Compare 2009 Ford Flex vs 2008 Hyundai Veracruz

2009 Ford Flex
2008 Hyundai Veracruz
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4-Door FWD SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door FWD SE 17 24 $26,842 $28,550
4-Door FWD SEL 17 24 $29,991 $32,325
4-Door AWD SEL 16 22 $31,674 $34,175
4-Door FWD Limited 17 24 $32,389 $34,960
4-Door AWD Limited 16 22 $34,072 $36,810
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FWD 4-Door GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door GLS 16 23 $25,672 $27,045
AWD 4-Door GLS 15 22 $27,270 $28,745
FWD 4-Door SE 16 23 $26,983 $28,745
AWD 4-Door SE 15 22 $28,564 $30,445
FWD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $31,710 $34,195
AWD 4-Door Limited 15 22 $33,274 $35,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,842
$25,672
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,550
$27,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$476 / month
$451 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Ford Flex is one of the most stylish new crossovers, with great passenger room and more features than some minivans. Hyundai’s most expensive model may not quite be a Lexus, but it’s impressive in its own right.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utililty
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
41.1 45.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 60.2
Front Leg Room (in)
40.8 42.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
118.0 150.6
Third Head Room (in)
38.7 36.1
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 57.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
50.8 56.1
Second Leg Room (in)
44.3 38.4
Front Head Room (in)
41.8 40.3
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 57.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.4 60.6
Third Leg Room (in)
33.3 31.5
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 39.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
65.4 65.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
201.8 190.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.0 68.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
65.4 65.7
Wheelbase (in)
117.9 110.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.9 76.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
83.2 86.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
20.0 6.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
43.2 40.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.76 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)
- TBD - 12.64 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)
19.2 20.6
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R18 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R18 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4498 4266
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4500 257 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
99C NA
Displacement
3.5L/213 3.8L/231
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
262 @ 6250 260 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.56
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.37
Trans Order Code
44J NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.16 3.20
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Flex Hyundai Veracruz
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- TBD - Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- TBD - Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.87 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- TBD - MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
- TBD - Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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