2015 Hyundai Tucson Priced from Just $21,500, Available in Dealerships Now

New Popular Equipment Package Offered on Tucson GLS, Standard LED Taillights on Tucson Limited

2015 Hyundai Tucson Exterior

Hyundai Motor America announced pricing for the 2015 Tucson begins at $21,500. Tucson’s combination of style and function helped it receive the 2014 Strategic Vision Total Quality Award in the Entry CUV segment and a 2014 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award. The 2015 Tucson is available in dealerships now.

A Popular Equipment Package is now available on the 2015 Tucson GLS. This package adds a rearview camera, 4.3-inch color touchscreen audio display, 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar support, leatherette seat bolsters with cloth insets and automatic headlight control for only $750. 2015 Tucson Limited models now come with standard LED taillights.

Tucson added a choice of advanced 2.0- and 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder engines in 2014 and these powerplants carry over for the 2015 model year. A six-speed automatic transmission remains standard and both engines are available with front- or all-wheel drive.

The 2015 Tucson comes standard with premium features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights with LED headlight accents, bodycolor rear spoiler with LED brake lights, remote keyless entry system with alarm, power windows, door locks, and mirrors, an AM/FM/SiriusXM®/CD/MP3 audio system with iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks, Bluetooth® hands-free phone system and tilt and telescoping steering wheel.

Tucson offers a generous amount of standard safety equipment including advanced front, front-side impact and side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors, four-wheel disc brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist, Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) with Downhill Brake Control (DBC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and active front head restraints.

2015 Tucson Price Structure
Model Engine Transmission Drivetrain MSRP
GLS 2.0L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic SHIFTRONIC® FWD $21,500
GLS 2.0L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic SHIFTRONIC® AWD $23,000
SE 2.4L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic SHIFTRONIC® FWD $23,550
SE 2.4L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic SHIFTRONIC® AWD $25,050
SE 2.4L 4-Cylinder PZEV 6-Speed Automatic SHIFTRONIC® AWD $25,050
Limited 2.4L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic SHIFTRONIC® FWD $26,300
Limited 2.4L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic SHIFTRONIC® AWD $27,800
Limited 2.4L 4-Cylinder PZEV 6-Speed Automatic SHIFTRONIC® AWD $27,800

Freight charges for the 2015 Tucson are $875 and not included in the prices above.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Blue Link Connected Care provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services complimentary for one year with enrollment. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

Refreshed 2014 Hyundai Tucson Ups Fun and Value Quotients

Standard Gasoline Direct Injection Technology and Standard SACHS Amplitude Selective Damping Improve Driving Performance for All

2014 Hyundai Tucson Exterior

The Hyundai Tucson, known for its combination of style and function, adds even more value in 2014 with advanced 2.0-liter Nu and 2.4-liter Theta II Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI) engines, enhancing torque and engine responsiveness. With GDI standard on Tucson, like its big-brother Santa Fe, every Hyundai CUV now features this performance-enhancing technology. Tucson is the first Hyundai to receive the 2.0-liter Nu GDI engine in the United States. It will be applied to other models later in the 2014 model year.

Tucson’s new GDI engines are complemented with all-new standard SACHS Amplitude Selective Damping (ASD) for optimum ride, handling and driving comfort. 2014 Tucson also adds a host of available new refinements, including Hyundai’s Blue Link safety, service and infotainment telematics system, two-stage reclining rear seats and third-generation navigation with a larger seven-inch touchscreen display and HD Radio technology. The 2014 Tucson will be available at Hyundai dealerships in fall of 2013.

New for 2014:

Performance Enhancements

  • New 2.0-liter Nu and 2.4-liter Theta II GDI inline four-cylinder engines replace Multi Port Injection (MPI) engines
  • Standard SACHS amplitude selective dampers for better ride quality
  • Entry-level Tucson GLS with 2.0-liter Nu engine now available with AWD

Safety and Technology Enhancements

  • Standard Blue Link and Hyundai Assurance Connected Care on Tucson Limited
  • Third generation navigation with larger seven-inch touchscreen and HD Radio technology
  • Standard Bluetooth hands-free phone system
  • 4.3-inch color LCD touchscreen audio with rearview camera

Interior Enhancements

  • Two-stage reclining 60/40 split rear seats
  • Standard tilt and telescopic steering wheel
  • Floor console mounted rear vents
  • Standard-steering-wheel mounted audio and cruise controls
  • Cupholder illumination
  • New interior colors, beige and brown

Exterior Enhancements

  • New projector headlights with LED accents
  • LED taillights
  • Shark-fin antenna on Limited trim
  • Roof side rails with panoramic sunroof
  • New 17-inch (standard) and 18-inch (optional) alloy wheel designs

2.0-LITER NU GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION ENGINE

In a segment where GDI engines are not normally found, the addition of the 2.0-liter Nu GDI engine to the Tucson GLS will be popular with consumers. The new 2.0-liter Nu GDI engine produces an estimated 164 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 151 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,000 rpm. Performance gains were achieved by equipping the engine with an efficient, responsive GDI fuel delivery system. In the Tucson, the engine delivers higher peak torque at lower rpm for enhanced everyday driving dynamics when compared with a similar multi-port fuel injected engine. Equipping the Nu four-cylinder engine with GDI ensures a good balance between performance and fuel economy. The entry-level 2014 Tucson GLS with the 2.0-liter Nu engine will also offer AWD for the first time. AWD was not available on the entry-level 2013 Tucson GL. The Tucson with the 2.0-liter GDI engine achieves an EPA estimated 23 mpg city fuel economy figure with a ULEV emissions rating.

Engine Torque EPA Estimated Fuel Economy (mpg)
(lb-ft) City Highway Combined
2013MY Theta II 2.0-liter I4 MPI vs.
2014MY Nu 2.0-liter I4 GDI
146 → 151 22 → 23 29 → 29 25 → 25

2.4-LITER THETA II GASOLINE DIRECT INJECTION ENGINE

2014 Hyundai Tucson GDI Engine

Tucson buyers looking for more horsepower and torque can choose the 2.4-liter Theta II GDI engine, which has been well tested in the Sonata and Santa Fe Sport. This engine has the ability to tow up to 2,000 pounds. With 182 horsepower and 177 lb-ft. of torque, Tucson SE and Limited deliver strong EPA estimated fuel economy of 24 mpg combined, along with outstanding real-world performance feel.

Engine Horsepower Torque
(lb-ft)
2013MY Theta II 2.4-liter I4 MPI vs.
2014MY Theta II 2.4-liter I4 Direct Injection
176 → 182 168 → 177

POWERTRAIN COMPARISON

Vehicle 2014
Tucson
2014
CR-V
2013
Rogue
2013
RAV4
2014
Escape
2014
CX-5
2014
Forester X
Displacement 2.4L 2.4L 2.5L 2.5L 2.5L 2.0L 2.5L
GDI Yes No No No No Yes No
Horsepower 182@6,000 185@7,000 170@6,000 176@6,000 168@6,000 155@6,000 170@5,800
Torque (lb.-ft.) 177@4,000 163@4,400 175@4,400 172@4,100 170@4,500 150@4,000 174@4,500
A/T 6-speed 5-speed CVT 6-speed 6-speed 6-speed CVT
EPA fuel economy FWD A/T 21/28/24 23/31/26 23/28/25 24/31/26 22/31/25 25/32/27 24/32/27
(AWD)
Emissions PZEV/ULEV ULEV PZEV/LEV ULEV LEV ULEV PZEV/LEV

TRANSMISSION

All Tucson models utilize a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control. For 2014, the gated gear shifter has been upgraded to a straight-type with boot for ease of use. Tucson models feature Hyundai’s Active ECO System. Active ECO modifies engine and transmission control to smooth out throttle response. By turning on Active ECO, drivers can realize up to a 5-7 percent increase in real-world fuel economy.

REFRESCHED EXTERIOR DESIGN

New projector headlights with LED accents and available wraparound LED taillights stand out from Tucson’s flowing lines, full surfaces and muscular presence. This athletic design language is highlighted by bold, dynamic, graphic elements such as the Hyundai family hexagonal front grille, aggressive lower air intake, sculptured hood creases and sleek greenhouse. Chrome grille accents and door handles lend sophistication to the top-of-the-line Tucson Limited. The profile of Tucson features a sports car-like theme with a double-zigzag treatment for the wheel arches that wrap around the standard 17-inch alloy wheels or the new 18-inch alloy wheel design. Roof rack rails are now available with optional panoramic sunroof and standard shark-fin antenna on Tucson Limited.

THOUGHTFUL INTERIOR DESIGN NOW WITH TWO STAGE RECLINING REAR SEAT

The Tucson has always had outstanding rear legroom and now second row passengers can recline their seats for even more comfort. The 2014 Tucson continues to have more passenger volume than Rogue and Escape at 101.9 cubic feet. The spacious cabin on Tucson Limited is further enhanced for all passengers by the available panoramic sunroof. New beige and brown interior colors add a more premium look and an upgraded instrument panel and upper door trim materials add a more premium feel on SE and Limited models.

The high-tech cockpit comes standard with Hyundai’s signature blue lighting, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, power windows, power door locks, fold-away mirrors and remote keyless entry with alarm and panic button. Now even the front cupholders are illuminated with blue light for nighttime drives. Another premium feature in the Tucson Limited is dual front automatic temperature control with CleanAir Ionizer that helps to kills germs within the system when the heater or air conditioner is running. Other available features include leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, power driver seat with lumbar support, automatic headlights, front wiper de-icer and new floor console-mounted rear vents.

FUN-TO-DRIVE

The 2014 Tucson’s athletic shape is complemented with agile handling. Tucson uses MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension systems for more precise wheel control and a smoother ride. All four wheels are controlled by coil springs and Sachs Amplitude Selective Damping (ASD), allowing tuning flexibility at smaller damper displacements. The ASD suspension provides:

  • Improved ride comfort with more body/wheel control
  • Increased driving comfort without compromised handling
  • Optimized road surface contact

The front suspension has a 24.5 mm hollow stabilizer bar to save weight, while the rear suspension has a 15 mm (AWD) & 17 mm (FWD) solid stabilizer bar. Larger stabilizer bars help to keep the vehicle flat during cornering and help provide quick turn-in response.

Due to the suspension geometry and wider track width that enables greater turn angles, Tucson’s turning circle is 34.7 feet — an advantage Tucson drivers will appreciate in their daily driving and parking. In fact, Tucson’s turning diameter bests Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.

Vehicle Turning diameter
2014 Hyundai Tucson 34.7
2013 Honda CR-V 37.0
2013 Nissan Rogue 37.4
2013 Toyota RAV4 34.7
2014 Ford Escape 38.8
2014 Subaru Forester 34.8
2014 Mazda CX-5 36.7

Source: AutoPlanner

THIRD-GENERATION NAVIGATION AND AUDIO TECHNOLOGY

The Tucson Limited offers an optional multifunction seven-inch touch-screen display with navigation. This third-generation display features a simpler user interface, enhanced voice recognition commands and improved navigation screens. The system is more intuitive for commonly used tasks. Simple pop-up messages now appear to help pair a cell phone and the voice recognition software understands street addresses and cities all in one sentence. The route screens display speed limits and details the next three maneuvers. One or two button pushes now complete most functions.

Tucson GLS and SE trims have a 160-watt AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers. This system includes SiriusXM Satellite Radio® and iPod®/USB auxiliary inputs. The SE and Limited trims come equipped with a 4.3-inch color touchscreen audio with standard rearview camera. An available premium audio system with navigation pumps out 360-watts of sound and includes an external amplifier and subwoofer. It also plays compact discs, accesses digital music files employing Bluetooth streaming audio and allows driver and passenger to access their personal listening devices through the iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music from a phone to the audio system.

Available HD Radio technology is also equipped with the Navigation system. An HD Radio icon on the display appears next to the channel frequency to notify the user when a station is broadcasting in HD. Customers can also access additional programming content provided by HD Radio Technology.

HYUNDAI ASSURANCE CONNECTED CARE POWERED BY BLUE LINK®

Hyundai’s industry-leading telematics services program, Assurance Connected Care, is standard on all 2014 Tucsons equipped with Blue Link, for three years. This innovative ownership program provides Hyundai owners with proactive safety and Car Care services via the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Automatic Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle Car Care maintenance scheduling.

