Compare 2009 Hyundai Tucson vs 2009 Subaru Forester

2009 Hyundai Tucson
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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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4-Door Automatic X
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X 20 26 $20,028 $21,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed 20 26 $24,330 $25,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean Ed PZEV 20 26 $24,541 $26,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean w/Nav 20 26 $25,977 $27,795
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X L.L. Bean w/Nav PZEV 20 26 $26,188 $27,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited 20 26 $24,355 $25,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited PZEV 20 26 $24,566 $26,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited w/Nav 20 26 $26,002 $27,795
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X Limited w/Nav PZEV 20 26 $26,213 $27,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X PZEV 20 26 $20,239 $21,395
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 26 $22,471 $23,895
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Prem/All-Weather PZEV 20 26 $22,682 $24,095
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg 20 26 $22,104 $23,495
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic X w/Premium Pkg PZEV 20 26 $22,315 $23,695
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic XT 19 24 $24,582 $26,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic XT Ltd 19 24 $26,409 $28,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Automatic XT Ltd w/Nav 19 24 $28,059 $29,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X 20 27 $18,938 $19,995
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X PZEV 20 27 $19,149 $20,195
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Prem/All-Weather 20 27 $21,563 $22,895
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Prem/All-Weather PZEV 20 27 $21,774 $23,095
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg 20 27 $21,196 $22,495
Forester (Natl) 4-Door Manual X w/Premium Pkg PZEV 20 27 $21,407 $22,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,205
$20,028
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,620
$21,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$427 / month
$353 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
8.0
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. It’s significantly improved this year, but the 2009 Subaru Forester remains a unique all-wheel-drive crossover with less power and fewer features, but better carlike handling, than its competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility 4WD Sport Utility
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 55.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 43.1
Front Hip Room (in)
52.4 52.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.6 107.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.2 38.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 41.6
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 52.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.8 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - 38.4
Height, Overall (in)
68.1 65.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
103.5 103
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - 32.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.1 70.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.0 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.7 8.7
Length, Overall (in)
170.3 179.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 42.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 37.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
22.7 33.5
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 53.25
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 33.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 61.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
65.5 68.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.2 x 0.39 11.3 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
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 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.1 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 Variable
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T155/90R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60R16 P215/65HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 200
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3548 3300
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.2 7.2
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 520
Engine
Fuel System
MPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
178 @ 4000 170 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.7L/164 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
173 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas Flat 4-Cyl
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.41 4.44
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.69
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.79
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 4
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Shiftronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.48 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.55
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Tucson Subaru Forester (Natl)
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson-type
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.55 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.83 0.83
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6

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