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Selected Style FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS *Ltd Avail*
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Trim

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
2WD 4-Door ES
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $19,048 $19,990
2WD 4-Door LS 17 25 $21,314 $22,610
2WD 4-Door XLS 17 25 $22,483 $23,850
4WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $20,344 $21,350
4WD 4-Door LS 17 24 $22,596 $23,970
4WD 4-Door XLS 17 24 $23,765 $25,210
2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $21,992 $23,330
4WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $23,275 $24,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,709
$19,048
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,235
$19,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$333 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 the first-generation Outlander was often overlooked, the updated 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander has emerged as a well-rounded vehicle--and one of the sportiest-driving small crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 41.6
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 52.2
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 39.6
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 40.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.6 100.4
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.7 8.5
Length, Overall (in) 170.3 182.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 66.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.5 105.1
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.5 72.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - 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) 22.7 36.2
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) 10.3 x - TBD - 11.9 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) 11.0 x - TBD - 11.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 15.97
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.4
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size T155/90R16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/70R16
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 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3240 3395
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4500 167 @ 4100
Engine Order Code NA 4B12
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6000 168 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 1.52
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 6.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.45
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.64 2.35
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.11
Trans Type 5 CVT
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.62
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4-Door Wagon
Vehicle Name Hyundai Tucson Mitsubishi Outlander
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 .87
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 .79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
 
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