Advertisement
Find a Car
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Change a Vehicle to Compare

Compare 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2013 Ford Explorer

2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Change
2013 Ford Explorer Change
+ Add a Car
Selected Style FWD 4-Door Sport
Switch Style

Engine

Drivetrain

Trim

Other

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 21 29 $23,728 $24,700
FWD 4-Door 2.0T Sport 20 27 $26,536 $27,950
FWD 4-Door 2.0T Sport w/Saddle Int 20 27 $26,536 $27,950
AWD 4-Door Sport 20 26 $25,390 $26,450
AWD 4-Door 2.0T Sport 19 24 $28,182 $29,700
AWD 4-Door 2.0T Sport w/Saddle Int 19 24 $28,182 $29,700
FWD 4-Door GLS 18 25 $27,269 $28,600
AWD 4-Door GLS 18 24 $28,913 $30,350
FWD 4-Door Limited 18 25 $31,396 $33,350
FWD 4-Door Limited w/Saddle Int 18 25 $31,396 $33,350
AWD 4-Door Limited w/Saddle Int 18 24 $33,022 $35,100
AWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $33,022 $35,100
FWD 4-Door Base
Switch Style

Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Base 17 24 $27,427 $29,100
FWD 4-Door XLT 17 24 $30,474 $32,680
FWD 4-Door Limited 17 24 $35,528 $38,100
4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $29,312 $31,100
4WD 4-Door XLT 17 23 $32,339 $34,680
4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $37,393 $40,100
4WD 4-Door Sport 16 22 $38,027 $40,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,728
$27,427
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,700
$29,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$485 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Read Our Full Review
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
?
Read Our Full Review
TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe splits its identity in two: the three-row ute goes V-6 only, while the five-passenger Sport leans on turbo power, a flexible second-row seat and a cushy ride to make its best case ever. The Ford Explorer trades some trail-riding and towing for on-road driving lessons, and comes out fluent.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 56.7 57.300
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 39.800
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 41.400
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.0 151.700
Second Hip Room (in) 55.4 56.700
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.4 61.300
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 40.500
Passenger Capacity 5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.3 61.000
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 40.600
Third Leg Room (in) - 33.200
Third Hip Room (in) - 40.700
Third Head Room (in) - 37.800
Third Shoulder Room (in) - 50.800
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 64.7 67.000
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 112.600
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.0 78.900
Track Width, Front (in) 64.3 67.000
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.3 7.600
Length, Overall (in) 184.6 197.100
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 70.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.4 43.800
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) 71.5 80.700
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA 21.000
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 0.4 - 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) 12.6 x 1.1 - 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) 17.4 18.600
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.95 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.03 15.750
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 39.200
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Front Tire Size P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size T165/90R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3459 4534
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 2.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 175
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 650
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 181 @ 4250 255 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA 998
Displacement 2.4L/144 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 6300 290 @ 6500
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.648 3.390
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.386 1.410
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.772 0.740
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.639 4.480
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.841 1.840
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA 1.000
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.385 2.880
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.826 2.870
Trans Order Code NA 44J
Summary
Body Style Crossover Sport Utility Vehicle
Vehicle Name Hyundai Santa Fe Ford Explorer
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.8 0.866
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.0 1.259
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.7 9.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
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
 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.