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2006 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2005 Hyundai Matrix

To start off, 2006 Hyundai Tucson is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2005 Hyundai Matrix. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Hyundai Matrix would be higher. At 1,983 cc (4 cylinders), 2006 Hyundai Tucson is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Hyundai Tucson (140 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 59 more horse power than 2005 Hyundai Matrix. (81 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Tucson should accelerate faster than 2005 Hyundai Matrix. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 Hyundai Tucson weights approximately 4 kg more than 2005 Hyundai Matrix. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 Hyundai Tucson is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Hyundai Matrix. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Tucson will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2006 Hyundai Tucson (184 Nm @ 4500 RPM) has 2 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Hyundai Matrix. (182 Nm @ 2000 RPM). This means 2006 Hyundai Tucson will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Hyundai Matrix.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Tucson 2005 Hyundai Matrix
Make Hyundai Hyundai
Model Tucson Matrix
Year Released 2006 2005
Body Type SUV Minivan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1983 cc 1493 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 3 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 140 HP 81 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 184 Nm 182 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 2000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 83 mm
Engine Stroke Size 93.5 mm 92 mm
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 18.0:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Acceleration 0-100mph 10.4 seconds 17.9 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1374 kg 1370 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4030 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1750 mm
Vehicle Height 1690 mm 1640 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2610 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.8 L/100km 6.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 55 L


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