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2006 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe

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 Santa Fe. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe 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 29 more horse power than 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. (111 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Tucson should accelerate faster than 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe weights approximately 331 kg more than 2006 Hyundai Tucson.

Because 2006 Hyundai Tucson is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe. 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, 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe (245 Nm @ 2000 RPM) has 61 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Hyundai Tucson. (184 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Hyundai Tucson.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Tucson 2005 Hyundai Santa Fe
Make Hyundai Hyundai
Model Tucson Santa Fe
Year Released 2006 2005
Body Type SUV SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1983 cc 1973 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type in-line in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 140 HP 111 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 4000 RPM
Torque 184 Nm 245 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 13.7 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1374 kg 1705 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1690 mm 1660 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.8 L/100km 7.7 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 65 L


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