Compare 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2012 Chevrolet Equinox

2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
2012 Chevrolet Equinox
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FWD 4-Door I4 GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 GLS 20 28 $22,328 $23,225
AWD 4-Door I4 GLS 20 25 $23,943 $24,925
FWD 4-Door V6 GLS 20 26 $24,133 $25,125
FWD 4-Door V6 SE 20 26 $24,915 $26,225
AWD 4-Door V6 GLS 20 26 $25,748 $26,825
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 20 28 $25,630 $27,275
AWD 4-Door V6 SE 20 26 $26,701 $28,125
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 20 26 $27,443 $29,225
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 20 26 $29,024 $30,925
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FWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,328
$22,353
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,225
$23,530
Monthly Payment Estimate
$387 / month
$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Still a great choice for families, the 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe has good safety scores and available V-6 power. A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 55.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 39.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.3 99.7
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 51.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 6.9
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 187.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 28.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 112.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 28.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
78.2 63.7
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.2 31.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 - 11.9 x 0.78
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.81 x - TBD - 12.6 x 1.18
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 18.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable pwr assist
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.02 3.46
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P235/60R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QMU
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P235/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QMU
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3725 3777
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 3750 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LEA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4/147
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 32
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.84
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Santa Fe Chevrolet Equinox
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.87 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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