Hyundai also recently introduced an all-new mobile app for the Blue Link telematics platform. The mobile app allows subscribers to remotely access various optional Blue Link features and services through compatible mobile devices. Completely redesigned from the ground up, the app has been significantly enhanced from the previous version and boasts a new user experience, faster navigation and innovative new features. Google Android and Apple iOS users can download the app today from Google Play or Apple iTunes, respectively.

Blue Link is an innovative telematics solution that brings seamless connectivity for safety, service and infotainment capabilities and is offered in three packages: Assurance, Essentials and Guidance.

BLUE LINK® PACKAGES

Blue Link Assurance package:

Safety:

  • Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance

Car Care:

  • Maintenance Alert
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification
  • Recall Advisor
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report and Web Vehicle Diagnostics
  • Service Link

Blue Link Essentials package:

Remote Access:

  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Horn and Lights
  • Remote Vehicle Start
  • Car Finder

Vehicle Safeguard:

  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery
  • Stolen Vehicle Slowdown
  • Vehicle Immobilization
  • Alarm Notification
  • Panic Notification
  • Valet Alert
  • Geo-Fence
  • Speed Alert
  • Curfew Alert

Blue Link Guidance package:

  • TBT (Turn-by-turn) Navigation Service
  • POI Search by advanced voice recognition system and by Web and download
  • Daily Route Guidance with Traffic Condition
  • Traffic
  • Gas Station Locations and Gas Prices
  • Eco-Coach
  • Restaurant Ratings
  • Weather

More details on Hyundai Blue Link are available at www.HyundaiBlueLink.com.

ARCHITECTURE

World-class weight efficiency was one of the program targets for the 2014 Tucson engineering team. Hyundai engineers also targeted an outstanding weight-to-power ratio. Having these targets paid dividends in both performance and fuel economy.

FWD Auto Trans model Curb Weight (lbs.) Horsepower Weight-to-Power Ratio
Hyundai Tucson SE 3,294 182 18.1
Honda CR-V LX 3,305 185 17.9
Nissan Rogue 3,276 170 19.3
Toyota RAV4 3,435 176 19.5
Ford Escape S 3,515 168 20.9
Subaru Forester 2.5X (AWD) 3,346 170 19.7
Mazda CX-5 Sport 3,263 155 21.1

Source: AutoPlanner

Tucson’s widespread use of high-strength steel provides increased strength at a lower body weight. High-strength steel allows the four-wheel independent suspension to work optimally. At 3,232 pounds, the automatic transmission equipped Tucson GLS is lighter than its competitors while offering more interior room than Escape. This weight efficient unibody architecture allows for Tucson to achieve an EPA estimated 29 mpg estimated EPA highway rating.

ALL-WEATHER PERFORMANCE

To make Tucson even more versatile, Hyundai engineers added an advanced electronic AWD system. The AWD system will automatically activate under any driving condition when needed, distributing the power equally and optimizing driving performance. Under normal driving, the system only distributes power to the front wheels, thereby reducing fuel consumption. The system includes a driver-selectable AWD lock allowing for a 50/50 torque split between the front and rear wheels for off-road and very slippery conditions. The entry-level 2014 Tucson GLS with the 2.0-liter Nu engine will also offer AWD for the first time. AWD was not available on the entry-level 2013 Tucson GL.

For even more driver control, the 2014 Tucson features Hyundai’s Hillstart Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC). HAC is designed to minimize rolling backwards on steep ascents. By selecting the DBC switch, the Hydro-Electronic Control unit manages the wheel speed sensors, steering angle sensor and acceleration sensor to maintain control and speed on steep declines without having to use the brake. DBC is not available on any other vehicles in the segment and is typically found on luxury SUVs with much higher price tags.

STORAGE GALORE

The 2014 Tucson features a total of 19 different storage places and drink holders:

  • Console storage tray
  • Glove box
  • Overhead sunglass storage
  • Armrest storage compartment with tray
  • Two front seat drink holders
  • Two rear center armrest drink holders
  • Four bottle holders — one in each door
  • Four map pockets — one in each door
  • Two seatback pockets
  • Cargo area storage compartment

Advanced Standard Safety Technologies: PART OF HYUNDAI’S ASSURANCE COMMITMENT

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with traction control
  • Active front head restraints
  • Four-wheel disc brakes
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
  • Steel unibody with integrated crumple zones
  • High-tensile front sub-frame
  • Internal guard beams on all four doors
  • Center pillars serve as the anchors of a ring structure
  • Body shell made stiffer and lighter due to extensive use of ultra-high tensile strength steel, which comprises 68.9 percent of the shell
  • Tailor Welded Blanks (TWB) on key structural members
  • Three-point belts are provided at all five seating positions
  • Front seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child-seat anchors
  • Dual advanced frontal airbags
  • Front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Roof-mounted side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors that cover both the front and rear seat rows
  • Standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides owners of Hyundai models equipped with the Hyundai Blue Link telematics system with proactive safety and car care services, complimentary for three years. These services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and in-vehicle service scheduling.

More Features on 2013 Tucson GLS and Limited Delight Shoppers

2013 Hyundai Tucson

New Standard Luxury Convenience Features Including Heated Front Seats, Automatic Headlight Control on GLS and Proximity Entry/Push Button Start on Limited Make Tucson the Smart Value Option

For the 2013 model year, Hyundai further delights Tucson shoppers by increasing the number of standard features on both Tucson GLS and the top-of-the-line Tucson Limited. The fast growing compact crossover segment now demands comfort features once belonging only to luxury models and favors miles per gallon over miles per hour. The new standard features on Tucson GLS are fog lights, automatic headlight control and heated front seats. The Limited trim level gains proximity key entry with push button start. Tucson packages these luxury comfort features with up to 30 mpg on the highway (EPA estimate) and a distinctive design making it a sophisticated CUV for active lifestyles, with a compact size ideal for singles and couples

MODEL YEAR CHANGES FOR 2013 TUCSON

•Heated front seats on GLS FWD (already standard on GLS AWD from 2012)

•Proximity key entry with push button start on Limited trim

•Fog lights on GLS

•Automatic headlight control on GLS

All of these upgrades help illustrate why more customers are discovering how well Tucson stacks up against the competition. Tucson GLS and Limited are more fuel-efficient on the highway than the Honda CRV, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape four-cylinder equipped models.Tucson accomplishes this while having a longer wheelbase than Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Subaru Forester. The stylish and fuel efficient Tucson has a spot on Kelley Blue Book’s Best Resale Value Award Top 10 list and Tucson GLS A/T also has a higher 36-month residual value than Toyota RAV4, further demonstrating that Tucson is one of the smartest compact crossover choices available.

The Tucson features precedent-setting engineering including advanced weight saving technology and two eco-efficient Theta II four-cylinder engines, delivering up to 30 mpg on the highway. True to Hyundai form, Tucson applies advanced technologies as standard equipment such as Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and Hillstart Assist Control (HAC). Likewise, to keep its passengers informed and comfortable, Tucson also has an optional panoramic sunroof, touch-screen navigation and a Bluetooth® hands-free phone system.

FUEL ECONOMY INNOVATIONS

Tucson automatic transmission models feature Hyundai’s Active ECO System. Active ECO modifies engine and transmission control to smooth out throttle response. By turning on Active ECO, drivers can realize up to a seven percent increase in real-world fuel economy.

The GL manual transmission model has a shift indicator to inform drivers of the optimal time to upshift and downshift. Fuel savings in the seven to nine percent range are attainable using the manual Eco Gear Shift Indicator.

CHOICE OF TWO POWERFUL AND FUEL-EFFICIENT POWERTRAINS

The entry-level Tucson GL is equipped with a high output 2.0-liter Theta II four-cylinder engine that produces 165 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 146 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,600 rpm. Fuel economy estimates for the Tucson GL FWD model with available six speed automatic transmission SHIFTRONIC® are 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway. The FWD five-speed manual transmission model gets an estimated 20 mpg city/26 mpg highway. The 2.0-liter Theta-II also offers Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) (intake and exhaust camshaft phaser). Major features include the application of a two-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) which enables switching between long and short intake runners resulting in an across-the-board performance increase. To reduce internal friction, engineers have applied a Diamond-Like-Coating (DLC) to the top surface of the valve tappets resulting in improved fuel efficiency. Engineers also expended considerable time and effort optimizing the oil pressure to achieve an ideal balance between durability and fuel economy.

Tucson GLS and Limited models feature the Theta II 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine. The Theta II is rated at an 176 horsepower and 168 lb.-ft. of torque. This high-tech, all-aluminum, 16-valve engine features CVVT on both camshafts and a VISfor better engine breathing. In the green states, the 2013 Tucson GLS and Limited models are certified as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) which means they are as clean as many hybrids. Tucson GLS and Limited boast an impressive estimated 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway fuel economy rating with the six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® and FWD. Tucson GLS models also feature Low Rolling Resistance (LRR) silica tires to contribute to the outstanding fuel economy. With AWD, Tucson delivers an estimated 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway, exceeding many competitors’ AWD versions.

Powertrain Comparison

Vehicle 2013
Tucson GLS
2013
CR-V
2013
Rogue
2012
RAV4
2013
Escape
2013
CX-5
2013
Forester X
Displacement 2.4L 2.4L 2.5L 2.5L 2.5L 2.0L 2.5L
Horsepower 176@6000 185@7000 170@6000 179@6000 168@6000 155@6000 170@5800
Torque (lb.-ft.) 168@4000 163@4400 175@4400 172@4000 170@4500 150@4000 174@4100
A/T 6-speed 5-speed CVT 4-speed 6-speed 6-speed 4-speed
EPA fuel economy FWD A/T 21/30 23/31 23/28 22/28 22/31 26/32 21/27
(4WD)
Emissions PZEV/ULEV ULEV PZEV/LEV ULEV LEV ULEV PZEV/LEV

Source: EPA and AutoPlanner

TWO AVAILABLE TRANSMISSIONS

Hyundai’s commitment to making Tucson fuel efficient continues through the availability of two transmissions: a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control and a five-speed manual transmission.

Hyundai’s six-speed automatic transaxle helps improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Shifts are silky-smooth with an option of manual control through the SHIFTRONIC feature. For the customer, the six-speed delivers a performance edge while helping improve highway fuel economy. There is no dipstick in the transmission gearbox. Instead it is filled with automatic transmission fluid that is good for the life of the vehicle under normal usage conditions, thereby reducing maintenance costs. The gearbox has three planetary gearsets and a unique flat torque converter, which shortens the unit’s overall length by 0.47 inches. Four pinion differentials improve durability and further minimize size.

Exterior Design

Key attributes of Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy are demonstrated through the Tucson’s flowing lines, full surfaces and muscular presence. This athletic design language is highlighted by bold, dynamic graphic elements such as the Hyundai family hexagonal front grille, aggressive lower air intake, sculptured hood creases, swept back headlights, and sleek greenhouse and wraparound taillights. Chrome grille accents and door handles lend sophistication to the top-of-the-line Tucson Limited. The profile of Tucson features a sports car-like theme with a double-zigzag treatment for the wheel arches that wrap around the available Euroflange 18-inch alloy wheels.

ARCHITECTURE

•Tucson has a longer wheelbase and overall width than CR-V, Escape and Forester to deliver more packing efficiency

•Body stiffness is 38 percent greater than Rogue

World-class weight efficiency was one of the program targets for the Tucson engineering team. In fact, the Tucson leads all of its competitors in weight efficiency. Hyundai engineers also targeted outstanding power-to-weight ratio. Having these targets paid huge dividends in both performance and fuel economy.

FWD Auto Trans model Curb Weight (lbs.) Horsepower Power-to-weight ratio
Hyundai Tucson GLS 3,197 176 18.2
Honda CR-V LX 3,305 185 17.9
Nissan Rogue 3,276 170 19.3
Toyota RAV4 3,360 179 18.8
Ford Escape S 3,515 168 20.9
Subaru Forester 2.5X (AWD) 3,300 170 19.4
Mazda CX-5 Sport 3,272 155 21.1

Source: AutoPlanner

Tucson’s widespread use of high-strength steel provides increased strength at a lower body weight. High-strength steel allows the four-wheel independent suspension to work optimally. At 3,197 pounds, the automatic transmission equipped Tucson GLS is lighter than its competitors while offering more interior room than Rogue and Escape, with body-bending rigidity 38 percent higher than the Rogue. This weight efficient unibody architecture allows for Tucson to achieve a 30 mpg estimated EPA highway rating.

