2012 Tucson
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2012 Tucson delivers better fuel economy and range for consumers needing the utility of a CUV without sacrificing fuel efficiency.


• EPA highway fuel economy of up to 30
• Active ECO system which modifies
  engine and automatic transmission
   control to smooth out throttle response
   for improved fuel economy
• Low rolling Resistance (LRR) 17 silica
  tires are standard on Tucson GLS
• Improved HVAC system to speed cooling
  and increase fuel efficiency

• Front solar glass and rear privacy glass is now standard on all models to reduce the need for
   air conditioning
• Fuel tank capacity increased from 14.5 gallons to 15.3 gallons
• Front disc brake size increase from 11.02 x 1.02 inches to 11.81 x 1.10 inches on front wheel
  drive models
• Sachs Premium Suspension added as standard to Tucson GLS models to give a smoother ride
  while still offering excellent handling
• Side repeater exterior mirrors added as standard to Tucson GLS
• Larger rear suspension bushings for improved ride quality


2012 Tucson Front: Assertive and sporty
•  Sculptured hood creases
•  Hexagonal grille (Limited with chrome
   accents) and aggressive lower air intake
•  Side repeater exterior mirrors on GLS &

2012 Tucson Side: Fluidic Sculpture - confident, sweeping styling

•  Roof-mounted antenna
•  Athletic body with double set shoulder lines
•  Sleek greenhouse with rising beltline
•  18" Euroflange wheels on Limited

2012 Tucson Rear: Sporty roofline with CUV functionality

•  Matte black door window frame (bodycolor on Ash Black exterior)
•  Silver roof side rails (available on non-sunroof models)
•  Standard bodycolor rear spoiler
•  Standard side sill molding, bodyside cladding (GLS & Limited)


Premium Comfort & Convenience Features:

• Panoramic sunroof
• Navigation system with XM® NavTraffic and
   rearview camera
• Bluetooth® hands-free phone system w/Voice
• Power driver seat
• Electrochromic rearview mirror with
• Side repeater exterior mirrors
• Leather seating surfaces
• Heated front seats
• Front wiper de-icer
• Dual front automatic temperature control
• CleanAir Ionizer - while operating heater or air conditioner, ion plasma is automatically
   generated to keep air clean

Tucson has available Autonet Navigation system with XM® NavTraffic and Rearview camera

• Touch screen navigation system
• 6.5" LCD Screen
• Rearview camera
• Voice recognition with navigation, phone &
  audio commands
• XM® NavTraffic with Detour function
• External amplifier
• Subwoofer
• 8GB Nand Flash memory
• 64 Bit CPU
• AM/FM/XM (integrated chipset)/Radio Data
   System (RDS) - Imbedded digital information
   stored in FM radio

  • Bluetooth® 2.0 Interface - transfers cell
    phone contacts within approximately 25 seconds
  • Bluetooth® audio streaming

Tucson has a longer wheelbase and overall width than CR-V, Escape and Forester to deliver packaging efficiency.



Passenger Volume
(cu. ft.)
101.9 103.8 97.5 108.2 99.5 107.6
Cargo Volume
(cu. ft.)
25.7 35.7 28.9 36.4 29.2 33.5

An example of packaging efficiency for 2012MY Tucson:
— Tucson has more rear seat legroom than RAV4, Rogue, CR-V, Escape and Forester
— Tucson has more passenger interior volume than Rogue and Escape
— Tucson has more passenger volume than Acura RDX and cargo volume than Infiniti FX



2.0L Theta II 4-cylinder base engine - GL

• It is a lower cost engine than the 2.4L engine and is offered
   with a five-speed manual to further lower costs
• 165 horsepower @ 6200 rpm
• 146 pound/feet of torque @ 4600 rpm
• ULEV emissions classification
• 22 city / 29 highway / 25 combined EPA fuel economy for FWD
• 2.0L does not have an engine cover, while the 2.4L does have

2.4L Theta II 4-cylinder delivering up to 30 MPG on the highway - GLS and Limited

