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2008 Hyundai Tucson

2009 Subaru Forester

  2008 Hyundai Tucson 2009 Subaru Forester
MSRP
$17,235
$19,995
Invoice $16,709 $18,938
MPG
City/Highway
17/25 19/27
Rating
7.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 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 It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition. 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 styling
  • Reduced interior noise
  • All-wheel drive
  • Carlike handling

Dislikes:

  • Still not a great-looking machine
  • No manual gearbox on turbo models
  • Only four speeds on automatic
  • Lots of silver plastic in the cabin
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