2012 Hyundai Tucson Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers · 160 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brake width: 0.39 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Cargo area floor mat · Floor Material: carpet
Convenience Features Assist handle: front, rear · Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cupholders: rear, front · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, trunk release, keyless entry, keyless entry with panic alarm · One-touch windows: 1 · Overhead console · Power outlet(s): three 12V · Power steering · Power windows: lockout button · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Storage: door pockets, sunglasses holder, in dash, grocery bag holder, rear seatback, accessory hook · Sun visors · Vanity mirrors: dual
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: manual · Manual adjustments: 6
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver
Exterior Features Body side moldings: black · Door handle color: black · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: body-color · Mirror color: black · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Door courtesy lights · Tail and brake lights: LED rear center brakelight
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Hood buckling creases · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front, front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height, reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding · Upholstery: cloth
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Anti-theft alarm system: remote · Power door locks
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 15.9 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25 mm · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: steel
Wheels Wheel covers: full · Wheel spokes: 5
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass: front · Tinted: windshield
RK Remote Start $350
TH Tow Hitch $350
HL Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror W/Homelink/Compass $250
RC Roof Rack Cross Rails W/Truss Support $205
CT Cargo Tray $100
CF Carpeted Floor Mats $100
CM Cargo Mat $95
MG Mud Guards $85
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
FK First-Aid Kit $20
9P Black, Cloth Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
01 Standard Equipment PKG 1 $0
MBS Taupe, Cloth Seat Trim $0
Price $19,145 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.0L 165 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$19,145
Invoice$18,452

Transmission Options

Drivetrain FWD
5-Speed Manual
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
26MPG highway
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
22MPG city
29MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.0L 165 hp I4
Power 165 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Torque 146 lb-ft @ 4,600 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.3 gal
Front Legroom42 in
Back Legroom38.7 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length173.2 in
Width71.7 in
Height65.2 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume25.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,186 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Sure, it’s not the roomiest compact crossover on the market, and its ride may be a little harsh for some, despite some minor suspension tweaks, but the 2012 Hyundai Tucson GL neverthele... Read More
Sure, it’s not the roomiest compact crossover on the market, and its ride may be a little harsh for some, despite some minor suspension tweaks, but the 2012 Hyundai Tucson GL nevertheless flaunts value, efficiency and agility, not to mention a suave and swoopy profile. This base 5-passenger mini-ute comes with a somewhat tight 55.8 cubic feet of total cargo area, as well as 17-inch steel wheels, a rear spoiler and power-adjustable mirrors outside, with cloth upholstery, a height adjustable driver’s seat, split-folding rear seats and simulated alloy cabin accents adorning the inside. Full power accessories also grace the latest Tucson GL editions, with tilt-wheel steering, a trip computer and air conditioning standard as well. Entertainment, meantime, is offered via a 160-watt system with an MP3-capable single-CD player, 6 speakers, satellite radio and a USB port.
Optional equipment again includes remote engine start, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a trailer hitch, a roof rack with cross rails, splash guards and carpeted floor and cargo mats.
Powering the front-wheel-drive (FWD) Tucson GL is a 165-hp variable-valve-timed (VVT) 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine. The four-banger mates with either the standard 5-speed manual transmission or an available 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 146 lb-ft of torque and flaunts mileage estimates of 20 mpg city/26 highway with the stick shift, and an impressive 22/29 with the automatic. Low-rolling-resistance tires and a selectable Active Eco mode, both new for 2012, help with mileage, while towing remains maxed out at 2,000 pounds with the available tow hitch installed.
Standard safety features aboard the 2012 Tucson GL include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, and front head restraint whiplash protection, along with a standard remote antitheft alarm.
