Compare 2017 Hyundai Tucson vs 2017 Subaru Forester

2017 Hyundai Tucson
2017 Subaru Forester
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Eco AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tucson Eco AWD 25 30 $24,431 $25,550
Tucson Eco FWD 26 32 $23,115 $24,150
Tucson Limited AWD 24 28 $29,563 $31,175
Tucson Limited FWD 25 30 $28,254 $29,775
Tucson Night AWD 25 30 $27,862 $29,200
Tucson Night FWD 26 32 $26,546 $27,800
Tucson SE AWD 21 26 $23,189 $24,100
Tucson SE FWD 23 30 $21,866 $22,700
Tucson SE Plus AWD 21 26 $27,016 $28,150
Tucson SE Plus FWD 23 30 $25,693 $26,750
Tucson Sport AWD 24 28 $26,076 $27,300
Tucson Sport FWD 25 30 $24,760 $25,900
Tucson Value AWD 25 30 $26,687 $27,950
Tucson Value FWD 26 32 $25,371 $26,550
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2.0XT Premium CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Forester 2.0XT Premium CVT 23 27 $27,424 $29,295
Forester 2.0XT Touring CVT 23 27 $32,028 $34,295
Forester 2.5i CVT 26 32 $22,272 $23,595
Forester 2.5i Limited CVT 26 32 $27,321 $29,195
Forester 2.5i Manual 22 28 $21,363 $22,595
Forester 2.5i Premium CVT 26 32 $24,466 $25,995
Forester 2.5i Premium Manual 22 28 $24,032 $25,495
Forester 2.5i Touring CVT 26 32 $29,243 $31,295

Pricing

Invoice Price

$24,431
$27,424

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$25,550
$29,295

Monthly Payment Estimate

$426 / month
$488 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
7.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson doesn't live on the cutting edge, but it's an attractive, economical crossover SUV that's worth a spot on your shopping list. One of the best small SUVs, the 2017 Subaru Forester is a good value, with remarkable interior volume, thrifty fuel economy, and top safety scores.

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Fuel Economy

City

25 mpg 23 mpg

Highway

30 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small SUV 4WD Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.2 103.3

Second Hip Room (in)

54.5 53

Front Shoulder Room (in)

57.1 57

Second Head Room (in)

39.2 37.5

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.5 56.5

Front Leg Room (in)

41.5 43

Front Hip Room (in)

55.6 53.9

Second Leg Room (in)

38.2 38

Front Head Room (in)

39.6 40

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

63.3 60.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

6.4 8.7

Length, Overall (in)

176.2 181.5

Height, Overall (in)

64.8 68.2

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.8 61.1

Wheelbase (in)

105.1 103.9

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

72.8 70.7

Liftover Height (in)

- 28.6

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

31 31.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

31 31.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

61.9 68.5

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- 42.2

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- 71.9

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- 45.9

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- 31.9

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- 37.1

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)

11.9 10.9

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12 12.4

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

16.4 15.9

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

34.9 34.8

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Front Tire Size

P225/60HR17 P225/55HR18

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P225/60HR17 P225/55HR18

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 1500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

1000 1500

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

1000 1500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 150

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

100 150

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3499 3653

Wheels

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 18 X 7

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7 18 X 7

Electrical

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

130 -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

195 @ 1500 258 @ 2000

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

1.6 L/97 2.0 L/122

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

175 @ 5500 250 @ 5600

Engine Type

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4

Fuel System

Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

27 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

30 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

25 23

Transmission

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.58 4.11

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.04 -

Trans Type

7 8

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.82 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

5.30 2.35

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.32 -

Trans Order Code

NA NA

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

0.72 0.80

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.07 -

Trans Description Cont.

Auto-Shift Manual w/OD CVT w/OD

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.88 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

3.93 3.50 - 0.98

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.66

Summary

Vehicle Name

Hyundai Tucson Subaru Forester

Body Style

Sport Utility Sport Utility

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Double Wishbone

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.5 7.0

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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