All-New 2016 Hyundai Tucson Starts at $22,700

Well-Equipped Tucson Features Sporty Styling, Outstanding Efficiency and Leading Safety Technologies

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 14, 2015Hyundai’s all-new 2016 Tucson compact crossover offers an unmatched combination of a modern design, enhanced driving dynamics, increased utility and the latest in safety and entertainment technologies, all with a starting price of $22,700. Hitting dealers later this month, the Tucson is ideally suited for today’s crossover buyers who are demanding a vehicle solution that fits seamlessly into their busy lifestyles.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Exterior

Tucson is available in four distinct trim levels, each with a compelling value proposition, offering a Tucson for different buyer preferences. Those include:

  • SE: Well-equipped, price-leading model including popular options
  • Eco: Affordable turbo model that delivers more power and improved fuel economy
  • Sport: Features sporty cues and driving dynamics
  • Limited: Luxury model with leather, advanced technology and other premium features

“The all-new Tucson hits the sweet spot of what consumers are looking for in a compact crossover with competitive pricing advantages at every trim level,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “For example, the Tucson SE has a MSRP advantage and averages $700 in additional content compared to its competitors in the class. As Tucson competes in one of the fastest growing and most competitive segments in the industry, we can’t wait for the 2016 Tucson to make its way to dealers in just a few short weeks.”

2016 HYUNDAI TUCSON PRICING BREAKDOWN

Model Engine Transmission Drivetrain MSRP
SE 2.0L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic FWD $22,700
SE 2.0L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic AWD $24,100
Eco 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch FWD $24,150
Eco 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch AWD $25,550
Sport 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch FWD $26,150
Sport 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch AWD $27,550
Limited 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch FWD $29,900
Limited 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch AWD $31,300

Freight charges for the 2016 Tucson are $895 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 830 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.

Third-Generation Hyundai Tucson Delivers Sporty Looks and High Refinement

All-New Compact Crossover Boasts Increased Efficiency, Segment-First Dual-Clutch Transmission and Cutting-Edge Safety Technologies

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., July 13, 2015 – The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson arrives in dealerships this month offering an edgy exterior design, a pair of fuel efficient drivetrains and a stylish interior that is roomier than its predecessor. A host of advanced safety features will be available including a Lane Departure Warning system, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). The new Tucson, when equipped with AEB, is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

2016 Hyundai Tucson Side Exterior

MODERN, SENSUAL DESIGN – AND LOTS OF LEDs
Continuing Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design theme that debuted on the 2015 Genesis, 2016 Tucson employs refined aesthetics with sculpted body forms and sporty contours for an athletic, bold and striking appearance. The front is dominated by a hexagonal-shaped grille – a key element of Hyundai’s design signature, enhanced by available high-efficiency LED twin-projector headlights, LED headlight accents and integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs). Even LED door handle approach lamps are available.

Tucson’s wheelbase increases by more than an inch, for enhanced design proportions, interior flexibility and a smoother ride. For the first time on Tucson, 19-inch alloy wheels are offered with a dynamic spoke design, housed in forward-raking wheel arches. Roof rails are sleek and low-profile for a clean, yet functional appearance. From the rear, a Z-shaped character line above the rear wheel accentuates an aggressive, sporty side profile. The rear angle conveys stability and a wide, sporty stance, for agility both on and off-road. The taillights also apply LED technology, creating a premium design element, while providing enhanced visibility from the rear. Finally, twin, bevel-cut chrome exhaust tips and a standard rear spoiler add even more sporty cues from the rear view.

LARGER INTERIOR WITH PREMIUM MATERIALS
On the inside, a premium, wrapped instrument panel will be offered, with extra-wide instrument panel contours to enhance occupants’ overall sense of interior roominess. A stitched, soft-touch pad is located near the driver’s right knee, for better comfort during long commutes or spirited cornering. Interior touch points have been upgraded with premium, soft-touch materials. All interior switchgear have a more refined feel during operation. The overall ambience of roominess is further enhanced by an available full-length panoramic sunroof, allowing both front and rear passengers day or night skyward visibility.

