Compare 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2009 Honda Pilot

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe
2009 Honda Pilot
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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
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2WD 4-Door LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door LX 17 23 $25,101 $27,695
4WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $26,546 $29,295
2WD 4-Door EX 17 23 $27,631 $30,495
4WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $29,077 $32,095
2WD 4-Door EX-L 17 23 $30,522 $33,695
2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 23 $31,968 $35,295
4WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $31,968 $35,295
2WD 4-Door w/Navi Touring 17 23 $33,414 $36,895
4WD 4-Door w/RES EX-L 16 22 $33,414 $36,895
2WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 17 23 $34,860 $38,495
4WD 4-Door w/Navi Touring 16 22 $34,860 $38,495
4WD 4-Door w/RES & Navi Touring 16 22 $36,306 $40,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,861
$25,101
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,695
$27,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$362 / month
$462 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe is competent all around, and hard to fault as a well-equipped family SUV. The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 62.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.3 153.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 56.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 61.5
Passenger Capacity
5 8
Third Leg Room (in)
- 32.1
Third Hip Room (in)
- 48.4
Third Head Room (in)
- 38.2
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 58.9
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 190.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 71.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 67.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 109.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 78.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 67.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 18.0
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.2 47.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
78.2 87.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.89 x - TBD - 13.1 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)
11.73 x - TBD - 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 21.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 38.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.24 3.69
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 19.0
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3727 4319
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 9.93
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
183 @ 4000 253 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/164 3.5L/212
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 250 @ 5700
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.07 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.77
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 2.70
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70 1.07
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.59 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 1.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Santa Fe Honda Pilot
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Trailing Arms
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 1.04
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5

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