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For 2009, Tucson returns with additional exterior and interior changes including all-new 16-inch alloy wheels, a more distinctive chrome grille, new tailgate trim and new GLS seat fabric. The Tucson SE 4WD receives standard heated front seats and a windshield wiper de-icer. Tucson also has standard XM Satellite Radio™ and an auxiliary audio input.

New features for 2009 Tucson

• 4-6 percent improved fuel economy
• Bolder front grille and rear garnish
• New 16-inch alloy wheel design
• Improved metal grain interior accents
• Heated front seats and windshield wiper de-icer
 standard on SE 4WD
• Power sunroof is standard on Limited V6 models
• Air conditioning is standard of Tucson GLS
• XM Satellite Radio and auxiliary audio input
  standard on GLS

Fuel Economy Improvement

Model Trim/Engine/Driveline 2008 City/Hwy MPG 2009 City/Hwy MPG Change
Tucson GLS I4 2WD M/T 20/26 20/25 4% increase on highway
Tucson GLS I4 2WD A/T 20/25 19/25 5% increase in city
Tucson SE/Limited V6 2WD 18/24 18/24 No change
Tucson SE/Limited V6 4WD 18/23 17/23 6% increase in city


Kenwood navigation is available as an option
beginning December 2008 production

• 200 watts
• Audio/Navigation combination
• Full featured AM/FM/CD with MP3 and WMA readability
• XM Satellite Radio
• Auxiliary input jack
• 700 MB internal memory
• SD card slot
• Garmin Navigation Display 2.8” X 2.1”
• Touch-screen interface

Electronic 4 Wheel Drive System

•  Advanced electronic 4 wheel
   drive system
•  Designed by Borg-Warner
•  Includes driver selectable
   4WD lock - allows for a 50/50
   torque split between the front
   and rear wheels - for off-road
   and very slippery conditions
•  Available with 2.7L V6 engine

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Product Overview

• JD Power named the Tucson the Highest Ranked Compact Multi-Activity Vehicle in Initial
• Advanced standard safety equipment
  — Six standard airbags: advanced dual front airbags, front seat-mounted side-impact airbags
      and roof-mounted side curtain airbags
  — Standard Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS)
  — Standard Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force
      Distribution (EBD)
  — Standard active front head restraints
• Available 2.7L DOHC V6 engine
  — Key competitors offer only 4-cylinder engines
• Great standard seating and cargo configurations
  — Full fold-flat seating
  — Durable composite cargo floor
  — Multiple cargo configurations

Who's Buying Tucson

•  Buyer profile is aged 25-55, gender balanced and mostly married
•  It appeals to Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape shoppers who are looking for a
   better value
•  The Tucson is the right size for families and singles
•  It meets everyone's needs with front-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive models

Why They Buy

•  Versatility, Advanced safety technologies (Standard ABS/ESC/TCS, 5-Star crash rating)
•  Choice of performance - 4 cyl. or 6 cyl. engines
•  Great cargo configurations
•  2007 Tucson is listed as "Recommended" by Consumer Guide Automotive in the compact-
   sport-utility vehicle category for the 2007 Editors' Picks.
•  The 2008 Tucson earned the title "Best Bet" from author Jack Gillis' The Car Book and the
   Center for Auto Safety.
•  2007 Tucson named "Model with Most Improved Reliability by Consumer Reports in its Annual
   Reliability Survey.

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