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2006 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2008 Hyundai Elantra

To start off, 2008 Hyundai Elantra is newer by 2 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 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 2 more horse power than 2008 Hyundai Elantra. (138 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Tucson should accelerate faster than 2008 Hyundai Elantra.

Because 2006 Hyundai Tucson is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2008 Hyundai Elantra. 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, both vehicles can yield 184 Nm of torque. So under normal driving conditions, the ability to climb up hills and pull heavy equipment should be relatively similar for both vehicles.

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2006 Hyundai Tucson 2008 Hyundai Elantra
Make Hyundai Hyundai
Model Tucson Elantra
Year Released 2006 2008
Body Type SUV Sedan
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 138 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 184 Nm 184 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 4600 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4510 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1780 mm
Vehicle Height 1690 mm 1490 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2660 mm
Fuel Consumption Highway 8.7 L/100km 7.1 L/100km
Fuel Consumption City 10.7 L/100km 9.8 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 53 L


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