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Hyundai Introduces the new Tucson Model

The Hyundai Tucson is one of the newest models launched by Hyundai. It made its first appearance to the US market in 2005 and has been growing popularity ever since. It is a crossover SUV that was named after Tucson city in Arizona.

It competes directly with Toyota’s popular RAV4, the Ford Escape, and the Honda CR-V. Just one year after its launch, it received the Canadian Vehicle of the Year award for Best Brand New Crossover.

Although it has only been around for 7 years, it has become one of the leading crossover SUVs in its class thanks to the rapidly growing reputation of Hyundai and its incredible resale value. In fact, the Tucson was rated #2 for “Best Resale Value” of any compact SUV on the market.

Hyundai Tucson Design

The Hyundai Tucson is one of the most attractable crossover SUVs available. Even when the model was revamped in 2012, the exterior design remained constant thanks to all the praise it has received over the past few years. It has a very unique dual sunroof that covers both the front and rear seats making it possible for anyone in the car to have a sunroof above their head. The Tucson has 8 different exterior colors ranging from the basic cotton white, to the exotic aurora blue.

Hyundai Tucson

Another unique part of the design is the interior. One of the most intriguing aspects of the interior is the fact that the driver seat can be moved and configured 8 different ways, providing a comfortable ride for almost anyone.
Also, the Tucson’s rear seating can be folded downward giving you lengthy and abnormally large cargo room that is so often needed for vacations or long road-trips.

Tuscon Models

The Tuscon is available in three different models – the GL, the GLS, and the Limited Trim. Although they have many similarities, they have a lot of different options and features as well. To start, the horsepower goes up progressively in each model. The base GL model provides 165 HP while the GLS and Limited Trim models get a bit more of a boost with 176 HP. The stock GL comes with 17″ steel wheels while the GLS provides a sportier alloy wheel look, heated seats, cruise control, bluetooth and more. Learn more about the models and their differences in price and features here.


Although the Tucson isn’t one of the most powerful crossover SUVs in its class, it does have amazing handling, very good fuel efficiency, and an optional 2.4L engine that seems to attract many buyers. It has gotten much praise for its firm suspension allowing for a smooth and enjoyable ride even when driving up and down roads and highways. This car has a MPG of 23 in the city and 31 on the highway. While many say the handling provides for a very gentle effortless ride, there are a few that say the steering can be improved.