FUN-TO-DRIVE

The 2013 Tucson’s athletic shape is complemented with agile handling and responsive steering. Tucson uses MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension systems for more precise wheel control and a smoother ride. All four wheels are controlled by coil springs and fade-resistant gas-charged dampers. The front suspension has a 25 mm hollow stabilizer bar to save weight, while the rear suspension has an 18 mm solid stabilizer bar. Larger stabilizer bars keep the vehicle very flat during cornering and help provide quick turn-in response. Rack-and-pinion Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) also contributes to Tucson’s nimble and refined handling dynamics while saving fuel and reducing interior noise. Lastly, both the GLS and Limited models now have an upgraded premium ride thanks to sophisticated Sachs shock absorbers.

Due to the suspension geometry and wider track width that enables greater turn angles, Tucson’s turning circle is 34.7 feet – an advantage Tucson drivers will appreciate in their daily driving and parking. In fact, Tucson’s turning diameter bests Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

Vehicle Turning diameter
2013 Hyundai Tucson 34.7
2012 Honda CR-V 37.0
2012 Nissan Rogue 37.4
2012 Toyota RAV4 34.8
2013 Ford Escape 38.8
2013 Subaru Forester 34.4
2013 Mazda CX-5 36.7

Source: AutoPlanner

ALL-WEATHER PERFORMANCE

To make Tucson even more versatile, Hyundai engineers added an advanced electronic AWD system. The AWD system will automatically activate under any driving condition when needed, distributing the power equally and optimizing driving performance. Under normal driving, the system only distributes power to the front wheels, thereby reducing fuel consumption. The system includes a driver-selectable AWD lock allowing for a 50/50 torque split between the front and rear wheels for off-road and very slippery conditions.

For even more driver control, the 2013 Tucson features Hyundai’s Hillstart Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC). HAC is designed to minimize rolling backwards on steep ascents. By selecting the DBC switch, the Hydro-Electronic Control unit manages the wheel speed sensors, steering angle sensor and acceleration sensor to maintain control and speed on steep declines without having to use the brake. DBC is not available on CR-V, Rogue, Escape or CX-5 and is typically found on luxury SUVs with much higher price tags.

Thoughtful Interior Design

The long wheelbase and generous width of Tucson, combined with Hyundai’s expertise in interior packaging, have produced an interior that delivers class-leading rear legroom. The Tucson has more passenger volume than Rogue and Escape at 101.9 cubic feet. The spacious cabin on Tucson Limited is further enhanced for all passengers by the available panoramic sunroof.

The high-tech cockpit comes standard with Hyundai’s signature blue lighting, proximity key with push button start, power windows, power door locks, fold-away mirrors and remote keyless entry with alarm and panic button. A Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition and steering wheel audio and cruise controls are also available. Another premium feature in the Tucson Limited is a CleanAir Ionizer that automatically kills germs within the system when the heater or air conditioner is running. Other available features include leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, power driver seat with lumbar support, automatic headlights, front wiper de-icer and dual front automatic temperature control.

Audiophiles will love Tucson’s 160-watt AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers. This system includes XM Satellite Radio® and iPod®/USB auxiliary inputs and an iPod cable as standard equipment.

The 2013 Tucson optional upgrades include a navigation system with rearview camera and XM NavTraffic. This navigation system also provides Bluetooth streaming audio capability. This easy-to-use unit can be controlled via a 6.5-inch LCD touch-screen or voice-activation by headliner-mounted microphone. The system comes matched with the 360-watt premium audio system that includes an external amplifier and subwoofer. It plays compact discs, accesses digital music files employing Bluetooth streaming audio or allows driver and passenger to access their personal listening devices through the iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music from a phone to the audio system.

STORAGE GALORE

The 2013 Tucson features a total of 19 different storage places and drink holders:

•Console storage tray

•Glove box

•Overhead sunglass storage

•Armrest storage compartment

•Two front seat drink holders

•Two rear center armrest drink holders

•Four bottle holders with grips – one in each door

•Four map pockets – one in each door

•Two seatback pockets

•Cargo area storage compartment

Advanced Standard Safety Technologies: PART OF HYUNDAI’S ASSURANCE COMMITMENT

Tucson is loaded with life-saving standard safety features including ESC with traction control, six airbags and active front head restraints. Its braking system features four-wheel disc brakes controlled by an advanced four-channel ABS with Brake Assist, providing maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to optimize brake performance with uneven weight distribution.

The Tucson is engineered to provide its passengers with multiple defensive safety layers. The steel unibody has integrated crumple zones and a high-tensile front sub-frame designed to work together to reduce the forces that typically reach the passenger compartment. Particular attention has been paid to increasing the stiffness of the front side members which have been enlarged and straightened. Also, the center pillars serve as the anchors of a ring structure which improves overall side structure stiffness while also creating more room for the door armrest and seat. All four doors also have internal guard beams to protect passengers in a side-impact collision.

The entire body shell has been made stiffer and lighter thanks to the extensive use of ultra-high tensile strength steel, which comprises 68.9 percent of the shell. Also, the use of Tailor Welded Blanks (TWB) has been expanded on key structural members. TWB assemblies combine steels of different thickness and grades using a sophisticated laser welding and stamping process to achieve an optimal stiffness-to-weight ratio. TWBs reduce body weight while enhancing crash energy management. These safety systems helped to earn Tucson the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) Top Safety Pick for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 model years.

Tucson’s standard front-seat active head restraints help prevent whiplash by automatically reducing the space between a front occupant’s head and the head restraint during certain rear collisions and are highly recommended by safety organizations such as the IIHS.

The Tucson’s passenger restraint systems also help minimize injury. Three-point belts are provided at all five seating positions, and the front seatbelts have pretensioners and load limiters. There are two outboard rear seat Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child-seat anchors.

A total of six airbags are positioned in the Tucson’s interior. Dual advanced frontal airbags are complemented by front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors that cover both the front and rear seat rows.

Tucson also features a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) which alerts drivers if one or more tires are under inflated.

COLORS

The 2013 Tucson comes in nine colors with an optimum mix between lighter and darker colors to satisfy regional preferences. The colors are Cotton White, Diamond Silver, Graphite Gray, Ash Black, Garnet Red, Iris Blue, Aurora Blue, Chai Bronze and Kiwi Green. Three interior colors, Black, Taupe and Saddle are available.

PACKAGING

Tucson GL:

•2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine

•Five-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®

•EcoShift indicator (manual transmission)

•Active ECO System (automatic transmission model)

•Front-wheel drive

•Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS)

•Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS)

•Four-wheel disc brakes and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist

•Hillstart Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC)

•Multi-function trip computer

•Advanced front airbags, front side-impact airbags and side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors

•Active front head restraints

•Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

•Deluxe cloth seating surfaces

•AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system with iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks and iPod® cable

•Air conditioning with cabin air filter

•Solar front glass

•Power windows

•Power door locks and mirrors

•Remote keyless entry system with alarm

•60/40 split fold-down rear seatback

•17-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers with P225/60 R17 tires

•Tilt steering wheel

•Black manual folding power mirrors

•Body color rear spoiler with LED lights

•Variable intermittent front windshield wiper

•Rear wiper with washer

Tucson GLS:

The GLS includes all the GL Standard Equipment plus the following:

•2.4-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine

•Six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®

•Telescopic steering wheel

•17-inch alloy wheels

•Premium Sachs suspension

•Body color heated mirrors with turn signal repeaters

•Front fog lights

•Driver power window with auto up/down

•Automatic headlight control

•Leatherette bolster/cloth insert seats

•Heated front seats

•Front seatback pockets

•Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

•Bluetooth® hands-free phone system

•Illuminated vanity mirrors and glove compartment

•Steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls

•Soft touch interior paint

•Body color door handles

•Side garnish

•Privacy glass

•Roof rack side rails

•Engine cover

Tucson Limited:

The Limited automatic front wheel drive includes all the GLS Standard Equipment plus the following:

•18-inch alloy wheels with standard 225/55 R18 tires

•Leather seating surfaces

•Proximity key entry with push button start

•Power driver seat with power lumbar support

•Dual front automatic temperature control with CleanAir Ionizer

•Auto-dimming interior mirror with HomeLink®

•Deluxe door scuff

•Windshield wiper de-icer

•Retractable cargo cover

•Chrome grille and door handles

Limited Options:

•AWD

Premium Package includes:

•Panoramic sunroof (replaces roof side rails)

•Navigation system with 6.5-inch touch-screen

•Rearview camera

•Premium audio with external amplifier and subwoofer

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside Assistance

2013 Hyundai Tucson Specifications

GL GLS Limited
Engine
Type DOHC with CVVT Inline 4-cylinder DOHC with CVVT Inline 4-cylinder DOHC with CVVT Inline 4-cylinder
Materials Aluminum block and heads Aluminum block and heads Aluminum block and heads
Displacement 2.0 liters/ 1998 cc 2.4 liters/ 2359 cc 2.4 liters/ 2359 cc
Horsepower 165 HP @ 6,200 rpm 176 HP @ 6,000 / 170 HP @ 6,000 – PZEV 176 HP @ 6,000 / 170 HP @ 6,000 – PZEV
Torque 146 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm 168 lb-ft @ 4,000 / 163 lb-ft @ 4,000 – PZEV 168 lb-ft @ 4,000 / 163 lb-ft @ 4,000 – PZEV
Bore and Stroke 86 x 86 mm 88 x 97 mm 88 x 97 mm
Valves per cylinder 4 4 4
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 10.5:1 10.5:1
Transmission
5-speed manual
First 3.635:1 - -
Second 2.080:1 - -
Third 1.333:1 - -
Fourth 1.061:1 - -
Fifth 0.821:1 - -
Reverse 3.416:1 - -
Final Drive 4.533:1 - -
6-speed automatic with OD lock-up torque converter, gate type, electronic shift lock system
SHIFTRONIC™ manual shift mode (A/T only)
First 4.162:1 4.212:1 4.212:1
Second 2.575:1 2.637:1 2.637:1
Third 1.772:1 1.800:1 1.800:1
Fourth 1.369:1 1.386:1 1.386:1
Fifth 1.000:1 1.000:1 1.000:1
Sixth 0.778:1 0.772:1 0.772:1
Reverse 3.500:1 3.385:1 3.385:1
Final Drive 3.648:1 3.195:1 3.195:1
Drive System
FWD Front-wheel drive Front-wheel drive Front-wheel drive
AWD - All-wheel drive includes driver selectable AWD lock All-wheel drive includes driver selectable AWD lock
Suspension
Front MacPherson struts with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and 25 mm stabilizer bar MacPherson struts with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and 25 mm stabilizer bar MacPherson struts with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and 25 mm stabilizer bar
Rear Independent multi-link with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and 18 mm stabilizer bar Independent multi-link with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and 18 mm stabilizer bar Independent multi-link with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and 18 mm stabilizer bar
Shock absorbers Mando Sachs Sachs
Steering
Type Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Rack & Pinion and engine-RPM-sensing Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Rack & Pinion and engine-RPM-sensing Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Rack & Pinion and engine-RPM-sensing
Overall Ratio 15.9:1 15.9:1 15.9:1
Turns, lock to lock 2.96 2.96 2.96
Turning circle 34.7 ft (curb-to-curb) 34.7 ft (curb-to-curb) 34.7 ft (curb-to-curb)
Brakes/ Tires/ Wheels
Front Power-assisted 11.8 in. x 1.1 in. vented disc Power-assisted 11.8 in. x 1.1 in. vented disc Power-assisted 11.8 in. x 1.1 in. vented disc
Rear Power-assisted 10.3 in. x 0.4 in. solid disc Power-assisted 10.3 in. x 0.4 in. solid disc (FWD) / Power-assisted 11.2 in. x 0.4 in. solid disc (AWD) Power-assisted 10.3 in. x 0.4 in. solid disc (FWD) / Power-assisted 11.2 in. x 0.4 in. solid disc (AWD)
ABS 4-wheel, 4-channel, 4-sensor with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS) 4-wheel, 4-channel, 4-sensor with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS) 4-wheel, 4-channel, 4-sensor with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
Tires P225/60HR17 P225/60HR17 P225/55HR18
Wheels 17 x 6.5J steel wheel with full-size wheel cover 17 x 6.5J alloy wheel 18 x 6.5J alloy wheel
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase 103.9 in 103.9 in 103.9 in
Overall length 173.2 in 173.2 in 173.2 in
Overall width 71.7 in 71.7 in 71.7 in
Overall height (without roof rails / with roof rails) 65.2 in / 66.3 in 65.2 in / 66.3 in 65.2 in / 66.3 in
Tread Width 17-in. alloys (front/rear) 62.4 in / 62.4 in 62.4 in / 62.4 in 62.4 in / 62.4 in
Overhang (front/rear) 34.3 in / 35.0 in 34.3 in / 35.0 in 34.3 in / 35.0 in
Minimum Ground Clearance 6.7 6.7 6.7
Coefficient of Drag (Cd) 0.37 0.37 0.37
Roof rails load capacity 220 lbs 220 lbs 220 lbs
Interior Dimensions
Head room
Front 39.4 in 39.4 in 39.4 in
Rear 39.1 in 39.1 in 39.1 in
Leg room
Front 42.1 in 42.1 in 42.1 in
Rear 38.7 in 38.7 in 38.7 in
Shoulder room
Front 57.1 in 57.1 in 57.1 in
Rear 55.1 in 55.1 in 55.1 in
Hip room
Front 55.5 in 55.5 in 55.5 in
Rear 53.4 in 53.4 in 53.4 in
EPA passenger volume 101.9 cubic ft 101.9 cubic ft 101.9 cubic ft
EPA cargo volume 25.7 cubic ft. with rear seats up / 55.8 cubic ft. with rear seats folded down 25.7 cubic ft. with rear seats up / 55.8 cubic ft. with rear seats folded down 25.7 cubic ft. with rear seats up / 55.8 cubic ft. with rear seats folded down
Capacities
Fuel 15.3 gallons 15.3 gallons 15.3 gallons
Oil 4.3 quarts 4.9 quarts 4.9 quarts
Coolant 7.2 quarts 7.2 quarts 7.2 quarts
Curb Weight
5-speed manual
FWD 3,139 lbs - -
6-speed automatic
FWD 3,175 lbs 3,197 lbs 3,318 lbs
AWD - 3,366 lbs 3,488 lbs
GVWR
5-speed manual
FWD 4,365 lbs - -
6-speed automatic
FWD 4,365 lbs 4,497 lbs 4,497 lbs
AWD - 4,608 lbs 4,608 lbs
Towing Capacity
With trailer brakes 2,000 lbs 2,000 lbs 2,000 lbs
Without trailer brakes 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Fuel Economy
FWD Manual
City 20 mpg - -
Highway 26 mpg - -
Combined 22 mpg - -
FWD automatic
City 22 mpg 21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway 29 mpg 30 mpg 30 mpg
Combined 25 mpg 25 mpg 25 mpg
AWD automatic
City - 20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway - 27 mpg 27 mpg
Combined - 23 mpg 23 mpg

