2012 Hyundai Tucson

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2012 Hyundai Tucson
2012 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai's smallest sport-ute has often been overshadowed in the marketplace, but its maker is continually improving the Tucson in hopes of turning it into a segment leader. Lots of subtle tweaks were made to the vehicle for 2012 to further improve real-world fuel mileage, although only the front-wheel-drive, 2.4-liter, automatic-transmission Tucson sees a change to its EPA fuel-mileage rating (up 1 mpg on the highway, to 32 mpg). Not so long ago -- 2010 -- the Tucson dropped its V-6 engine and was completely redesigned as a slightly larger but lighter vehicle. The 2.4-liter engine is powerful enough for most tasks, and the Tucson's impressive fuel-economy numbers are worth the extra beats it might take to reach highway speeds. The interior has lots of hard plastic, but it's nicely finished and the switchgear is well laid out. The base GL -- the only Tucson available with the relatively powerful 2.0-liter four-cylinder or the five-speed manual transmission -- has cheap-feeling upholstery, but the GLS comes with a nice leatherette and cloth upgrade. The top-of-the-line Limited's standard leather is better than what's usually found at this price point, and that model also comes with heated front seats and automatic climate control and offers a sunroof and navigation. Hyundai has been on a quest to shed the soggy chassis tuning that has characterized Korean cars, and it has succeeded with the Tucson, which has merged into the small-crossover mainstream.

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$19,145

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GL 2WD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4
22 MPG City | 29 MPG Hwy
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GL 2WD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4
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2012 Hyundai Tucson Specifications

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Engine
2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
20 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
26 MPG
Horsepower:
165 hp @ 6200rpm
Torque:
146 ft lb of torque @ 4600rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
60,000 miles / 60 months
Powertrain
100,000 miles / 120 months
Corrosion
Unlimited miles / 84 months
Roadside
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:35:40
Component
AIR BAGS
Summary
Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai) is recalling certain model year 2011-2014 Hyundai Tucson vehicles manufactured January 3, 2011, through December 23, 2013. In the affected vehicles, the air bag assembly installed in the steering wheel may come loose from its mounting.
Consequences
An air bag assembly that is not properly mounted may result in an increased risk of injury to the driver in the event of a crash.
Remedy
Hyundai will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and tighten the bolts that secure the driver's air bag assembly, free of charge. The recall began on May 9, 2014. Owners may contact Hyundai customer service at 1-800-633-5151. Hyundai's number for this recall is 118.
Potential Units Affected
137,500
Notes
Hyundai Motor Company


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
4
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Overall
4
NHTSA Rating Rollover
4
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Good
IIHS Overall Side Crash
Good
IIHS Best Pick
1
IIHS Rear Crash
Good
IIHS Roof Strength
Good

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