Compare 2009 Hyundai Tucson vs 2008 Kia Sportage

2009 Hyundai Tucson
2008 Kia Sportage
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS
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
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 18 23 $22,430 $23,470
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 24 $22,615 $23,920
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 23 $24,205 $25,620
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2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX
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
4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 19 24 $18,600 $19,545
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 23 $18,940 $20,045
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 21 $20,130 $21,345
2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 23 $20,000 $21,395
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.8
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
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
170.3 171.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 15.3
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/65R16 P215/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3240 3230
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6000 140 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
Transmission
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
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
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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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