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Selected Style 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
4-Door Manual X
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual X 20 27 $18,938 $19,995
4-Door Manual PZEV X 20 27 $19,149 $20,195
4-Door Automatic X 20 26 $20,028 $21,195
4-Door Automatic PZEV X 20 26 $20,239 $21,395
4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,196 $22,495
4-Door Manual PZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,407 $22,695
4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,104 $23,495
4-Door AutomaticPZEV X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,315 $23,695
4-Door Manual X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,563 $22,895
4-Door Manual PZEV X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,774 $23,095
4-Door Automatic X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,471 $23,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,682 $24,095
4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,330 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,541 $26,195
4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $25,977 $27,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $26,188 $27,995
4-Door Automatic XT 19 24 $24,582 $26,195
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd 19 24 $26,409 $28,195
4-Door Automatic XT Ltd w/Nav 19 24 $28,059 $29,995
4-Door Automatic X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV X Limited 20 26 $24,566 $26,195
4-Door Automatic X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,002 $27,795
4-Door Automatic PZEV X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,213 $27,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,709
$18,938
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,235
$19,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$287 / month
$333 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 40.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 55.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 43.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 52.9
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 38.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.6 107.6
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.7 8.7
Length, Overall (in) 170.3 179.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 65.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in) 103.5 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 70.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.2
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 - 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 22.7 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 53.25
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.5 68.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Power
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 - 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 16.9
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 37.4
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/65HR16
Spare Tire Size T155/90R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3240 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - NA
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 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 356
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Fuel System MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4500 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 1.09
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.64 3.45
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - 8.86
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.45
Trans Type 5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name Hyundai Tucson Subaru Forester (Natl)
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front Independent MacPherson-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.55 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 32
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
 
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