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2006 Hyundai Tucson vs. 2009 Hyundai Sonata

To start off, 2009 Hyundai Sonata is newer by 3 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 1,991 cc (4 cylinders), 2009 Hyundai Sonata is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 Hyundai Tucson (140 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 2 more horse power than 2009 Hyundai Sonata. (138 HP @ 4000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2006 Hyundai Tucson should accelerate faster than 2009 Hyundai Sonata. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2009 Hyundai Sonata weights approximately 306 kg more than 2006 Hyundai Tucson.

Because 2006 Hyundai Tucson is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2009 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, 2009 Hyundai Sonata (305 Nm @ 1800 RPM) has 121 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Hyundai Tucson. (184 Nm @ 4500 RPM). This means 2009 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 2009 Hyundai Sonata
Make Hyundai Hyundai
Model Tucson Sonata
Year Released 2006 2009
Body Type SUV Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 1983 cc 1991 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 4000 RPM
Torque 184 Nm 305 Nm
Torque RPM 4500 RPM 1800 RPM
Engine Compression Ratio 10.0:1 17.5:1
Fuel Type Gasoline Diesel
Acceleration 0-100mph 10.4 seconds 10.6 seconds
Drive Type 4WD Front
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 5 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1374 kg 1680 kg
Vehicle Length 4330 mm 4810 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1830 mm
Vehicle Height 1690 mm 1430 mm
Wheelbase Size 2640 mm 2740 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 9.8 L/100km 6.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 L 70 L


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