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2009 Kia Borrego 2009 Toyota Highlander Hybrid 2009 Toyota Venza
     
2WD 4dr V6 LX
  • 2WD 4dr V6 LX
  • 2WD 4dr V6 EX
  • 4WD 4dr V6 LX
  • 4WD 4dr V6 EX
  • 2WD 4dr V8 EX
  • 4WD 4dr V8 LX
  • 4WD 4dr V8 EX
4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr (SE)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (Natl)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (GS)
  • 4WD 4dr Limited w/3rd Row (SE)
4dr Wgn I4 FWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 FWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn I4 AWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 FWD (SE)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (Natl)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (GS)
  • 4dr Wgn V6 AWD (SE)

Prices

MSRP $26,245 $34,700 $25,975
Invoice $24,640 $31,577 $23,506
Avg. Paid $12,221 $18,443 $14,955

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.7 8.8 8.7
Critics' Rating 7.8 8.9 8.3
Performance 7.8 8.5 7.7
Interior 8.0 8.0 8.9
Operating Cost 7.4 8.0 7.9
Safety 9.4 8.9 9.4
Reliability 3.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good off-road abilities
  • Strong engines
  • Upscale interior with roomy third row
  • Excellent safety scores
  • Optional third row for family-friendly capacity
  • Seamless hybrid powertrain
  • Quiet ride, especially for a hybrid
  • Smooth ride
  • Great fuel economy
  • Top reliability score
  • Excellent safety ratings
Cons
  • Thirsty V8 engine
  • Truck-like ride
  • Subpar reliability for the class
  • Some poor-quality interior materials
  • Fuel savings may not justify the premium price
  • Base stereo system is disappointing
  • Boring to drive

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain 2 Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive Front wheel drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.8L/231 Gas/Electric V6 3.3L/- TBD - Gas 4-cyl 2.7L/163
MPG 17 City / 21 Hwy 27 City / 25 Hwy 19 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door 4 Door 4 Door Wagon

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 114.0 109.8 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 192.1 188.4 189.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 75.4 75.2 75.0
Height, Overall (in) 71.3 68.1 63.4

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Running Boards Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4248 4508 3760

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Optional
Keyless Start Standard Optional
Luggage Rack Optional Optional Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard Standard Optional
Power Liftgate Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Optional Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Optional Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Rear Floor Mats Optional Optional Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Optional
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Optional Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 7 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 156.8 145.4 108
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.6 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 43.2 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 60.2 59.7 60.0
Front Hip Room (in) 57.1 56.7 56.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.0 39.8 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 37.4 38.4 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 59.1 59.3 59.0
Second Hip Room (in) 56.1 56.3 56.5
Third Leg Room (in) 32.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) - TBD - 94.1 70.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) - TBD - 42.3 30.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 12.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Optional Standard
Dual Zone A/C Optional Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Optional

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Optional
Leather Seats Optional Optional
Additional Rear Seat Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional Optional Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Four Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Electric V6 Gas 4-cyl
Displacement 3.8L/231 3.3L/- TBD - 2.7L/163
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 276 @ 6000 209 @ 5600 182 @ 5800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 267 @ 4400 212 @ 3600 182 @ 4200
Transmission Automatic CVT Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 36.5 39.0 39.1

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 27 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 25 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20.6 17.2 17.7

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone MacPherson MacPherson strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link Dual-link Dual-link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.