Compare 2012 Chevrolet Traverse vs 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe

2012 Chevrolet Traverse
2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 17 24 $28,177 $29,660
AWD 4-Door LS 16 23 $30,077 $31,660
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 17 24 $31,122 $32,760
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 16 23 $33,022 $34,760
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 17 24 $34,109 $35,905
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 16 23 $36,009 $37,905
FWD 4-Door LTZ 17 24 $37,083 $39,035
AWD 4-Door LTZ 16 23 $38,983 $41,035
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FWD 4-Door I4 GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 GLS 20 28 $22,328 $23,225
AWD 4-Door I4 GLS 20 25 $23,943 $24,925
FWD 4-Door V6 GLS 20 26 $24,133 $25,125
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 20 26 $24,915 $26,225
AWD 4-Door V6 GLS 20 26 $25,748 $26,825
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 20 28 $25,630 $27,275
AWD 4-Door V6 SE 20 26 $26,701 $28,125
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 20 26 $27,443 $29,225
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 20 26 $29,024 $30,925
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$22,328
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,660
$23,225
Monthly Payment Estimate
$494 / month
$387 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
One of the best big crossovers for families needing seven-passenger capability, the 2012 Chevy Traverse is spacious and safe, though unexciting. Still a great choice for families, the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe has good safety scores and available V-6 power.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Shoulder Room (in)
57.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.1 108.3
Second Hip Room (in)
57.8 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
62.0 59.5
Third Leg Room (in)
33.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.6
Passenger Capacity
8 5
Third Hip Room (in)
48.3 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
61.3 58.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.6
Third Head Room (in)
37.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
59.1 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.4 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
118.9 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 74.4
Track Width, Front (in)
67.8 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
205.0 184.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
68.8 34.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
116.4 78.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
24.4 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.1 11.81 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.8 11.89 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 3.02
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Front Tire Size
P245/70R17 P235/65R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPR NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4658 3725
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.8 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
660 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
266 @ 3400 169 @ 3750
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
281 @ 6300 175 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
DI Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.64
Trans Order Code
MY9 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.21
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Traverse Hyundai Santa Fe
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.87
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Coil-Over Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.6 8.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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