Perfect ratings from the IIHS makes driving the 2011 Hyundai Tucson a very safe and dependable experience. Since its 2010 all-new launch, the Tucson continues to employ the most modern technologies. It competes in the compact CUV class with other notable characters like the Subaru Forester, CR-V from Honda and the Ford Escape and features invoice pricing that ranges between $18,215 and $25,028. There are five trims available: GL FWD, GLS FWD, Limited FWD, GLS AWD and Limited AWD.
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The exterior design of the 2011 Tucson from Hyundai is extra sleek, a bit wider and shorter than its primary competitors. With standard seating for five, it offers interior spaciousness measurements of:
39 inch of headroom in front and rear;
57 inches of shoulder room (55 and the rear);
56 inches of hip room (53 in the rear);
41.2 inches of legroom (38.7 and the rear);
25.7 cubic feet of stock luggage capacity;
55.8 cubic feet of maximum luggage capacity;
There are 2 engines available for the Hyundai Tucson 2011, one for the GL FWD and another for the other 4 trims. The GL FWD features a 2.0L 165-horsepower (@ 6200 RPM) 146 lb-ft (@ 4600 RPM) I4 mated to your choice between a standard 5-speed manual or 6-speed auto transmission. Other trims are equipped with a 2.4L 176-horsepower (@ 6000 RPM) 168 lb-ft (@ 4000 RPM) I4 joined up with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearbox. All trims are capable of towing up to 1000 pounds and require 17.3 feet of turning radius.
That perfect IIHS safety rating is made possible by standard safety features including:
4-wheel antilock braking;
6 separate airbags;
Electronic traction control;
Electronic stability control;
Active frontal head restraints;
Tire pressure monitoring;
And loads more…
Other standard features include a telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth wireless, 17-inch alloy wheels and leather-wrapped steering wheel/shifter knob. As estimated by the EPA, the new Hyundai Tucson will deliver 20/27 MPG urban/rural. It will cost between $350 and $500 per month. Of course, you’ll need to remember to add in other expenses including affordable automobile insurance, fuel, maintenance, depreciation and more. And it all comes backed with Hyundai’s very impressive 60,000 mile/60 month basic warranty.
Overall, the 2011 Hyundai Tucson presents a very attractive option in the compact crossover utility vehicle segment, one that you should definitely get to know better at your earliest convenience.
2011 Hyundai Tucson Review