Compare 2008 Suzuki XL7 vs 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe

2008 Suzuki XL7
2008 Hyundai Santa Fe
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 16 22 $21,382 $21,599
FWD 4-Door Premium 16 22 $22,606 $23,549
FWD 4-Door w/3rd Row Premium 16 22 $24,046 $25,049
FWD 4-Door Luxury 16 22 $24,094 $25,099
AWD 4-Door Premium 15 22 $24,190 $25,199
FWD 4-Door Special Edition 16 22 $25,438 $26,499
FWD 4-Door w/3rd Row Luxury 16 22 $25,534 $26,599
AWD 4-Door w/3rd Row Premium 15 22 $25,630 $26,699
AWD 4-Door Luxury 15 22 $25,678 $26,749
FWD 4-Door w/3rd Row, DVD Limited 16 22 $26,398 $27,499
FWD 4-Door w/3rd Row, Navi Limited 16 22 $26,398 $27,499
FWD 4-Door Special Edition w/3rd Row 16 22 $26,878 $27,999
AWD 4-Door Special Edition 15 22 $27,022 $28,149
AWD 4-Door w/3rd Row Luxury 15 22 $27,118 $28,249
AWD 4-Door w/3rd Row, DVD Limited 15 22 $27,982 $29,149
AWD 4-Door w/3rd Row, Navi Limited 15 22 $27,982 $29,149
AWD 4-Door Special Edition w/3rd Row 15 22 $28,462 $29,649
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FWD 4-Door Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual GLS 17 24 $20,671 $21,495
FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 18 24 $21,906 $22,795
AWD 4-Door Manual GLS 17 23 $22,286 $23,195
AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 17 23 $23,521 $24,495
FWD 4-Door Automatic SE 17 24 $23,276 $24,495
AWD 4-Door Automatic SE 17 24 $24,874 $26,195
FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 17 24 $26,704 $28,445
AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 17 24 $28,285 $30,145
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,382
$20,671
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,599
$21,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$360 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Suzuki XL7 should be especially appealing to families who want a roomy vehicle with a small third-row seat for occasional use but don’t want to pay the higher sticker price or extra fuel expenses of larger SUVs. Hyundai is no longer bargain-basement-priced, but the hard-to-fault 2008 Santa Fe has all the refinement of comparable rivals with a little more flair.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
41.3 40.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.5 108.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 59.5
Second Head Room (in)
40.0 39.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 58.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.2 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
197.2 184.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.9 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 63.8
Wheelbase (in)
112.4 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 74.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
95.2 78.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - 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)
49.4 34.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.6 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.1 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.8 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 3.24
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
P235/65R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R16 P235/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3886 3727
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 8.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 6400 185 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
243 @ 2300 183 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 2.7L/164
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
Manumatic NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.18 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.98 1.93
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.48 5.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.62
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.70
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Suzuki XL7 Hyundai Santa Fe
Body Style
4-Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Multilink Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent

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