Compare 2012 Hyundai Tucson vs 2012 Toyota RAV4

2012 Hyundai Tucson
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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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FWD 4-Door I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,452
$21,178
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,145
$22,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$378 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
One of the most improved crossovers, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson has size and value in its corner. The 2012 Toyota RAV4 remains a strong, refined choice for families, even though some of its design might be a blast from the past.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 108.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.2 181.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.7 36.4
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)
55.8 73.0
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 -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.02 x 1.02 10.8 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 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R17 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R17 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3179 3360
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.4 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
146 @ 4600 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
165 @ 6200 179 @ 6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 (Est) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 (Est) 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 (Est) 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.74 2.92
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.18 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.41
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.15
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 Toyota RAV4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Coil spring
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5
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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