2012 Hyundai Tucson Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$19,145-$26,495
$18,452-$25,170
20 /CITY / 28 /HWY
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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

Safety
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.


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

Safety
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.


Available Trims for the 2012 Hyundai Tucson
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name GL (FWD 4dr Man) Transmission Manual MSRP 19145.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 20/26
Name GL (FWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 20145.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 22/29
Name GLS (FWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 22295.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
Name GLS PZEV (FWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 22295.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
Name Limited (FWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 24995.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
Name Limited PZEV (FWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 24995.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 21/30
Name GLS (AWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 23945.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name GLS PZEV (AWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 23945.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name Limited (AWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 26495.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
Name Limited PZEV (AWD 4dr Auto) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 26495.00 Engine 2.4L/144 City/Hwy MPG 20/27
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INTERIOR
  • Deluxe cloth front bucket seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver seat, active front head restraints
  • 60/40 split fold-down rear seat -inc: adjustable head restraints, rear seat bag hook
  • Front center console -inc: fixed armrest, storage box, (2) cupholders
  • Rear center armrest w/cupholders
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Trip computer -inc: EcoShift indicator
  • Instrument meters/gauges -inc: speedometer, tachometer, coolant temp, fuel level, odometer, trip odometer
  • Indicators -inc: cruise, turn signal/hazard, high beam, fog lights, parking brake, triple turn signal
  • Warning lights -inc: oil pressure, battery charge, door ajar, air bag, seatbelt, low fuel, trunk lid open, brake oil, check engine, ABS, TPMS, ESC, EPS
  • Warning chimes -inc: key-in-ignition w/door ajar, seatbelt
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver auto down
  • Pwr door & liftgate locks
  • Remote keyless entry w/alarm -inc: (2) key fobs
  • Air conditioning w/cabin air filter
  • Rear seat heat ducts
  • Rear window defogger w/timer
  • Locking glove compartment
  • (2) front 12V pwr outlet
  • Front/rear door map pockets w/bottle holders
  • (4) assist grips
  • Rear coat hanger
  • Lighting -inc: center dome w/auto cut-off, front map w/sunglass holder, cargo area, illuminated pwr window switches
  • Front visor vanity mirrors -inc: covers, driver-side ticket holder
  • Front seatback pockets
  • (6) luggage net holders
  • Non-reversible cargo floor cover
  • Cargo area 12V pwr outlet
  • Indicators -inc: PRND, cruise, turn signal/hazard, high beam, fog lights, parking brake, triple turn signal
  • Leatherette bolster/cloth insert front bucket seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver seat, active front head restraints
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel -inc: audio/cruise/Bluetooth controls
  • Pwr windows -inc: driver auto up/down
  • Illuminated locking glove compartment
  • Illuminated front visor vanity mirrors -inc: mirror extension, driver-side ticket holder
  • Leather wrapped shift knob
  • Leather heated front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat, pwr lumbar, active front head restraints
  • Deluxe door scuff
  • Dual front automatic temp control (DEATC) -inc: CleanAir ionizer
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror w/HomeLink
  • Retractable cargo cover
  • Leatherette bolster/cloth insert heated front bucket seats -inc: 6-way adjustable driver seat, active front head restraints
EXTERIOR
  • 17" steel wheels w/full wheel covers
  • P225/60R17 LRR tires
  • Compact spare tire
  • Body-color rear spoiler w/LED lights
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Black side sill molding
  • Body-color grille
  • Roof-mounted center high-mount stop lamp
  • Black fold-away pwr mirrors
  • EZ lane change assist
  • Solar glass
  • Variable intermittent front windshield wipers
  • Rear intermittent wiper w/washer
  • Black door handles
  • 17" alloy wheels
  • Roof side rails
  • Black side garnish
  • Body-color fold-away pwr heated mirrors -inc: turn signal indicators
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Body-color door handles
  • 18" alloy wheels
  • P225/55R18 silica tires
  • Chrome accent grille
  • Automatic headlamps
  • Fog lights
  • Windshield wiper deicer
  • Chrome door handles
MECHANICAL
  • 2.0L DOHC MPI 16-valve CVVT I4 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • 110-amp alternator
  • 54-amp/hr battery w/battery saver
  • MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs
  • Multi-link rear suspension
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • Motor driven pwr rack & pinion engine-rpm-sensing steering (MDPS)
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • 6-speed automatic transmission w/SHIFTRONIC -inc: active eco system
  • 2.4L DOHC MPI 16-valve CVVT I4 engine
  • Engine cover
  • Premium MacPherson strut front suspension w/coil springs
  • Premium multi-link rear suspension
  • All wheel drive
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS) -inc: electronic brake force distribution (EBD), brake assist
    • Traction control system (TCS) w/electronic stability control (ESC)
    • Hillstart assist control (HAC)
    • Downhill brake control (DBC)
    • Front crumple zone
    • 2.5 MPH bumpers
    • Advanced driver/front passenger air bags -inc: occupant classification system
    • Driver/front passenger side impact air bags
    • Driver/front passenger side curtain air bags -inc: rollover sensors
    • 3-point seatbelts for all positions -inc: front pretensioners, front load limiters
    • Rear door child safety locks
    • Lower anchors & upper tether anchors (LATCH)
    • Tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS)
    • A/T shift lock system & ignition key interlock
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 160-watt AM/FM/XM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (6) speakers, aux input jack, iPod cable
    • Roof-mounted antenna
    • Bluetooth w/voice recognition

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