2013 Hyundai Tucson

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2013 Hyundai Tucson
2013 Hyundai Tucson

New For 2013

GLS models get a lot of new features this year—foglights, automatic headlamps, and heated front seats (now on all GLSs, not just all-wheel-drive ones)—but prices are basically the same as last year’s. A proximity key and push-button starting are newly standard on Limited models.


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. This year sees some convenience features added to the upper trim levels, and last year saw tweaks to improve fuel mileage. The thriftiest Tucson—the 2.0-liter, automatic-transmission, front-wheel-drive model—earns a 23/32 mpg city/highway rating, but all Tucsons are pretty frugal, partly because the V-6 engine was dropped and the Tucson was redesigned as a slightly larger yet lighter vehicle in 2010. The 2.4-liter engine is powerful enough for most tasks. 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—has cheap-feeling upholstery, but the GLS comes with a nice leatherette and cloth upgrade as well as heated front seats. The top-of-the-line Limited’s standard leather is better than what’s usually found at this price point, and that model comes with a proximity key and automatic climate control and offers a sunroof and navigation. The Tucson has shed the soggy chassis tuning that has characterized Korean cars, and it has merged into the small-crossover mainstream.


Front and front side air bags; side curtain air bags with rollover sensors; and active front head restraints are standard on all Tucsons, as are ABS, traction and stability control, electronic brake-force distribution, hill-start assist, downhill brake control, and tire-pressure monitors.

You'll like:

  • Good fuel mileage
  • Dynamic, attractive styling
  • A decent handler

You won't like:

  • Hyundai’s direct-injected 2.4-liter is unavailable
  • Uncommunicative steering

Key Competitors For The 2013 Hyundai Tucson

  • Ford Escape
  • Honda CR-V
  • Kia Sportage
  • Toyota RAV4
2014 Hyundai Tucson Front 2
The 2014 Hyundai Tucson receives a visual face-lift, direct-injection engines, new shock absorbers, and more standard equipment, the automaker revealed today in a statement. The 2014 Hyundai Tucson goes on sale this fall.
2014 Hyundai Ix35 Rear
Ever heard of a Ford Kuga? What about a Toyota Kluger? Or the Hyundai ix35? If those names sound foreign, the vehicles themselves are very familiar to Americans as the Ford Escape, Toyota Highlander, and Hyundai Tucson. The European-spec Hyundai ix35 crossover model was revealed at this year's Geneva Motor Show, giving the popular compact crossover some updates in content and hardware for the 2014 model year.  Since the ix35 is so closely related to the U.S. market Tucson, the Euro-market ix35 may preview some changes coming to the 2014 Tucson.
Refreshed Hyundai Tucson Prototype Right Three Quarter View
The Hyundai Tucson has flown under the radar lately, but a refreshed model could change that. Spy photographers have spied what appears to be a nipped-and-tucked model out testing.

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2013 Hyundai Tucson Specifications

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2.0L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
20 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
26 MPG
165 hp @ 6200rpm
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)
60,000 miles / 60 months
100,000 miles / 120 months
Unlimited miles / 84 months
Unlimited miles / 60 months
Recall Date
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.
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.
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
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NHTSA Rating Front Driver
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
NHTSA Rating Front Side
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
NHTSA Rating Overall
NHTSA Rating Rollover
IIHS Front Small Overlap
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
IIHS Overall Side Crash
IIHS Best Pick
IIHS Rear Crash
IIHS Roof Strength

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