Peugeot 3008 Faces Hyundai Tucson In This Diesel Crossover Drag Race
15 April 2020 - Motor1
Lighter weight versus AWD, which wins a straight-line race?
The Peugeot 3008 and Hyundai Tucson are only among the many crossover utility vehicles you can buy in the market today – at least in the majority of markets in the world. While one is French and the other is Korean, both hulking crossovers share a common trait: both have diesel engine options, which make them a viable choice especially in markets where diesel fuel is cheaper than gasoline.
Now, if you're a regular car buyer, you might be asking which of these two are quicker – not that it matters because, really, if you want fast and quick cars, why go for a high-riding, diesel vehicle?
But then again, to satisfy some people's curiosity, our colleagues from Motor1 Turkey has staged a drag race between the 3008 and Tucson. Let's see the differences in black and white first.
The Hyundai Tucson, which will get a major revamp soon and might look like the images in the gallery above, comes with a 1.6L CRDi turbo-diesel mill that produces 134 horsepower (100 kilowatts) and 236 pound-feet (320 Newton-meters) of torque. Power is sent to all four wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
The Peugeot 3008, on the other hand, is powered a 1.5L BlueHDi turbo-diesel power plant that puts out similar numbers with the Tucson at 130 hp (97 kW) and 221 lb-ft (300 Nm) of torque. It has a front-wheel drivetrain and uses a conventional 8-speed automatic gearbox. Notably, the French crossover is 772 pounds (350 kilograms) lighter than AWD Tucson, equivalent to three healthy passengers.