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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door Base
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Drivetrain

Trim

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
2WD 4-Door EX 21 30 $22,440 $23,900
2WD 4-Door SX 21 28 $25,095 $26,900
AWD 4-Door LX 20 27 $21,545 $22,300
AWD 4-Door EX 20 27 $23,850 $25,400
AWD 4-Door SX 20 25 $26,495 $28,400
FWD 4-Door Manual GL
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Transmission

Drivetrain

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
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,135
$18,452
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,500
$19,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$308 / month
$319 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The Kia Sportage cuts a rakish new figure and spins out 260 turbocharged horsepower for a total image reboot--watch the options, though. 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 20 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 100.0 101.9
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 55.5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.9 38.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.1 39.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 49.1 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.1
Second Head Room (in) 38.5 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 55.1
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.6 62.4
Wheelbase (in) 103.9 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 71.7
Track Width, Front (in) 63.5 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) 6.8 6.7
Length, Overall (in) 174.8 173.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 64.4 65.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 26.1 25.7
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) 54.6 55.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.3 x - TBD - 10.31 x 0.39
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 - TBD - 11.02 x 1.02
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.96 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.7 34.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P225/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P225/60R17
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3157 3179
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 110
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System NA MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 168 @ 4000 146 @ 4600
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/144 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 176 @ 6000 165 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 22 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 20 (Est)
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.07, 3.74 3.74
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.18 1.18
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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 6 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
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 Direct Injection NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Kia Sportage Hyundai Tucson
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.0 - TBD -
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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