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2014 Hyundai Tucson: Read Before Buying!

From a savings standpoint, the 2014 Hyundai Tucson is awesome. The gas mileage is very good and the initial purchase price is very reasonable. This will ensure that you save as much money as possible if you decide to acquire this Hyundai.

This vehicle has 180 horsepower at 6000 RPM’s. Heated seats come standard on every model along with being blue tooth enabled for hands free calling. The engine in this vehicle is 2.4 Liter inline with a 4-cylinder. Like I previously stated, the gas mileage for this vehicle (compared to other SUV’s) is very good. For example, it gets 20 miles per gallon in the city and over 25 miles per gallon on the highway.

2014 Tucson

The standard drivetrain on this vehicle is all wheel drive, with an automatic transmission and an option to shift. The price ranges from $20,633 all the way up to $28,900, which is a very reasonable range for an SUV of this stature. Additionally, this year’s model comes with a super cool off-road package, and also a “Walking Dead” version (YES! Like the TV show).

When shopping around for a new vehicle, safety should be at the top of your checklist. If safety is a major motivator for which vehicle you decide to purchase, the Tucson is going to look REALLY attractive after this! This vehicle was rated a full “4” stars out of “5” by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration).

2014 Hyundai Tucson Reviews

A survey was administered to fifteen consumers who ACTUALLY purchased and utilize this vehicle everyday. They were asked to judge the Tucson on six different parameters: comfort, performance, exterior styling, interior design, value for the money and reliability. At first glance, the reviews were shocking. Its not very often vehicles receive this level of rating!

  • Comfort received an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5.
  • Performance also received a rating of 4.8 out of 5.
  • Exterior appearance received an astonishing, 5 out of 5.
  • Interior design received a staggering 4.9 out of 5.
  • Value for the money received an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5.
  • And finally, reliability received a perfect 5 out of 5 rating.

The above results were obtained from averaging all the consumer ratings, then coming up with the final figures.

Clearly from the ratings of the consumers, this vehicle is incredible. The Tucson clocks in at an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5. A common theme among Tucson owners is owning multiple versions of this vehicle. Not only are they just satisfied, they are SO satisfied they are buying this vehicle over and over again. When a new generation is released, the consumers are clamoring to get their hands on that new steering wheel!

How Has the Vehicle Evolved:

The all new 2014 Hyundai TucsonA lot has changed from the 2013 model of this vehicle to the 2014 version. For example, a full redesign has occurred along with a more powerful engine and a sleeker interior and exterior design.

Not to mention all the new features that come equipped on the 2014 model that were not on the 2013 model (Bluetooth enabled and heated seats come standard now). Now that we have covered the changes from the 2013 model to the 2014 model, lets take a look at the “complete” evolution of this vehicle through the different generations.

First Generation:

The first generation was first produced and introduced in 2004 and ran ’till 2009. It was basically a Kia Sportage redesign. This first generation Tucson resembled the Elantra, but in SUV form! It was also offered in a manual transmission; even though this helped in regard to gas mileage, it was a huge inconvenience to drivers who can’t “drive stick”. Because this was a family vehicle, the manual transmission was a big turn off.

Second Generation:

The second-generation Tucson was produced from 2009 all the way to 2015. This generation also had a couple distinctive changes. For example, again the engine showed an increase in horsepower and torque. Also, the safety rating seemed to be improving in this generation, except for the “small overlap frontal offset”, which was scored as “poor” (one of the only parts rated poor).

Third Generation:

The third and final generation starting being produced in 2015 and is currently the model being produced in 2016. With the 2016 Tucson, a new version has been unveiled. For example with the emergence of new natural resources and their adaptability to be utilized to power vehicles, the Tucson can now be available in Hybrid form utilizing both gas and electricity as power. This means you will be saving even MORE money if you decide to go with the hybrid option. But with the hybrid option, fueling stations are scarce. For example, if the battery is low, you may have some trouble finding a charging station (considering not all gas stations have charging stations).

2014 Tucson Final Verdict

Experts and consumers a like agree that the 2014 Hyundai Tucson is a “force to be reckon with” in regards to all other SUV’s on the market. The initial, low sales price and savings you should see from the high miles per gallon is staggering. If saving money is one of your main objectives when acquiring a new vehicle, this is an awesome SUV for you! If safety is another one of your top concerns, you can rest assured your family will be safe if a collision does occur while driving!