Compare 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2008 Toyota RAV4

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe
2008 Toyota RAV4
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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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FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,012 $26,390
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $24,632 $27,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,861
$19,888
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,695
$21,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$362 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe is competent all around, and hard to fault as a well-equipped family SUV. The 2008 Toyota RAV4 brings a little more space than most compact SUVs without a mid-size price.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 53.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.3 108.2
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 57.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.7
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 181.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.2 36.4
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)
78.2 73.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.89 x - TBD - 11.2 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 - 11.8 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)
19.8 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.24 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 14.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3727 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
183 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/164 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 166 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.62 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.70 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.59 3.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.93 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.07 2.92
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Santa Fe Toyota RAV4
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double-wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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