Compare 2014 Subaru Forester vs 2014 Hyundai Tucson

2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Hyundai Tucson
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4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i 22 29 $20,811 $21,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i 24 32 $21,724 $22,995
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.5i Premium 22 29 $22,176 $23,495
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Premium 24 32 $23,547 $24,995
4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Premium 23 28 $26,232 $27,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Limited 24 32 $26,222 $27,995
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.5i Touring 24 32 $28,051 $29,995
4-Door Automatic 2.0XT Touring 23 28 $30,836 $32,995
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FWD 4-Door GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door GLS 23 29 $20,633 $21,450
AWD 4-Door GLS 21 25 $22,047 $22,950
FWD 4-Door PZEV SE 21 28 $22,584 $23,500
FWD 4-Door SE 21 28 $22,584 $23,500
AWD 4-Door PZEV SE 20 25 $24,009 $25,000
AWD 4-Door SE 20 25 $24,009 $25,000
FWD 4-Door Limited 21 28 $24,887 $26,200
FWD 4-Door PZEV Limited 21 28 $24,887 $26,200
AWD 4-Door Limited 20 25 $26,297 $27,700
AWD 4-Door PZEV Limited 20 25 $26,297 $27,700
AWD 4-Door Walking Dead Edition 20 25 $27,690 $28,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,811
$20,633
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,995
$21,450
Monthly Payment Estimate
$367 / month
$358 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The sharp-looking 2014 Subaru Forester gets a lot more comfortable inside, and offers some useful driving aids and safety electronics. A better ride and improved handling should add to the appeal of the 2014 Hyundai Tucson, which carries forward with curvaceous sheetmetal and against-the-grain crossover styling.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
108.3 101.9
Second Head Room (in)
39.8 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
43 41.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.9 55.5
Second Leg Room (in)
38 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
41.4 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
53 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8.7 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
180.9 173.2
Height, Overall (in)
66.4 65.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 103.9
Liftover Height (in)
28.6 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
34.8 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
74.7 55.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
37.1 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
34.4 25.7
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
42.2 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
71.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
34.4 25.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
45.9 -
Brakes
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)
10.8 10.3
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.3
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.8 34.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/60HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60HR17 P225/60HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
1500 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3296 3232
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 6.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 4100 151 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5 L/152 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5800 164 @ 6200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded H-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 4.16
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 3.51
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.77
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.50
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.89 2.58
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.97 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Subaru Forester Hyundai Tucson
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 110
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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