Adds to GL:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers · 160 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brake width: 0.39 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Cargo area floor mat · Door trim: leatherette · Floor Material: carpet · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Assist handle: front, rear · Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, trunk release, keyless entry, keyless entry with panic alarm · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): three 12V · Power steering · Power windows: lockout button · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, in dash, front seatback, grocery bag holder, accessory hook · Sun visors · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 6
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver
Exterior Features Body side moldings: black · Door handle color: body-color · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Door courtesy lights · Tail and brake lights: LED rear center brakelight
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, manual folding, heated · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rails silver,
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front, front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height, reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding · Upholstery: cloth, leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Power door locks
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 15.9 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25 mm · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass: front · Tinted: windshield
RK Remote Start $350
TH Tow Hitch $350
HL Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror W/Homelink/Compass $250
RC Roof Rack Cross Rails W/Truss Support $205
CT Cargo Tray $100
CF Carpeted Floor Mats $100
CM Cargo Mat $95
MG Mud Guards $85
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
FK First-Aid Kit $20
9P Black, Cloth Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
01 Standard Equipment PKG 1 $0
MBS Taupe, Cloth Seat Trim $0
Price $22,295 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 176 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$22,295
Invoice$21,445

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 176 hp I4
Power 176 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 168 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.3 gal
Front Legroom42 in
Back Legroom38.7 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length173.2 in
Width71.7 in
Height66.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume25.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,300 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
The midlevel trim in Hyundai’s 2012 Tucson lineup remains the suave and sophisticated Tucson GLS. Though toting a meager 55.8 cubic feet of cargo area with the rear seats folded, this 5... Read More
The midlevel trim in Hyundai’s 2012 Tucson lineup remains the suave and sophisticated Tucson GLS. Though toting a meager 55.8 cubic feet of cargo area with the rear seats folded, this 5-passenger compact crossover nevertheless makes up for that perceived deficiency with a wealth of standard appearance amenities and creature comforts. Outside, the Tucson GLS sports 17-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack, heated power-adjustable mirrors and a rear spoiler. Inside, look for leatherette and cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, simulated alloy cabin accents and a tilting and telescoping steering wheel wrapped in leather and mounting standard audio and cruise controls. Leather and simulated alloy cabin accents add to the ambiance, as do full power accessories and manually adjustable air conditioning.
Standard entertainment features, meantime, include a 160-watt system boasting an MP3-capable single-CD player, 6 speakers, satellite radio and a USB connection, all of it bolstered by Bluetooth hands-free technology.
Popular options for the 2012 Tucson GLS include remote engine start, roof-rack crossbars, carpeted cargo and floor mats, splash guards, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and a trailer hitch.
Boasting a variable-valve-timed (VVT) 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant and standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, this front-wheel-drive-only (FWD) midlevel crossover trim is good for 176 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque. Towing remains maxed out at 2,000 pounds with the proper equipment, and mileage, helped by new low-rolling-resistance tires and a selectable Active Eco mode, both new for 2012, is pegged at a respectable 21 mpg city/30 highway. Also new for this year is an upgraded suspension that adds marginally to ride comfort.
Noteworthy standard safety features, meantime, include 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, and front head restraint whiplash protection. Standard turn-signal-integrated mirrors (new for 2012) are also included, as is a remote antitheft alarm.
Average Price:$13,342
Adds to GL:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers · 160 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brake width: 0.39 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Cargo area floor mat · Door trim: leatherette · Floor Material: carpet · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Assist handle: front, rear · Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, trunk release, keyless entry, keyless entry with panic alarm · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): three 12V · Power steering · Power windows: lockout button · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, in dash, front seatback, grocery bag holder, accessory hook · Sun visors · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 6
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver
Exterior Features Body side moldings: black · Door handle color: body-color · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Door courtesy lights · Tail and brake lights: LED rear center brakelight
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, manual folding, heated · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rails: silver
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front, front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height, reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding · Upholstery: cloth, leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Power door locks
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 15.9 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25 mm · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass: front · Tinted: windshield
RK Remote Start $350
TH Tow Hitch $350
HL Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror W/Homelink/Compass $250
RC Roof Rack Cross Rails W/Truss Support $205
CT Cargo Tray $100
CF Carpeted Floor Mats $100
CM Cargo Mat $95
MG Mud Guards $85
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
FK First-Aid Kit $20
9P Black, Cloth Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
01 Standard Equipment PKG 1 $0
MBS Taupe, Cloth Seat Trim $0
Price $22,295 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 170 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$22,295
Invoice$21,445

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 170 hp I4
Power 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 163 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.3 gal
Front Legroom42 in
Back Legroom38.7 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length173.2 in
Width71.7 in
Height66.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume25.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,300 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Tweaked to squeeze a little extra green out of the standard 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson GLS PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle) remains ready ... Read More
Tweaked to squeeze a little extra green out of the standard 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson GLS PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle) remains ready to tackle California’s tough emissions standards. This eco-friendly compact crossover also boasts variable valve timing (VVT) and the standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, but engine output drops to 170 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. Mileage, bolstered for 2012 by standard low rolling-resistance tires and selectable Active Eco mode, is rated at an impressive 21 mpg city/30 highway, while towing is again maxed out at 2,000 pounds with the proper equipment. Also, this midlevel compact crossover sports a marginally upgraded suspension for 2012 that ought to smooth out the ride a bit.