2013 Hyundai Tucson Features

GL
GLS
Limited
Functional Features
Body Construction:
Steel monocoque body
STD
STD
STD
Engine:
2.0L DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder
STD
-
-
2.4L DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder
-
STD
STD
Steering:
Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Rack & Pinion steering, Engine-RPM-Sensing
STD
STD
STD
Suspension:
Front: MacPherson strut with coil springs, 25-mm stabilizer bar and gas-pressurized shock absorbers
STD
STD
STD
Rear: Multi-link with 18-mm stabilizer bar and gas-pressurized shock absorbers
STD
STD
STD
SACHS premium shock absorbers
-
STD
STD
Transmission/Drive System:
5-speed manual with Eco Gear Shift Indicator
STD
-
-
6-speed automatic with OD lock-up torque converter, gate type, electronic shift lock system
OPT
STD
STD
SHIFTRONIC™ manual shift mode (A/T only)
OPT
STD
STD
Active ECO System (A/T only)
OPT
STD
STD
FWD
STD
STD
STD
AWD includes driver selectable AWD lock
-
OPT
OPT
Exterior Features
Roof-mounted Center High-mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
STD
STD
STD
Front fog lights
-
STD
STD
Front door courtesy reflector
STD
STD
STD
Automatic headlights
-
STD
STD
Outside mirrors, dual fold-away power, black
STD
-
-
Outside mirrors, dual fold-away power, bodycolor
-
STD
STD
Outside mirrors, heated with turn signal repeaters
-
STD
STD
Bumpers, bodycolor
STD
STD
STD
Grille, bodycolor
STD
STD
-
Grille, chrome and piano black accents
-
-
STD
Door window frame color, Ash Black exterior
Bodycolor
Bodycolor
Bodycolor
Door window frame color, non-black exterior
Matte Black
Matte Black
Matte Black
Window belt moldings, black
STD
STD
STD
Door handles, black
STD
-
-
Door handles, bodycolor
-
STD
-
Door handles, chrome
-
-
STD
Side sill molding, black
STD
STD
STD
Lower bodyside cladding
-
STD
STD
Tinted glass, windshield and front/rear/quarter/back glass
STD
STD
STD
Solar glass, front door and windshield
STD
STD
STD
Privacy glass, rear/quarter/back glass
STD
STD
STD
Front 2-speed/variable intermittent windshield wipers
STD
STD
STD
Front windshield wiper de-icer
-
-
STD
Intermittent rear window wiper/washer (non-variable)
STD
STD
STD
Panoramic sunroof, one-touch open and rear shaded (may not be combined with roof rails)
-
-
OPT
Rear spoiler, integrated with HMSL, bodycolor
STD
STD
STD
Roof rails, silver (may not be combined with sunroof)
-
STD
STD
Roof rack cross rails
-
OPT
OPT
Interior Features
Manual air conditioning
STD
STD
-
Dual automatic temperature control with CleanAir Ionizer
-
-
STD
Heater
STD
STD
STD
Rear seat heater ducts
STD
STD
STD
Rear window defroster, electronic with timer
STD
STD
STD
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
-
STD
STD
Steering wheel, tilt
STD
STD
STD
Steering wheel, telescoping
-
STD
STD
Steering wheel-mounted audio, cruise controls and Bluetooth® controls
-
STD
STD
Roof trim, cloth
STD
STD
STD
Door trim, plastic
STD
-
-
Door trim, artificial leather
-
STD
STD
Soft-touch paint (center fascia, console bezel and upper cover)
-
STD
STD
Door handles, metal paint
STD
STD
STD
Door armrest, integrated
STD
STD
STD
Door map pockets with bottle holders, front and rear
STD
STD
STD
Driver and passenger sunvisor with extension
STD
STD
STD
Driver and passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
-
STD
STD
Shift knob, leather-wrapped
-
STD
STD
Parking brake handle (M/T only)
STD
-
-
Parking brake pedal (A/T only)
OPT
STD
STD
Cargo cover, retractable
-
-
STD
Cargo floor cover, non-reversible
STD
STD
STD
Digital clock
STD
STD
STD
Luggage net holders (6)
STD
STD
STD
Premium door sill plates
-
-
STD
Interior Illumination
All window switches illuminated
STD
STD
STD
Central dome light with delay
STD
STD
STD
Front map lights
STD
STD
STD
I/P switch illumination (hazard)
STD
STD
STD
Glove box light
-
STD
STD
Cargo area light
STD
STD
STD
Convenience Features
Cruise control
-
STD
STD
Trip computer (distance to empty, average fuel consumption, average vehicle speed, elapsed time)
STD
STD
STD
Power windows with driver auto-down, front switches illuminated
STD
STD
STD
Safety one-touch driver auto up/down power window
-
STD
STD
Power door locks
STD
STD
STD
Remote keyless entry system with alarm and panic
STD
STD
STD
Proximity key entry with electronic push button start
-
-
STD
Remote hood and fuel door release
STD
STD
STD
Storage tray (below 12-volt outlet)
STD
STD
STD
Front center console, fixed armrest storage box (larger for A/T)
STD
STD
STD
Front center console, artificial leather
STD
STD
-
Front center console, leather
-
-
STD
Rear center armrest with cupholders
STD
STD
STD
12-volt outlets (3), front (2) / cargo (1)
STD
STD
STD
iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks
STD
STD
STD
Assist grips (4)
STD
STD
STD
Rear coat hanger (1)
STD
STD
STD
Glove compartment, damper/locking
STD
STD
STD
Glove compartment, illuminated
-
STD
STD
Inside rearview mirror, manual day/night
STD
STD
-
Inside rearview mirror, EC mirror with HomeLink®
-
-
STD
Rear bag hook
STD
STD
STD
Seats
5-passenger seating
STD
STD
STD
Heated front seats
-
STD
STD
Seating surface, cloth
STD
-
-
Seating surface, cloth and leatherette
-
STD
-
Seating surface, leather
-
-
STD
6-way adjustable driver’s seat
STD
STD
-
8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support
-
-
STD
Front seats with slide/recline/driver height adjustment
STD
STD
STD
Adjustable active front head restraints
STD
STD
STD
Seatback pockets
-
STD
STD
60/40 split fold-down rear seatback with adjustable head restraints
STD
STD
STD
Rear seat back pockets
STD
STD
STD
Safety & Security
Power-assisted front vented/rear solid disc brakes
STD
STD
STD
Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with 4-wheel disc brakes
STD
STD
STD
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist and Traction Control System (TCS)
STD
STD
STD
Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
STD
STD
STD
Hillstart Assist Control (HAC)
STD
STD
STD
Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)
STD
STD
STD
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
STD
STD
STD
Driver and front-passenger advanced airbags (2)
STD
STD
STD
Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (2)
STD
STD
STD
Roof-mounted side curtain airbags with rollover sensors (2)
STD
STD
STD
Outboard seatbelts, 3-point/ELR
STD
STD
STD
Inboard seatbelt (rear), 3-point/ELR
STD
STD
STD
Adjustable front-seat shoulder belt anchors
STD
STD
STD
Active front head restraints for front passengers
STD
STD
STD
Power window lock-out button
STD
STD
STD
Child safety locks (rear)
STD
STD
STD
Front and rear crumple zones
STD
STD
STD
2.5-MPH bumpers
STD
STD
STD
Hood buckling creases and safety stops
STD
STD
STD
Bodyside reinforcements
STD
STD
STD
A/T Shift Lock System and ignition key interlock
OPT
STD
STD
Steering wheel locks when key is removed
STD
STD
STD
Instrumentation
Meters/Gauges: Speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature, fuel level, odometer and trip odometer
STD
STD
STD
Indicators: PRND (A/T only), turn signal/hazard, high beam, parking brake, Active ECO and triple turn signal
STD
STD
STD
Indicators: cruise control and fog lights
-
STD
STD
Warning lights: Oil pressure, battery charge, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake, check engine, ABS, TPMS, ESC and EPS
STD
STD
STD
Warning light: AWD
-
OPT
OPT
Warning chimes: Key-in-ignition with door ajar and seatbelt
STD
STD
STD
Audio System
160-watts Autonet AM/FM/satellite radio/CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers
STD
STD
STD
360-watts Autonet AM/FM/satellite radio/CD/MP3 audio system with amp and 7 speakers
-
-
OPT
iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks
STD
STD
STD
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition (navigation includes audio/navigation/calling commands)
-
STD
STD
Blue backlighting illumination
STD
STD
STD
Roof-mounted AM/FM/Satellite radio antenna
STD
STD
STD
Navigation with 6.5-in high-resolution touch-screen display
-
-
OPT
Rearview camera
-
-
OPT
Optional Features
Premium Package includes panoramic sunroof (deletes roof side rails), navigation system with touchscreen and XM NavTraffic, rearview camera and premium audio with external amp and subwoofer
-
-
OPT

All-New Tucson Delivers Better Fuel Economy and More Power

All-New Tucson Delivers Better Fuel Economy and More Power

Hyundai Motor America is expanding its Tucson lineup with an all-new entry-level GL model equipped with a powerful yet fuel-efficient 2.0-liter Theta II four-cylinder engine for the 2011 model year. The 2011 Hyundai Tucson GL is available at dealerships now and is only available in Front Wheel Drive (FWD). In addition, the 2011 GLS trim level receives upgraded model content and a premium suspension is now standard on the Limited model. The 2011 Tucson GLS A/T also has a higher 36-month residual value than Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4.

