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The Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover that competes with the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester. It was redesigned for 2010 and comes standard with a manual transmission, though an automatic is offered. The Tucson seats five and is available with front- or all-wheel drive.
The Tucson features a number of fuel-saving changes for 2012 including an Active Eco System that modulates throttle response, low-rolling-resistance tires, an improved air-conditioning system and standard solar glass. The gas tank's capacity has increased from 14.5 to 15.3 gallons, and GLS models now feature the premium shock absorbers used on Limited trims.
In terms of size and proportions, the Tucson is similar to the Rogue, and it's roughly the same size as the Forester, too. It features a hexagonal grille that some other Hyundai models sport, wraparound taillights and swept-back headlights. Exterior features include:
Tucsons come standard with power windows, folding side mirrors and remote keyless entry. There are also 12-volt power outlets in the front of the cabin and the cargo area, an armrest storage bin, map pockets and a flip-down rear armrest with cupholders. Interior features include:
Base Tucsons are powered by a 165-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder, while GLS and Limited Tucsons have a 176-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Mechanical features include:
Standard safety features include: