Compare 2004 Honda Element vs 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe

2004 Honda Element
2004 Hyundai Santa Fe
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2WD DX Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Element 2WD DX Automatic 22 26 $15,618 $16,900
Element 2WD DX Manual 21 26 $14,880 $16,100
Element 2WD EX Automatic 22 26 $18,201 $19,700
Element 2WD EX Automatic w/Side Airbags 22 26 $18,431 $19,950
Element 2WD EX Manual 21 26 $17,463 $18,900
Element 2WD EX Manual w/Side Airbags 21 26 $17,693 $19,150
Element 2WD LX Automatic 22 26 $16,540 $17,900
Element 2WD LX Manual 21 26 $15,803 $17,100
Element 4WD DX Automatic 21 24 $16,909 $18,300
Element 4WD DX Manual 21 24 $16,172 $17,500
Element 4WD EX Automatic 21 24 $19,492 $21,100
Element 4WD EX Automatic w/Side Airbags 21 24 $19,723 $21,350
Element 4WD EX Manual 21 24 $18,754 $20,300
Element 4WD EX Manual w/Side Airbags 21 24 $18,985 $20,550
Element 4WD LX Automatic 21 24 $17,832 $19,300
Element 4WD LX Manual 21 24 $17,094 $18,500
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4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.4L I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe 4-Door 2WD Automatic 2.4L I4 20 27 $17,596 $18,799
Santa Fe 4-Door 2WD Manual 2.4L I4 20 27 $16,847 $17,999
Santa Fe 4-Door GLS 2WD Automatic 2.7L V6 20 26 $19,611 $20,999
Santa Fe 4-Door GLS 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 16 22 $20,545 $21,999
Santa Fe 4-Door GLS 4WD Automatic 2.7L V6 18 24 $21,012 $22,499
Santa Fe 4-Door GLS 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 17 21 $21,946 $23,499
Santa Fe 4-Door LX 2WD Automatic 3.5L V6 16 22 $22,388 $23,999
Santa Fe 4-Door LX 4WD Automatic 3.5L V6 17 21 $23,788 $25,499
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,618
$17,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,900
$18,799
Monthly Payment Estimate
$282 / month
$313 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utililty
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.2 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
55.0 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
43.3 39.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
103.6 100.7
Second Hip Room (in)
47.6 53.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.2
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 66.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 60.7
Wheelbase (in)
101.4 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 60.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
166.5 177.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 30.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.1 30.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
38.7 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
46.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
66.7 77.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.6 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)
11.1 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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x 0.9 10.9 x 0.98
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 17.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26 2.93
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.9 37.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P225/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P225/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/70SR16 P225/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3389 3574
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16.0 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 7.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
45 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4500 147 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.4L/143
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
160 @ 5500 138 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.68 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.49
Trans Order Code
NA N/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.52
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.73
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Honda Element Hyundai Santa Fe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Control-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.83 0.60
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.90
Suspension Type - Rear
Compact Independent

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