2010 Hyundai Tucson Review
All-new, all-world Euro crossover.
With the arrival of the all-new Tucson, Hyundai stands dead center in the mainstream of world vehicles. The Tucson offers a lavishly equipped package, with all the engineering, comfort, and over-the-road advantages demanded of a contemporary crossover utility. Far from being just Korean, this vehicle is nothing less than world class, at a price slightly below world class.
Ted West filed this report to NewCarTestDrive.com after his test drive of the Tucson upstate of New York City.
Model Line Overview
|Model Lineup:||Hyundai Tucson GLS 2WD ($18,995); GLS A/T ($19,995); GLS w Popular Package 2WD ($21,695), AWD ($23,195); GLS w Navi Package 2WD ($23,695), AWD ($25,195); Limited 2WD ($24,345), AWD ($25,845); Limited w Premium Package 2WD ($27,195), AWD ($28,695)|
|Engines:||2.4-liter dohc 16-valve I4|
|Safety Equipment (standard):||frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, curtain airbags with rollover sensor, active front head restraints, tire-pressure monitor; electronic stability control with traction control, ABS, EBD, brake assist, downhill brake control, hill-start assist|
|Safety Equipment (optional):||rearview camera; all-wheel drive|
|Basic Warranty:||5 years/60,000 miles|
|Assembled In:||Ulsan, Korea|
Specifications As Tested
|Model Tested (MSRP):||Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD PZEV ($25,845)|
|Standard Equipment:||leather upholstery, climate control with dual front zones, heated front seats, power driver seat w lumbar, AM/FM/CD/MP3 w iPod/USB input jacks, XM satellite radio, Bluetooth hands-free phone, steering wheel audio/cruise control, keyless entry, foglights, automatic headlights, lane-change assist, trip computer, power windows w driver's one-touch up/down, heated power mirrors, cargo cover, rear privacy glass, front wiper/de-icer, rear wiper/washer, rear spoiler|
|Options As Tested (MSRP):||Premium Package ($2,850) includes panoramic sunroof, navigation system, rearview camera, premium audio w external amp and subwoofer; PZEV (no charge)|
|Gas Guzzler Tax:|
|Price as tested (MSRP)||29590|
|Horsepower (hp @ rpm):||176 @ 6000|
|Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):||168 @ 4000|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||28/21|
|Head/hip/leg room, f:||39.4/55.5/42.1|
|Head/hip/leg room, m:|
|Head/hip/leg room, r:||39.1/53.4/38.7|
|Suspension, r:||independent, multi-link|
|Brakes, f/r:||disc/disc w ABS, EBD, Brake Assist|
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