• DOHC 16 valve
• Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (CVVT)
• Multi-Point fuel Injection
• 176 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
   — 170 hp for PZEV
• 168 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
   — 163 lb. ft. for PZEV
• PZEV (A/T only) in Cal Emissions states, ULEV in all other states
• 21 city / 30 highway / 25 combined EPA fuel economy for FWD

Powertrain Comparison 2012 Tucson GLS 2011
2011 Rogue 2011 RAV4 I4 2011 Escape I4 2011 Forester
Displacement 2.4L 2.4L 2.5L 2.5L 2.5L 2.5L
(Fed / Cal)
176 @ 6000/
170 @ 6000
180 @ 6800 170 @ 6000 179 @ 6000 171 @ 6000 170 @ 6000
Torque (lb.-ft.) (Fed/Cal) 168 @ 4000/
163 @ 4000
161 @ 4400 175 @ 4400 172 @ 4000 171 @ 4500 170 @ 4400
Curb weight A/T FWD 3,197 lbs. 3,386 lbs. 3,276 lbs. 3,360 lbs. 3,390 lbs. 3300 lbs. (AWD)
Power-to-weight ratio (Fed / Cal) 18.2 / 18.8 18.8 19.3 18.8 19.8 19.4
A/T 6-speed 5-speed CVT 4-speed 6-speed 4-speed
Fuel economy A/T FWD 21 / 30 21/28 22/28 22/28 21/28 21/27 (AWD)


Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

•  Integrates control of systems including ESC and MDPS to provide optimal stability
•  Improved brake performance by steering force assistance on an asymmetric road
•  Improved acceleration performance by steering force assistance on asymmetric road

Tucson features standard Hillstart Assist Control and Downhill Brake Control.

Standard Hillstart Assist Control (HAC)
•  HAC is designed to help minimize backward
   rolling on steep ascents.

Standard Downhill Brake Control (DBC)
•  DBC is designed to help the driver maintain
   vehicle control and speed on steep, downhill

Neither system is available on CR-V, Escape
or Rogue

Note: Neither system is a substitute for safe driving judgement and practices. Factors including speed, grade, surface conditions and driver input can all affect whether DAC and HAC will be effective in preventing a loss of control.

Product Links

Accessory Brochure     HyundaiTucson.com   Quick Reference Guide    eBrochure  

Video Reference Guide  

Product Overview

• Sleek, urban, European design
  — It is the first SUV to be designed and engineered in Europe at Hyundai's Frankfurt-based
      Design and Technical Centers

• Eco-efficient 2.0L 4-cylinder with 5-speed M/T or 6-speed A/T on GL
   OR a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with 6-speed A/T on GLS and Limited
  — Up to 30 Highway MPG
  — More fuel efficient than CR-V and RAV4
  — 2.4L is PZEV certified in Cal Emissions states
  — 2.4L engine offers 176 horsepower (170hp PZEV), 2.0L offers
      165 horsepower

• Advanced standard safety technologies
  — 2010 & 2011 IIHS Top Safety Pick
  — Six standard airbags with rollover sensors
  — Standard Electronic Stability Control w/Traction Control System,
      Anti-lock Braking System w/ Brake Assist, 4-wheel disc brakes and
      Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  — Standard active front head restraints
  — Standard Downhill Brake Control and Hillstart Assist Control

•  Premium comfort & convenience features
    — Panoramic sunroof
    — Navigation system with XM® NavTraffic and
        rearview camera
   — Bluetooth® hands-free phone system w/Voice
   — Power driver seat
   — Electrochromic rearview mirror with
   — Side repeater exterior mirrors

Who's Buying Tucson

•  Buyer profile is aged 27-50, gender balanced and mostly married
•  It appeals to Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and Ford Escape shoppers who desire style and
•  The Tucson is the right size for families and singles
•  It meets everyone's needs with front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive models

Why They Buy

•  Sleek, urban, European design
•  Versatility, Advanced safety technologies (Standard ABS/ESC/TCS/EBD/HAC/DBC)
•  Choice of drivetrain - FWD and available AWD models
•  Great cargo configurations
•  2010 & 2011 IIHS Top Safety Pick and Kiplinger's Personal Finance Best New Small Crossover
   for 2010

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