Compare 2009 Honda CR-V vs 2008 Hyundai Tucson

2009 Honda CR-V
2008 Hyundai Tucson
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2WD 5-Door EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX 20 27 $21,864 $23,495
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L 20 27 $24,229 $26,045
CR-V 2WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 20 27 $25,805 $27,745
CR-V 2WD 5-Door LX 20 27 $19,777 $21,245
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX 20 26 $22,977 $24,695
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L 20 26 $25,342 $27,245
CR-V 4WD 5-Door EX-L w/Navi 20 26 $26,918 $28,945
CR-V 4WD 5-Door LX 20 26 $20,890 $22,445
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4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tucson 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 17 23 $23,237 $24,585
Tucson 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 17 23 $21,734 $22,735
Tucson FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS 19 25 $18,714 $19,335
Tucson FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 19 25 $21,026 $22,220
Tucson FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS 20 25 $16,709 $17,235
Tucson FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 24 $21,647 $22,885
Tucson FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 18 24 $20,127 $21,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,864
$23,237
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,495
$24,585
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$410 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Honda CR-V is a clear winner for those seeking security and utility at a good price, provided hip styling or street cred isn't near the top of the list. 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
20 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 52.4
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 40.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 51.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 38.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.9 102.6
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.0
Wheelbase (in)
103.1 103.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 72.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.3 7.7
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 170.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 68.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
35.7 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)
72.9 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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
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)
12.0 x - TBD - 11.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.3 17.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.96 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.74 16.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.8 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P235/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/65TR17 P235/60R16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T155/90R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3415 3548
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 8.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.7L/164
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
166 @ 5800 173 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
MPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
161 @ 4200 178 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 23
Transmission
Trans Type
5 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- TBD - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.57 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Shiftronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 2.48
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 1.53
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.50 4.41
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.71
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- TBD - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.79 2.84
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.08 1.00
Summary
Body Style
5 Door 4 Door Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Honda CR-V Hyundai Tucson
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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