2013 Hyundai Tucson

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Hyundai Tucson highlights

Customer rating


  • 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)

20 city, 26 highway, 22 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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New for 2013

  • Tucson trims have been upgraded with Smart Key and Manual Transmission as standard equipment this year.
  • Remote Start and Running Boards features are now available as options on select trims.

Explore Hyundai Tucson details

GL 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Overall length






Leg room

F 42.1"/R 38.7"

Head room

F 39.4"/R 39.1"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

200/2000 lbs.



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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.

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 27 among Compact SUVs.

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