The Hyundai Tucson (pronounced Too-son) went on sale in the UK in August 2004.
The Hyundai Tucson (pronounced Too-son) went on sale in the UK in August 2004. Hyundai hope to attract customers who have not previously considered a SUV and both 2 Wheel Drive and 4 Wheel drive models are included in the model line-up.
The Tucson model range is available with a choice of 2.0 litre & 2.7 litre V6 petrol engines and a 2.0 litre diesel engine. Two transmissions are available the 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic.
With prices starting at £14,395 the Hyundai Tucson is pitched against established competition such as the Kia Sportage, Land Rover Freelander, Honda CR-V, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan X-TRAIL and Toyota RAV4.
We chose to take the Tucson on our annual trip to Cornwall which gave us the perfect opportunity to put it to the test.
Hyundai Tucson Road Test Data
|Model Reviewed||Hyundai Tucson 2.7 V6 CDX|
|Colour||Ebony Black (Solid)|
|Performance (manufacturers data)|
|0 - 62 mph||10.5 Seconds|
|Top Speed||112 mph|
|Fuel Type||Unleaded Petrol|
|CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures)||g/km|
|Economy (NEDC Figures)|
|Extra Urban||34.4 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Rating||4|
|Warranty||5-Year unlimited mileage warranty|
6-Year anti-perforation warranty
3-Years' Hyundai RAC assistance
|Price (when tested on the 25/11/05)||£19,195 OTR|