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2008 Ford Taurus X SEL

4dr Front-wheel Drive

2009 Ford Taurus X SEL

4dr Front-wheel Drive

2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

4dr Front-wheel Drive

2008 Ford Taurus X
(2008 Ford Taurus X 4dr AWD shown)
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2009 Ford Taurus X
(2009 Ford Taurus X 4dr AWD shown)
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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe
(2013 Hyundai Santa Fe XL 4dr AWD shown)
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MSRP $27,030 $28,270 $30,150
Destination Charge $800 $825 $875
Invoice Price $24,942 $25,958 $28,725
Total List Price $27,830 $29,095 $31,025
Available Engines 263-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas) 263-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (regular gas) 290-hp, 3.3-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Available Transmissions 6-speed automatic w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Fuel Economy City 16 mpg 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy Highway 24 mpg 24 mpg 25 mpg
NHTSA Crash Test Data      
Front, Passenger's -
Front, Driver's -
Side, Rear Seat -
Other, Overall Rollover Rating -
Side, Front Seat -
IIHS Crash Test Data      
Moderate overlap front, Right Leg/Foot - Good -
Side, Driver Torso - Acceptable -
Side, Driver Pelvis/Leg - Acceptable -
Moderate overlap front, Restraints - Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Seat Head/Restraint Geometry - Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg - Good -
Moderate overlap front, Head/Neck - Good -
Side, Driver Head and Neck - Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head Protection - Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Head and Neck - Good -
Side, Rear Passenger Torso - Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Overall Rear - Good -
Moderate overlap front, Chest - Good -
Moderate overlap front, Left Leg/Foot - Good -
Head Restraints and Seats, Dynamic Rating - Good -
Moderate overlap front, Overall Front - Good -
Side, Structure/safety cage - Acceptable -
Moderate overlap front, Structure/safety cage - Good -
Side, Overall Side - Good -
Side, Driver Head Protection - Good -
Overview 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Safety Overview Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, ABS brakes, immobilizer
Standard:
driver and passenger front impact airbags, ABS brakes, immobilizer
driver and passenger front impact airbags, rear center 3 point seatbelt, ABS brakes
Available:
rear center 3 point seatbelt
Available:
rear center 3 point seatbelt
N/A
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A N/A Standard
Drive-Type Overview front wheel drive front wheel drive front wheel drive
Audio Overview Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, 4, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, 4, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Standard:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 6, integrated roof antenna, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted 6-disc CD changer, MP3 decoder
Available:
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, clock, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, MP3 decoder, 10 brand, amplifier, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
radio steering wheel controls
Available:
radio steering wheel controls
Available:
clock
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD
N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, radio steering wheel controls
Available:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD, radio steering wheel controls
N/A
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan, in-dash mounted single CD
Available:
clock
N/A
Available:
clock
N/A N/A
Interior 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Air conditioning, front Standard:
manual
Standard:
manual
Standard:
manual
Available:
dual zone front automatic
Available:
dual zone front automatic
Available:
dual zone front automatic
Air filter Standard Standard Standard
Air conditioning, rear Available:
with separate controls
Available:
with separate controls
Standard
Underseat ducts Standard Standard Standard
Cargo concealed storage N/A N/A Standard
Cargo net N/A N/A Available
Cargo tie downs Standard Standard Standard
Clock in-radio display in-radio display in-radio display
Compass Standard Standard Available
Cruise control Standard Standard Standard
Cup holders front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim leather/chrome plastic/rubber Standard:
urethane
N/A N/A Available:
leather/piano black
12V DC power outlet 4 4 4
Overhead console Standard:
full with storage
Standard:
full with storage
mini with storage
Available:
mini with storage
Available:
mini with storage
N/A
Floor console full full full
Floor mats Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Standard:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