The 5-passenger Tucson GLS PZEV offers 55.8 cubic feet of cargo area with the rear seats folded, while 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a roof rack and heated power-adjustable mirrors adorn its attractively sculpted profile. Inside, look for standard leatherette and cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, full power accessories and a leather telescoping and tilting steering wheel mounting audio and cruise controls. Leather and simulated alloy cabin trim, meantime, is once more embraced by manual air conditioning, while Bluetooth hands-free calling also comes standard. Finally, tunes are handled by a 160-watt stereo that boasts an MP3-capable single-CD player, 6 speakers, satellite radio and a USB connection.
Options in the environmentally helpful 2012 Tucson GLS PZEV include remote engine start, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, a tow hitch, carpeted floor and cargo mats, and mud guards.
Standard safety features, of course, again include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head air bags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Turn-signal-integrated mirrors (new for 2012) and a remote antitheft alarm are also standard safety and security items.
Adds to GL:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers · 160 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brake width: 0.39 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Cargo area floor mat · Door trim: leatherette · Floor Material: carpet · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Assist handle: front, rear · Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, trunk release, keyless entry, keyless entry with panic alarm · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): three 12V · Power steering · Power windows: lockout button · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, in dash, front seatback, grocery bag holder, accessory hook · Sun visors · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Heated · Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain 4WD Type: on demand
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver
Exterior Features Body side moldings: black · Door handle color: body-color · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Door courtesy lights · Tail and brake lights: LED rear center brakelight
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, manual folding, heated · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rails silver,
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front, front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height, reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding · Upholstery: cloth, leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Power door locks
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 15.9 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25 mm · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass: front · Tinted: windshield
RK Remote Start $350
TH Tow Hitch $350
HL Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror W/Homelink/Compass $250
RC Roof Rack Cross Rails W/Truss Support $205
CT Cargo Tray $100
CF Carpeted Floor Mats $100
CM Cargo Mat $95
MG Mud Guards $85
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
FK First-Aid Kit $20
9P Black, Cloth Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
01 Standard Equipment PKG 1 $0
MBS Taupe, Cloth Seat Trim $0
Price $23,945 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 176 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$23,945
Invoice$23,012

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 176 hp I4
Power 176 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 168 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.3 gal
Front Legroom42 in
Back Legroom38.7 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length173.2 in
Width71.7 in
Height66.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume25.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,242 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Hyundai’s value-toting 2012 Tucson GLS AWD not only loads up on the standard creature comforts and appearance doodads, but flaunts confidence-inducing standard all-wheel drive (AWD) as ... Read More
Hyundai’s value-toting 2012 Tucson GLS AWD not only loads up on the standard creature comforts and appearance doodads, but flaunts confidence-inducing standard all-wheel drive (AWD) as well. Outside, this 5-seat compact crossover sports 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a roof rack and heated power-adjustable mirrors. Cabin accoutrements, meantime, include leatherette and cloth upholstery, heated front seats, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, full power accessories and a telescoping and tilting leather-wrapped steering wheel mounting audio and cruise controls. Leather and simulated alloy cabin accents, meantime, are embraced by manual air conditioning, with Bluetooth hands-free technology ready to keep everyone connected. The standard 160-watt audio system, finally, boasts an MP3-capable single-CD changer, 6 speakers, satellite radio and a USB connection.
Notable options for the midlevel Tucson GLS AWD include remote engine start, a trailer hitch, roof rack cross rails, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror, splash guards and carpeted floor and cargo mats.
A 2.4-liter variable-valve-timed (VVT) inline 4-cylinder engine again powers this traction-savvy crossover, and combined with the standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, puts out 176 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque. The intelligent AWD system, meanwhile, allows cruising in front-wheel drive and automatic switching of torque to all 4 wheels when roads get slippery. Additionally, a driver-selectable mode allows full-time AWD to be locked in, even on dry pavement. Mileage, meantime, is estimated at a semi-impressive 20 mpg city/27 highway with this year’s new low rolling-resistance tires and selectable Active Eco mode, while towing capacity remains topped out at 2,000 pounds with the proper equipment. Finally, this midlevel trim’s suspension has been tweaked for a marginally more comfortable ride in 2012.
