Hyundai Tucson 2010 - Review & Pictures
The Hyundai Tucson is the smallest CUV in the Hyundai lineup, but you wouldn’t think so given its airy cabin, comfortable seating and the long list of standard and available equipment. In fact, you might just begin to think that smaller is, in fact, better. To differentiate the Hyundai Tucson 2010 from the small CUVs on the road, Hyundai engineers decided the Tucson 2010 needed to offer the best of both worlds, combining the rugged utility of an SUV with the maneuverability and refinement of a car. Once you experience it, you’ll understand why the Hyundai Tucson 2010 is the right vehicle for our times.
It’s one of the key principles of geometry: Rectangular shapes hold more than those with curves and sloping sides. So when designing a utility vehicle - particularly one that’s smaller by nature - boxier is better. The challenge, then, for Hyundai designers was to turn that boxy utility into graceful exterior design. The teams at our Frankfurt-based design and engineering centers were able to combine function and form in the sleek lines of the 2010 Tucson, Hyundai’s first CUV to be designed in Europe.
You can enjoy the smoothness of a sedan without having to drive one. When developing the Tucson 2010, Hyundai engineers strove for a refined, sedan-like driving experience with low noise and vibration levels and a smooth ride. The efficiency of the 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, up to 31 MPG, ULEV emissions - PZEV status available in some states and a smaller carbon footprint than the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V means it runs as smoothly and efficiently as it feels.
Hyundai Tucson 2010 Safety Features
Hyundai is a company with a history of safety-oriented firsts, and the Tucson is no exception. Hyundai was the first popular brand to make side-impact airbags11 standard across their lineup. In 2005, the Tucson was the first under-$20,000 vehicle sold in the U.S. to include six airbags and Electronic Stability Control Control5 as standard equipment. And for 2010 the Tucson adds two new Hyundai safety firsts, Hillstart Assist Control to help minimize backward rolling on steep inclines, and Downhill Brake Control to help you maintain control and speed on steep descents. Because when it comes to safety, we believe in making progress, not excuses.
More Mileage, Less Fuel Consumption
Powerful yet fuel efficient, the Tucson’s thrifty 2.4L 4 cylinder engine goes the extra mile for you. On less fuel. Using features that maximize fuel economy, your Tucson works smarter, not harder. The automatic equipped Tucson has an overdrive lock-up torque for better fuel economy at highway speeds and an Eco Indicator providing driver feedback for lower fuel consumption. And the manual transmission Tucson has the Eco gear shift indicator that senses the optimum time for gear change