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Selected Style 2WD DX Manual
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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
2WD Manual EX 21 26 $17,232 $18,650
2WD Automatic EX 22 26 $17,970 $19,450
4WD Automatic DX 21 24 $16,909 $18,300
4WD Automatic EX 21 24 $19,262 $20,850
2WD Manual w/Side Airbags EX 21 26 $17,463 $18,900
2WD Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 22 26 $18,201 $19,700
4WD Manual DX 21 24 $16,172 $17,500
4WD Manual EX 21 24 $18,524 $20,050
4WD Manual w/Side Airbags EX 21 24 $18,754 $20,300
4WD Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 21 24 $19,492 $21,100
4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4
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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 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 LX 17 21 $23,321 $24,999
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 16 22 $20,078 $21,499
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 16 22 $21,922 $23,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 17 21 $21,479 $22,999
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 18 24 $22,500 $24,119
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,880
$16,426
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,100
$17,549
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$292 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utililty
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.2
Passenger Capacity 4 5
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 166.5 177.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 17.2
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.9 37.1
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 -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/70SR16 P225/70R16
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3352 3494
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16.0 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
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
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
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
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
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
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 22.9
Suspension Type - Rear Compact Independent
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 -
 
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