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2011 Hyundai Tucson Price, Review & Picture

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2011 Hyundai Tucson Price, Review & PictureNew Car Reviews, After deriving some design ideas from other Hyundai offerings, the Tucson entered the US car market in 2005. The Tucson has embellished wheel arches and a classic creased hood, much like Hyundais other cars. In truth, the Hyundai looks like a small variant of the Santa Fe with smoother contouring. With all of the changes last year (the Tucson was all-new for 2010 after all) you would expect there would be nothing new this year. However, the company has introduced a new, 2.0-liter four engine backed by a five-speed manual in a new GL trim level. Shocks were also updated to improve the ride. Also, last year’s Popular equipment package is now standard on GLS models.

After five years, it entered as a refreshed model for its second generation. The Tucson hosts the “fluidic sculpture” design elements, and it is bigger than earlier models. The Tucson has a 2.9-inch longer body length, a .4-inch larger wheelbase, and a 1-inch larger width.

The Tucson has a lowered center of gravity and it was once offered with a V-6 option that has been discontinued. This vehicle has a 2.0 Liter engine or a 2.4 Liter engine. The base model is sold with a 5-speed automatic gearbox. In upscaled trim, you can get a 6-speed auto trannny. Three trim levels are offered including the Limited, the GLS, and the GL. The 2.0 Liter engine comes in the GL trim only. The 2010 6-speed manual tranny has been discontinued too.

The new Tucson reflects Hyundai’s “fluidic sculpture” design philosophy, with curved bodylines and a youthful look. Crisp lines define the vehicle’s style, as does the bold front end. The Tucson’s cabin is as modern looking as the body, with attractive touches throughout. Leather is standard on the Limited. So is the dual-zone climate control with a CleanAir Ionizer, cruise control, and heated front seats.

The new Tucson may not have a V-6 available, yet its performance at the track is still plenty impressive. The new model lost more than 60 pounds, even though it is a larger crossover. The 2.4-liter engine pushes the Tucson to 60 mph in 8.8 seconds and through the quarter-mile in 16.7 seconds at 82.8 mph; it stops from 60 in 120 feet. Stability control and traction control are standard on the Tucson; so are four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, and downhill brake assist. Six airbags are standard: dual front, driver and front-passenger side, and front and rear curtains with rollover sensor.

Bodystyles: Crossover SUV
Engines: 2.0L I-4, 2.4L I-4
Transmissions: 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic
Models: GL, GLS, Limited

EPA Fuel Economy
2.0L: 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway (manual); 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway (automatic)
2.4L (FWD): 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway (manual); 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway (automatic)
2.4L (AWD): 20 mpg city/27 mpg highway (manual); 21 mpg city/28 mpg highway (automatic)

Price : $19,895 – $26,345

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