Notable standard safety equipment aboard the 2012 Tucson GLS AWD includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further standard safety features include turn-signal-integrated mirrors that are new for 2012 and a remote antitheft alarm.
GLS AWD PZEV
Average Price:$12,529
Adds to GL:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers · 160 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brake width: 0.39 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Cargo area floor mat · Door trim: leatherette · Floor Material: carpet · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Assist handle: front, rear · Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, trunk release, keyless entry, keyless entry with panic alarm · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): three 12V · Power steering · Power windows: lockout button · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, in dash, front seatback, grocery bag holder, accessory hook · Sun visors · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Heated · Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain 4WD Type: on demand
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver
Exterior Features Body side moldings: black · Door handle color: body-color · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: body-color · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Door courtesy lights · Tail and brake lights: LED rear center brakelight
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, manual folding, heated · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rails: silver
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front, front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height, reclining · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding · Upholstery: cloth, leatherette
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Power door locks
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 15.9 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25 mm · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass: front · Tinted: windshield
RK Remote Start $350
TH Tow Hitch $350
HL Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror W/Homelink/Compass $250
RC Roof Rack Cross Rails W/Truss Support $205
CT Cargo Tray $100
CF Carpeted Floor Mats $100
CM Cargo Mat $95
MG Mud Guards $85
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
FK First-Aid Kit $20
9P Black, Cloth Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
01 Standard Equipment PKG 1 $0
MBS Taupe, Cloth Seat Trim $0
Price $23,945 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 170 hp I4
Seating 5
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$23,945
Invoice$23,012

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Automatic

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 170 hp I4
Power 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 163 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.3 gal
Front Legroom42 in
Back Legroom38.7 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length173.2 in
Width71.7 in
Height66.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume25.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,242 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Need an all-wheel-drive (AWD) compact crossover that’ll pass the strict California emissions standards? Check out the 2012 Hyundai Tucson GLS AWD PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle). ... Read More
Need an all-wheel-drive (AWD) compact crossover that’ll pass the strict California emissions standards? Check out the 2012 Hyundai Tucson GLS AWD PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle). This midlevel 5-seat mini-ute, alas, still totes a less-than-bounteous 55.8 cubic feet of total cargo space, but it does continue to sport a roof rack, as well as 17-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler and heated power-adjustable outside mirrors. Adorned with a leather-wrapped tilting and telescoping steering wheel mounting audio and cruise controls, this green-leaning AWD people-hauler also boasts leatherette/cloth upholstery, heated front seats, a height-adjustable driver’s seat and full power accessories, as well as leather and simulated alloy cabin accents. Air conditioning, of course, remains standard, as does Bluetooth hands-free calling, while a 160-watt stereo system boasts an MP3-capable single-CD player, 6 speakers, satellite radio and a USB port.
Optional equipment, meantime, includes roof rack cross rails, remote engine start, carpeted floor and cargo mats, splash guards and a tow hitch, not to mention an auto-dimming rear-view mirror.
The Tucson GLS AWD PZEV’s standard variable-valve-timed (VVT) 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant is tweaked to adhere to emissions laws in states where California emissions standards reign and again mates with the standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 170 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. The AWD system, meanwhile, allows cruising in front-wheel drive in normal conditions, with torque automatically diverted to all 4 wheels when things get slippery. Additionally, the GLS AWD PZEV flaunts a driver-selectable full-time AWD mode that locks in the AWD system and can be engaged even for extended cruising on dry pavement. Finally mileage estimates in this eco-friendly crossover run 20 mpg city/27 highway, while towing is maxed out at 2,000 pounds with the proper equipment. Finally, this midlevel trim’s ride comfort has been marginally improved this year with some tweaks to the suspension tuning.
As with its midlevel GLS siblings, the GLS AWD PZEV sports standard 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front side-mounted airbags, front and rear head airbags, and front head restraint whiplash protection. For 2012 new turn-signal-integrated mirrors bolster safety, while a remote antitheft alarm remains an additional security feature.
