Compare 2009 Toyota RAV4 vs 2008 Hyundai Tucson

2009 Toyota RAV4
2008 Hyundai Tucson
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FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 22 28 $20,103 $21,500
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $21,068 $22,900
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 22 28 $21,692 $23,200
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $22,003 $23,535
FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 22 28 $22,896 $24,490
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $22,632 $24,600
4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,938 $24,935
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,495 $25,130
4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $23,808 $25,880
FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $24,693 $26,410
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
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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
$20,103
$16,709
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,500
$17,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$287 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.0
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
City
22 mpg 20 mpg
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
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 70.7
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)
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
36.4 22.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.9 15.3
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.6 16.2
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
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 -
Spare 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
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota RAV4 Hyundai Tucson
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
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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