Compare 2012 Chevrolet Equinox vs 2012 Hyundai Tucson

2012 Chevrolet Equinox
2012 Hyundai Tucson
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AWD 4-Door LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Equinox AWD 4-Door LS 20 29 $24,016 $25,280
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 20 29 $25,460 $26,800
Equinox AWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 20 29 $27,189 $28,620
Equinox AWD 4-Door LTZ 20 29 $29,421 $30,970
Equinox FWD 4-Door LS 22 32 $22,353 $23,530
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/1LT 22 32 $23,797 $25,050
Equinox FWD 4-Door LT w/2LT 22 32 $25,526 $26,870
Equinox FWD 4-Door LTZ 22 32 $27,759 $29,220
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AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tucson AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 20 27 $23,012 $23,945
Tucson AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS PZEV 20 27 $23,012 $23,945
Tucson AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 20 27 $25,170 $26,495
Tucson AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 20 27 $25,170 $26,495
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic GL 22 29 $19,402 $20,145
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,445 $22,295
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS PZEV 21 30 $21,445 $22,295
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 21 30 $23,760 $24,995
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 21 30 $23,760 $24,995
Tucson FWD 4-Door Manual GL 20 26 $18,452 $19,145
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,016
$23,012
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,280
$23,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$421 / month
$399 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
A versatile layout, impressive performance, good ride comfort, and reasonable pricing all add up to make the 2012 Chevrolet Equinox a strong value—and a good pick for small families. One of the most improved crossovers, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson has size and value in its corner.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle AWD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
39.9 38.7
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.7 101.9
Second Hip Room (in)
51.1 53.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 39.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.3 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 55.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.9 6.7
Length, Overall (in)
187.8 173.2
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
28.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
112.5 103.9
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
28.8 - TBD -
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)
63.7 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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
31.5 25.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 11.81 x 1.10
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)
11.9 x 0.78 11.18 x 0.39
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.8 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.1 15.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.0 34.7
Steering Type
Variable pwr assist Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.46 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65R17 P225/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYZ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3926 3382
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 18 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.9 8.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
525 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 168 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Displacement
2.4/147 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 176 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20 (Est)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23 (Est)
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 1.80
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 2.64
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 3.20
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.39
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 0.77
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 4.21
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Equinox Hyundai Tucson
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.98
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 - TBD -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 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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