Compare 2003 Suzuki Vitara vs 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe

2003 Suzuki Vitara
2003 Hyundai Santa Fe
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2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Soft Top Manual 2WD 23 26 $14,974 $15,599
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 2WD 22 25 $15,894 $16,599
4-Door Manual 2WD 22 25 $15,790 $16,799
2-Door Soft Top Manual 4WD 22 25 $15,978 $16,999
4-Door Automatic 2WD 22 25 $16,730 $17,799
2-Door Soft Top Automatic 4WD 22 25 $16,918 $17,999
4-Door Manual 4WD 22 25 $16,742 $18,199
4-Door Automatic 4WD 22 25 $17,682 $19,199
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4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4 20 27 $16,426 $17,549
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.4L I4 20 27 $17,175 $18,349
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 20 26 $18,771 $20,099
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 16 22 $20,078 $21,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 GLS 18 24 $20,172 $21,599
4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 20 26 $21,101 $22,619
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 17 21 $21,479 $22,999
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 16 22 $21,922 $23,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 18 24 $22,500 $24,119
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 17 21 $23,321 $24,999
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,974
$16,426
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,599
$17,549
Monthly Payment Estimate
$260 / month
$292 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utililty
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
50.6 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 100.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 39.6
Second Hip Room (in)
46.8 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.0 56.3
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.5 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
65.0 66.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.5 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
86.6 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.3 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
57.5 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.2 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
152.0 177.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
17.1 30.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
10.2 30.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
42.3 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
37.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
36.6 77.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
33.7 77.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 11.2 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 10.9 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.8 17.2
Steering
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.8 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
20.5 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
31.5 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P225/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2756 3494
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.8 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
70 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 68
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
134 @ 3000 147 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
127 @ 6000 138 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas L4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI MPFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.30
Trans Type
5 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.95
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.63 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.94
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.65 3.92
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki Vitara Hyundai Santa Fe
Body Style
2-Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/coil spring Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/coil spring MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.95 22.9
Suspension Type - Rear
5-link Independent

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