Adds to GL:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers · 160 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brake width: 0.39 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Cargo area floor mat · Center console trim: leather · Door sill trim: scuff plate · Door trim: leatherette · Floor Material: carpet · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Assist handle: front, rear · Cargo area light · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, trunk release, keyless entry, keyless entry with panic alarm · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): three 12V · Power steering · Power windows: lockout button · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, in dash, front seatback, grocery bag holder, accessory hook · Sun visors · Universal garage door opener: Homelink · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver
Exterior Features Body side moldings: black · Door handle color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome, black · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Door courtesy lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED rear center brakelight
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, manual folding, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rails silver,
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front, front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Power door locks
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 15.9 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25 mm · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass: front · Tinted: windshield
02 Premium PKG $2,850
RK Remote Start $350
TH Tow Hitch $350
HL Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror W/Homelink/Compass $250
RC Roof Rack Cross Rails W/Truss Support $205
CT Cargo Tray $100
CF Carpeted Floor Mats $100
CM Cargo Mat $95
MG Mud Guards $85
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
FK First-Aid Kit $20
9P Black, Leather Seat Trim $0
RAN Black/Saddle, Leather Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
01 Standard Equipment PKG 1 $0
MBS Taupe, Leather Seat Trim $0
Price $24,995 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 176 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$24,995
Invoice$23,760

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 176 hp I4
Power 176 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 168 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.3 gal
Front Legroom42 in
Back Legroom38.7 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length173.2 in
Width71.7 in
Height66.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume25.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,179 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
At the top of the 2012 Hyundai Tucson compact crossover lineup is the flagship Tucson Limited. This 5-passenger mini-ute sports the same lackluster 55.8 cubic feet of total cargo area a... Read More
At the top of the 2012 Hyundai Tucson compact crossover lineup is the flagship Tucson Limited. This 5-passenger mini-ute sports the same lackluster 55.8 cubic feet of total cargo area as its lesser compatriots, but for this year sports a slightly upgraded suspension and loads of standard appearance, convenience and comfort features. The swoopy profile, for instance, comes adorned with 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a roof rack and heated power-adjustable mirrors. Inside, look for leather upholstery, heated front seats, a height-adjustable power driver’s seat and full power accessories.
Additional goodies offered in this upscale compact people-hauler include a leather and simulated alloy tilting and telescoping steering wheel mounting audio and cruise controls, as well as upgraded leather and simulated alloy cabin accents. A universal remote garage door opener also comes standard, as do front auto climate control, an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and Bluetooth hands-free communications.
Entertainment, meantime, includes a 160-watt system complete with 6 speakers, an MP3-capable single-CD player, satellite radio and a USB connection.
Options aboard the 2012 Tucson Limited include roof rack cross rails, splash guards, carpeted floor and cargo mats, and remote engine start. The Premium Package, meantime, is once more available to this flagship trim and flaunts a power sunroof, a navigation suite with 6.5-inch touchscreen and a premium audio system boasting 360 watts of power and 7 speakers.
A standard variable-valve-timed (VVT) 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine again powers this front-wheel-drive-only (FWD) compact crossover and mates with a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 176 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque. Mileage, helped by low rolling-resistance tires and a selectable Active Eco mode this year, is estimated at an impressive 21 mpg city/30 highway in the I4-equipped Limited, while towing capacity maxes out at some 2,000 pounds with the available tow hitch installed.
Finally, standard safety equipment aboard the 2012 Tucson Limited includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Secondary safety equipment includes turn-signal-integrated mirrors, front fog/driving lights, dusk-sensing headlights and a remote antitheft alarm.