NEW TRIM LEVEL AND EQUIPMENT

* New trim level – GL is equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and available six-speed automatic transmission with 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway fuel economy ratings, a one mpg improvement over the 2.4-liter engine city rating

* Tucson Limited now features premium Sachs Amplitude Selective Dampers (ASD) which give a smoother ride while still offer excellent handling

* Limited models also offer a standard auto-dimming mirror with HomeLink®

* Every All Wheel Drive (AWD) model now features heated front seats

* Tucson GLS now features the following as standard equipment:

o Tilt and telescopic steering wheel

o 17-inch alloy wheels

o Driver power window with auto up/down

o Leatherette bolster/cloth insert seats

o Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

o Bluetooth® hands-free phone system

o Illuminated vanity mirrors and glove compartment

o Steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls

o Soft touch interior paint

o Bodycolor door handles

o Bodycolor heated mirrors

o Side garnish

o Privacy glass

o Roof side rails

o Engine cover

* Tucson’s ESC system is enhanced for 2011:

o The Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) system is better integrated into the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system to assist the driver in counteracting adverse road conditions

o Drivers always will be able to override the system

The Tucson is the first Hyundai CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) to be designed and engineered in Europe at Hyundai’s Frankfurt-based design and technical centers. It features precedent-setting engineering including advanced weight saving technology and two eco-efficient Theta II four-cylinder engines delivering up to 31 mpg on the highway. True to Hyundai form, the Tucson applies life-saving safety technologies as standard equipment while offering Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and Hillstart Assist Control (HAC). Likewise, to keep its passengers informed and comfortable Tucson integrates Hyundai’s first available panoramic sunroof, touch-screen navigation and a Bluetooth® hands-free phone system.

CHOICE OF TWO POWERFUL AND FUEL-EFFICIENT POWERTRAINS

The entry-level Tucson GL is equipped with a high output 2.0-liter Theta II four-cylinder engine that produces 165 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 146 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,600 rpm. Fuel economy estimates for the Tucson GL Front Wheel Drive model with available six speed automatic transmission are 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway. The Front Wheel Drive 5-speed manual transmission model gets an estimated 20 city/27 highway. The 2.0-liter Theta-II also offers Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) (intake and exhaust camshaft phaser). Major improvements include the application of a two-stage Variable Intake System (VIS) which enables switching between long and short intake manifolds resulting in an across-the-board performance increase. To reduce internal friction, engineers have applied a Diamond-Like-Coating (DLC) to the top surface of the valve tappets resulting in improved fuel efficiency. Engineers also expended considerable time and effort optimizing the oil pressure to achieve an ideal balance between durability and fuel economy. Tucson GL is available with a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®.

Tucson GLS and Limited feature the Theta II 2.4-liter DOHC inline four-cylinder engine. The Theta II is rated at 176 horsepower and 168 lb.-ft. of torque with Federal emissions and 170 horsepower and 163 lb.-ft. of torque with California emissions. This high-tech, all-aluminum, 16-valve engine features CVVT on both camshafts and a VIS for better engine breathing. In the green states, the 2011 Tucson GLS and Limited models are certified as Partial Zero Emission Vehicles (PZEV) which means they are as clean as many hybrids. In fact, Tucson GLS and Limited are more fuel-efficient than Honda CRV, Nissan Rogue, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape four-cylinder engines. Tucson GLS and Limited boast an impressive estimated 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway fuel economy rating with the six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® and Front Wheel Drive. Tucson also features low rolling resistance silica tires to contribute to the 31 mpg highway. With All-Wheel Drive (AWD), Tucson delivers an estimated 21 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway exceeding the primary competitors AWD versions including Subaru Forester.

Powertrain Comparison

Vehicle 2011
Tucson GLS
2011
CR-V
2011
Rogue
2011
RAV4
2011
Escape
2011
Forester
Displacement 2.4L 2.4L 2.5L 2.5L 2.5L 2.5L
Horsepower 176@6000 180@6800 170@6000 179@6000 171@6000 170@6000
Torque (lb.-ft.) 168@4000 161@4400 175@4400 172@4000 171@4500 170@4400
A/T 6-speed 5-speed CVT 4-speed 6-speed 4-speed
EPA Fuel economy FWD A/T 22/31 21/28 22/27 22/28 21/28 20/26
(4WD)
Emissions PZEV/ULEV ULEV PZEV/LEV ULEV LEV PZEV/LEV

European Design

Key attributes of Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy are demonstrated through the Tucson’s flowing lines, full surfaces and muscular presence. This athletic design language is highlighted by bold, dynamic graphic elements such as the new Hyundai family hexagonal front grille, aggressive lower air intake, sculptured hood creases, swept back headlights, sleek greenhouse and wraparound taillights. Chrome grille accents and door handles lend sophistication to the top-of-the-line Tucson Limited.

The Tucson combines dynamic, sculpted, performance-oriented styling with thoughtful everyday utility to create a vehicle that will change the way consumers, especially younger car buyers, think about compact crossovers.

With an overall length of 173.2 inches, a width of 71.7 inches and a height of 66.3 inches (with roof rails), Tucson has a great stance and road presence. The design team fused a light, elegant and sporty upper body with belt lines flowing off both the front and rear wheel arches, to a tough, planted lower body so that it is assertive in the way it sits on the road.

The profile of Tucson features a sports car-like theme with a double-zigzag treatment for the wheel arches that wrap around the available Euroflange 18-inch alloy wheels. The concave sills have a wedge-shaped profile that extends rearward and wraps around into the rear bumper, a first of its kind design in a vehicle of this type. The profile is further enhanced by modern silver roof rails.

With high-mounted taillights, multi-surfaced glass and a sculpted bumper, the rear of Tucson also showcases dynamic design elements.

2011 Tucson ARCITECHTURE

* Tucson has a longer wheelbase and overall width than CR-V, Escape and Forester to deliver more packing efficiency

* Body stiffness is 38 percent greater than Rogue

World-class weight efficiency was one of the program targets for the Tucson engineering team. In fact, the 2011 Tucson leads all of its competitors in weight efficiency. Hyundai engineers also targeted leadership in power-to-weight ratio. Having these targets paid huge dividends in both performance and fuel economy.

Vehicle Curb Weight (lbs.) Horsepower Power-to-weight ratio
Hyundai Tucson GLS 3,197 176 18.2
Honda CR-V 3,386 180 18.8
Toyota RAV4 3,360 179 18.8
Subaru Forester 3,250 170 19.1
Nissan Rogue 3,267 170 19.2
Ford Escape 3,390 171 19.8

The Tucson’s widespread use of high-strength steel provides increased strength at a lower body weight. High-strength steel allows the four-wheel independent suspension to work optimally. At 3,197 pounds, the automatic transmission Tucson GLS is lighter than its competitors while offering more interior room than Rogue and Escape, with body-bending rigidity 38 percent higher than the Rogue. This weight efficient unibody architecture allows for Tucson to achieve 31 mpg estimated EPA highway rating.

FUN TO DRIVE

The 2011 Tucson’s athletic shape is complemented with agile handling and responsive steering. Tucson uses MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension systems for more precise wheel control and a smoother ride. All four wheels are controlled by coil springs and fade-resistant gas-charged dampers. The front suspension has a 25 mm hollow stabilizer bar to save weight, while the rear suspension has a 18 mm solid stabilizer bar. Larger stabilizer bars keep the vehicle very flat during cornering and help provide quick turn-in response. Lastly, the Limited trim receives an upgraded premium ride thanks to sophisticated Sachs shock absorbers.

Rack-and-pinion Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) also contributes to the Tucson’s nimble and refined handling dynamics while saving fuel and reducing interior noise. The MDPS system uses the vehicle’s electrical system for power (unlike older hydraulic systems), allowing for increased fuel economy and calibrated steering efforts through all vehicle speed ranges.

Due to the suspension geometry and wider track width that enables greater turn angles, Tucson’s turning circle is 34.7 feet – an advantage Tucson drivers will appreciate in their daily driving and parking. In fact, Tucson’s turning diameter bests Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.

Vehicle Turning diameter
2011 Hyundai Tucson 34.7
2009 Toyota RAV4 34.8
2009 Hyundai Tucson 35.4
2009 Jeep Patriot 36.6
2009 Ford Escape 36.7
2009 Nissan Rogue 37.4
2009 Honda CR-V 37.8

TUCSON DELIVERS BETTER FUEL ECONOMY THAN CR-V

The Tucson was engineered to be more fuel efficient than its chief competitors like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. The Tucson accomplishes this while having a longer wheelbase than Honda CR-V, Ford Escape and Subaru Forester

FUEL ECONOMY INNOVATIONS

To help Tucson drivers get the most out of their vehicles, Hyundai offers a standard trip computer and economy indicator. The trip computer provides distance to empty, average fuel consumption, average vehicle speed, elapsed time and instant fuel economy. The “Eco Indicator” on automatic transmission models nestled between the speedometer and tachometer displays a green LED light in accordance with fuel-efficient driving behavior. Fuel savings in the range of 15 to 17 percent are attainable with the automatic Eco Indicator. Manual transmission models have a shift indicator to inform drivers of the optimal time to upshift and downshift. Fuel savings in the range 7 to 9 percent are attainable with the manual Eco Gear Shift Indicator.

TWO AVAILABLE TRANSMISSIONS

Hyundai’s commitment to making the Tucson extremely fuel efficient continues through the availability of two transmissions: a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual control and a five-speed manual transmission.

Hyundai’s six-speed automatic transaxle helps the company meet its goals of improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions. Shifts are silky-smooth with an option of manual control through the SHIFTRONIC feature. Designed for transverse engine applications in passenger cars and SUVs, the compact transmission puts Hyundai into an elite class of auto manufacturers who have designed proprietary six-speed automatic transmissions. The strength of the design is its unique layout which makes it smaller, more compact and lighter than any other six-speed on the market today.

For the customer, the six-speed delivers a performance edge while helping to bring a gain in highway fuel economy. When it comes to transmissions, more gears are definitely better. This enables closer spacing between gear ratios providing a better balance of performance and fuel economy while the wide overall gear ratio helps deliver strong acceleration.

There is no dipstick in the gearbox. Instead it is filled with automatic transmission fluid that is good for the life of the vehicle under normal usage conditions, thereby reducing maintenance costs. The gearbox has three planetary gearsets and a unique flat torque converter which shortens the unit’s overall length by 0.47 inches. Four pinion differentials improve durability and further minimize size.

ALL WEATHER PERFORMANCE

To make the Tucson even more versatile, Hyundai engineers added an advanced electronic All Wheel Drive (AWD) system designed by JTEKT. The AWD system will automatically activate under any driving condition when needed, distributing the power equally and optimizing driving performance. Under normal driving, the system only distributes power to the front wheels, thereby reducing fuel consumption. The system includes a driver-selectable AWD lock allowing for a 50/50 torque split between the front and rear wheels for off-road and very slippery conditions.

For even more driver control, the 2011 Tucson features Hyundai’s Hillstart Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC). HAC is designed to minimize rolling backwards on steep ascents. By selecting the DBC switch, the Hydro-Electronic Control unit manages the wheel speed sensors, steering angle sensor and acceleration sensor to maintain control and speed on steep declines without having to use the brake. Neither of these controls are available on CR-V, Escape or Rogue and are typically found on luxury SUVs with much higher price tags.

THOUGHTFUL INTERIOR DESIGN

Inside, the five-seat Tucson offers a commanding view of the road and evokes an adventurous ambience that is also laid-back and relaxing. The needs of the driver are fully accommodated, with the interior blending aspects of the outdoors and an urban lifestyle. For example, Hyundai’s first panoramic sunroof brings the outside “inside” for all passengers.

An X-shaped visual theme is repeated across numerous areas of the cabin while metal paint accents provide flashes of visual brilliance.

Shapely seats feature center panels trimmed in breathable fabric with attractive and functional cushion side bolsters, plus additional lateral support for occupants’ shoulders. On the insert of the cloth seats, there is a hexagonal pattern stitched into the fabric matching the new front grille design.

