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2008 Hyundai Sonata vs. 2006 Hyundai Tucson

To start off, 2008 Hyundai Sonata 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 3,342 cc (6 cylinders), 2008 Hyundai Sonata is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2008 Hyundai Sonata (232 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 59 more horse power than 2006 Hyundai Tucson. (173 HP @ 6000 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2008 Hyundai Sonata should accelerate faster than 2006 Hyundai Tucson. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2008 Hyundai Sonata weights approximately 196 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 2008 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, 2008 Hyundai Sonata (304 Nm @ 3500 RPM) has 63 more torque (in Nm) than 2006 Hyundai Tucson. (241 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2008 Hyundai Sonata will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2006 Hyundai Tucson.

Compare all specifications:

2008 Hyundai Sonata 2006 Hyundai Tucson
Make Hyundai Hyundai
Model Sonata Tucson
Year Released 2008 2006
Body Type Sedan SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 3342 cc 2653 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V V
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 232 HP 173 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 6000 RPM
Torque 304 Nm 241 Nm
Torque RPM 3500 RPM 4000 RPM
Engine Bore Size 92.1 mm 87 mm
Engine Stroke Size 83.8 mm 75 mm
Drive Type Front 4WD
Number of Seats 5 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 4 doors 5 doors
Vehicle Weight 1646 kg 1450 kg
Vehicle Length 4810 mm 4330 mm
Vehicle Width 1840 mm 1840 mm
Vehicle Height 1480 mm 1690 mm
Wheelbase Size 2740 mm 2640 mm
Fuel Consumption Overall 10.1 L/100km 11.2 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 70 L 65 L


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