The 2016 Tucson is longer (+3.0 inch), wider (+1.1 inch) and has a longer wheelbase (+1.2 inch) than the previous model for greater interior volume and versatility. Overall, cargo room has been increased to 31.0 cubic feet (from 25.7), up more than five cubic feet over the previous model, with a dual-level rear cargo floor further enhancing cargo-carrying versatility. The rear liftgate opening has been enlarged in every dimension, for greater cargo flexibility. The 60/40 rear seatbacks have a greater range of adjustable recline for varying combinations of passengers and cargo, with an increased available recline of 37 degrees compared with 28 degrees for the previous model.

POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT NEW POWERTRAINS
2016 Tucson powertrain offerings also have been improved with top efficiency levels as a primary target. Base models offer the Nu engine family, 2.0-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder with 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque, coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. The six-speed automatic offers SHIFTRONIC™ manual shifting mode and includes an overdrive lock-up torque converter for higher fuel economy at highway speeds. EPA fuel economy for the 2.0L FWD model is rated at 23 (city), 31 (highway), 26 (combined). The 26-mpg combined fuel economy rating is a one-mpg improvement over the previous mode base engine. Furthermore, powertrain NVH has been reduced through hydraulic transmission mounting and recalibrated engine mounts.

Eco, Sport and Limited models offer the new Gamma engine family, 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder with 175 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. Peak torque delivery starts at only 1,500 rpm and holds through 4,500 rpm, for low-RPM responsiveness and performance in everyday driving conditions. The turbocharger features low-inertia turbo-spooling response characteristics and an electronic wastegate control for more precise control of manifold pressure. Internally, piston-cooling oil jets ensure cooler piston temperatures for enhanced engine life. The Gamma engine also features a new water jacket insert that prioritizes cooling in the upper level of the cylinder block where more combustion heat is generated, resulting in lower cylinder head temperatures and allowing for leaner air/fuel mixtures for better fuel efficiency.

The turbo engine is coupled to a new, first-in-segment seven-speed EcoShift® dual-clutch transmission (DCT). This Hyundai-developed dual-clutch transmission offers outstanding efficiency with quick, seamless shifting and brisk acceleration. When compared with some competitors’ continuously-variable transmissions, this DCT is able to handle more torque with minimal power interruption throughout the powertrain operating range for a natural acceleration characteristic that consumers expect and offers greater durability. EPA fuel economy for this powertrain on Eco FWD models is 26 (city), 33 (highway), 29 (combined), a 5-mpg improvement over the former premium Tucson 2.4L engine. Sport and Limited FWD turbo engine models are rated at 25 (city), 30 (highway), 27 (combined), representing a 3-mpg improvement in combined fuel economy over the former Tucson 2.4L engine. In addition, the new Tucson’s fuel tank has been increased by 1.1 gallons for even greater driving range.

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE CAPABILITY
2016 Tucson will offer an advanced AWD system developed by Hyundai in conjunction with Magna Powertrain. The system includes a driver-selectable AWD lock that allows a differentiated torque split between front and rear wheels, for off-road and extremely slippery road conditions. The system also includes Active Cornering Control, which automatically transfers torque to the wheels with the most traction. The system reduces understeer and enhances cornering performance by braking the inside rear wheel and delivering more torque to the outside rear wheel, providing a torque-vectoring effect. Finally, the system incorporates both Hillstart Assist and Downhill Brake Control to assist drivers facing sharp incline or decline conditions.

REFINED, RESPONSIVE CHASSIS
The 2016 Tucson platform offers enhanced driving dynamics with more than one inch increase in width and a 1.2 inch increase in wheelbase for greater ride comfort and linear stability. The front and rear overhangs were increased in smaller proportion to this increased wheelbase, centering more of the Tucson’s mass within the wheelbase for better handling response and control. Even more, the entire Tucson chassis is more rigid, now using more than 50 percent Advanced High Strength steel compared with 18 percent for the former model. The new Tucson also benefits from strategic use of structural adhesives at higher stress points on the chassis and more extensive use of hot-stamping methods for greater rigidity. The structure also uses four-point bushing mounts for improved comfort and reduced road noise.

A world’s first shock-absorber mounting structure, the 2016 Tucson employs a dual-reinforcing panel rear wheelhouse design, which optimizes panels that are prone to vibration, resulting in a 109 percent increase in rigidity, reduced road noise levels and ride and handling improvements.

The Tucson suspension has been enhanced for more precise handling without sacrificing ride comfort. The front suspension is a MacPherson strut design, with coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and a 24.7 mm stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is an independent, multi-link design, now with dual lower arms for both FWD and AWD, for optimal ride comfort and body control. Overall, front and rear suspension setups are now 20 percent stiffer than the outgoing Tucson’s.

