Compare 2008 Hyundai Tucson vs 2008 Kia Sportage

2008 Hyundai Tucson
2008 Kia Sportage
Add Vehicle
Select style
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
Select style
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
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 Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 54.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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)
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 15.3
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.06
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T155/90R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/65R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3548 3254
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.2 7.3
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 136 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/164 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 140 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 19
Transmission
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
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Tucson Kia Sportage
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
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

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue