So much for slipping away unnoticed
With styling provided by Hyundai’s Frankfurt design center, the Tucson’s European origins are evident in its aggressive, stable stance. The styling of its sculpted hood, wrap-around headlights and rear roof spoiler further set it apart from every other CUV on the road. 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.
Performance with less pain at the pump
The Tucson’s 2.0L 4-cylinder engine gets up to 31 MPG Highway, while the GLS & LIMITED’S 2.4L Theta with CVVT steps up the horsepower to 176 and still reaches an impressive 32 MPG. Automatic-transmission-equipped Tucsons feature an Overdrive Lock-up Torque Converter that enhances fuel economy for more efficient highway cruising. Plus, you’ll also benefit from having the Active ECO System on board. This smart technology modifies engine and transmission control that translates into more than a seven percent improvement in real-world fuel economy. On Tucsons with manual transmissions, the Eco Gear Shift Indicator detects the best time for a gear change, to minimize over-revving and maximize fuel economy.
Mountains of Cargo Space
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.