2012 Hyundai Tucson

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What's New for 2012:
- Slight upgrades to GLS trim
- Upgraded tires
- Automatic transmission includes an Active Eco system

Exterior Features
The Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover SUV and is available in three trim levels: GL, GLS, and Limited. The GLS upgrades to 17-inch alloy wheels and adds roof rails; the Limited features 18-inch wheels, automatic headlights, fog lights, and a front wiper de-icer.

Interior Features
The Hyundai Tucson GL's standard features include cloth upholstery, air conditioning, keyless entry, some power accessories, 6-speaker sound system, and privacy glass. The GLS offers an enhanced suspension, cruise control, cloth-and-leather upholstery, and Bluetooth capability. Heated front seats are added in models with all-wheel drive (AWD). The Limited trim features heated front seats as standard equipment, leather upholstery, dual-zone climate control, and additional power accessories. Cargo space amounts to 25.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats; with rear seats folded, cargo space increases to 55.8 cubic feet.

Optional Features
The Hyundai Tucson Limited trim offers a Premium package of options that includes a panoramic sunroof, premium sound system, touch-screen navigation system, and a rearview camera.

Under the Hood
The Tucson GL features a 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder engine that delivers 165 horsepower, working with a 5-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive (FWD). A 6-speed automatic transmission that includes the fuel-saving Active Eco system is optional. The GLS and Limited trims employ a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that delivers 176 horsepower. On the upper trims, the 6-speed automatic transmission is standard, and AWD is optional.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Hyundai Tucson are:
- Tucson with 2.0-liter engine and automatic transmission: 23/32/26 mpg (city/highway/combined)
- Tucson with 2.0-liter engine and manual transmission: 20/27/23 mpg
- Tucson with 2.4-liter engine and FWD: 22/32/25 mpg
- Tucson with 2.4-liter engine and AWD: 21/28/23 mpg

Standard safety features on the Hyundai Tucson include anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, stability and traction control, front-seat side air bags, side curtain air bags, hill holder, and hill-descent control.

In crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Tucson received a \"Good\" rating--the Institute's highest--across the board in all impact tests.


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