Compare 2008 Hyundai Tucson vs 2009 Ford Escape

2008 Hyundai Tucson
2009 Ford Escape
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS 20 25 $16,709 $17,235
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS 19 25 $18,714 $19,335
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 18 24 $20,127 $21,035
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $21,026 $22,220
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 17 23 $21,734 $22,735
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 24 $21,647 $22,885
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 23 $23,237 $24,585
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual XLS 20 28 $19,245 $20,435
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 20 28 $20,358 $21,645
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLS 19 25 $21,969 $23,395
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 20 28 $21,789 $23,455
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 18 26 $22,708 $24,465
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 28 $23,123 $24,920
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic XLT 19 25 $23,381 $25,205
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 26 $24,033 $25,920
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic XLT 17 24 $24,300 $26,215
4WD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $24,715 $26,670
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 24 $25,625 $27,670
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 34 31 $27,422 $29,645
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid 29 27 $29,015 $31,395
FWD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 34 31 $29,542 $31,975
4WD 4-Door I4 CVT Hybrid Limited 29 27 $31,135 $33,725
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,709
$19,245
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,235
$20,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$341 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Hyundai Tucson no longer stands out in its class for performance or safety, but it’s still a great value. Though it looks decidedly old-school, the Ford Escape is a solid and stylish five-passenger, compact SUV that has been kept up-to-date.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 39.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 53.3
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 35.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.6 99.5
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 40.4
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 8.4
Length, Overall (in)
170.3 174.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 43.2
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 67.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 29.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 103.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 33.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 40.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 34.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
22.7 29.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 37.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 66.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.5 66.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 10.0 x 1.65
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.9 x 0.4
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 16.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 17.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 40.1
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/70R16
Spare Tire Size
T155/90R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/65R16 P235/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
3240 4320
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 5.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 550
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 171 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA 997
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 171 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.06 1.94
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.53 4.13
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.5
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.33 1.26
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.81
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.37
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Tucson Ford Escape
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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