Both front and rear suspensions use SACHS® dampers and lightweight, hollow stabilizer bars for superior body control in all driving conditions. Rear suspension control arms have been lengthened to minimize camber and toe changes throughout the suspension travel range, which has been increased to better absorb larger impacts. In addition, the jounce bumpers now use a more sophisticated, hydraulic-type design, for more refined responses over larger road impacts. Suspension bushings are now composed of a higher-dampening synthetic rubber that is 30 percent stiffer for smoother ride characteristics when compared with conventional rubber.

2016 Tucson also offers Drive Mode Select, which allows the driver to customize their Tucson’s dynamic responses, such as steering feel, transmission and overall powertrain responsiveness to their preferences, and to changing road or traffic conditions.

LOWER NVH, BETTER AERODYNAMICS
To improve NVH characteristics, the 2016 Tucson has applied a number of sound dampening and insulation measures, such as:

  • Engine mounts have been enlarged to better absorb engine vibrations
  • Rear cross-members have changed from a direct-mount design to a bushing-mount design
  • Sound insulation materials has been added to inner fenders, underbody, instrument panel, transmission tunnel and all cabin pillars
  • Using 335 feet of structural adhesive to insulate against road noise, where the previous model used none
  • The door latch mechanisms were extensively refined, with lower noise, pull resistance, internal friction and great closure damping
  • To lower wind noise in the cabin, aerodynamics have been improved to 0.33 Cd, a 0.02 lower coefficient of drag (Cd) than the former model

Tucson’s lower coefficient of drag was achieved through a special aerodynamic design focus on the A-pillar design, rear spoiler side trim and underbody panels, all of which reduce air vortex and resulting aerodynamic drag.

IMPROVED STEERING FEEL
In addition, steering feel has been enhanced with an improved motor-driven power steering system and extensive use of lightweight, rigid aluminum for the rack assembly, for greater precision and feedback. Overall friction for the steering system has been reduced by more than 20 percent compared to the previous model. The Tucson’s motor-driven power steering is more efficient and quieter than traditional hydraulic systems by reducing parasitic losses from ancillary belts and their continual drag on the powertrain. Further, the steering system has been upgraded for more precise and rapid adjustments in steering feel with changing driving conditions. The steering wheel itself now offers a wider range of tilt and telescopic adjustment for greater driver comfort.

SEGMENT FIRSTS AND NEW FEATURES
The 2016 Tucson offers several compact CUV segment firsts, including ventilated front seats and YES Essentials® stain-resistant seats. Newly available features on Tucson include LED headlights and accents, LED Daytime Running Lights, HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) that turn-in with the direction of the steering wheel, LED map lights, color LCD cluster display, individual tire monitoring, power passenger seat and heated rear seats.

The new Tucson also offers a Smart Power Liftgate with auto-open. The Smart Power Liftgate enables the Tucson owner to automatically open the rear liftgate, hands-free, by simply standing within a few feet of the liftgate for a few seconds with the key fob in a pocket or purse. This is especially convenient whenever the owner may be holding shopping bags or other items and needs hands-free access to the cargo area.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Interior Dash

AUDIO, NAVIGATION AND CONNECTVITY TECHNOLOGY
The new Tucson will offer a standard five-inch color LCD display with rearview camera and touchscreen function for intuitive operation. Apple Siri® “Eyes Free” integration also is now available. On the navigation-equipped Tucson, popular apps such as Pandora® Internet Radio and Yelp® are already integrated with the multimedia system. The Yelp® app has been optimized for Tucson’s eight-inch touchscreen and will help find restaurants, shopping and more. Selected restaurants will also offer reviews, ratings, hours and pricing. Once a restaurant is chosen, the navigation system can provide directions to the restaurant without even requiring passengers to input the address.

For audiophiles, Tucson also offers an available 405-watt, AM/FM/SiriusXM premium audio system with eight speakers. The latest generation of SiriusXM Travel Link® with Traffic, Sports, Weather, Stocks, Fuel Prices and Movies is also available. SiriusXM’s Tune Start® allows the replay of a song from its beginning whenever a preset is selected. Additional multi-cultural channels are also available. Tucson will also offer Hyundai’s next-generation navigation system, with an advanced, eight-inch display for easy legibility. Display brightness increased by 33 percent over the former system for enhanced daytime visibility. This system’s improved touchscreen sensitivity makes it even easier to touch and drag for system inputs. The screen also now offers a split-screen display with both map and music data available simultaneously.

COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY FEATURES
The 2016 Tucson is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with AEB. For 2016, new, advanced safety technologies such as AEB with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and standard rearview camera are offered. In addition, advanced high-strength steel represents over 50 percent of the new Tucson’s structure, for enhanced crash safety.

The Tucson is engineered to provide its passengers with multiple defensive safety layers. The A-pillar and mirror blind spots were reduced for enhanced driver visibility. 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. 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 extensive use of advanced high-strength steel, and the use of Tailor Welded Blanks (TWB) reinforces 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.

Tucson also features a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that alerts drivers if one or more tires are under-inflated, including the tire’s location.

COLOR
The new Tucson offers eight appealing exterior colors and three interior color environments. Six of these exterior colors are all-new, including Chromium Silver, Coliseum Gray, Ruby Wine, Mojave Sand, Sedona Sunset and Caribbean Blue. Winter White and Ash Black fill out the diverse eight-color offering. Interior color environments include black, beige and gray in cloth, and black or beige in leather, available on Limited models.

NEXT-GENERATION BLUE LINK®
The 2016 Tucson offers the next-generation of Hyundai Blue Link®, with enhanced safety, service and infotainment telematics. Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like remote start/stop, destination search powered by Google®, remote door lock/unlock, car finder, call roadside assistance, remote climate control and stolen vehicle recovery. Many of these features can even be controlled via the latest Android Wear ™ smartwatch offerings.

In addition to these features and services, Tucson models equipped with Blue Link come standard with one year of complimentary Blue Link® Connected Care. Connected Care is a suite of safety and car care features providing Hyundai owners with free proactive services including automatic collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, monthly vehicle health reporting and maintenance alerts.

Blue Link is offered in three service packages: Connected Care, Remote and Guidance.

Connected Care package (complimentary for 1-year):

  • Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report
  • Maintenance Alerts
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification (DTC)
  • Service Link
  • Blue Link App (smartphone, smartwatch)
  • On-Demand Diagnostics
  • Driving Information
  • Hyundai Assurance Car Care in-vehicle app

Remote package:

  • Remote Start with Climate Control
  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Horn and Lights
  • Car Finder via Mobile App
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery/Slowdown/Immobilization
  • Vehicle Safeguard Alerts
    • Geo-Fence
    • Valet Alert
    • Speed/Curfew Alert
  • Alarm Notification

Guidance package:

  • Destination search powered by Google®
  • Destination Send-to-Car by Google®

More details on specific Blue Link-equipped vehicles available at www.hyundaibluelink.com.

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 830 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.

Hyundai Earns High Marks in Annual J.D. Power IQS

Hyundai Tucson and Accent Receive J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards

  • Company achieves fourth-place industry ranking for the second year in a row
  • Elantra and Santa Fe finish in second place in their segments

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., June 17, 2015Hyundai ranked fourth among all brands in the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) and second among non-premium automakers. In addition, the 2015 Hyundai Tucson was awarded for the highest initial quality in the small SUV segment and the 2015 Hyundai Accent earned the highest honor in the small-car segment for the second year in a row.

Hyundai is committed to delivering its owners exceptional quality vehicles,” said Frank Ferrara, executive vice president, customer satisfaction, Hyundai Motor America. “Not only do we take the improvement of quality on our existing models seriously, but we must also launch new vehicles with the highest quality right out of the gate. It is important for our customers to be happy with their vehicles, and that starts with quality and educating them on how to use all the features of their vehicle. Results like these demonstrate how well we’re succeeding in connecting with our customers on all levels.”

IQS, now in its 29th year, serves as the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality measured at 90 days of ownership. According to the study, Tucson and Accent owners reported fewer problems with their vehicles than any other small SUV or small car, respectively.

“Small SUVs and small cars are some of the most popular vehicles on the road today and nearly every automaker has products that compete in these segments, giving consumers many options to choose from,” said Mircea Gradu, executive director, engineering and quality, Hyundai Motor America. “Both the Accent and Tucson were ranked highest in their crowded segments for high quality, which provides owners peace of mind when it comes to an important financial purchase.”

