2014 Hyundai Tucson

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Hyundai Tucson highlights

Customer rating


  • 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)

20 city, 25 highway, 22 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.

All Hyundai Tucson years

What is new for the 2014 Hyundai Tucson?

  • The Tucson is available in a new trim called the SE.
  • The GL trim has been discontinued for 2014.
  • Tucson trims have been upgraded with Rear View Camera as standard equipment this year.
  • The GLS trim now comes with Cloth Seats as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2014 Hyundai Tucson

1. Great AWD capability

Hyundai's optional all-wheel drive continuously varies power between the front and rear wheels automatically. That should give you extra peace of mind in snow or other challenging terrains. So, whether you're considering booking that camping site a bit further out than usual or planning a route for the holiday trip up north this winter—you should consider the 2014 Tucson with available AWD. 

2. Sleek exterior styling

For the 2014 model year, the Tucson was updated with streamlined exterior styling. This included new standard LED running lights as part of a revised front end that sets it apart from the competition. The handsome exterior proves that your compact SUV doesn't have to be dull. The 2014 Tucson is certainly anything but boring and would look great in your driveway. 

3. Conveniently compact 

The two-row Tucson seats five and comes with an impressive 25.7 cu-ft of cargo room behind the back seat. It does that while being significantly shorter than some of the other compact crossovers out there. At just 173.2 inches from bumper to bumper, the 2014 Tucson's size makes it easier to drive and park. Plus, its smaller footprint makes it more agile and fun to drive. 

4. Choice of engines

The 2014 model year also saw updates to Tucson's 2.0L and 2.4L inline-four cylinder engines. The peppy 2.0L engine produces 164 horsepower, while the optional 2.4L makes a robust 182 horsepower. Compare that to the sub-3,300-pound curb weight, and the 2014 Tucson is pretty quick, taking just over eight seconds to hit 60 mph with the 2.4L engine. That makes everything from the highway merge to passing just a bit easier. 

5. Not shy of tech features

The base 2014 Tucson has a 4.3-inch central touchscreen display, or you can opt for the upgraded seven-inch version to control the infotainment system. Standard features include a six-speaker sound system with iPod® and USB connectivity, plus satellite radio.

 The options list features a ton of cool stuff like HD radio, Hyundai's Blue Link® telematics system, and navigation. So, that long road trip won't be short on tunes or tech. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3.5 out of 5

6 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Hyundai Tucson an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Hyundai Tucson 10th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Hyundai Tucson features and specs

SE 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Navigation System
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.2"/R 38.7"

Head room

F 39.4"/R 39.1"

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Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.



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