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2012 Hyundai Tucson

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2012 Hyundai Tucson
Available in 5 styles:  2012 Hyundai Tucson 4dr FWD shown
Asking Price Range
Estimated MPG

20–21 city / 26–30 hwy


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2012 Hyundai Tucson 4.2 34
$ 10,959-18,863
July 12, 2011
Vehicle Overview

The Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover that competes with the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester. It was redesigned for 2010 and comes standard with a manual transmission, though an automatic is offered. The Tucson seats five and is available with front- or all-wheel drive.

New for 2012
The Tucson features a number of fuel-saving changes for 2012 including an Active Eco System that modulates throttle response, low-rolling-resistance tires, an improved air-conditioning system and standard solar glass. The gas tank's capacity has increased from 14.5 to 15.3 gallons, and GLS models now feature the premium shock absorbers used on Limited trims.

In terms of size and proportions, the Tucson is similar to the Rogue, and it's roughly the same size as the Forester, too. It features a hexagonal grille that some other Hyundai models sport, wraparound taillights and swept-back headlights. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 17-inch wheels
  • Standard rear spoiler
  • Optional 18-inch wheels
  • Optional panoramic moonroof
  • Chrome grille accents and door handles on Limited models


Tucsons come standard with power windows, folding side mirrors and remote keyless entry. There are also 12-volt power outlets in the front of the cabin and the cargo area, an armrest storage bin, map pockets and a flip-down rear armrest with cupholders. Interior features include:

  • Standard blue lighting for gauges
  • Standard cloth seats
  • Optional leather seating surfaces
  • Optional Bluetooth connectivity
  • Optional steering-wheel audio controls

Under the Hood
Base Tucsons are powered by a 165-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while GLS and Limited Tucsons have a 176-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Mechanical features include:

  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Five-speed manual transmission standard
  • Most models have a six-speed automatic
  • Standard hill descent control
  • Standard four-wheel-disc brakes, now with larger front rotors

Standard safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Six airbags including side curtain airbags with rollover sensors
  • Active front head restraints Active front head restraints

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