carpeted front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Available:
rubber front & rear
Front windows power power power
Rear windows power power power
1-Touch Window Up driver driver driver and passenger
1-Touch Window Down driver driver driver and passenger
Programmable garage door opener N/A N/A Available
Instrumentation analog analog Standard:
analog
N/A N/A Available:
digital/analog
Driver information center Standard Standard Standard
Tachometer Standard Standard Standard
Trip computer Standard Standard Standard
Water temp gauge Standard Standard Standard
Low fuel warning Standard Standard Standard
Service interval warning Standard Standard Standard
Exterior temperature display Available Available Standard
Lighting - map lights front & rear front & rear front
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light Standard Standard Standard
Illuminated vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger Standard Standard Standard
Rearview mirror auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night Standard:
day-night
N/A N/A Available:
auto-dimming day-night
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Fuel door release N/A N/A power
Remote trunk release N/A N/A Available:
foot sensor
Retained accessory power Standard Standard Standard
Seatback storage pockets 2 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel material leather leather Standard:
urethane
N/A N/A Available:
leather/metal-look
Adjustable pedals Available:
power
Available:
power
N/A
Seats 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket
Seating capacity Standard:
6 passengers
Standard:
6 passengers
7 passengers
Available:
7 passengers
Available:
7 passengers
N/A
Front seat driver direction controls Standard:
6-way power
Standard:
6-way power
8-way power
Available:
8-way power
Available:
8-way power
N/A
Front passenger seat direction controls Standard:
4-way
Standard:
4-way
Standard:
4-way
Available:
4-way power
Available:
4-way power
Available:
4-way power
Lumbar support Standard:
driver
Standard:
driver
driver
Available:
driver and passenger
Available:
driver and passenger
N/A
Fold flat front passenger seat Standard Standard N/A
Front armrests center center center
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Available:
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Cooled front seats N/A N/A Available:
driver and passenger
Memory N/A N/A Available:
driver
Rear seats Standard:
40-40 bucket
Standard:
40-40 bucket
40-20-40 split-bench
Available:
60-40 split-bench
Available:
60-40 split-bench
N/A
Rear armrest Available N/A Standard
Rear head restraints Standard:
2 - adjustable
Standard:
2 - adjustable
3 - adjustable
Available:
3 - adjustable
Available:
3 - adjustable
N/A
Heated rear seats N/A N/A Available
3rd row seats Standard:
full bench
50-50 split-bench 50-50 split-bench
Available:
50-50 split-bench
N/A N/A
Seat trim Standard:
cloth
Standard:
cloth
Standard:
premium cloth
Available:
leather
Available:
leather
Available:
leather
3rd row fold into floor manual manual manual
Entertainment 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Radio Standard:
AM/FM/Satellite-capable, seek-scan
Standard:
AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
Available:
AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan
N/A
CD player Standard:
in-dash mounted single
Standard:
in-dash mounted single
in-dash mounted single
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
Available:
in-dash mounted 6-disc
N/A
MP3 capability Available Available Standard
Auxiliary audio input Standard Standard Standard
Steering wheel audio controls Standard Standard Standard
Voice recognition Available Available Standard
Speakers 4 4 Standard:
6
N/A N/A Available:
10 brand
Amplifier N/A N/A Available
Speed-Sensitive Volume Standard Standard Standard
Entertainment system Available:
with DVD
Available:
with DVD
N/A
Navigation system Available:
with voice activation
N/A Available:
with voice activation
1st row LCD screen Available:
1
N/A 1
2nd row LCD screen Available:
1
Available:
1
N/A
Bluetooth Compatibility Available Available Standard
Safety and Security 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row curtain 1st, 2nd and 3rd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Airbags, knee protection N/A N/A driver
Occupant sensor Standard Standard Standard
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A N/A Standard
Stolen-vehicle tracking N/A N/A Standard
Height adjustable safety belts front front front
Seatbelt pretensioners front front front
Headlights halogen halogen halogen
Exterior light control Available:
fully automatic
Available:
fully automatic
fully automatic
Delay off headlamps Available Available Standard
Headlight washer Available Available Standard
Daytime running lights Available Available Standard
LED brakelights Standard Standard N/A
Illuminated entry Standard Standard Standard
Parking assist Available Available Available
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system N/A N/A Available
Panic alarm Standard Standard Standard
