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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Manual GL
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Manual GL 20 26 $18,452 $19,145
FWD 4-Door Automatic GL 22 29 $19,402 $20,145
FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,445 $22,295
FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS PZEV 21 30 $21,445 $22,295
FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 21 30 $23,760 $24,995
FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 21 30 $23,760 $24,995
AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 20 27 $23,012 $23,945
AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS PZEV 20 27 $23,012 $23,945
AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 20 27 $25,170 $26,495
AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 20 27 $25,170 $26,495
FWD 4-Door Sport
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 29 $15,805 $15,995
FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 29 $19,132 $19,745
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 29 $22,681 $23,560
4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $17,450 $17,745
4WD 4-Door Latitude 22 28 $21,956 $22,780
4WD 4-Door Limited 22 28 $24,327 $25,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,452
$15,805
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,145
$15,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$267 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line One of the most improved crossovers, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson has size and value in its corner. The 2012 Jeep Patriot is a compelling choice for its versatile interior, maneuverability, and strong list of features—with just a bit of weekend-warrior ruggedness—but it's woefully short on refinement or sophistication.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 20 mpg 23 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 39.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 40.6
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 52.3
Second Leg Room (in) 38.7 39.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 41.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.4 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 54.3
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.9 104.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 173.2 173.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - 45.1
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 65.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 30.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.4 59.8
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 103.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 69.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 59.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 55.8 54.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - 38.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.7 23.0
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - 45.1
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - 27.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.31 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 9.0 x 1.4
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.02 x 1.02 11.5 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 13.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.9 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 35.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P225/60R17 P205/70R16
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA TLB
Spare Tire Order Code NA TBC
Rear Tire Size P225/60R17 P205/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA TLB
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3179 3111
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.4 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 120
Engine
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 165 @ 6200 158 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System MPI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 146 @ 4600 141 @ 5000
Engine Order Code NA ECN
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 (Est) 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 (Est) 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.54 1.41
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.97 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.79 2.16
Trans Order Code NA DD7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.74 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.27 3.77
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Hyundai Tucson Jeep Patriot
Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.98 - TBD -
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) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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