Compare 2012 Hyundai Tucson vs 2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Hyundai Tucson
2012 Kia Sportage
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FWD 4-Door Manual GL
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
AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 20 27 $23,012 $23,945
AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS PZEV 20 27 $23,012 $23,945
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 Limited 20 27 $25,170 $26,495
AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 20 27 $25,170 $26,495
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2WD 4-Door Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door Base 20 27 $18,135 $18,500
2WD 4-Door LX 21 30 $20,095 $20,800
AWD 4-Door LX 20 27 $21,545 $22,300
2WD 4-Door EX 21 30 $22,440 $23,900
AWD 4-Door EX 20 27 $23,850 $25,400
2WD 4-Door SX 21 28 $25,095 $26,900
AWD 4-Door SX 20 25 $26,495 $28,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,452
$18,135
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,145
$18,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$308 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
One of the most improved crossovers, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson has size and value in its corner. The Kia Sportage cuts a rakish new figure and spins out 260 turbocharged horsepower for a total image reboot--watch the options, though.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 49.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 100.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 6.8
Length, Overall (in)
173.2 174.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 64.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 63.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 73.0
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)
55.8 54.6
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)
25.7 26.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.02 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)
10.31 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)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.96
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R17 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R17 P215/70R16
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3179 3157
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4600 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 6200 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 (Est) 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 (Est) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 (Est) 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.54
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA Direct Injection
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.74 5.07, 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.18
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Tucson Kia Sportage
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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