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2008 Hyundai Tucson

2009 Ford Escape

  2008 Hyundai Tucson 2009 Ford Escape
MSRP
$17,235
$20,435
Invoice $16,709 $19,245
MPG
City/Highway
17/25 17/31
Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2008 Hyundai Tucson no longer stands out in its class for performance or safety, but it’s still a great value. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • All-wheel-drive system has a center diff lock
  • Roomy back-seat for two
  • Base model is a very strong value

Dislikes:

  • Styling is starting to look dated
  • Neither engine is especially frisky or frugal
  • Mushy handling doesn’t inspire confidence
  • Ride can be pitchy

Likes:

  • Improved power and fuel economy
  • Responsive six-speed automatic transmission
  • Technologically advanced infotainment system
  • Well-rounded safety package

Dislikes:

  • Still not very refined
  • Complex process for folding rear seat
  • Uncomfortable backseat
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