Compare 2011 Hyundai Veracruz vs 2011 Toyota Highlander

2011 Hyundai Veracruz
2011 Toyota Highlander
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AWD 4-Door GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Veracruz AWD 4-Door GLS 16 21 $28,694 $30,245
Veracruz AWD 4-Door Limited 16 21 $33,472 $36,095
Veracruz FWD 4-Door GLS 17 22 $26,908 $28,345
Veracruz FWD 4-Door Limited 17 22 $31,908 $34,395
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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
$28,694
$28,025
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,245
$30,695
Monthly Payment Estimate
$504 / month
$512 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Hyundai Veracruz is spacious and comfortable, though not as sporty or stylistically evolved as the newest competition. 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
16 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
21 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
AWD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Third Head Room (in)
36.1 36.3
Front Hip Room (in)
57.5 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
150.6 145.7
Third Shoulder Room (in)
56.1 55.0
Second Leg Room (in)
38.4 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 40.6
Second Hip Room (in)
57.4 56.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
60.6 59.7
Passenger Capacity
7 7
Third Leg Room (in)
31.5 29.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 40.1
Third Hip Room (in)
45.6 42.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
60.2 59.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 43.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
190.6 188.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
13.4 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)
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 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 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)
12.8 x - TBD - 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20.6 19.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.5 3.1
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
475 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4431 4266
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.5
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)
- TBD - 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
257 @ 4500 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.8L/231 3.5L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
260 @ 6000 270 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
18 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 17
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
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
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.76
Trans Description Cont. Again
SHIFTRONIC NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.36
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.06 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
10.2 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
--
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
--
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
--
Rollover Rating

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