A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Hyundai Tucson

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The 2012 Hyundai Tucson is available in front wheel drive and all-wheel drive. It has a distinguish look that is both stylish and elegant For 2012, the Tucson was named the second best compact SUV available on the market, beating out the RAV4 and CR-V.

Key Features

The Hyundai Tucson has a 2.4liter four cylinder engine with 170hp along with a six speed automatic transmission. While driving in the city, it will get you up to 22 mpg and 29 mpg on the highway. The vehicle can tow up to 1,000 pounds and is also available with a manual transmission.

Changes for 2012

The Tucson received a larger gas tank for the 2012 model.

What We Like

The Hyundai Tucson looks good, especially when compared to its competitors. It comes well equipped which provides you a lot of value for your money. The vehicle also maintains its value over time. The eight way adjustable seat is nice for drivers and the windows operate smoothly.

What Concerns Us

While sitting in the second row, you may feel a little close together due to the sloping roof and low seat cushions. The second row seats also sit very straight, so this may get uncomfortable during long rides.

Available Models

The Tucson is available in a few different styles. The GL is a four door front wheel drive with a 2.0 liter four cylinder engine and 165hp. It gets 22 mpg in the city and 29 on the highway. The GLS is a four door all-wheel drive 2.4 liter four cylinder with 170hp. It gets 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The GLS front wheel drive offers a 2.4 liter four cylinder engine with 170hp. It gets 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The Limited four door all-wheel drive is a 2.4 liter four cylinder with 170hp. It gets 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. The Limited front wheel drive has a 2.4 liter four cylinder with 170hp and gets 21 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.

Major Recalls

In 2014, the Hyundai Tucson was recalled because the air bag in the steering wheel may come loose because it was not properly mounted. This can cause an increase of injury to the driver in a crash.

Common Issues

Common complaints for this vehicle include brake failure, brake line leaking, engine oil leak, transmission slipping, jerking when shifting to drive, Bluetooth not working, power doors and windows not working, airbag deployed, and condensation on the inside during cold weather.

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