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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door SE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SE 16 22 $20,941 $22,240
4WD 4-Door SE 15 21 $22,488 $23,900
2WD 4-Door R/T 16 21 $23,075 $24,560
2WD 4-Door SLT 16 22 $23,075 $24,560
4WD 4-Door R/T 16 20 $24,622 $26,220
4WD 4-Door SLT 15 21 $24,622 $26,220
FWD 4-Door Manual GLS
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Transmission

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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual GLS 17 24 $20,861 $21,695
FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 18 24 $22,096 $22,995
AWD 4-Door Manual GLS 17 23 N/A $23,395
AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 17 23 $23,711 $24,695
FWD 4-Door Automatic SE 17 24 $23,652 $24,895
AWD 4-Door Automatic SE 17 24 $25,250 $26,595
FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 17 24 $27,076 $28,845
AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 17 24 $28,657 $30,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,941
$20,861
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,240
$21,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$371 / month
$362 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe is competent all around, and hard to fault as a well-equipped family SUV.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.4 58.6
Front Leg Room (in) 40.8 42.6
Front Hip Room (in) 56.8 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 108.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.6 40.2
Second Hip Room (in) 47.4 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.2 59.5
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 40.8 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 69.9 67.9
Liftover Height (in) 33.3 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.0 63.8
Wheelbase (in) 108.8 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 74.4
Track Width, Front (in) 61.0 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 178.9 184.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 32.1 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) 65.2 78.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 0.5 11.89 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.1 11.73 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.5 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.3 35.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.42 3.24
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 16.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TRY NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Rear Tire Size P225/75R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code TRY NA
Front Tire Size P225/75R16 P235/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3971 3727
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.0 8.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Engine
Fuel System SMPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 183 @ 4000
Engine Order Code EKG NA
Displacement 3.7L/226 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 185 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 5.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.28
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.62
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.70
Trans Type 4 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.21 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.93
Trans Order Code DGV NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Dodge Nitro Hyundai Santa Fe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.02
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
 
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