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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Manual GLS
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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
FWD 4-Door Automatic SE 17 24 $23,652 $24,895
FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 17 24 $27,076 $28,845
AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 17 23 $23,711 $24,695
AWD 4-Door Automatic SE 17 24 $25,250 $26,595
AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 17 24 $28,657 $30,545
AWD 4-Door Manual GLS 17 23 N/A $23,395
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $19,888 $21,500
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $21,342 $23,075
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $21,972 $23,755
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $21,768 $23,535
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,113 $24,990
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $23,743 $25,670
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 20 25 $20,839 $22,900
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 20 25 $22,270 $24,475
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 20 25 $22,890 $25,155
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,689 $24,935
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
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
8.2
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TCC Rating
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7.6
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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
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.8 15.9
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/70R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3727 3300
Wheels
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 -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement 2.7L/164 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 185 @ 6000 166 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 183 @ 4000 165 @ 4000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 27
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Santa Fe Toyota RAV4
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 -
 
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