2012 Hyundai Tucson Sport Utility Crossover
Benefits of Driving a 2012 Hyundai Tucson Sport Utility Crossover
The Tucson has a lot going for it when matched up against the competition. With either available engine, the Tucson has some of the highest combined and highway fuel economy ratings in its class. The Tucson has a longer wheelbase than its rivals yet has one of the shortest turning diameters, which makes it settled and stable on the open road yet also maneuverable in tight spaces. Hyundai also says there is more interior space than in some vehicles a size larger, and rear-seat legroom is class-leading.
What's new for 2012?
For 2012, the Hyundai Tucson receives small changes primarily aimed at improving fuel economy. Among them is the addition of low rolling resistance tires, a high-efficiency air conditioning system and Active ECO System, which modifies engine and transmission controls to smooth throttle response.
- Class-leading fuel efficiency
- responsive powertrains
- rear passenger space
- smooth ride
- generous standard features
- safety features
The Hyundai Tucson comes in three trims: the base-model GL, the GLS and the Limited. While the Hyundai GLS and Limited come with a 176-hp, 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, the Tucson GL features a 2.0L version rated at 165 hp. Both engines have continuously variable camshaft timing for responsiveness without giving up efficiency. Hyundai has saved a lot of weight in the Tucson's body by using high-strength steel, and fuel economy ratings that were previously best in class are even more improved thanks to the new Active ECO System, which modifies engine and transmission controls to smooth throttle response. Overall efficiency is 21 mpg city, 30 highway with the 2.4L and automatic and 22 mpg city/29 mpg highway with the smaller engine.