Adds to GL:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers · 160 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 10.3 · Rear brake width: 0.39 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Cargo area floor mat · Center console trim: leather · Door sill trim: scuff plate · Door trim: leatherette · Floor Material: carpet · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Assist handle: front, rear · Cargo area light · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, trunk release, keyless entry, keyless entry with panic alarm · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): three 12V · Power steering · Power windows: lockout button · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, in dash, front seatback, grocery bag holder, accessory hook · Sun visors · Universal garage door opener: Homelink · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver
Exterior Features Body side moldings: black · Door handle color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome, black · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Door courtesy lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED rear center brakelight
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, manual folding, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rails: silver
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front, front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Power door locks
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 15.9 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25 mm · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass: front · Tinted: windshield
02 Premium PKG $2,850
RK Remote Start $350
TH Tow Hitch $350
HL Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror W/Homelink/Compass $250
RC Roof Rack Cross Rails W/Truss Support $205
CT Cargo Tray $100
CF Carpeted Floor Mats $100
CM Cargo Mat $95
MG Mud Guards $85
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
FK First-Aid Kit $20
9P Black, Leather Seat Trim $0
RAN Black/Saddle, Leather Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
01 Standard Equipment PKG 1 $0
MBS Taupe, Leather Seat Trim $0
Price $24,995 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 170 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$24,995
Invoice$23,760

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
30MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 170 hp I4
Power 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 163 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.3 gal
Front Legroom42 in
Back Legroom38.7 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length173.2 in
Width71.7 in
Height66.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume25.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,179 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Loaded with features and tweaked to conform with strict California emissions standards, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson Limited PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle) stands at the top of the Tu... Read More
Loaded with features and tweaked to conform with strict California emissions standards, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson Limited PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle) stands at the top of the Tucson trim lineup. This 5-passenger compact crossover, riding on low-rolling-resistance tires and sporting a selectable Active Eco mode this year, additionally boasts some of the best mileage numbers in the business, but comes up a tad short on cargo space at only 55.8 cubic feet with the rear seatbacks folded.
Nevertheless, this curvy ute is delivered with standard 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a roof rack and heated power-adjustable mirrors on the outside, while leather upholstery, heated front seats, a height- and power-adjustable driver’s seat, and leather and simulated alloy accents adorn the inside. The standard telescoping and tilting leather and simulated alloy steering wheel mounts audio and cruise controls, while full power accessories, a universal remote garage door opener, auto climate control, Bluetooth hands-free communications and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror do their bit for comfort and convenience. Finally, standard audio remains a 160-watt system flaunting an MP3-capable single-CD changer, 6 speakers, satellite radio and a USB port.
Options for the top-shelf Tucson Limited PZEV include remote engine start, roof-rack cross rails, carpeted floor and cargo mats, splash guards and a tow hitch. Unique to the Limited trims is an available Premium Package, with a power sunroof, voice-activated navigation with a 6.5-inch touchscreen, and a 360-watt audio system boasting 7 premium-brand speakers.
Powering the 2012 Tucson Limited PZEV is the same variable-valve-timed (VVT) 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine and 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission combo that drives the regular Limited trims. Some eco-driven tweaks to drivetrain performance, however, result in 170 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque, a bit lower than non-PZEV numbers. Mileage estimates, though, remain solid at 21 mpg city/30 highway and towing stays maxed out at 2,000 pounds with the proper equipment.
Noteworthy standard safety features again include 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further standard safety equipment includes turn-signal-integrated mirrors, front fog/driving lights, dusk-sensing headlights and a remote antitheft alarm.
Adds to GL:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers · 160 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brake width: 0.39 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Cargo area floor mat · Center console trim: leather · Door sill trim: scuff plate · Door trim: leatherette · Floor Material: carpet · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Assist handle: front, rear · Cargo area light · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, trunk release, keyless entry, keyless entry with panic alarm · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): three 12V · Power steering · Power windows: lockout button · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, in dash, front seatback, grocery bag holder, accessory hook · Sun visors · Universal garage door opener: Homelink · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: on demand
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver
Exterior Features Body side moldings: black · Door handle color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome, black · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Door courtesy lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED rear center brakelight
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, manual folding, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rails silver,
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front, front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Power door locks
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 15.9 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25 mm · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass: front · Tinted: windshield
02 Premium PKG $2,850
RK Remote Start $350
TH Tow Hitch $350
HL Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror W/Homelink/Compass $250
RC Roof Rack Cross Rails W/Truss Support $205
CT Cargo Tray $100
CF Carpeted Floor Mats $100
CM Cargo Mat $95
MG Mud Guards $85
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
FK First-Aid Kit $20
9P Black, Leather Seat Trim $0
RAN Black/Saddle, Leather Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
01 Standard Equipment PKG 1 $0
MBS Taupe, Leather Seat Trim $0
Price $26,495 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 176 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$26,495
Invoice$25,170

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
20MPG city
27MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.4L 176 hp I4
Power 176 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 168 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.3 gal
Front Legroom42 in
Back Legroom38.7 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length173.2 in
Width71.7 in
Height66.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume25.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,120 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
Should the standard front-wheel-drive configuration of the 2012 Hyundai Tucson Limited not be quite enough for your winter driving, check out the Limited AWD. This all-wheel-drive-equip... Read More
Should the standard front-wheel-drive configuration of the 2012 Hyundai Tucson Limited not be quite enough for your winter driving, check out the Limited AWD. This all-wheel-drive-equipped (AWD) 5-passenger compact crossover represents the flagship trim of the Tucson lineup and comes complete with 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a roof rack and heated power-adjustable mirrors, not to mention a suave profile that features plenty of sexy curves. Oh, and this year’s Tucson Limited AWD additionally boasts a slightly re-tuned suspension touting marginally improved ride comfort.
