Compare 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe vs 2011 Toyota Highlander

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe
2011 Toyota Highlander
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AWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS 20 25 $23,867 $24,845
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door V6 Automatic GLS 20 26 $25,672 $26,745
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 20 26 $28,950 $30,845
Santa Fe AWD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 20 26 $26,626 $28,045
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS 20 28 $22,252 $23,145
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $25,556 $27,195
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS 19 26 $21,017 $21,845
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic GLS 20 26 $24,057 $25,045
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 20 26 $27,369 $29,145
Santa Fe FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 20 26 $24,840 $26,145
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4WD 4-Door V6 Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Base 17 22 $28,025 $30,695
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 17 22 $33,822 $37,045
Highlander 4WD 4-Door V6 SE 17 22 $32,229 $35,300
Highlander FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 25 $25,647 $28,090
Highlander FWD 4-Door L4 Base 20 25 $25,647 $28,090
Highlander FWD 4-Door L4 SE 20 25 $29,851 $32,695
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 18 24 $32,498 $35,595
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 Base 18 24 $26,700 $29,245
Highlander FWD 4-Door V6 SE 18 24 $30,905 $33,850
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 28 28 $35,090 $38,140
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Limited 28 28 $40,073 $43,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,867
$28,025
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,845
$30,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$414 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe has is a great choice for small families, thanks to its strong safety, spacious interior, and great feature set. The very family-friendly Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid impress us with their space and versatility, but show no sign of enthusiasm.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
AWD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.0 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.5 59.7
Second Head Room (in)
39.6 40.1
Passenger Capacity
5 7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 56.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.8 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.3 145.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.0
Third Leg Room (in)
- 29.9
Third Hip Room (in)
- 42.3
Third Head Room (in)
- 36.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.6 64.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.1 8.1
Length, Overall (in)
184.1 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.9 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 64.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 109.8
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 75.2
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)
78.2 95.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA 10.3
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 42.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.89 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
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)
11.81 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 19.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 17.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 38.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.02 3.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R17 P245/65R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3875 4266
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
169 @ 3750 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.52
Trans Type
6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 - TBD -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.36
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.48
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/SHIFTRONIC, OD Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - - TBD -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 4.24
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Santa Fe Toyota Highlander
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 9.8
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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