drive of the all-new 2019 Honda Passport and our First Impressions of the revised 2020 Ford Super Duty trucks, respectively.

Check out the top five reviews and videos of the week below.

Top 5 Reviews

1. 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Review: Practicality Over Performance

2. 2019 Toyota RAV4 Review: Delivers More, Costs More

3. 2019 Kia Sorento Review: Jack of All Trades

4. 2019 Ram 1500 Review: Top Luxury or Work, But Not Both

5. 2018 Nissan Kicks Review: Impressive Value and Utility Without AWD

Top 5 Videos

1. 2019 Ford Ranger Vs. 2018 Toyota Tacoma

2. 2019 Lexus UX 200: Review

3. 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata: First Drive

4. 2019 Honda Passport: First Drive

5. 2020 Ford Super Duty: First Impressions’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.  

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Road Test Editor Brian Normile joined the automotive industry and in 2013, and he became part of the Editorial staff in 2014. Brian spent his childhood devouring every car magazine he got his hands on — not literally, eventually — and now reviews and tests vehicles to help consumers make informed choices. Someday, Brian hopes to learn what to do with his hands when he’s reviewing a car on camera. He would daily-drive an Alfa Romeo 4C if he could. Email Brian Normile

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