Compare 2008 Hyundai Veracruz vs 2008 Toyota Highlander

2008 Hyundai Veracruz
2008 Toyota Highlander
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AWD 4-Door GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Veracruz AWD 4-Door GLS 15 22 $27,270 $28,745
Veracruz AWD 4-Door Limited 15 22 $33,274 $35,895
Veracruz AWD 4-Door SE 15 22 $28,564 $30,445
Veracruz FWD 4-Door GLS 16 23 $25,672 $27,045
Veracruz FWD 4-Door Limited 16 23 $31,710 $34,195
Veracruz FWD 4-Door SE 16 23 $26,983 $28,745
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4WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Highlander 4WD 4-Door Base 17 23 $25,765 $28,950
Highlander 4WD 4-Door Limited 17 23 $30,571 $34,350
Highlander 4WD 4-Door Sport 17 23 $28,124 $31,600
Highlander FWD 4-Door Base 18 24 $24,475 $27,500
Highlander FWD 4-Door Limited 18 24 $29,281 $32,900
Highlander FWD 4-Door Sport 18 24 $26,833 $30,150
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door 27 25 $30,780 $34,200
Highlander Hybrid 4WD 4-Door Limited w/3rd Row 27 25 $36,202 $40,450

Pricing

Invoice Price

$27,270
$25,765

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$28,745
$28,950

Monthly Payment Estimate

$479 / month
$483 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.6
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

Hyundai’s most expensive model may not quite be a Lexus, but it’s impressive in its own right. The 2008 Toyota Highlander Hybrid offers the same room and amenities that the nonhybrid Highlander does, only with better fuel economy and the badge of honor that comes with driving something that's trying to be green.

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Fuel Economy

City

15 mpg 17 mpg

Highway

22 mpg 23 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in)

56.1 55.0

Second Leg Room (in)

38.4 38.3

Front Head Room (in)

40.3 40.6

Passenger Volume (ft³)

150.6 145.7

Second Hip Room (in)

57.4 56.5

Front Shoulder Room (in)

60.6 59.7

Third Leg Room (in)

31.5 29.9

Second Head Room (in)

39.9 40.1

Passenger Capacity

7 7

Third Hip Room (in)

45.6 42.3

Second Shoulder Room (in)

60.2 59.5

Front Leg Room (in)

42.6 43.2

Third Head Room (in)

36.1 36.3

Front Hip Room (in)

57.5 56.7

Exterior Dimensions

Height, Overall (in)

68.9 68.1

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

65.7 64.0

Wheelbase (in)

110.4 109.8

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

76.6 75.2

Track Width, Front (in)

65.7 64.0

Min Ground Clearance (in)

8.1 8.1

Length, Overall (in)

190.6 188.4

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

40.0 42.3

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)

86.8 95.4

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

6.5 10.3

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.64 x - TBD - 12.9 x - TBD -

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)

12.76 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -

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)

20.6 19.2

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- TBD - 17.1

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.7 38.7

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.5 3.1

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P245/65R17 P245/65R17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P245/65R17 P245/65R17

Spare Tire Size

Compact P245/65R17

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

350 200

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA 200

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

3500 2000

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA 2000

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4431 4178

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

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

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

11.1 9.9

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 - TBD -

Engine

Displacement

3.8L/231 3.5L/- TBD -

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

260 @ 6000 270 @ 6200

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

MPI EFI

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

257 @ 4500 249 @ 4700

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

15 17

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

22 23

Transmission

Trans Type

6 5

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.86 0.76

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.39 3.38

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.37 2.36

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.20 3.48

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.16 1.05

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.15 4.24

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.56 1.52

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- - TBD -

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- - TBD -

Summary

Vehicle Name

Hyundai Veracruz Toyota Highlander

Body Style

4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.67 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

MacPherson Strut Sport-tuned

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.06 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent Independent

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-link Sport-tuned

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Independent

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