Compare 2008 Hyundai Tucson vs 2009 Toyota RAV4

2008 Hyundai Tucson
2009 Toyota RAV4
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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 4-cyl 4-Speed AT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 21 27 $21,068 $22,900
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 21 27 $23,808 $25,880
RAV4 4WD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 21 27 $22,632 $24,600
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 26 $22,938 $24,935
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 26 $25,585 $27,810
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 26 $24,406 $26,530
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT 22 28 $20,103 $21,500
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Ltd 22 28 $22,896 $24,490
RAV4 FWD 4-Door 4-cyl 4-Speed AT Sport 22 28 $21,692 $23,200
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT 19 27 $22,003 $23,535
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Ltd 19 27 $24,693 $26,410
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 5-Speed AT Sport 19 27 $23,495 $25,130
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,237
$21,068
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,585
$22,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$410 / month
$382 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
7.6
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 2009 Toyota RAV4 is a thoughtful choice for families looking for space that doesn't come at the expense of fuel economy.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 57.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 39.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 38.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.6 108.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 40.8
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
170.3 181.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 104.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 71.5
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 73.0
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 36.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.8 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 - 11.2 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 15.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 2.7
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
T155/90R16 P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 150
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3548 3494
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.2 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 179 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/164 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 24
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Shiftronic NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 3.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.41
Trans Type
4 4
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Tucson Toyota RAV4
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double-wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link coil spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 7

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