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2015 Hyundai Tucson OVERVIEW
Hyundai's entry-level crossover, the Tucson offers easy maneuverability in rush-hour traffic and crowded parking lots, along with youthful good looks for a family vehicle. You also get more standard features than most of us expect in this modest price class.
What's New for 2015
Aside from minor equipment revisions, the Tucson is unchanged.
Choosing Your Hyundai Tucson
The Tucson is on the smaller end of the compact crossover segment, but you still get five-passenger capacity and a decent 56 cubic-feet of cargo space. The standard split-folding reclining backseat and rear privacy glass help ensure passenger comfort.
The Tucson's 2-liter four-cylinder engine produces 164 horsepower and delivers an admirable 25 mpg in combined driving. The optional 2.4-liter four cylinder ups the ante to 182 horsepower with a minor 1 mpg loss in efficiency. Both engines are hooked to a six-speed automatic transmission and can be paired with all-wheel drive.
The Tucson comes in GLS, SE and Limited trim levels:
All-wheel drive can be added to any Tucson for a mere $1,500. We can't think of another vehicle that offers all-weather capability for less. The GLS is very attractively price, but the SE with its larger engine and extra features is clearly a better value.
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