Inside, look for a tepid 55.8 cubic feet of total cargo room, along with leather upholstery, heated front seats, full power accessories and a height- and power-adjustable driver’s seat. Leather and simulated alloy cabin trim complements the leather-wrapped tilting and telescoping steering wheel that mounts audio and cruise controls, with all of this embraced by auto climate control. A universal remote garage door opener is again standard, as are an auto-dimming rear-view mirror and Bluetooth hands-free communications. Finally, entertainment is provided by a 160-watt audio system boasting an MP3-capable single-CD player, 6 speakers, satellite radio and a USB port.
Options in the top-shelf 2012 Tucson Limited AWD include the Premium Package, with power sunroof, voice-activated navigation with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display and 350 watts of audio through 7 premium speakers. Standalone options, meantime, include remote engine start, carpeted floor and cargo mats, splash guards, roof-rack cross rails and a tow hitch.
Powering this traction-savvy Tucson trim is a variable-valve-timed (VVT) 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine that mates with the standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 176 hp and 168 lb-ft of torque. The AWD system, meanwhile allows cruising in front-wheel drive on dry pavement while standing ready to automatically divert torque from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip when surfaces get slippery. This confidence-inducing set-up also sports a driver-selectable mode to lock in AWD even on dry pavement. Mileage in the Tucson Limited AWD, however, drops to 20 mpg city/27 highway, despite the 2012 edition’s low rolling-resistance tires and selectable Active Eco mode. Towing capacity once again maxes out at 2,000 pounds with the proper equipment.
Finally, noteworthy standard safety equipment includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Further standard safety features include front fog/driving lights, dusk-sensing headlights, turn-signal-integrated mirrors and a remote antitheft alarm.
Limited AWD PZEV
Original MSRP: $26,495
Adds to GL:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Air filtration · Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Front side airbags · Side curtain airbags: front, rear · Side-curtain airbag rollover sensor
Audio System Antenna Type: diversity, mast · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers · 160 watts
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist: hill start assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brake width: 1.1 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.2 · Rear brake width: 0.39 · Rear brakes: disc
Comfort Features Cargo area floor mat · Center console trim: leather · Door sill trim: scuff plate · Door trim: leatherette · Floor Material: carpet · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Assist handle: front, rear · Cargo area light · Cargo cover: retractable · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Illuminated power window switches · Multi-function remote: controls fuel filler, trunk release, keyless entry, keyless entry with panic alarm · One-touch windows: 1 · Power outlet(s): three 12V · Power steering · Power windows: lockout button · Reading lights: front, rear · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, phone, audio · Storage: door pockets, in dash, front seatback, grocery bag holder, accessory hook · Sun visors · Universal garage door opener: Homelink · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Doors Liftgate window: fixed · Rear door type: liftgate
Driver Seat Adjustable lumbar support: power · Heated · Power adjustments: 8
Drivetrain 4WD Type: on demand
Engine Alternator: 110 amps · Battery saver
Exterior Features Body side moldings: black · Door handle color: chrome · Front bumper color: body-color · Grille color: chrome, black · Rear bumper color: body-color · Rear spoiler · Rear spoiler color: body-color · Window trim: black
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Tachometer · Trip computer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, low oil level, tire fill alert
Interior Metallic-tone accents
Lights Door courtesy lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off · Tail and brake lights: LED rear center brakelight
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, manual folding, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments
Rear Seats Rear heat: rear ventilation ducts with fan control · Type: 60-40 split bench
Roof Roof rails: silver
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Energy absorbing steering column · Hood buckling creases · Impact absorbing bumpers
Seatbelts Emergency locking retractors: front, front and rear · Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Seatbelt warning sensor: driver and passenger · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat power adjustments: reclining, height · Front seat type: bucket · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding · Upholstery: leather
Security 2-stage unlocking doors · Power door locks
