Hyundai’s first CUV to be designed in Europe, Tucson takes the boxy utility vehicle and transforms it. With flowing curves, graceful lines and style to spare, it’s the future of the crossover.
Once you’re in Tucson, look up—all you’ll see is open sky. The available panoramic sunroof extends from the front seats to the back, bringing in light, fresh air and bliss.
Considering the amount of time we spend with our vehicles, Hyundai engineers figured it should at least be easy to get in and out of them.
Tucson’s well-proportioned door openings were designed with this exact goal in mind. And supportive seats, set at a comfortable height, ensure that you enjoy every mile of your stay.
Roomy, comfortable and emphatically well equipped. Experience a CUV that believes in over-delivering.
With an available tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel and a driver seat that can be configured eight ways, there’s a sweet spot for every Tucson driver.The spacious optional leather-appointed passenger cabin, with heated front seats and automatic climate control, maximizes comfort no matter how long or short your drive.Easily accessible controls, well-lit gauges and a dash at the perfect angle for better visibility further enhance the driving experience, while an intelligent multifunction trip computer keeps you updated about your average speed, average MPG and even how many miles to empty.
Exactly how large is Tucson’s cargo bay? For example, you can easily fit three snowboards in the back—and that’s with the seats up. Fold the 60/40 split rear seats and the 55.8 cu. ft. before you is more than enough to hold a mountain bike.
Other storage options abound, with convenient map pockets and bottle holders integrated into door panels, a center armrest compartment and even a convenient storage tray for the rear cargo area. There’s even a retractable hook on the rear seatback to keep shopping bags in their place.Not only does Tucson have more passenger volume than comparable vehicles from Nissan and Ford, it deploys all this extra space far more thoughtfully.
Tucson starts with impressive advanced safety features, all standard. And includes innovative features like Hillstart Assist Control and Downhill Brake Control, which you won’t find on most of its competitors. For 2012, Tucson adds larger front disc brakes on the front-wheel drive models for improved brake performance.
Six airbags are standard, while the side-curtain airbags are equipped with rollover sensors to protect occupants.
The integrated Occupant Classification System even adjusts the force of deployment depending on the size of the front seat passenger. Should the front seat be unoccupied, the passenger airbag won’t activate at all, saving on future repair costs.
Hillstart Assist Control and Downhill Brake Control
Offered as options or upgrades by some competitors, Tucson’s standard Hillstart Assist Control minimizes backward roll when stopped on steep hills, while the Downhill Brake Control helps you maintain control when you’re headed down a steep hill.
The 2.0L engine for the GL is more fuel efficient than the CR-V and RAV4. The 2.4L engine offered in the GLS and LIMITED creates plenty of horsepower to keep up with your daily adventures while getting up to 32 Highway MPG.
The available 6-speed automatic gives you the best of both worlds—an automatic to deal with city traffic, and a SHIFTRONIC clutchless manual for whenever you feel the urge to take complete control.
Based on driving conditions, the Intelligent Torque Controlled Coupling at the heart of Tucson’s AWD system automatically adjusts torque distribution between front and rear wheels, for better handling and mileage.
With increased traction and the standard 18-inch tires on the LIMITED, Tucson takes on mud and snow with assurance.