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Selected Style 2WD 5-Door LX
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,777 $21,245
2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,864 $23,495
2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $24,229 $26,045
2WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 27 $25,805 $27,745
4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,890 $22,445
4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,977 $24,695
4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $25,342 $27,245
4WD 5-Door w/Navi EX-L 20 26 $26,918 $28,945
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS 20 25 $16,886 $17,420
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS 19 25 $18,892 $19,520
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 18 24 $20,351 $21,270
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $21,026 $22,220
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 24 $21,821 $23,070
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 17 23 $21,957 $22,970
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 23 $23,410 $24,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,777
$16,709
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,245
$17,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$354 / month
$287 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Honda CR-V is a clear winner for those seeking security and utility at a good price, provided hip styling or street cred isn't near the top of the list. The 2008 Hyundai Tucson no longer stands out in its class for performance or safety, but it’s still a great value.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 54.6 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.9 56.6
Second Head Room (in) 38.6 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.0 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 103.8 102.6
Front Hip Room (in) 55.9 52.4
Second Leg Room (in) 38.5 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 40.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.3 7.7
Length, Overall (in) 177.9 170.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.1 68.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.1 103.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.6 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 72.9 65.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 35.7 22.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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) 12.0 x - TBD - 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.7 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 15.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.74 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.8 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P225/65TR17 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T155/90R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/65TR17 P215/65R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3389 3240
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 161 @ 4200 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 166 @ 5800 140 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.50 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.77 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.79 3.64
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.08 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.57 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.00 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.61 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 5 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Honda CR-V Hyundai Tucson
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.79 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.75 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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