Hyundai Tucson and Accent Receive J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards

Hyundai Tucson and Accent Receive J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards

(From left to right – Frank Ferrara executive vice president, customer satisfaction, Hyundai, Deirdre Borrego, vice president, general manager, U.S. Automotive division, J.D. Power, Mircea Gradu, executive director, engineering and quality, Hyundai)

In total, Hyundai had four models ranking in the top two in their segments, including segment awards for Tucson and Accent, and second-place finishes for Elantra and Santa Fe. The Hyundai overall score was 95 problems per 100 vehicles, 17 problems fewer than the industry average. This year’s results mark the fourth time Hyundai has finished among the top four brands overall.

The 2015 IQS is based on responses from more than 84,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2015 model-year vehicles surveyed after 90 days of ownership. The study is based on a 233-question survey designed to provide manufacturers with information to facilitate the identification of problems and drive product improvement.

HYUNDAI QUALITY
During the last eleven years, Hyundai Motor Corporation has invested in a series of quality control initiatives, including a 24-hour, 365-days-a-year Global Quality Situation Room enabling engineers to respond in real-time to diverse quality issues. “Quality Cluster” facilities have been built around the globe to ensure the highest level of quality is integrated at every step in the production process – further promoting the company-wide belief that customer safety and satisfaction is at the core of Hyundai vehicle development.

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 830 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.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Named One of Cars.com’s Top Auto Show Debuts of the Year

All-new model recognized for refined design, fuel-efficient powertrains and additional safety features

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., May 14, 2015 – The 2016 Hyundai Tucson, which made its debut at the New York International Auto Show, recently earned a distinction as one of the “Top 10 Auto Show Debuts of the Year,” from Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying, selling and servicing cars. Each year, Cars.com editors review a season’s worth of automaker reveals, voting on which vehicles stand out against the competition. The compact crossover was recognized for its sporty styling, fuel efficiency and innovative safety technology.

“The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson is one of our most highly anticipated crossover utility vehicles and we’re proud of the positive response we received from both critics and consumers at its world reveal at the New York International Auto Show,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president of corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “We’re honored that the redesigned Tucson is being recognized as one of the season’s best new vehicles, and we’re excited to bring it to Hyundai dealers later this summer.”

The 2016 redesigned Hyundai Tucson is sculpted with a sporty new design, engineered with enhanced fuel efficiency and equipped with advanced safety technologies, including Automatic Emergency Braking and Hyundai Blue Link. The all-new Tucson is designed to maximize interior space for young families who are looking for an efficient ride that’s easy to maneuver and fun to drive.

CARS.COM
Launched in 1998, Cars.com is an award-recognized online destination for car shoppers and owners that offers information from experts and consumers to help research, price and find new and used cars, as well as information around service and repair for car owners. With more than 30 million monthly visits to its web properties, Cars.com offers millions of new and used vehicle listings, expert and consumer reviews, side-by-side comparisons, build and price tools, unbiased editorial content and much more. In 2015, Cars.com introduced a new service and repair feature to help consumers find the right service provider and understand how much to pay with the fair-price estimator tool. Cars.com puts millions of car buyers, and now owners, in control of their shopping process with the information they need to make stress-free buying, selling and servicing decisions.

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.

All-New 2016 Hyundai Tucson Crossover Debuts at New York International Auto Show

Hyundai’s New Compact Crossover Offers Sporty Styling, Outstanding Efficiency and Cutting-edge Safety Technologies

2016 Hyundai Tucson Debuts

NEW YORK, April 1, 2015 – Hyundai today unveiled its all-new Tucson crossover utility vehicle at the New York International Auto Show. The new Tucson offers a fresh, sporty exterior and appealing interior design while making overall fuel efficiency a top priority, with significantly enhanced fuel economy ratings over the previous model. Further, the new Tucson, when equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking, is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). For 2016, advanced safety technologies such as Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and standard rearview camera also will be offered. The new Tucson will arrive at Hyundai dealers in July.

BOLD, SCULPTED DESIGN

The 2016 Tucson design employs sculpted body forms and sporty contours for an athletic, bold and striking appearance. The front view proudly presents a hexagonal-shaped grille, a key element of Hyundai’s design signature, enhanced by available high-efficiency LED twin-projector headlights, LED headlight accents and integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs).