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Steering Steering ratio: 15.9 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25 mm · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Stabilizer Bar: diameter 18 mm · Rear Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Suspension Type: multi-link
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Heated windshield wiper rests · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper: intermittent, with washer · Solar-tinted glass: front · Tinted: windshield
02 Premium PKG $2,850
RK Remote Start $350
TH Tow Hitch $350
HL Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror W/Homelink/Compass $250
RC Roof Rack Cross Rails W/Truss Support $205
CT Cargo Tray $100
CF Carpeted Floor Mats $100
CM Cargo Mat $95
MG Mud Guards $85
CN Cargo Net $50
WL Wheel Locks $50
FK First-Aid Kit $20
9P Black, Leather Seat Trim $0
RAN Black/Saddle, Leather Seat Trim $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
01 Standard Equipment PKG 1 $0
MBS Taupe, Leather Seat Trim $0
Price $26,495 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 2.4L 170 hp I4
Seating 5
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$26,495
Invoice$25,170

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
6-Speed Automatic

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 170 hp I4
Power 170 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque 163 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.3 gal
Front Legroom42 in
Back Legroom38.7 in
Wheelbase103.9 in
Length173.2 in
Width71.7 in
Height66.3 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume25.7 cu ft
Maximum Payload1,120 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity2,000 lbs
For 2012 Hyundai’s flagship Tucson Limited goes through a bunch of tweaks and prods, as well as gaining a standard all-wheel drivetrain (AWD), to emerge as the Tucson Limited AWD PZEV (... Read More
For 2012 Hyundai’s flagship Tucson Limited goes through a bunch of tweaks and prods, as well as gaining a standard all-wheel drivetrain (AWD), to emerge as the Tucson Limited AWD PZEV (Partial Zero-Emissions Vehicle). Some slight adjustments to the suspension are touted to smooth the ride a bit in this 5-passenger compact crossover, while low rolling-resistance tires and a selectable Active Eco mode ought to deliver marginally improved mileage. Unfortunately, this top-shelf trim remains burdened by a less-than-bounteous 55.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seatbacks folded down.
A plethora of goodies nonetheless remain standard aboard this well-wrought crossover, including a suave and swoopy profile that’s decorated with 18-inch alloy wheels, a rear spoiler, a roof rack and heated power-adjustable mirrors. Inside, this high-end trim boasts leather upholstery, heated front seats, a height- and power-adjustable driver’s seat and full power accessories. Leather and simulated alloy cabin accents are accompanied by a similarly decorated telescoping and tilting steering wheel that mounts standard audio and cruise controls.
Again, a universal remote garage door opener, auto climate control and Bluetooth hands-free calling are delivered with the 2012 Tucson Limited AWD PZEV, while entertainment is once more delivered via a 160-watt system sporting an MP3-capable single-CD player, 6 speakers, satellite radio and a USB connection.
Standalone options, meantime, remain remote engine start, carpeted floor and cargo mats, roof-rack cross rails, a trailer hitch and splash guards. And, of course, the Premium Package, flaunting a power sunroof, voice-activated navigation with a 6.5-inch touchscreen and a 360-watt stereo boasting 7 premium speakers, also remains available.
Engineered to conform in those states enforcing stricter California emissions laws, the variable-valve-timed (VVT) 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) powerplant standard on this top-shelf, eco-friendly mini-ute puts out a little less power than its non-PZEV brethren, though mileage and towing capacities are unaffected. In any case, look for the I4 to again be managed by the standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission to the tune of 170 hp and 163 lb-ft of torque. Mileage is estimated at a tolerable 20 mpg city/27 highway, while towing remains maxed out at 2,000 pounds with the proper equipment.
The Tucson AWD PZEV boasts intelligent AWD that allows it to cruise in front-wheel drive (FWD) in normal conditions and automatically divert torque from the wheels that slip to the wheels that grip when surfaces become slippery. Additionally, a driver-selectable mode allows this system to be locked into AWD on either dry or slippery surfaces, as desired.
Finally, standard safety features again include 4-wheel antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front head restraint whiplash protection. Once more, turn-signal-integrated mirrors, front fog/driving lights and dusk-sensing headlights also come standard, as does a remote antitheft alarm.
GL AWD
Adds to GL:
No additional major features.
L
Adds to GL:
No additional major features.