2006 Hyundai Tucson Overview


Looking for a Used Tucson in your area?

CarGurus has 19,740 nationwide Tucson listings starting at $2,650.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



Avg. Price: $6,549
Avg. Price: $6,931
Avg. Price: $6,676
Avg. Price: $7,766
Limited 2WD
Avg. Price: $7,415
Limited 4WD
Avg. Price: $7,646

Hyundai Tucson Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 400
#2 Michael Kane
Michael Kane
Reputation 280
#2 FordNut
Reputation 280
View All

Have you driven a 2006 Hyundai Tucson?

Rank this car!

Average User Score

4.15 stars

Based on 11 reviews

Tucson by Oana
 — It is perfect for various needs,small enough for traffic easy-handling,yet a capable SUV for difficult roads I have not replaced one thing since i got it Maintenance is affordable and...it is the most... Read More
How My Car Looks Like? by Fanar
 — My car performance is so good since it is six cilinders and it performance is so good and it's cheep for ownership and it is fun to drive this car, well after all it is a good car to have Read More
Tucson101 by Rico
 — I love the spacious and comfy interior of this 'ute,the fuel consumption is reasonable.The build quality and reliability were satisfactory overall.It offers good ride quality because of the fully inde... Read More

2006 Hyundai Tucson Overview

Overall User Score

4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.15

Based on 11 reviews

2006 Hyundai Tucson

Introduced last year as Hyundai's new entry level compact SUV, the Tucson won rave reviews from many owners for its compact size and Elantra platform that makes it easy to drive, but also its surprisingly roomy and versatile interior that can hold up to 65 cubic feet of cargo when the rear seats and front passenger seat are folded down.  The 2006 Hyundai Tucson is virtually unchanged, except that the high-end LX trim is now called the Limited.

Available as a base GL, GLS, or Limited, the 2006 Tucson comes as either a front-wheel or all-wheel drive SUV.  While the GL is stuck with a 2.0-liter, 140-hp I4 and choice of 5-speed manual or 4-speed shiftable automatic, the GLS and Limited get the 2.7-liter, 173-hp V6 and 4-speed.  All sit on 16-inch wheels and come standard with ABS brakes, traction and stability control, and six airbags.  The GLS and Limited also feature a tire pressure monitor.  The base is well equipped with power features, cruise control, remote entry, and a CD player, and as you move through the lineup you add foglights, leather trim, heated leather seats, and a CD changer.  A sunroof is optional.  

The 2006 Tucson is noted for its 5-star safety ratings and its bargain sticker price.  Drivers say it's a great value for the money because it comes with so many features that easily compete with or even beat what you find in the CR-V and Ford Escape, its closest competitors.  Its safety features also outshine most compact SUVs.  Though both engines are a bit underpowered and no one likes the 20/26 fuel economy, owners are more than satisfied with the cargo room, ride comfort, and interior layout.  Some wish the plastic material was a bit more durable.


What's your take on the 2006 Hyundai Tucson?

People researching a 2006 Hyundai Tucson contacted a dealer about

2006 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Tucson
25% of the time
Honda CR-V
14% of the time
Hyundai Santa Fe
10% of the time
Toyota RAV4
8% of the time
Looking for a Used Tucson in your area?
CarGurus has 19,740 nationwide Tucson listings starting at $2,650.

Hyundai Tucson Questions


Does A 2006 Hyundai Tucson Have A Timing Belt Or Chain?

1,547 views with 3 answers (last answer 3 months ago)

Exhaust Gases Can't Escape Even Whit Exhaust Removed. Turbo Still In Place

13 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)
Kodi Mccoy

I Have A 2006 Hyundai Tuscon. Recently I Tried To Start It Up And It Wouldn...

47 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)

Passing Emissions

I have a 6 cylinder Hyundai Tucson 2WD with about 123,000 miles. I change the oil regularly and had the appropriate serve done at about 65,000. Now, however is will not pass the state of MD emissi...

468 views with 4 answers (last answer 5 months ago)

Losing Coolant

2006 Tucson 80 K miles. Was losing coolant. Had local mechanic check out dealer, Dealer said engine OK, Need Hoses replaced. Replaced Hoses, But care is still losing some small amount of coolant ev...

1,134 views with 4 answers (last answer 7 months ago)