2016 Hyundai Tucson Front Side

The wheelbase has been increased by more than an inch, for enhanced design proportions, interior flexibility and a smoother ride. For the first time, 19-inch alloy wheels will be offered, with a dynamic asymmetrical spoke design, surrounded by forward-raking wheel arch design. Even the door handles feature convenient approach LED lamps. The new Tucson’s roof rails are sleek and low-profile, for an integrated, functional appearance. From the rear, a Z-shaped character line above the rear wheels accentuates an aggressive, sporty side profile. The rear view conveys stability and a wide, sporty stance, for agility both on and off-road. The taillights also utilize LED technology, creating a premium design element while providing enhanced visibility from the rear. Finally, twin, bevel-cut chrome exhaust tips and a standard rear spoiler add even more sporty cues from the rear view.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Side View

LARGER INTERIOR WITH PREMIUM MATERIALS

On the inside, a premium, wrapped instrument panel with will be offered, with extra-wide instrument panel contours to enhance occupants’ overall sense of interior roominess. A stitched, premium, soft-touch pad is located near the driver’s right knee, for better comfort during long commutes or spirited cornering. Interior touch points have been upgraded with premium, soft-touch materials. All interior switchgear has a more refined feel during operation. The overall ambience of roominess is further enhanced by an available full-length panoramic sunroof, allowing both front and rear passengers day or night skyward visibility.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Interior

The 2016 Tucson is longer, wider and has a longer wheelbase than the previous model for greater interior volume and versatility. Overall, cargo room has been increased to 31.0 cubic feet, a full five cubic feet over the previous model, with a dual-level rear cargo floor further enhancing cargo-carrying versatility. The rear liftgate opening has been enlarged in every dimension, for greater cargo flexibility. The 60/40 rear seatbacks have a greater range of adjustable recline for varying combinations of passengers and cargo, with an increased available recline of 37 degrees compared with 28 degrees for the previous model.

ADVANCED, POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT NEW POWERTRAINS

2016 Tucson powertrain offerings also have been improved with top efficiency levels as a primary target. Base models offer a Nu engine family, 2.0-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder with an estimated 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque, coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The six-speed automatic offers SHIFTRONIC™ manual shifting mode and includes an overdrive lock-up torque converter for higher fuel economy at highway speeds. Based on internal tests, fuel economy for the 2.0L FWD model is estimated at 23 (city), 31 (highway), 26 (combined). The 26-mpg combined fuel economy rating is a one-mpg improvement over the previous model. Further, powertrain NVH has been reduced through hydraulic transmission mounting and recalibrated engine mounts.

Eco, Sport and Limited models offer a new, Gamma engine family, 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder with an estimated 175 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. Peak torque delivery starts at only 1,500 rpm and holds through 4,500 rpm, for low-RPM responsiveness and performance in everyday driving conditions. The turbocharger features low-inertia turbo-spooling response characteristics, and an electronic wastegate control for more precise control of manifold pressure. Internally, piston-cooling oil jets ensure cooler piston temperatures for enhanced engine life. Further, the Gamma engine features a new water jacket insert that automatically prioritizes cooling in the upper level of the cylinder block, where more combustion heat is generated, resulting in lower cylinder head temperatures and allowing for leaner air/fuel mixtures for better fuel efficiency.

The turbo engine is coupled to a new, first-in-segment seven-speed EcoShift® dual-clutch transmission (DCT). This dual-clutch transmission offers outstanding efficiency with quick, seamless shifting and brisk acceleration. When compared with some competitors’ continuously-variable transmissions, this DCT is able to handle more torque with minimal power interruption throughout the powertrain operating range and with greater durability characteristics. Based on internal tests, estimated fuel economy for this powertrain on Eco FWD models is 26 (city), 33 (highway), 29 (combined), a 5-mpg improvement over the former Tucson 2.4L engine. Sport and Limited FWD turbo engine models are estimated at 25 (city), 30 (highway), 27 (combined), representing a 3-mpg improvement in combined fuel economy over the former Tucson 2.4L engine. In addition, the new Tucson’s fuel tank has been increased by 1.1 gallons for even greater driving range.

