The front-wheel-drive 2008 Hyundai Tucson Limited is the top of the lineup of this compact SUV. With 5-star safety ratings, a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty, and a healthy helping of sta...
The front-wheel-drive 2008 Hyundai Tucson Limited is the top of the lineup of this compact SUV. With 5-star safety ratings, a 10-year/100,000-mile warranty, and a healthy helping of standard features, this trim provides increasing competition in its segment. For 2008, the Tucson Limited gets new black leather upholstery and a standard 6-CD player with satellite radio and an MP3 input jack. Like the other trims, it adds active head restraints to its safety equipment. This includes 4-wheel ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, traction and stability control, 16-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires, and dual front-side and side curtain airbags. Foglights, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a tire monitor are also standard.
The 173-hp rating comes from a 2.7-liter DOHC V6, matched to a 4-speed automatic. It delivers 178 ft-lbs of torque, can tow up to 2,000 pounds, and achieves 17/24 mpg. Heated leather seats are the big upgrade when you move to a 2008 Tucson Limited. Leather trim adorns the wheels, door, and shifter. Also included are cruise control, a trip computer, full power features, remote entry, heated mirrors, a security system, and a temperature display and compass. Intermittent front and rear wipers help with visibility. The cargo area features tie-downs, a power outlet, a plastic floor, and a net, and can be equipped with a cover and a tray. A roof rack is standard on the Limited. The rear window opens independently of the liftgate. With the rear seats down, capacity extends from 22 to 65 cubic feet, and a folding front passenger seat adds more space.