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2013 Hyundai Tucson

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2013 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson highlights

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating**

4.5 out of 5


  • Good standard levels of equipment
  • Crisp steering and fine handling


  • Base 2.0-liter engine lacks go
  • It's not as spacious and practical as some rivals

Mileage (EPA estimate)

22 city, 29 highway, 25 combined

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The sporty 2013 Hyundai Tucson is the driver's choice

With its focus more on the "sport" than the "utility" element of "sport-utility vehicle," the Hyundai Tucson rewards its driver with solid steering and an adept suspension that make it one of the most fun-to-drive compact SUVs around. To make the most of those qualities, you’ll want the 2.4-liter engine with its 176 hp output. The larger engine comes with GLS and Limited trim levels, and the slight increase in power over the 165 hp 2.0-liter in the base GL is worth the price. Opt for the GLS and you benefit from more standard equipment, too, including 17-inch alloy wheels, an upgraded suspension, automatic headlights, cruise control, Bluetooth® connectivity, and a more comfortable driving position thanks to a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel.

The top-level Limited trim adds luxuries like leather upholstery and a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, but it also brings larger 18-inch alloy wheels, which do little to improve the firm ride quality. EPA-estimated fuel economy is competitive against its key rivals, but if you’re mostly after practicality you’ll be better served elsewhere. The Tucson is tight on rear passenger space and has a smaller-than-average trunk.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2013 Hyundai Tucson is a compact SUV that is great for families. It is roomy enough for five people and has a backup camera. It is also great on gas mileage and has heated seats.
5 Stars12
4 Stars9
3 Stars1
2 Stars0
1 Star0

RepairPal reliability rating**

RepairPal gave the Hyundai Tucson an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Hyundai Tucson 7th out of 26 among Compact SUVs.
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**RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2006-2020 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features. RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 09/01/2021. Learn more about RepairPal reliability ratings

Explore Hyundai Tucson details

GL 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Engine type


Drive type





165 @ 6200


146 @ 4600

Seating capacity


Towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.

* Price excludes taxes, title, registration, and fees. Applicable transfer fees are due in advance of vehicle delivery and are separate from sales transactions.