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Selected Style FWD 4-Door Sport
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door Sport 23 29 $18,967 $19,295
4WD 4-Door Sport 22 28 $20,612 $21,045
FWD 4-Door Latitude 23 27 $21,006 $21,695
4WD 4-Door Latitude 21 26 $22,633 $23,445
FWD 4-Door Limited 23 27 $23,424 $24,295
4WD 4-Door Limited 21 26 $25,051 $26,045
FWD 4-Door Manual GL
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Transmission

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Emissions

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
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,967
$18,452
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,295
$19,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$322 / month
$319 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Jeep Compass looks pretty good—and its combination of versatile interior, mild off-road ability, and reasonably good gas mileage make it even more attractive—but it simply fails to feel cohesive, responsive, or refined. One of the most improved crossovers, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson has size and value in its corner.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 23 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 39.4 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 101.3 101.9
Second Hip Room (in) 51.0 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.6 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 39.9 39.1
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.0 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 40.6 42.1
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.3 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 59.8 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 6.7
Length, Overall (in) 173.4 173.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 45.3 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 65.2 65.2
Liftover Height (in) 30.5 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 59.8 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.7 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 26.7 - TBD -
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) 53.6 55.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 38.0 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 22.7 25.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x 1.0 11.02 x 1.02
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 0.4 10.31 x 0.39
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) 13.6 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.6 34.7
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.88 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/60R17 P225/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code TTU NA
Front Tire Size P215/60R17 P225/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code TTU NA
Spare Tire Order Code TBC NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3082 3179
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 6.5 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 120 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 141 @ 5000 146 @ 4600
Engine Order Code ECN NA
Displacement 2.0/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 158 @ 6400 165 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 26 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 20 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 22 (Est)
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.54
Trans Type 5 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 0.97
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.16 1.79
Trans Order Code DD7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.12 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.03 1.18
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.77 3.27
Summary
Vehicle Name Jeep Compass Hyundai Tucson
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.3 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 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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