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Model
Variant
Engine
Car #2
Make
Model
Variant
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2004. - 2010.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4
Badges
Production
Vehicle class
Body style
Wheel drive
Safety
2005. - 2008.
J - SUV
suv, 5 door
4 x 4

Dimensons & Outlines

4325 mm
1830 mm
1730 mm
644 liters
1856 liters
58 liters
Length
Width
Height
Boot (min)
Boot (max)
Fuel tank
4485 mm
1735 mm
1590 mm
387 liters
1629 liters
60 liters
2004 Hyundai Tucson
2005 Subaru Forester

Engine

Petrol
4 - Inline, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1975 cc
145 hp
186 Nm
Engine
Fuel
Configuration
Aspiration
Displacement
Power
Torque
Subaru
2.0 EJ202
Petrol
4 - Boxer, 4 valves per cylinder
Nat. Asp.
1994 cc
162 hp
186 Nm

Performance (manual gearbox)

manual gearbox - 5 gears
1517 kg
11.3 s
174 km/h
10.6 l/100km
6.8 l/100km
8.2 l/100km
194 g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
manual gearbox - 5 gears
1365 kg
9.7 s
197 km/h
12.3 l/100km
7.5 l/100km
9.3 l/100km
220 g/km

Performance (automatic gearbox)

 
kg
s
km/h
l/100km
l/100km
l/100km
g/km
Gearbox type
Vehicle weight
Acc. 0-100
Top speed
Cons. (urban)
Cons. (highway)
Cons. (average)
CO2 emissions
automatic - 4 gears
1380 kg
11.9 s
190 km/h
12.3 l/100km
7.6 l/100km
9.3 l/100km
220 g/km

Expenses

3500 EUR
Price from
4500 EUR

Virtual Adviser's™ opinion

Overview

Well, these are two pretty similar cars we have here! It's only details that could potentially make the difference. Considering they both belong to the suv segment and utilize the same 5-door suv body style and the 4 x 4 wheel drive system, it all comes up to the specific petrol engine choice they offer. The first one has a Hyundai-engineered powertrain under the hood, a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 145hp unit, while the other one gets its power and torque from a 4-cylinder, 16-valves 162hp engine designed by Subaru.

Safety

The fact that the Hyundai got tested by the European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP), while the other contender didn't, offers a slight advantage, as the 4-star rating is better than none. Still, apart from the official crash test results there are other things we need to be aware of. Both vehicles belong to the suv segment, which is generally a very good thing safety-wise, but it doesn't do much to help us decide between the two. Furthermore, when it comes to weight, a factor that most people underestimate, the Korean car offers a considerable difference of 11% more metal.

Reliability

Manufacturers have been building their reliability reputation for decades now and, generally speaking, it appears that Hyundai does have a slight advantage, at least on all of the models level. These are the results of an independent reasearch, while our visitors describe reliability of Hyundai with an average rating of 4.5, and models under the Subaru badge with 4.2 out of 5. Independent research findings rank Tucson as average reliability-wise, and Forester is more or less at the same level.We should definitely mention that owners of cars with the same powertrain as the Korean car rank it on average as 4.8 out of 5, exactly the same as the other one.

Performance & Fuel economy

Subaru is undoubtly more agile, reaching 100km/h in 1.6 seconds less than its competitor. In addition to that it accelerates all the way to 197 kilometers per hour, 23km/h more than the other car. When it comes to fuel economy the winner has to be the Korean car, averaging around 8.2 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (34 mpg), in combined cycle. We can't ignore that 13% difference compared to the Japanese car.


Verdict

Hyundai appears just a bit more reliable, although the difference is truly marginal. The most important thing when deciding between any two vehicles should always be safety, both passive and active. In my opinion, everything taken into account, the Korean car beats the other contender by far, making it the best choice without even considering other things. From there things take a different direction, with Subaru being considerably quicker, thus putting more smile on driver's face. It does come at a cost though, and that's the fuel consumption... All together, there's not much more to say, in this case I wouldn't even consider anything but Hyundai. Anyway, that's the most objective conclusion I could've came up with and it's based solely on the information found on this website. Aspects such as design, practicality, brand value and driving experience are there for you to measure them out. I suggest you spend two more minutes in order to find out which car, based on your needs and budget, would be picked by the virtual adviser, out of 12.000+ vehicles we currently have in our database.

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