The long wheelbase and generous width of the Tucson, combined with Hyundai’s expertise in interior packaging, have produced an interior that delivers class-leading rear legroom. The Tucson has more passenger volume than Rogue and Escape at 101.9 cubic feet. In fact, Tucson has more interior volume than Acura RDX and more cargo volume than Infiniti FX. The spacious cabin on Tucson Limited is further enhanced for all passengers by Hyundai’s first available panoramic sunroof. The front panel of the UV-blocking sunroof can either tilt open or open completely by sliding up and over the rear panel, while an anti-pinch system guards against injuries. Finally, with the extra wheelbase length, Hyundai engineers were able to expand front seat tracks to provide a comfortable seating position for taller drivers.

The high-tech cockpit comes standard with Hyundai’s signature blue lighting, power windows, power door locks, fold-away mirrors and remote keyless entry with alarm and panic button. Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition and steering wheel audio and cruise controls are also available. Another premium feature in the Tucson Limited is a CleanAir Ionizer that automatically kills germs within the system when the heater or air conditioner is running.

Other available features include leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, power driver seat with lumbar support, automatic headlights, side repeater exterior mirrors, front wiper de-icer and dual front automatic temperature control.

Audiophiles will love Tucson’s 160-watt AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system with six speakers. This system includes XM Satellite Radio® and iPod®/USB auxiliary inputs and an iPod cable as standard equipment.

The 2011 Tucson can be further upgraded with an optional navigation system with rearview camera. Shifting into reverse automatically turns on the rear-view camera that provides a wide-angle view reducing the risk of accidents. This navigation system also provides Bluetooth streaming audio capability. This easy-to-use unit can be controlled via a 6.5-inch LCD touch-screen or voice-activation by headliner-mounted microphone. The voice recognition allows the user to control the navigation system, audio system and phone commands. The system comes matched with the 360-watt premium audio system that includes an external amplifier and subwoofer. It plays compact discs, accesses digital music files employing Bluetooth streaming audio or allows driver and passenger to access their personal listening devices through the iPod/USB/auxiliary inputs. Bluetooth audio wirelessly streams music from a phone to the audio system. And with a Bluetooth-enabled phone, a local restaurant can be called for reservations before plotting the route. The XM Satellite Radio interface is also integrated into the navigation unit and features channel logos and real-time NavTraffic with detour function. XM Satellite Radio and NavTraffic service are complimentary for the first 90 days.

STORAGE GALORE

The 2011 Tucson features a total of 19 different storage places and drink holders:

* Console storage tray

* Glove box

* Overhead sunglass storage

* Armrest storage compartment

* Two front seat drink holders

* Two rear center armrest drink holders

* Four bottle holders – one in each door

* Four map pockets – one in each door

* Two seatback pockets

* Cargo area storage compartment

The bottle holders even have grips to make sure the bottle doesn’t tip over.

Advanced Standard Safety Technologies: PART OF HYUNDAi’S ASSURANCE COMMITMENT

The 2005 Tucson was the first Hyundai model to feature standard ESC (Electronic Stability Control) upon its launch in 2004. It was also the first vehicle under $20,000 with standard ESC and six airbags. The Tucson started Hyundai’s approach to combining state-of-the-art safety and affordability and this approach lives on in the 2011 Tucson. The Tucson is loaded with life-saving standard safety features including ESC with traction control, six airbags and active front head restraints. Its braking system features four-wheel disc brakes controlled by an advanced four-channel ABS with Brake Assist, providing maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to optimize brake performance with uneven weight distribution.

ESC compares the driver’s intended course with the vehicle’s actual response. If needed, ESC brakes individual front or rear wheels and/or reduces engine power to help correct understeer or oversteer. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) studies show SUVs equipped with ESC experience 67 percent fewer single-vehicle crashes, and 63 percent fewer single-vehicle fatalities. In addition, a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) found that ESC reduces the risk of fatal single-vehicle crashes by 49 percent.

The Tucson is engineered to provide its passengers with multiple defensive safety layers. The steel unibody has integrated crumple zones and a high-tensile front sub-frame designed to work together to reduce the forces that typically reach the passenger compartment. Particular attention has been paid to increasing the stiffness of the front side members which have been enlarged and straightened. Also, the center pillars serve as the anchors of a new ring structure which improves overall side structure stiffness while also creating more room for the door armrest and seat. All four doors also have internal guard beams to protect passengers in a side-impact collision.

The entire body shell has been made stiffer and lighter thanks to its extensive use of ultra-high tensile strength steel, which comprises 68.9 percent of the shell. Also, the use of Tailor Welded Blanks (TWB) has been expanded on key structural members. TWB assemblies combine steels of different thickness and grades using a sophisticated laser welding and stamping process to achieve an optimal stiffness-to-weight ratio. TWBs reduce body weight while enhancing crash energy management. These safety systems earn the 2011 Tucson NHTSA’s top five-star crash test rating for front and side impacts.

Tucson’s standard front-seat active head restraints help prevent whiplash by automatically reducing the space between a front occupant’s head and the head restraint during certain rear collisions and are highly recommended by safety organizations such as the IIHS.

The Tucson’s passenger restraint systems also help minimize injury. Three-point belts are provided at all five seating positions, and the front seatbelts have pretensioners and load limiters. There are two outboard rear seat Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child-seat anchors.

Elongated flush-mounted headlamps not only add a strong sense of style but also feature projector beam lenses for improved night-time driving safety. Side mirror housings have been modified to reduce wind noise and also feature an integrated repeater lamp for improved visibility on the Limited trim.

A total of six airbags are positioned in the Tucson’s interior. Dual advanced frontal airbags are complemented by front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors that cover both the front and rear seat rows. The combination of side and curtain airbags, which help protect the head and body during side impacts, can reduce fatalities by more than 52 percent, according to the IIHS.

Tucson also features a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) which alerts drivers if one or more tires are under inflated.

COLORS

The 2011 Tucson is offered in nine colors with an optimum mix between lighter and darker colors to satisfy regional preferences. The colors are Cotton White, Diamond Silver, Graphite Gray, Ash Black, Garnet Red, Iris Blue, Aurora Blue, Chai Bronze and Kiwi Green. Three interior colors, Black, Taupe and Saddle, are available.

PACKAGING AND PRICING

With its combination of sleek European design, modern powertrains, roomy interior, standard safety features and available premium features the 2011 Tucson will continue to turn heads at Hyundai dealers.

Tucson GL

The Tucson GL MSRP is priced at $18,745, excluding $795 freight, and includes the following standard features:

* 2.0L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine

* Five-speed manual transmission

* Front-wheel drive

* Motor driven power steering

* Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS)

* Four-wheel disc brakes and Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) & Brake Assist

* Hillstart Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC)

* Multi-function trip computer

* EcoShift indicator

* Advanced front airbags, front side-impact airbags and side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors

* Active front head restraints

* EZ lane change assist

* Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)

* Deluxe cloth seating surfaces

* Front seatback pockets

* AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system with iPod®/USB and auxiliary input jacks and iPod® cable

* Air conditioning with cabin air filter

* Power windows with driver’s auto down

* Power door locks and mirrors

* Remote keyless entry system with alarm

* 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback

* 17-inch steel wheels with full wheel covers with P225/60 R17 tires

* Tilt steering wheel

* Black manual folding power mirrors

* Bodycolor rear spoiler with LED lights

* Variable intermittent front windshield wiper

* Rear wiper with washer

GL Options:

6-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® – ($1,000 MSRP)

Tucson GLS:

GLS automatic front wheel drive starts at $21,845, excluding $795 freight, and includes all the GL Standard Equipment plus the following:

* 2.4L DOHC 16-valve 4-cylinder engine

* Six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC®

* Telescopic steering wheel

* 17-inch alloy wheels

* Driver power window with auto up/down

* Leatherette bolster/cloth insert seats

* Leather-wrapped steering wheel & shift knob

* Bluetooth® hands-free phone system

* Illuminated vanity mirrors & glove compartment

* Steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls

* Soft touch interior paint

* Bodycolor door handles

* Bodycolor heated mirrors

* Side garnish

* Privacy glass

* Roof side rails

* Engine cover

GLS Options:

All Wheel Drive (AWD)-($1,650 MSRP)

* Adds heated front seats

Navigation Package ($2,000 MSRP) includes:

* Navigation system with 6.5″ touch-screen

* Rearview camera

* Premium audio with external amplifier & subwoofer

* Automatic headlights

Tucson Limited:

Limited automatic front wheel drive starts at $24,695, excluding $795 freight, and includes all the GLS Standard Equipment plus the following:

* 18″ alloy wheels with 225/55 R18 tires

* Leather seating surfaces

* Heated seating surfaces

* Power driver seat with power lumbar support

* Dual front automatic temperature control

* Auto-dimming interior mirror with HomeLink®

* Solar front glass & rear privacy glass

* Deluxe door scuff

* Windshield wiper de-icer

* Retractable cargo cover

* Chrome grille & door handles

* Automatic headlights

* Fog lights

* Side repeater exterior mirrors

* Premium suspension

Limited Options:

All Wheel Drive (AWD)-($1,500 MSRP)

Premium Package ($2,850 MSRP) includes

* Panoramic sunroof (replaces roof side rails)

* Navigation system with 6.5″ touch-screen

* Rearview camera

* Premium audio with external amplifier & subwoofer

2011 Tucson Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Pricing

Model
Engine
Transmission
2WD MSRP
AWD MSRP
GL
2.0-liter I4
Five-Speed M/T
$18,745
-
GL
2.0-liter I4
Six-Speed A/T
$19,745
-
GLS
2.4-liter I4
Six-Speed A/T
$21,845
$23,495
Limited
2.4-liter I4
Six-Speed A/T
$24,695
$26,195

Note: All prices in this release do not contain a freight charge of $795

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through about 800 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile fully transferable new vehicle warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 5-years of complimentary Roadside Assistance.

2011 Hyundai Tucson Specifications

2011 Tucson
ENGINE
2.0L
Placement GL
Type DOHC with CVVT Inline 4-cylinder
Materials Aluminum block and heads
Displacement 2.0 liters
Horsepower 165 HP @ 6,200 rpm
Torque 146 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm
Bore & Stroke TBA
Valves per cylinder 4
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
2.4L
Placement GLS/Limited
Type DOHC with CVVT Inline 4-cylinder
Materials Aluminum block and heads
Displacement 2.4 liters
Horsepower 176 HP @ 6,000
170 HP @ 6,000 – PZEV
Torque 168 lb-ft @ 4,000
163 lb-ft @ 4,000 – PZEV
Bore & Stroke 88 x 97 mm
Valves per cylinder 4
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
TRANSMISSION
5-speed manual
Gear ratios GL GLS/Limited
First TBA N/A
Second TBA N/A
Third TBA N/A
Fourth TBA N/A
Fifth TBA N/A
Sixth TBA N/A
Reverse TBA N/A
Final drive TBA N/A
6-speed automatic with OD lock-up torque converter, gate type, electronic shift lock system
SHIFTRONIC™ manual shift model (A/T only)
Gear ratios GL GLS/Limited
First TBA 4.212:1
Second TBA 2.637:1
Third TBA 1.800:1
Fourth TBA 1.386:1
Fifth TBA 1.000:1
Sixth TBA 0.772:1
Reverse TBA 3.385:1
Final drive TBA 3.195:1
DRIVE SYSTEM
FWD Front-wheel drive
AWD All-wheel drive includes driver selectable AWD lock (GL – N/A, GLS/Limited – optional)
SUSPENSION
Front Independent MacPherson struts with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and 25 mm stabilizer bar
Rear Independent multi-link with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and 18 mm stabilizer bar
STEERING
Type Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Rack & Pinion and engine-RPM-sensing
Overall Ratio 15.9:1
Turns, lock to lock 2.96
Turning circle 34.7 ft (curb to curb)
BRAKES/TIRES/WHEELS
Front Power-assisted 280mm x 26mm vented disc (FWD)
Power-assisted 300mm x 28mm vented disc (AWD)
Rear Power-assisted 262mm x 10mm solid disc (FWD)
Power-assisted 284mm x 10mm solid disc (AWD)
ABS 4-wheel, 4-channel, 4-sensor with Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
Tires P225/60HR17 (GL/GLS)
P225/55HR18 (Limited)
Wheels 17 x 6.5J steel wheel with full-size wheel cover (GL)
17 x 6.5J alloy wheel (GLS)
18 x 6.5J alloy wheel (Limited)
EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 103.9 in
Overall length 173.2 in
Overall width 71.7 in
Overall height (without roof rails / with roof rails) 65.2 in / 66.3 in
Tread Width 17-in. alloys (front/rear) 62.4 in / 62.4 in
Overhang (front/rear) 34.3 in / 35.0 in
Minimum Ground Clearance 6.7
Coefficient of Drag (Cd) 0.37
Roof rails load capacity 220.5 lbs
INTERIOR DIMENSIONS
Head room
Front 39.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Leg room
Front 42.1 in
Rear 38.7 in
Shoulder room
Front 57.1 in
Rear 55.1 in
Hip room
Front 55.5 in
Rear 53.4 in
EPA passenger volume 101.9 cubic ft
EPA cargo volume 25.7 cubic ft. with rear seats up
55.8 cubic ft. with rear seats folded down
CAPACITIES
Fuel 14.5 gallons
Oil 4.9 quarts
Coolant 2.3 quarts
CURB WEIGHT
GL manual 3,179 lbs (FWD)
N/A (AWD)
GL automatic 3,175 lbs (FWD)
N/A (AWD)
GLS automatic 3,197 lbs (FWD)
3,366 lbs (AWD)
Limited automatic 3,318 lbs (FWD)
3,488 lbs (AWD)
GVWR
GL manual / automatic 4,365 lbs (FWD)
N/A (AWD)
GLS / Limited automatic 4,497 lbs (FWD)
4,608 lbs (AWD)
TOWING CAPACITY
With trailer brakes 2,000 lbs
Without trailer brakes 1,000 lbs
FUEL ECONOMY City Highway Combined
FWD manual (GL) 20 mpg 27 mpg 23 mpg
FWD automatic (GL) 23 mpg 31 mpg 26 mpg
FWD automatic (GLS/Limited) 22 mpg 31 mpg 25 mpg
AWD automatic (GLS/Limited) 21 mpg 28 mpg 24 mpg

