Competing against established compact crossover names such as Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V, the 2013 Hyundai Tucson is equipped numerous options that include two engine and transmission choices, FWD and AWD options and a whole lot of standard features with captivating style. The things to look out for this year’s Hyundai Tucson include more standard features, GLS gaining foglights, heated front seats and automatic headlight control. On the other hand, its Limited trim is equipped with proximity-key system with push-button start. And on top of it is a price that is pretty affordable, even below its nearest competitors.
The engine options offered by 2013 Tucson are: 2.0-liter 4-cylinder for base GL and 2.4-liter 4-cylinder for mid-level GLS. The 2.0 liter inline-4 creates 165 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 146 lb-ft of torque with EPA city/highway fuel economy of 20/26 mpg for manual and 22/29 mpg for automatic.
On the other hand, the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder creates 176 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque for ultra-low emission vehicle states and 170 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque for partial zero-emission vehicle states. Standard for the GL is a 5-speed manual transmission while a 6-speed automatic is standard for GLS and Limited.
What the 2013 Hyundai Tucson sets apart from its competitor is its European way of styling. Its design is more like an attraction to the younger generation with its fresh and athletic detailing. Its hoods are sculpted with an sporty 2-tier grille and wraparound headlights.
The 2013 Hyundai Tucson seats five passengers comfortably. Its dashboard and interior panels are nicely styled. Drivers will love its easy-to-reach controls as well as its 6-way adjustable seat. Safety features include downhill brake control and hill-start assist.