Compare 2009 Dodge Nitro vs 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe

2009 Dodge Nitro
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe
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2WD 4-Door SE
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
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FWD 4-Door Manual GLS
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.2
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
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 58.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
69.9 67.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.5 19.8
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.3 35.8
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
TRY NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3971 3727
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
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
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 5.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Nitro Hyundai Santa Fe
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 5

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