Compare 2008 Hyundai Tucson vs 2008 Kia Sportage

2008 Hyundai Tucson
2008 Kia Sportage
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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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2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sportage 2WD 4-Door I4 Automatic LX 19 25 $18,110 $19,045
Sportage 2WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 20 25 $15,270 $16,050
Sportage 2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 23 $20,000 $21,395
Sportage 2WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 23 $18,940 $20,045
Sportage 4WD 4-Door I4 Manual LX 19 24 $18,600 $19,545
Sportage 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic EX 17 21 $21,370 $22,895
Sportage 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic LX 17 21 $20,130 $21,345

Pricing

Invoice Price

$23,237
$18,110

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$24,585
$19,045

Monthly Payment Estimate

$410 / month
$317 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
6.8

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. If you can live without top-level refinement and the absolutely latest technology, 2008 Kia Sportage is a fine little SUV, and considering its price, a genuine value.

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Fuel Economy

City

17 mpg 19 mpg

Highway

23 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle

Interior Dimensions

Second Leg Room (in)

37.2 37.2

Front Head Room (in)

40.3 40.7

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.6 103.9

Second Hip Room (in)

51.2 54.6

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.6 56.7

Second Head Room (in)

38.8 39.4

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.3 56.3

Front Leg Room (in)

42.1 42.1

Front Hip Room (in)

52.4 54.6

Exterior Dimensions

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.1 70.9

Track Width, Front (in)

61.0 60.6

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.7 7.7

Length, Overall (in)

170.3 171.3

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Height, Overall (in)

68.1 66.7

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.0 60.6

Wheelbase (in)

103.5 103.5

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 66.6

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - NA

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)

22.7 23.6

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Brakes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.0 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)

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

17.2 15.3

Steering

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

16.2 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

35.4 35.4

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.1 3.06

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P235/60R16 P215/65R16

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/60R16 P215/65R16

Spare Tire Size

T155/90R16 NA

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

200 150

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

2000 1500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3548 3254

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Alloy

Spare Wheel Material

- TBD - NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

16 x - TBD - NA

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Alloy

Rear Wheel Size (in)

16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

8.2 7.3

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

Displacement

2.7L/164 2.0L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

173 @ 6000 140 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas I4

Fuel System

MPI NA

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

178 @ 4000 136 @ 4500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

17 19

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

23 25

Transmission

Trans Type

4 4

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

Trans Description Cont. Again

Shiftronic NA

Drivetrain

4-Wheel Drive 2 Wheel Drive

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.48 2.48

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

1.53 1.53

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

4.41 4.63

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.71 0.71

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic w/OD Automatic

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

NA NA

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.84 2.84

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 1.00

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

- NA

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low

- NA

Summary

Vehicle Name

Hyundai Tucson Kia Sportage

Body Style

4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door

Suspension

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.55 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

0.83 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent Dual-link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link w/stabilizer bar

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent MacPherson strut

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