2011 Hyundai Tucson Features

2011 Tucson
standard optional not available
FUNTIONAL FEATURES
GL
GLS
Limited
Body Construction:
Steel monocoque body
Engine:
2.0L DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder
2.4L DOHC 16-valve Inline 4-cylinder
Steering:
Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS), Rack & Pinion and engine-RPM-sensing
Suspension:
Front: MacPherson strut with coil springs, 25-mm stabilizer bar and gas-pressurized shock absorbers
Rear: Multi-link with 18-mm stabilizer bar and gas-pressurized shock absorbers
Transmission/drive system:
5-speed manual
6-speed automatic with OD lock-up torque converter, gate type, electronic shift lock system
SHIFTRONIC™ manual shift mode (A/T only)
FWD
AWD includes driver selectable AWD lock
EXTERIOR FEATURES
Headlights
Roof-mounted Center High-mount Stop Lamp (CHMSL)
Front fog lights
Front door courtesy reflector
Automatic headlights
Outside mirrors, dual fold-away power, black
Outside mirrors, dual fold-away power, bodycolor
Outside mirrors, heated
Side repeater exterior mirrors
Bumpers, bodycolor
Grille, bodycolor
Grille, chrome
Door window frame color, ash black exterior
Bodycolor
Bodycolor
Bodycolor
Door window frame color, non-black exterior
Matte Black
Matte Black
Matte Black
Window belt moldings, black
Door handles, black
Door handles, bodycolor
Door handles, chrome
Side sill molding, black
Side garnish, black
Tinted glass, windshield and front/rear/quarter/back glass
Solar glass, front door and windshield
Privacy glass, rear/quarter/back glass
Front 2-speed/variable intermittent windshield wipers
Front windshield wiper de-icer
Intermittent rear window wiper/washer (non-variable)
Panoramic sunroof, one-touch open and rear shaded (may not be combined with roof rails)
Rear spoiler, integrated with HMSL, bodycolor
Roof rails, silver
Cross rails
Limited badging
INTERIOR FEATURES
Manual air conditioning
Air conditioning, dual front automatic climate controls with CleanAir ionizer
Heater
Rear seat heater ducts
Rear window defroster, electronic with timer
Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
Steering wheel, tilt
Steering wheel, telescoping
Steering wheel-mounted audio, cruise controls and Bluetooth® controls
Roof trim, cloth
Door trim, plastic
Door trim, artificial leather
Soft-touch paint (center fascia, console bezel and upper cover)
Door handles, metal paint
Door armrest, integrated
Door map pockets with bottle holders, front and rear
Driver and passenger sunvisor with illuminated vanity mirror
Driver and passenger sunvisor with extension and ticket holder (driver’s side only)
Shift knob, leather-wrapped
Manual parking brake handle
Floor covering, needle punch
Cargo cover, retractable
Cargo floor cover, non-reversible
Digital clock
Luggage net holders (6)
Deluxe door scuff
INTERIOR ILLUMINATION
All window switches illuminated
Central dome light with delay
Front map lights
I/P switch illumination (hazard)
Glove box light
Cargo area light
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Cruise control
Trip computer (distance to empty, average fuel consumption, average vehicle speed and elapsed time)
Power windows with driver’s auto-up/down, front switches illuminated
Safety one-touch driver auto up/down power window
Power door locks
Remote keyless entry system with alarm and panic
Remote hood and fuel door release
Storage tray, below 12-volt outlet
Front center console, fixed armrest storage box (larger for A/T)
Front center console, artificial leather
Front center console, leather
TBD
Rear center armrest with cupholders
12-volt outlets (3), front (2) / cargo (1)
iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks
Assist grips (4)
Rear coat hanger (1)
Glove compartment, damper/locking
Glove compartment, illuminated
Inside rearview mirror, manual day/night
Inside rearview mirror, EC mirror with HomeLink®
Rear bag hook
SEATS
5-passenger seating
Heated front seats
(FWD)/
(AWD)
Seating surface, cloth
Seating surface, cloth and leather
Seating surface, leather
6-way adjustable driver’s seat
8-way adjustable driver’s seat
Front seats with slide/recline/driver height adjustment
Front seats with power lumbar support
Adjustable active front head restraints
Seatback pockets
Power driver seat (power recline/slide/height/lumbar)
60/40 split fold-down rear seatback with adjustable head restraint
Rear seat back pockets
SAFETY/SECURITY FEATURES
Power-assisted front vented/rear solid disc brakes
Anti-lock Braking System(ABS) with 4-wheel disc brakes
Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) with Brake Assist and Traction Control System (TCS)
Vehicle Stability Management
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Driver and front-passenger advanced airbags (2)
Driver and front passenger seat-mounted side-impact airbags (2)
Roof-mounted side curtain airbags with rollover sensors (2)
Outboard seatbelts, 3-point/ELR
Inboard seatbelt (rear), 3-point/ELR
Adjustable front-seat shoulder belt anchors
Active front head restraints for front passengers
Power window lock-out button
Child safety locks (rear)
Front and rear crumple zones
2.5-MPH bumpers
Hood buckling creases and safety stops
Bodyside reinforcements
A/T shift lock system and ignition key interlock
Steering wheel locks when key is removed
INSTRUMENTATION
Meters/Gauges: Speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature, fuel level, odometer and trip odometer
Indicators: PRND (A/T only), turn signal/hazard, high beam, parking brake, ECO and triple turn signal
Indicators: cruise control and fog lights
Warning lights: Oil pressure, battery charge, door ajar, airbag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake, check engine, ABS, TPMS, ESC and EPS
Warning light: AWD
Warning chimes: Key in ignition with door ajar and seatbelt
AUDIO SYSTEM
160-watts Autonet AM/FM/satellite radio/CD/MP3 audio system with 6 speakers
360-watts Autonet AM/FM/satellite radio/CD/MP3 audio system with amp and 7 speakers
iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks
iPod® cable
Bluetooth® hands-free phone system with voice recognition (navigation includes audio/navigation/calling commands)
Blue backlighting illumination
Roof mounted AM/FM/satellite radio antenna
Autonet navigation with 6.5-in high-resolution touch-screen display
Rearview camera, combined with navigation
OPTIONAL FEATURES
Premium Package includes panoramic sunroof, navigation system with 6.5-in screen, rearview camera and premium audio with external amp and subwoofer (roof rails n/a)
Navigation Package includes navigation system with 6.5-in screen, rearview camera, premium audio with external amp and subwoofer and automatic headlights

Tucson Packs New Entertainment With Standard XM Satelite Radio®, Auxilary Jack And Other Upgrades

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Already loaded with life saving standard safety features including Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and six airbags, the enhanced Tucson will be more occupant-friendly starting in the first quarter of 2008 with new active front head restraints. According to the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) models with improved rear crash protection all have “active” head restraint designs. Tucson is also the only crossover in its class with standard XM Satellite Radio® and an auxiliary audio input.

NEW EQUIPMENT HIGHLIGHTS FOR 2008

– Active front head restraints (available first quarter of 2008)

– XM Satellite Radio with three months of free service (available first quarter of 2008)

– Auxiliary input jack (available first quarter of 2008)

– Gray leather interior replaced with black leather interior

– Six-disc CD changer now standard on Limited trim

The award-winning Tucson has been honored with numerous accolades for its value, quality and safety, including the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) highest five star safety rating. In fact, in its debut year, the Tucson received top honors in J.D. Power and Associates’ Initial Quality Study, as the industry’s highest quality all-new model launched in 2005 and for the highest initial quality in the compact multi-activity vehicle segment in 2006. The Tucson was also named a Best New-Car Value Winner by SmartMoney magazine and was a “recommended” buy in the Compact SUV category in the Consumer Guide Automotive list.

ADVANCED STANDARD SAFETY TECHNOLOGIES

Hyundai’s approach to combining state-of-the art safety and affordability is clearly evident in the Tucson. Its active safety technologies include four-wheel disc brakes controlled by advanced four-channel ABS that includes Brake Assist, which provides maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to optimize brake performance with uneven weight distribution. By the first quarter, all Tucsons also have a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and life saving ESC as standard along with traction control. ESC compares the driver’s intended course with the vehicle’s actual response. If needed ESC then brakes individual front or rear wheels and/or reduces engine power to help correct understeer or oversteer. NHTSA studies show SUVs equipped with ESC experience 67 percent fewer single-vehicle crashes, and 63 percent fewer single-vehicle fatalities. In addition, a recent study by the IIHS found that ESC reduces the risk of all fatal collisions by 52 percent and the risk of fatal single-vehicle rollovers of SUVs by 80 percent.

Should a collision prove unavoidable, the Tucson is engineered to provide its passengers with multiple defensive safety layers. The steel unibody has integrated crumple zones and a high-tensile front sub-frame that are designed to work together to reduce the forces that typically reach the passenger compartment. To help resist intrusion, four structural rings encircle the body. All four doors also have internal guard beams to protect passengers in a side-impact collision. These safety systems are government verified as the Tucson earned NHTSA’s top five-star crash test rating for front and side impacts.

Tucson’s new standard front-seat active head restraints help prevent whiplash by automatically reducing the space between a front occupant’s head and the head restraint during certain rear collisions and are highly recommended by safety organizations such as the IIHS.

The Tucson’s passenger restraint systems also help minimize injury. Three-point belts are provided at all five seating positions, and the front seatbelts have pretensioners and load limiters. There are two outboard rear Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH) child-seat anchors.

A total of six airbags are positioned in the Tucson’s interior. Dual advanced frontal airbags are complemented by front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags that cover both the front and rear seat rows.

DISTINCTIVE DESIGN

Tucson’s purposeful exterior has a tough, capable presence with a rugged bumper and higher ground clearance. The distinctive Hyundai grille, standard alloy wheels and roof rails enhance its appearance and flexibility. There is a large rear hatch for easy loading with a convenient flip-up rear window which eases loading of small or long items. SE and Limited models provide more premium amenities, with standard unique double-spoke alloy wheels and wider tires, as well as standard fog lights, bodyside cladding, bodycolored door handles and mirrors and chrome rear accent trim.

