Compare 2008 Hyundai Tucson vs 2009 Jeep Compass

2008 Hyundai Tucson
2009 Jeep Compass
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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
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4WD 4-Door Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Compass 4WD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $22,984 $24,575
Compass 4WD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $18,973 $20,215
Compass FWD 4-Door Limited 23 28 $21,374 $22,825
Compass FWD 4-Door Sport 23 28 $17,363 $18,465
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,237
$22,984
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,585
$24,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$410 / month
$410 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Hyundai Tucson no longer stands out in its class for performance or safety, but it’s still a great value. The Jeep Compass steers the brand toward a new on-road audience but falls short, pleasing neither off-roaders nor drivers who never hit the trails.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicles
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 39.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 40.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.6 101.3
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 39.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 54.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 40.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 52.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
170.3 173.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 45.3
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 65.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 30.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 103.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 26.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 69.3
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)
65.5 53.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 38.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
22.7 22.7
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.5 x 1.0
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 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 13.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 37.2
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Performance rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.76
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TT1
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/55R18
Spare Tire Size
T155/90R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA TT1
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBC
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/55R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3548 3329
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.2 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 525
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 172 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 165 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA ED3
Displacement
2.7L/164 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
Shiftronic NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.16
Trans Order Code
NA DD7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 4.12
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.03
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.77
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 5
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- 1.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Tucson Jeep Compass
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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