Compare 2003 Honda Element vs 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

2003 Honda Element
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
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2WD Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Manual DX 21 26 $14,880 $16,100
2WD Automatic DX 22 26 $15,618 $16,900
4WD Manual DX 21 24 $16,172 $17,500
4WD Automatic DX 21 24 $16,909 $18,300
2WD Manual EX 21 26 $17,232 $18,650
2WD Manual w/Side Airbags EX 21 26 $17,463 $18,900
2WD Automatic EX 22 26 $17,970 $19,450
2WD Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 22 26 $18,201 $19,700
4WD Manual EX 21 24 $18,524 $20,050
4WD Manual w/Side Airbags EX 21 24 $18,754 $20,300
4WD Automatic EX 21 24 $19,262 $20,850
4WD Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 21 24 $19,492 $21,100
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4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4 20 27 $16,426 $17,549
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.4L I4 20 27 $17,175 $18,349
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 20 26 $18,771 $20,099
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 16 22 $20,078 $21,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 18 24 $20,172 $21,599
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 20 26 $21,101 $22,619
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 17 21 $21,479 $22,999
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 16 22 $21,922 $23,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 18 24 $22,500 $24,119
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 17 21 $23,321 $24,999
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,880
$16,426
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,100
$17,549
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utililty
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
43.3 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 100.7
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 66.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
166.5 177.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 30.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 30.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
38.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 77.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.6 77.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
N/A - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
N/A NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.4 11.2 x 0.39
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)
11.1 x 0.9 10.9 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 17.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P225/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3352 3494
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16.0 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
45 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 68
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4500 147 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 138 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.92
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.30
Trans Type
5 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Honda Element Hyundai Santa Fe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Control-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 22.9
Suspension Type - Rear
Compact Independent

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