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2006 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2007 Hyundai Sonata

To start off, 2007 Hyundai Sonata is newer by 1 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2006 Hyundai Tucson. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2006 Hyundai Tucson would be higher. At 3,340 cc (6 cylinders), 2007 Hyundai Sonata is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2007 Hyundai Sonata (234 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 94 more horse power than 2006 Hyundai Tucson. (140 HP @ 6000 RPM) In normal driving conditions, 2007 Hyundai Sonata should accelerate faster than 2006 Hyundai Tucson. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2007 Hyundai Sonata weights approximately 69 kg more than 2006 Hyundai Tucson. 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 2007 Hyundai Sonata. 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, 2007 Hyundai Sonata (306 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 122 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Hyundai Tucson. (184 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2007 Hyundai Sonata will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Hyundai Tucson.

Compare all specifications:

2006 Hyundai Tucson 2007 Hyundai Sonata
Make Hyundai Hyundai
Model Tucson Sonata
Year Released 2006 2007
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1983 cc 3340 cc
Engine Cylinders 4 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type in-line V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 140 HP 234 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 184 Nm 306 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 3500 RPM
Engine Bore Size 82 mm 92 mm
Engine Stroke Size 93.5 mm 83.8 mm
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1374 kg 1443 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4800 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1690 mm 1480 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2730 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.7 L/100km 7.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 10.7 L/100km 11.8 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.8 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 67 L


 

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