Hyundai Tucson highlights
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- Base-level GLS covers all essential equipment, and more
- Among the most fun-to-drive compact SUVs
- Significantly smaller inside than many rivals
- Ride is firm, not helped by 18-inch alloy wheels
Mileage (EPA estimate)
23 city, 29 highway, 25 combined
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2014 Hyundai Tucson gets a refresh, more features
Hyundai hasn't rested on the Tucson’s fine-driving laurels and for 2014 has given the compact SUV a refresh. You won't find anything revolutionary, but the trim levels receive some welcome enhancements. Hyundai dropped the base GL and replaced it with the GLS, meaning every 2014 Tucson comes with LED running lights, air conditioning, Bluetooth® connectivity, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, iPod®/USB connectivity, and satellite radio. The next level SE trim gains a 4.3-inch central touchscreen, improved upholstery, better equipment inside and out, and a 2.4-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine. (The GLS uses a 2.0-liter engine.) The range-topping Limited trim comes fully loaded, leaving buyers little to ask for in luxury and convenience.
The Tucson remains a value-packed choice and stands as one of the most entertaining drives out there. Only the Ford Edge and the Mazda CX-5 match it on the road and both offer more interior and trunk space since the Tucson is one of the smaller compact SUVs. Indeed, if practicality is your goal, the Tucson trails its many rivals, but if you're unconcerned by that, Hyundai's contender remains a fine choice.
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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