Compare 2009 Saturn VUE vs 2008 Hyundai Tucson

2009 Saturn VUE
2008 Hyundai Tucson
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FWD 4-Door I4 XE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 XE 19 26 $22,116 $23,280
FWD 4-Door I4 XR 19 26 $23,744 $25,395
AWD 4-Door V6 XE 16 23 $24,657 $25,955
FWD 4-Door V6 XR 17 24 $24,716 $26,435
AWD 4-Door V6 XR 16 23 $26,586 $28,435
FWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 17 24 $27,054 $28,935
AWD 4-Door V6 Red Line 16 23 $28,924 $30,935
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FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS 20 25 $16,709 $17,235
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS 19 25 $18,714 $19,335
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 18 24 $20,127 $21,035
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $21,026 $22,220
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 17 23 $21,734 $22,735
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 24 $21,647 $22,885
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 23 $23,237 $24,585
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,116
$16,709
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,280
$17,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its available V-6 engine, the 2009 Saturn Vue is a bit more fun to drive than other compact SUVs; otherwise it’s not a standout. The 2008 Hyundai Tucson no longer stands out in its class for performance or safety, but it’s still a great value.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.7 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.6 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 102.6
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
52.9 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
39.3 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.6 103.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.8 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.1 170.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
67.0 68.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
29.2 22.7
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)
56.4 65.5
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)
11.9 x .78 10.3 x - TBD -
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)
11.7 x 1.14 11.0 x - TBD -
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)
19 15.3
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.5 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/65R16 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QKG NA
Front Tire Size
P235/65R16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size
T155/90D16 T155/90R16
Front Tire Order Code
QKG NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3664 3240
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 5100 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LE5 NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
169 @ 6200 140 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MFI MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.64
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.33
Trans Type
4 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.14 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.06
Trans Order Code
MX0-4 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.91 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saturn VUE Hyundai Tucson
Body Style
4 Door SUV 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
3-Link Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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