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE CAPABILITY

2016 Tucson will offer an advanced AWD system developed by Hyundai in conjunction with Magna Powertrain. The system includes a driver-selectable AWD lock that allows a differentiated torque split between front and rear wheels, for off-road and extremely slippery road conditions. The system also includes Active Cornering Control, which automatically transfers torque to the wheels with the most traction. The system reduces understeer and enhances cornering performance by braking the inside rear wheel and delivering more torque to the outside rear wheel, providing a torque-vectoring effect. Finally, the system incorporates both Hillstart Assist and Downhill Brake Control to assist drivers facing sharp incline or decline conditions.

REFINED, RESPONSIVE CHASSIS

The 2016 Tucson platform offers enhanced driving dynamics with more than one inch increase in width and a 1.2 inch increase in wheelbase for greater ride comfort and linear stability. The front and rear overhangs were increased in smaller proportion to this increased wheelbase, centering more of the Tucson’s mass within the wheelbase for better handling response and control. Even more, the entire Tucson chassis is more rigid, now using more than 50 percent Advanced High Strength steel compared with 18 percent for the former model. The new Tucson also benefits from strategic use of structural adhesives at higher stress points on the chassis and more extensive use of hot-stamping methods for greater rigidity. The structure also uses four-point bushing mounts for improved comfort and reduced road noise.

A world’s first shock-absorber mounting structure, the 2016 Tucson employs a dual-reinforcing panel rear wheelhouse design, which optimizes panels that are prone to vibration, resulting in a 109 percent increase in rigidity, reduced road noise levels and ride and handling improvements.

The Tucson suspension has been enhanced for more precise handling without sacrificing ride comfort. The front suspension is a MacPherson strut design, with coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and a 24.7 mm stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is an independent, multi-link design, now with dual lower arms for both FWD and AWD, for optimal ride comfort and body control.

Both front and rear suspensions use SACHS® dampers and lightweight, hollow stabilizer bars for superior body control in all driving conditions. Rear suspension control arms have been lengthened to minimize camber and toe changes throughout the suspension travel range, which has been increased to better absorb larger impacts. In addition, the jounce bumpers now use a more sophisticated, hydraulic-type design, for more refined responses over larger road impacts. Suspension bushings are now composed of a higher-dampening synthetic rubber for smoother ride characteristics when compared with conventional rubber.

2016 Tucson also offers Drive Mode Select, which allows the driver to customize their Tucson’s dynamic responses, such as steering feel, transmission and overall powertrain responsiveness to their preferences, and to changing road or traffic conditions.

LOWER NVH, BETTER AERODYNAMICS

To improve NVH characteristics, the 2016 Tucson has applied a number of sound dampening and insulation measures, such as:

  • Engine mounts have been enlarged to better absorb engine vibrations
  • Rear cross-members have changed from a direct-mount design to a bushing-mount design
  • Sound insulation material has been added to the inner fenders, underbody, instrument panel, transmission tunnel and all cabin pillars
  • The door latch mechanisms were extensively refined, with lower noise, pull resistance, internal friction, and greater closure damping
  • To lower wind noise in the cabin, aerodynamics have also been improved to 0.33 Cd, a 0.02 lower coefficient of drag (Cd) than the former model

Tucson’s lower coefficient of drag was achieved through a special aerodynamic design focus on the A-pillar design, rear spoiler side garnish design and underbody panels, all of which reduce air vortex and resulting aerodynamic drag.

IMPROVED STEERING FEEL

In addition, steering feel has been enhanced with an improved motor-driven power steering system and extensive use of lightweight, rigid aluminum for the rack assembly, for greater precision and feedback. Overall friction for the steering system has been reduced by more than 20 percent compared to the previous model. The Tucson’s motor-driven power steering is more efficient and quieter than traditional hydraulic systems by reducing parasitic losses from ancillary belts and their continual drag on the powertrain. Further, the steering system has been upgraded for more precise and rapid adjustments in steering feel with changing driving conditions. The steering wheel itself now offers a wider range of tilt and telescopic adjustment for greater driver comfort.

SEGMENT FIRSTS AND NEW FEATURES

The 2016 Tucson offers several compact CUV segment firsts, including ventilated front seats and YES Essentials® stain-resistant seats. Newly available features on Tucson include LED headlights and accents, LED Daytime Running Lights, HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) that turn-in with the direction of the steering wheel, LED map lights, color LCD cluster display, individual tire monitoring, power passenger seat and heated rear seats.