ACCOMMODATING INTERIOR

Tucson’s five-passenger interior is a handsome blend of thoughtful features and utility. It echoes the sleek athleticism of the exterior, with matte-black accents in GLS trim and metalgrain accents in SE and Limited versions. Illuminated power window and door lock switches combine with highly legible analog instrumentation to aid functionality and convenience. Driver comfort is a top priority in the Tucson’s design, as evidenced by the 10-way adjustable driver’s seat and tilt-adjustable steering column. The Tucson’s trip computer, standard in SE and Limited trims, includes two trip modes, each with information relating to mpg, distance to empty, drive time and average speed.

Versatility is a Tucson hallmark. The standard 60/40-split fold-down rear seatback makes it easy to accommodate passengers and cargo. Single-lever operation and shingle style headrests that remain in place speed the conversion from passenger to cargo use. Another useful feature is the front passenger seatback that can fold flat either forward or backward, further adding to loading and cargo carrying versatility. To help secure cargo, there are three grocery bag hooks, six flush-mount metal tie-down anchor points and six cargo net mounting points. Tucson is ready to haul gear with an easy-to-clean composite load floor. Underneath the load floor is an additional sectionalized storage area with the spare tire positioned below. Plenty of storage bins, compartments and eight cup/bottle holders are positioned throughout the interior, as are three 12-volt power points. Comfort and convenience features include a two-tier front storage console with a two-position padded armrest. Two cupholders are positioned nearby, with one more in each door pocket. The rear armrest also includes a cupholder that can accommodate juice boxes.

TWO ENGINES: 4-CYLINDER ECONOMY OR REFINED V6 POWER

In a market segment where four-cylinder engines are more typical, the Tucson goes above and beyond by offering freedom of choice. The standard powerplant in all Tucsons is a 2.0-liter DOHC “Beta” in-line four-cylinder engine that drives the front wheels. This advanced four-valve-per-cylinder powerplant has a rigid cast-iron block that’s topped with an aluminum cylinder head for reduced weight and superior cooling. Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT) optimizes the valve timing for better performance, fuel economy and lower emissions. At 6,000 rpm, the engine develops 140 horsepower, with the 136 lb.-ft. torque peak arriving at 4,500 rpm. When coupled with a two-wheel-drive powertrain and four-speed automatic transmission the Tucson’s inline four returns newly revised EPA estimates of 19 mpg in the city and 25 mpg on the highway.

In addition to a smooth and efficient four-cylinder engine, the Tucson also offers a refined optional 2.7-liter V6 for improved acceleration and passing power. This Delta-series engine has an aluminum block and cylinder heads to keep weight down, while four-valve combustion chambers and dual overhead camshafts ensure plenty of performance. A Variable Intake System (VIS) helps provide smooth power delivery across the entire engine operating range. Horsepower peaks at 173 at 6,000 rpm, and torque crests at 178 lb.-ft. at an accessible 4,000 rpm. The V6 with its standard four-speed automatic and front-wheel drive now delivers 18 mpg in the EPA city driving cycle and returns 24 mpg on the highway.

TWO TRANSMISSIONS: FIVE-SPEED MANUAL OR FOUR-SPEED AUTOMATIC

Tucson offers a wide range of drivetrain choices to suit a variety of customer needs. In GLS trim with the standard four-cylinder engine, owners can choose between a precise five-speed manual transmission or a slick and convenient four-speed SHIFTRONIC® automatic. This sophisticated unit can function like a conventional automatic, but also has manual controls for a more sporty driving experience. The SHIFTRONIC automatic transmission is standard with the V-6 engine.

AVAILABLE ELECTRONIC ALL-WHEEL DRIVE

For maximum all-season traction with good fuel efficiency, Tucson V6 models are available with Electronic Torque Management All-Wheel Drive (AWD) System that routes up to 99 percent of the power to the front wheels. As road conditions or torque demand (acceleration) changes, the system automatically diverts up to 50 percent of the power to the rear wheels. This on-demand system operates quickly and unobtrusively by monitoring the throttle position, front wheel angle, wheel slippage and routes power to the axle offering the best traction.

The AWD system can be manually locked into four-wheel drive for a continuous 50/50 power split between the front and rear wheels for off-road and very slippery situations. The locking system begins to disengage at 20 mph and is fully disengaged at speeds over 25 mph. The system is disabled when ABS is activated to provide optimal braking performance.

VERSATILE SUSPENSION

Given the Tucson’s broad mission both on the road and in the occasional off-road situation, it requires a versatile suspension system. A robust MacPherson strut front suspension is used in combination with a fully independent strut rear suspension system that uses tailing arms and multiple links to control wheel geometry precisely though the full range of suspension motion.

All four wheels are controlled by coil springs and fade-resistant gas-charged dampers. In the interest of balancing the Tucson’s handling and minimizing body roll during cornering, front and rear stabilizer bars are standard on all trim levels. Tucson’s handling dynamics are supervised by a responsive power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering system. With a tight 35.4-foot turning circle (measured curb to curb) the Tucson is easy to maneuver in parking lots and on backcountry trails.

CAREFUL ATTENTION TO NOISE REDUCTION

The Tucson employs a wide range of strategies to keep interior noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) to a minimum. Vertical and horizontal reinforcements in the instrument panel include insulation in the front bulkhead and wheelhouses. The floor pan has complex curved sections stamped in to reduce flex and undesirable resonation while the door frames feature triple seals to reduce the intrusion of wind and road noise. The Tucson also uses a large electric radiator-cooling fan that minimizes blade noise typically noticeable at lower speeds.

TUCSON GLS

The Tucson entry model is the GLS. It comes standard with a 2.0-liter inline four cylinder engine, five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive. Electronic Stability Control, traction control and ABS are standard, as are 16-inch alloy wheels, advanced front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and side-curtain airbags covering both rows of seating. The GLS also includes power windows, door locks and exterior mirrors and an 80-watt AM/FM/CD audio system. Standard active front head restraints, XM Satellite Radio, tire pressure monitoring and the auxiliary jack will be available first quarter of 2008. Options include a four-speed SHIFTRONIC automatic transmission, air conditioning and cruise control.

TUCSON SE

Stepping up to the mid-range SE trim brings a 2.7-liter DOHC V-6 engine, four-speed SHIFTRONIC automatic transmission, unique 16-inch double-spoke alloy wheels with 235/60R16 tires, bodyside cladding, foglights and bodycolored door handles and mirrors. Interior features include a leather-wrapped steering wheel and deluxe cloth seating surfaces. SE models also include a standard 140-watt AM/FM/CD/Cassette audio system, air conditioning, cruise control and trip computer with two modes, which in addition to mpg and distance to empty, now include drive time and average speed. Standard XM Satellite Radio, an auxiliary jack and active front head restraints will be available first quarter of 2008. Options include electronically controlled four-wheel drive, power tilt-and-slide sunroof and heated front seats.

TUCSON LIMITED

Moving up to the luxurious Limited, Tucson customers will enjoy leather seating surfaces and a standard 200-watt AM/FM audio system with a six-disc in-dash CD changer, six speakers and subwoofer. The Limited also has a monochromatic exterior appearance package, fully automatic temperature control with outside temperature display, auto-dimming inside rearview mirror with compass, and rear cargo mat. New for 2008 is a standard XM Satellite Radio, an auxiliary jack and active front head restraints which will be available first quarter of 2008. The only options are electronically controlled four-wheel drive and a power tilt-and-slide sunroof.

WARRANTY

The 2008 Hyundai Tucson is protected by the Hyundai Advantage, America’s Best Warranty. Coverage includes five-year/60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper protection, 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and seven-year/unlimited mileage anti-perforation coverage. In addition, Tucson buyers receive 24-hour roadside assistance coverage at no extra charge for five years (no mileage limit) and that service includes emergency towing, lockout service and limited coverage for trip-interruption expenses. There is no deductible on any of these coverages.

HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA

Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Fountain Valley, Calif., is a subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more than 750 dealerships nationwide.

2008 Hyundai Tucson Specifications

ENGINE

Placement

Tucson GLS/Limited (late availability)

Type

DOHC w/ CVVT Inline 4-cylinder (transverse mounted)

Materials

Cast iron block/aluminum cylinder head

Displacement

2.0 liters

Horsepower

140 @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

136 lb-ft @4,500 rpm

Valves per cylinder

4

 

Placement

Tucson SE/Limited V6

Type

DOHC V6 (transverse mounted)

Materials

Aluminum block/aluminum cylinder heads

Displacement

2.7 liters

Horsepower

173 @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

178 lb-ft @ 4,000 rpm

Valves per cylinder

4

TRANSMISSION

5-speed manual w/ clutch lock

Gear ratios                 

GLS  

SE/Limited/Limited V6

First

3.636:1

-

Second

2.056:1

-

Third

1.333:1

-

Fourth

1.061:1

-

Fifth

0.821:1

-

Reverse

3.455:1

-

Drive axle ratio

4.533:1

-

4-speed automatic w/ SHIFTRONIC® and shift lock

Gear ratios     

GLS/Limited

SE/Limited V6

First

2.842:1

2.842:1

Second

1.529:1

1.529:1

Third

1.000:1

1.000:1

Fourth

0.712:1

0.712:1

Reverse

-

-

Final drive

2.480:1

2.480:1

Drive axle ratio

4.626:1

4.407:1

DRIVE SYSTEM

2WD

Front-wheel drive

4WD

Borg Warner Electronic InterActive Torque Management 4-wheel drive system with electromagnetic primary clutch with ball ramp design, multiple wet clutch pack and electronic control unit attached to the rear differential.

SUSPENSION

Front

Independent McPherson struts with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and 21 mm stabilizer bar

Rear     

Independent Multi-link with coil springs, hydraulic shock absorbers and 14 mm stabilizer bar

STEERING

Type

Power assisted rack-and-pinion

Overall Ratio  

16.2:1

Turns, lock to lock     

3.1

Turning circle  

35.4 ft (curb to curb)

BRAKES/TIRES/WHEELS

Front

Power-assisted 11.0-in. vented disc

Rear

Power-assisted 10.3-in. solid disc (FWD)

Power-assisted 11.2-in. solid disc (4WD)

ABS

4-wheel, 4-channel, 4-sensor with Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control

Tires

P215/65R16 (GLS)

P235/60R16 (Limited/SE/Limited V6)

Compact spare tire: T155/90R16

Wheels

5-spoke aluminum alloy (GLS)

5-double-spoke aluminum alloy (Limited/SE/Limited V6)

EXTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Wheelbase

103.5 in.

Overall length

170.3 in.

Overall width

70.7 in.(GLS)

72.1 in. (Limited/SE/Limited V6)

Overall height

66.1 in.; 68.1 in. with side rails

Track, front

60.6 in. (GLS/Limited)

61.0 in. (SE/Limited V6)

Track, rear

60.6 in. (GLS/Limited)

61.0 in. (SE/Limited V6)

INTERIOR DIMENSIONS

Head room                 

Front

40.3 in. (38.5 in w/ sunroof)

Rear

38.8 in.

Leg room                   

Front

42.1 in.

Rear

37.2 in.

Shoulder room                       

Front

56.6 in.

Rear

56.3 in.

Hip room                   

Front

52.4 in.

Rear

51.2 in.

EPA passenger volume           

102.6 cubic ft.

EPA cargo volume     

22.7 cubic ft. with rear seat up

65.5 cubic ft. with rear seat down

EPA total volume       

125.3 cubic ft.

CAPACITIES

GLS/Limited

Fuel   

15.3 gallons

Oil     

4.2 quarts

Coolant          

6.4 quarts

SE/Limited V6

Fuel   

17.2 gallons

Oil     

4.8 quarts

Coolant          

8.2 quarts

CURB WEIGHT

GLS/Limited (A/T only)

5-speed manual          

3,240 lbs (2WD)

4-speed automatic      

3,266 lbs (2WD)

SE/Limited V6

4-speed automatic      

3,370 lbs (2WD)

3,548 lbs (4WD)

TOWING CAPACITY

GLS/Limited

SE/Limited V6

With trailer brakes

1,500 lbs

2,000 lbs

Without trailer brakes

1,000 lbs

1,000 lbs

FUEL ECONOMY

GLS/Limited (A/T only)

City

Highway

5-speed manual, 2WD           

20

25

4-speed automatic, 2WD       

19

25

SE/Limited V6

City

Highway

4-speed automatic, 2WD       

18

24

4-speed automatic, 4WD       

17

23