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Selected Style FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS 20 26 $17,507 $18,070
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS 20 26 $19,322 $19,970
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 18 24 $20,681 $21,620
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 26 $21,447 $22,670
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 24 $22,615 $23,920
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 18 23 $22,430 $23,470
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 23 $24,205 $25,620
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 20 25 $15,270 $16,050
2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 19 25 $18,110 $19,045
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 23 $18,940 $20,045
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 23 $20,000 $21,395
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 19 24 $18,600 $19,545
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 21 $20,130 $21,345
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 21 $21,370 $22,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,507
$15,270
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,070
$16,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$301 / month
$268 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line As time has passed, the 2009 Hyundai Tucson has been matched or bettered by other vehicles in its class in terms of performance and safety—but it remains a good value. If you can live without top-level refinement and the absolutely latest technology, 2008 Kia Sportage is a fine little SUV, and considering its price, a genuine value.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.6 56.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 38.8 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.3 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.4 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 102.6 103.9
Second Leg Room (in) 37.2 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 40.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.7 7.7
Length, Overall (in) 170.3 171.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.1 66.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.6 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.5 103.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.7 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 65.5 66.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
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 23.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 1.02 11.0 x - TBD -
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 0.39 10.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.3 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.2 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.1 3.06
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size T155/90R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P215/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3240 3230
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.4 7.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 140 @ 6000 140 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 136 @ 4500 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 25
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.46 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.06 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.53 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.06 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.64 3.64
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.33 1.33
Trans Type 5 5
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 Kia Sportage
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Dual-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/stabilizer bar
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 w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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