Compare 2009 Honda Pilot vs 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2009 Saturn VUE

2009 Honda Pilot
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2009 Hyundai Santa Fe
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2009 Saturn VUE
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2WD 4-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX 17 23 $27,631 $30,495
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L 17 23 $30,522 $33,695
Pilot 2WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 17 23 $31,968 $35,295
Pilot 2WD 4-Door LX 17 23 $25,101 $27,695
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/Navi 17 23 $33,414 $36,895
Pilot 2WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 17 23 $34,860 $38,495
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX 16 22 $29,077 $32,095
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L 16 22 $31,968 $35,295
Pilot 4WD 4-Door EX-L w/RES 16 22 $33,414 $36,895
Pilot 4WD 4-Door LX 16 22 $26,546 $29,295
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/Navi 16 22 $34,860 $38,495
Pilot 4WD 4-Door Touring w/RES & Navi 16 22 $36,306 $40,095
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AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 17 23 $23,711 $24,695
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 17 24 $28,657 $30,545
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door Automatic SE 17 24 $25,250 $26,595
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door Manual GLS 17 23 N/A $23,395
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 18 24 $22,096 $22,995
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 17 24 $27,076 $28,845
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door Automatic SE 17 24 $23,652 $24,895
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door Manual GLS 17 24 $20,861 $21,695
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AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
VUE AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
VUE AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
VUE AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
VUE FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $22,116 $23,280
VUE FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
VUE FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
VUE FWD 4-Door V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
VUE Hybrid FWD 4-Door I4 25 32 $26,329 $28,160
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,631
$23,711
$28,924
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,495
$24,695
$30,935
Monthly Payment Estimate
$508 / month
$412 / month
$516 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Honda Pilot looks more SUV-like in its second edition, but it has the room of a minivan, along with some notable styling miscues and expensive choices to make from the options list. The 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe is competent all around, and hard to fault as a well-equipped family SUV. The 2009 Saturn Vue Hybrid isn't fun to drive, but it will ease your reliance on fossil fuels.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle AWD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 55.0 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.5 59.5 56.0
Passenger Capacity
8 5 5
Third Leg Room (in)
32.1 - -
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.6 39.3
Third Hip Room (in)
48.4 - -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
62.2 58.6 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.6 40.7
Third Head Room (in)
38.2 - -
Front Hip Room (in)
58.6 55.8 52.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
153.7 108.3 - TBD -
Third Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 - -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 36.8 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.2 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
67.5 63.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
109.2 106.3 106.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 74.4 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
67.7 63.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.0 8.1 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
190.9 184.1 180.1
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.7 67.9 66.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
47.7 34.2 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
87.0 78.2 56.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
18.0 NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x - TBD - 11.73 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.1 x - TBD - 11.89 x - TBD - 11.9 x .78
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.0 19.8 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.0 16.5 15.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.6 35.8 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.69 3.24 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA QDP
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/70R16 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA QDP
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P235/70R16 P235/55R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4310 3969 4093
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x 7.0 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.93 8.9 11.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
250 @ 5700 185 @ 6000 257 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 4800 183 @ 4000 248 @ 2100
Engine Order Code
NA NA LY7
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.7L/164 3.6L/217
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23 23
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.61 NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.72 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.50 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA MX0-6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 4.52 2.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.73 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/SHIFTRONIC, OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 2.84 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.00 1.84
Trans Type
5 4 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door SUV
Vehicle Name
Honda Pilot Hyundai Santa Fe Saturn VUE
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.91 1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent 3-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Trailing Arms Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.04 0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5 4

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