The new Tucson also offers a smart power liftgate with auto-open. The smart power liftgate enables the Tucson owner to automatically open the rear liftgate, hands-free, by simply standing within a few feet of the liftgate for a few seconds with the key fob in a pocket or purse. This is especially convenient whenever the owner may be holding shopping bags or other items and needs hands-free access to the cargo area.

AUDIO, NAVIGATION AND CONNECTIVITY TECHNOLOGY

The new Tucson will offer a standard five-inch color LCD display with rearview camera and touchscreen function for intuitive operation. Apple Siri® “Eyes Free” integration also is now available. On the navigation-equipped Tucson, popular apps such as Pandora® Internet Radio and Yelp® are already integrated with the multimedia system. The Yelp® app has been optimized for Tucson’s eight-inch touchscreen and will help find restaurants, shopping and more. Selected restaurants will also offer reviews, ratings, hours and pricing. Once a restaurant is chosen, the navigation system can provide directions to the restaurant without even requiring passengers to input the address.

For audiophiles, Tucson also offers an available 405-watt, AM/FM/SiriusXM premium audio system with eight speakers. The latest generation of SiriusXM Travel Link® with Traffic, Sports, Weather, Stocks, Fuel Prices and Movies is also available. SiriusXM’s Tune Start® allows the replay of a song from its beginning whenever a preset is selected. Additional multi-cultural channels are also available. Tucson will also offer Hyundai’s next-generation navigation system, with an advanced, eight-inch display for easy legibility. Display brightness increased by 33 percent over the former system for enhanced daytime visibility. This system’s improved touchscreen sensitivity makes it even easier to touch and drag for system inputs. The screen also now offers a split-screen display with both map and music data available simultaneously.

COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY FEATURES

The 2016 Tucson is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking. For 2016, new, advanced safety technologies such as Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and standard rearview camera are offered. In addition, advanced high-strength steel represents over 50 percent of the new Tucson’s structure, for enhanced crash safety.

The Tucson is engineered to provide its passengers with multiple defensive safety layers. The A-pillar and mirror blind spots were reduced for enhanced driver visibility. 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. 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 extensive use of advanced high-strength steel, and the use of Tailor Welded Blanks (TWB) reinforces 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.

Tucson also features a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that alerts drivers if one or more tires are under-inflated, including the tire’s location.

COLOR

The new Tucson offers eight appealing exterior colors and three interior color environments. Six of these exterior colors are all-new, including Chromium Silver, Coliseum Gray, Ruby Wine, Mojave Sand, Sedona Sunset and Caribbean Blue. Winter White and Ash Black fill out the diverse eight-color offering. Interior color environments include black, beige and gray in cloth, and black or beige in leather, available on Limited models.

NEXT-GENERATION BLUE LINK®

The 2016 Tucson offers the next-generation of Hyundai Blue Link®, with enhanced safety, service and infotainment telematics. Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like remote start/stop, destination search powered by Google®, remote door lock/unlock, car finder, call roadside assistance, remote climate control and stolen vehicle recovery. Many of these features can even be controlled via the latest Android Wear ™ smartwatch offerings.

In addition to these features and services, Tucson models equipped with Blue Link come standard with one year of complimentary Blue Link® Connected Care. Connected Care is a suite of safety and car care features providing Hyundai owners with free proactive services including automatic collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, monthly vehicle health reporting and maintenance alerts.

Blue Link is offered in three service packages: Connected Care, Remote and Guidance.

Connected Care package (complimentary for 1-year):

  • Automatic Collision Notification (ACN) and Assistance
  • SOS Emergency Assistance
  • Enhanced Roadside Assistance
  • Monthly Vehicle Health Report
  • Maintenance Alerts
  • Automated Diagnostic Trouble Code Notification (DTC)
  • Service Link
  • Blue Link App (smartphone, smartwatch)
  • On-Demand Diagnostics
  • Driving Information
  • Hyundai Assurance Car Care in-vehicle app

Remote package:

  • Remote Start with Climate Control
  • Remote Door Lock/Unlock
  • Remote Horn and Lights
  • Car Finder via Mobile App
  • Stolen Vehicle Recovery/Slowdown/Immobilization
  • Vehicle Safeguard Alerts
    • Geo-Fence
    • Valet Alert
    • Speed/Curfew Alert
  • Alarm Notification

Guidance package:

  • Destination search powered by Google®
  • Destination Send-to-Car by Google®

More details on specific Blue Link-equipped vehicles available at www.hyundaibluelink.com.

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.

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