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Rear child safety door locks Standard Standard Standard
Content theft-deterrent alarm system Standard Standard Standard
Ignition disable Standard Standard N/A
Lane departure N/A N/A Available
First aid kit N/A N/A Available
Blind spot sensor N/A N/A Available
Low tire pressure warning Standard Standard Standard
Warranty 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 60/60,000
Warranty - Power Train (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 120/100,000
Warranty - Corrosion/Perforation (mths/miles) 60/unlimited 60/unlimited 84/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside Assistance (mths/miles) 60/60,000 60/60,000 60/unlimited
Exterior 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Antenna integrated roof integrated roof integrated roof
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat lower accent two-tone clearcoat lower accent two-tone clearcoat monotone
Grille trim chrome chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights front front front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door Standard:
liftgate
Standard:
liftgate
Standard:
liftgate
Available:
power liftgate
Available:
power liftgate
Available:
power liftgate
Tinted windows deep deep deep
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote
Heated side mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Sunroof Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Available:
1st and 2nd row exterior express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler N/A N/A lip
Roof rack N/A N/A Available
Roof rails Standard Standard Standard
Rear step bumper Standard Standard N/A
Tires P215/65TR17.0 BSW AS Standard:
P215/65TR17.0 BSW AS
Standard:
P235/60TR18.0 BSW AS
N/A Available:
P225/60HR18.0 BSW AS
Available:
P235/55TR19.0 BSW AS
Wheels 17" machined aluminum Standard:
17" machined aluminum
Standard:
18" silver aluminum
N/A Available:
18" aluminum
Available:
19" silver aluminum
N/A N/A Available:
silver aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel compact steel
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Rear window wipers fixed interval fixed interval fixed interval
Fender flares Standard Standard N/A
Mud flaps Available Available Available
Mechanical 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6 3.3L V-6
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC
Recommended fuel regular unleaded regular unleaded regular unleaded
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Antilock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist Standard Standard Standard
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Engine block heater Available Available N/A
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack & pinion rack & pinion rack & pinion
Speed sensitive steering N/A N/A Standard
Suspension tuning regular regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link independent multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar Standard Standard Standard
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil
Electronic stability system Standard Standard Standard
Tiptronic automatic N/A N/A Standard
Transmission 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD 6-spd auto w/OD
Axle ratio 3.16 3.16 3.04
Remote vehicle starting system Available Available Available
Specifications 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL 2009 Ford Taurus X SEL 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Exterior length 200.3 " 200.3 " 193.1 "
Exterior body width 74.9 " 74.9 " 74.2 "
Exterior height 67.6 " 67.6 " 66.5 "
Engine 3.5L V-6 3.5L V-6 3.3L V-6
Horsepower 263 @ 6,250 rpm 263 @ 6,250 rpm 290 @ 6,400 rpm
Torque 249 @ 4,500 rpm 249 @ 4,500 rpm 252 @ 5,200 rpm
SAEJ1349 AUG2004 compliant Standard N/A N/A
Fuel economy - city 16 mpg 17 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel economy - highway 24 mpg 24 mpg 25 mpg
Bore-and-Stroke 3.60 / 3.50 " 3.60 / 3.50 " 3.62 / 3.30 "
Curb weight 4,033 lbs. 4,033 lbs. 3,933 lbs.
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 5,379 lbs. 5,379 lbs. 5,512 lbs.
Maximum Trailer Weight 2,000 lbs. 2,000 lbs. 5,000 lbs.
Wheelbase 112.9 " 112.9 " 110.2 "
Front track 64.3 " 64.3 " Standard:
64.1 "
N/A N/A Available:
64.5 "
Rear track 64.4 " 64.4 " 64.5 "
Turning radius 20.0 ' 20.0 ' 18.5 '
Ground clearance 8.0 " 8.0 " N/A
Drag coefficient N/A N/A .34
Front legroom 40.8 " 40.8 " 41.3 "
Rear legroom 40.4 " 40.4 " 41.3 "
Third row legroom 33.4 " 33.4 " 31.5 "
Front headroom 39.4 " 39.4 " 39.6 "
Rear headroom 39.7 " 39.7 " 39.4 "
Third row headroom 38.6 " 38.6 " 35.7 "
Front hiproom 55.5 " 55.5 " 56.7 "
Rear hiproom 56.0 " 56.0 " 55.4 "
Third row hiproom 45.9 " 45.9 " 44.1 "
Front shoulder room 58.5 " 58.5 " 59.4 "
Rear shoulder room 58.0 " 58.0 " 58.6 "
Third row shoulder room 50.8 " 50.8 " 53.9 "
Luggage volume 15.8 cu.ft. 15.8 cu.ft. 13.5 cu.ft.
Luggage volume (max) 85.5 cu.ft. 85.5 cu.ft. 80.0 cu.ft.
Passenger volume 146 cu.ft. 146 cu.ft. 147 cu.ft.
Fuel tank 19.0 gal. 19.0 gal. 18.8 gal.