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Selected Style 4-Door 4-Cyl (GS)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door 4-Cyl 22 27 $21,251 $23,880
4-Door V6 19 23 $22,747 $25,560
4-Door V6 Limited 19 23 $26,426 $29,695
4-Door 4-Cyl 4WD 19 24 $22,497 $25,280
4-Door V6 4WD 18 22 $23,993 $26,960
4-Door V6 4WD Limited 18 22 $27,672 $31,095
4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4
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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 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 LX 17 21 $23,321 $24,999
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 16 22 $20,078 $21,499
4-Door 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 LX 16 22 $21,922 $23,499
4-Door 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 GLS 17 21 $21,479 $22,999
4-Door 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 LX 18 24 $22,500 $24,119
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,251
$16,426
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,880
$17,549
Monthly Payment Estimate
$398 / month
$292 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utililty
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.4 36.8
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.6
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.9 56.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 39.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.0 56.5
Front Leg Room (in) 40.7 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 105.7 100.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.2 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.9 8.1
Length, Overall (in) 184.4 177.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 35.9 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 66.0
Liftover Height (in) 28.6 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 60.7
Wheelbase (in) 106.9 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 33.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 72.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 36.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 76.1 77.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 81.4 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) 39.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 41.7 30.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 38.5 30.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 50.4 - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 x 1.1 10.9 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.2 x 0.4 11.2 x 0.39
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) 19.8 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.6 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.4 37.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.98 2.93
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/70R16 P225/70R16
Spare Tire Size P225/70R16 P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/70R16 P225/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3485 3494
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.8 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 68
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 95
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 163 @ 4000 147 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/146 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 155 @ 5600 138 @ 5500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 1.95
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.12 4.56
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 0.94
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.92
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.30
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA - TBD -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Toyota Highlander Hyundai Santa Fe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.91 22.9
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) MacPherson Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
 
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