Compare 2012 Hyundai Tucson vs 2012 Toyota RAV4

2012 Hyundai Tucson
2012 Toyota RAV4
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AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tucson AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 20 27 $23,012 $23,945
Tucson AWD 4-Door Automatic GLS PZEV 20 27 $23,012 $23,945
Tucson AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 20 27 $25,170 $26,495
Tucson AWD 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 20 27 $25,170 $26,495
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic GL 22 29 $19,402 $20,145
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,445 $22,295
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic GLS PZEV 21 30 $21,445 $22,295
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited 21 30 $23,760 $24,995
Tucson FWD 4-Door Automatic Limited PZEV 21 30 $23,760 $24,995
Tucson FWD 4-Door Manual GL 20 26 $18,452 $19,145
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4WD 4-Door I4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RAV4 4WD 4-Door I4 21 27 $22,487 $24,050
RAV4 4WD 4-Door I4 Limited 21 27 $24,982 $26,720
RAV4 4WD 4-Door I4 Sport 21 27 $24,077 $25,750
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 19 26 $24,390 $26,085
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 26 $26,788 $28,650
RAV4 4WD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 26 $25,882 $27,680
RAV4 FWD 4-Door I4 22 28 $21,178 $22,650
RAV4 FWD 4-Door I4 Limited 22 28 $23,684 $25,330
RAV4 FWD 4-Door I4 Sport 22 28 $22,768 $24,350
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 19 27 $23,081 $24,685
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 Limited 19 27 $25,479 $27,250
RAV4 FWD 4-Door V6 Sport 19 27 $24,573 $26,280
RAV4 EV FWD 4-Door N/A N/A $47,808 $49,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,012
$22,487
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,945
$24,050
Monthly Payment Estimate
$399 / month
$401 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
One of the most improved crossovers, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson has size and value in its corner. The unlikely Toyota-Tesla partnership has produced what may just be the best battery-electric vehicle below Tesla's own Model S luxury sedan. Its power, 100 miles of real-world range, and interior space add up to a very appealing electric crossover.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
AWD Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 38.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.4 52.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
101.9 108.2
Second Head Room (in)
39.1 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.5 53.8
Third Hip Room (in)
- NA
Third Head Room (in)
- NA
Third Shoulder Room (in)
- NA
Third Leg Room (in)
- NA
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.7 7.5
Length, Overall (in)
173.2 181.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.3 66.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
103.9 104.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
55.8 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)
25.7 36.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.81 x 1.10 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)
11.18 x 0.39 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)
14.5 15.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 14.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.7 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R18 P215/70R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R18 P215/70R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
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)
3382 3494
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.2 7.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
168 @ 4000 172 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4L/144 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
176 @ 6000 179 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 (Est) 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 (Est) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 (Est) 21
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.21 3.94
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.41
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Four Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 3.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.64 2.20
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.08
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- - TBD -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Tucson Toyota RAV4
Body Style
4 Door Sport Utility 4 Door
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 0.87
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.98 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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 7.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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