For 2013, the Hyundai Tucson gets a couple of added standard functions, including foglights and automatic headlights for the GLS, heated front seats for the front-wheel-drive GLS (currently standard on the AWD GLS) and keyless ignition/entry for the Limited.
Over the past decade, Hyundai has forged a reputation for building strong vehicles filled with a good helping of common functions. More recent years have seen daring style and a fun-to-drive temperament included with the combination. Combine all of those attributes and you have got the 2013 Hyundai Tucson, a choice for a small crossover SUV. Unlike many cars in this segment, the Tucson puts more emphasis on the "sport" section of the SUV composition than it can the "utility." A sport-tuned suspension and relatively quick, well-weighted steering give the Tucson an entertaining personality if you are behind the wheel. The Tucson also seems pretty trendy, with flowing lines that recall the exact same themes found in the Hyundai Elantra and Sonata sedans. Because its interior isn't as spacious as those of opponents like the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Toyota RAV4, as far as power moves, nevertheless, the Tucson falls short.
Body Variations, Trim Degrees, and Possibilities
The 2013 Hyundai Tucson is a five-passenger small crossover SUV that's offered in three trim levels: GL, GLS and Limited. The GL base design comes standard with 17-inch metal wheels, privacy glass, air-conditioning, full power components, a driver seat, a tilt-only controls, a rear seat, a visit computer and a six-speaker sound system with a player, satellite radio, additional audio jack and an iPod/USB screen. The GLS adds 17-inch alloy wheels, an enhanced suspension, roof rails, heated side mirrors, automatic headlights, foglights, cruise control, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cloth/premium vinyl upholstery, heated front seats and Bluetooth phone connectivity.
Powertrains and Performance
Different engine choices are offered two by the 2013 Hyundai Tucson. Entry-level front-wheel-drive GL models feature a 2.0-liter inline-4 motor that produces 165 horsepower and 146 pound-feet of torque. A five-speed manual transmission is normal, but a six-speed automatic is recommended. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined with the automatic, and 20/26/22 with the manual. Stepping up to the GLS and Limited models gets you a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that makes 176 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque. In California-emissions states, this motor receives incomplete zero-emissions car (PZEV) standing and produces 170 horsepower and 163 lb-ft of torque.
Standard safety features on the 2013 Hyundai Tucson include antilock disc brakes (with brake guide), stability and traction control, active front mind limitations, front side airbags, side curtain airbags, hill dish and hill lineage control. In brake tests, the Tucson came to a stop from 60 mph in 123 feet, which is the average distance for crossover SUVs. In government crash screening, the Tucson obtained four out of five stars for overall crash protection, with five stars for overall side impact protection and four stars for overall frontal impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave its top ranking to this Atlantic Hyundai of "Good" in the frontal offset, side-impact and roof strength tests.
Interior Planning and Special Features
The 2013 Hyundai Tucson has an attractive and practical cottage. The five-passenger interior is more elegant than a number of its opponents, and controls and gauges are well-placed and simple to run. Up front, the tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel on GLS and Limited models makes it possible for an extensive selection of different size individuals to get comfortable. The trunk seat is really a little smaller than those of its opponents and the ability is also lacked by it to both slip and recline. The Tucson also offers up soil to its rivals in terms of cargo space. You can find only 25.7 cubic feet behind the 60/40-split rear seats and 55.8 cubic feet with those seatbacks folded down. That latter amount falls lacking the CR-V and Subaru Forester by around 15 cubic feet, or in regards to the entire trunk volume of some common midsize sedans.