Compare 2018 Hyundai Tucson vs 2018 Subaru Forester

2018 Hyundai Tucson
2018 Subaru Forester
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Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tucson Limited AWD 24 28 $29,235 $30,825
Tucson Limited FWD 25 30 $27,926 $29,425
Tucson SE AWD 21 26 $23,047 $23,950
Tucson SE FWD 23 30 $21,724 $22,550
Tucson SEL AWD 21 26 $24,228 $25,200
Tucson SEL FWD 23 30 $22,905 $23,800
Tucson SEL Plus AWD 21 26 $26,969 $28,100
Tucson SEL Plus FWD 23 30 $25,646 $26,700
Tucson Sport AWD 21 25 $25,371 $26,550
Tucson Sport FWD 21 28 $24,055 $25,150
Tucson Value AWD 24 28 $26,687 $27,950
Tucson Value FWD 25 30 $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 $27,607 $29,495
Forester 2.0XT Touring CVT 23 27 $33,675 $36,090
Forester 2.5i CVT 26 32 $22,455 $23,795
Forester 2.5i Limited CVT 26 32 $27,505 $29,395
Forester 2.5i Manual 22 28 $21,547 $22,795
Forester 2.5i Premium Black Edition CVT 26 32 $25,634 $27,345
Forester 2.5i Premium Black Edition w/EyeSight CVT 26 32 $26,657 $28,540
Forester 2.5i Premium CVT 26 32 $24,649 $26,195
Forester 2.5i Premium Manual 22 28 $24,215 $25,695
Forester 2.5i Touring CVT 26 32 $30,887 $33,090
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,235
$27,607
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,825
$29,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$514 / month
$492 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson puts service ahead of sizzle, and caps it with an excellent warranty. The 2018 Subaru Forester continues to offer top safety scores, remarkable space inside, and all-round versatility; it’s still one of the best small SUVs, and a good value for money.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 53
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.2 103.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57
Second Head Room (in)
39.2 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 43
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 53.9
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 38
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.1 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)
63.6 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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 12.4
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
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
P245/45HR19 P225/55HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR19 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)
3686 3653
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 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)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 23
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.50 - 0.98
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 4.11
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 -
Trans Type
7 8
Drivetrain
All Wheel All Wheel
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
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
7.1 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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