Tucson's large, versatile interior and five-year/60,000-mile basic warranty make it worth a serious look. It is a compact crossover SUV which shares its Elantra-based platform with the redesigned 2005 Kia Sportage. It is a five door vehicle and the driver can switch between two-wheeled and four-wheeled drive. It is well priced, well mannered, and sure to generate interest with a refined exterior and well-done interior.
Design and Interior
Hyundai Tucson for 2009 has been retouched with new rear and frontal garnishes. There has also been a new wheel design incorporated as well as newly-patterned cloth seating. Cabin materials are fine and well-assembled. Enough adult leg-room is available with split-folding rear seats. All controls are grouped in the easy-to-reach center dashboard stack. The 65-cubic-foot cargo space has underfloor storage and a washable mat.
Roof has been fitted with railing to allow extra luggage for the passengers. The easy to grip sleek body-colored outside door handle of Tucson lends an impressive look to its exteriors. The round-type lamps and flame-shaped reflectors add to the elegance of its exteriors.
Variance, Price and Mileage
The Tucson is available in three trims � GLS, SE and Limited � in both two and four-wheeled drive. The vehicle is available in the range of $18,070 - $25,620.
The power and torque generated by Tucson are amazing at 112 Ps & 25 kgm respectively at as low as 2000 rpm. The 5-speed transmission of Tucson demonstrates a smooth & dynamic performance and is high on durability & convenient on maintenance.
Standard safety features incorporated in the car include front, side and side curtain airbags; ABS and electronic driveline traction control; height-adjustable safety belts with pretensioners; electronic stability control; active front head restraints; occupancy sensors and tire pressure monitors to name a few. More safety features are available optionally.