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Here's how the 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe and the 2009 Subaru Forester measure up.
FWD 4dr Man GLS
$21,695
Starting MSRP
$19,995
Starting MSRP

Overview

Door
4-door 4-door -
Seats
5 5 -
Engine

185.0-hp, 2.7-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

170.0-hp, 2.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine(Gasoline Fuel)

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Combined MPG
20 22 -
Size
184.1" length, 67.9" height 179.5" length, 65.9" height -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive -

Exterior color

Exterior color

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Interior color

Interior color

Beige

Gray

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Transmissions

Transmissions

M/T

5-Speed M/T

M/T

5-Speed M/T

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Vehicle

EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility -

Wheels

Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in 16 x 6.5 in -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Front Wheel Size
16 x 7.0 in 16 x 6.5 in -
Spare Wheel Size
Compact in - -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 356 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 90 -

Engine

Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6000 170 @ 6000 -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
183 @ 4000 170 @ 4400 -
Displacement
2.7L/164 2.5L/150 -

Mileage

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
N/A N/A -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
N/A N/A -
Cruising Range - City
336.60 mi 338.00 mi -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 MPG 27 MPG -
Estimated Battery Range
N/A N/A -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
17 MPG 20 MPG -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined
20 MPG 22 MPG -
Cruising Range - Hwy
475.20 mi 456.30 mi -

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson-type -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double wishbone -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut - -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link - -

Brakes

Brake Type
Pwr Power -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.73 x -TBD- in 11.7 x -TBD- in -
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
N/A N/A -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.89 x -TBD- in 11.3 x -TBD- in -
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.8 gal 16.9 gal -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
N/A N/A -

Steering

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.24 3.0 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 Variable -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall
N/A 37.4 ft -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft 34.4 ft -

Tires

Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/65HR16 -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16 P215/65HR16 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact -

Trailering

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
- 200 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
2000 lbs 2400 lbs -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
- 2400 lbs -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
200 lbs 200 lbs -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight
3727 lbs 3250 lbs -

Dimensions

Front Shoulder Room
59.5 in 56.1 in -
Front Head Room
40.2 in 41.6 in -
Second Head Room
39.6 in 40.4 in -
Front Leg Room
42.6 in 43.1 in -
Min Ground Clearance
8.1 in 8.7 in -
Track Width, Front
63.6 in 60.2 in -
Trunk Volume
N/A N/A -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline
N/A 53.25 in -
Track Width, Rear
63.8 in 60.2 in -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1
N/A 61.8 in -
Rear Door Opening Height
N/A 32.8 in -
Liftover Height
N/A 27.4 in -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Passenger Volume
108.3 ft³ 107.6 ft³ -
Second Shoulder Room
58.6 in 55.6 in -
Second Hip Room
55.0 in 52.7 in -
Cargo Box (Area) Height
N/A 33.9 in -
Height, Overall
67.9 in 65.9 in -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2
N/A 37.5 in -
Width, Max w/o mirrors
74.4 in 70.1 in -
Length, Overall
184.1 in 179.5 in -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
34.2 ft³ 33.5 ft³ -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings
N/A 42.2 in -
Second Leg Room
36.8 in 38.0 in -
Front Hip Room
55.8 in 52.9 in -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
78.2 ft³ 68.3 ft³ -
Rear Door Opening Width
N/A 38.4 in -
Wheelbase
106.3 in 103 in -

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