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Selected Style FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 22 28 $20,103 $21,500
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 22 28 $21,692 $23,200
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 22 28 $22,896 $24,490
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $22,003 $23,535
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,495 $25,130
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $24,693 $26,410
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $21,068 $22,900
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $22,632 $24,600
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $23,808 $25,880
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,938 $24,935
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,406 $26,530
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $25,585 $27,810
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS *Ltd Avail*
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS 20 25 $16,886 $17,420
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS 19 25 $18,892 $19,520
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 18 24 $20,351 $21,270
FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $21,026 $22,220
FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 24 $21,821 $23,070
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 17 23 $21,957 $22,970
4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 23 $23,410 $24,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,103
$16,709
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,500
$17,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$287 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2009 Toyota RAV4 is a thoughtful choice for families looking for space that doesn't come at the expense of fuel economy. 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
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Third Leg Room (in) NA -
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 38.8
Third Hip Room (in) NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.3 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) 108.2 102.6
Third Head Room (in) NA -
Front Hip Room (in) 53.8 52.4
Third Shoulder Room (in) NA -
Second Leg Room (in) 38.3 37.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 40.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.4 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.1 56.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.5 70.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.4 60.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.5 7.7
Length, Overall (in) 181.9 170.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.3 68.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.4 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 104.7 103.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 36.4 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) 73.0 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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
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) 11.2 x - TBD - 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) 10.8 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.9 15.3
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 14.6 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 34.8 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/65R16
Spare Tire Size P215/70R16 T155/90R16
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1500 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3360 3240
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.2 6.4
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 172 @ 4000 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.5L/152 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 179 @ 6000 140 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.92 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.02 1.06
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low - TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.94 3.64
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.41 1.33
Trans Type 4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High - TBD - -
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.82
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.15 3.46
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 2.06
Trans Order Code NA NA
Summary
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Toyota RAV4 Hyundai Tucson
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Double-wishbone Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) coil spring Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.87 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 7 -
 
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