Compare 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2009 Saturn VUE

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe
2009 Saturn VUE
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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
$23,711
$28,924
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,695
$30,935
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$516 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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 16 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
AWD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 52.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.3 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 52.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 56.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 39.3
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 66.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 61.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.6
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 7.8
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 180.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.2 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
78.2 56.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.89 x - TBD - 11.9 x .78
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)
11.73 x - TBD - 11.7 x 1.14
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.24 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 15.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T155/90D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA QDP
Spare Tire Order Code
NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QDP
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P235/55R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3969 4093
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 4.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 11.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
183 @ 4000 248 @ 2100
Engine Order Code
NA LY7
Displacement
2.7L/164 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 257 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 16
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/SHIFTRONIC, OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.74
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 4.48
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.84
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.72 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA MX0-6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.52 2.77
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Santa Fe Saturn VUE
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door SUV
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 3-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4

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