Compare 2009 Hyundai Tucson vs 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander

2009 Hyundai Tucson
2008 Mitsubishi Outlander
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4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tucson 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 23 $24,205 $25,620
Tucson 4WD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 18 23 $22,430 $23,470
Tucson FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic GLS 20 26 $19,322 $19,970
Tucson FWD 4-Door I4 Automatic Limited 20 26 $21,447 $22,670
Tucson FWD 4-Door I4 Manual GLS 20 26 $17,507 $18,070
Tucson FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic Limited 18 24 $22,615 $23,920
Tucson FWD 4-Door V6 Automatic SE 18 24 $20,681 $21,620
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2WD 4-Door ES
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Outlander 2WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $19,048 $19,990
Outlander 2WD 4-Door LS 17 25 $21,314 $22,610
Outlander 2WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $21,992 $23,330
Outlander 2WD 4-Door XLS 17 25 $22,483 $23,850
Outlander 4WD 4-Door ES 20 25 $20,344 $21,350
Outlander 4WD 4-Door LS 17 24 $22,596 $23,970
Outlander 4WD 4-Door SE 20 25 $23,275 $24,690
Outlander 4WD 4-Door XLS 17 24 $23,765 $25,210
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,205
$19,048
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,620
$19,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$427 / month
$333 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
As time has passed, the 2009 Hyundai Tucson has been matched or bettered by other vehicles in its class in terms of performance and safety—but it remains a good value. Though the first-generation Outlander was often overlooked, the updated 2008 Mitsubishi Outlander has emerged as a well-rounded vehicle--and one of the sportiest-driving small crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 2WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 51.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 38.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 52.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.6 100.4
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 39.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 8.5
Length, Overall (in)
170.3 182.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 66.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 105.1
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.5 72.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
22.7 36.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brakes
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 0.39 11.9 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 1.02 11.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.6
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 15.97
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 3.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 39.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
T155/90R16 - TBD -
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 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3548 3395
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 167 @ 4100
Engine Order Code
NA 4B12
Displacement
2.7L/164 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 168 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48 1.75
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.52
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 6.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.86
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.45
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.35
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.11
Trans Type
4 CVT
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.62
Trans Description Cont. Again
Shiftronic NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4-Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Tucson Mitsubishi Outlander
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 .87
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 .79
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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