2008 Hyundai Tucson Review

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Hyundai Tucson

2008 Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson Review

economical alternative to CR-V.

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T he Hyundai is the Korean automaker#39;s smallest, SUV. Its most obvious is the Honda CR-V. Like the the Hyundai Tucson is strictly a with no third-row-seating option.

come standard with a engine, although the Tucson a V6, and the Honda does not.

We the Tucson to be comfortable around and on the highway, with light adequate power from the V6, and a four-speed automatic transmission.

The is nice: It doesn#39;t look and the controls are easy to operate big knobs. It#39;s easy to get in and out of the and back seats, and the rear flip down easily. a decent amount of cargo available.

We like its looks. It#39;s proportioned, with clean and short overhangs front and Like Hyundai#39;s slightly Santa Fe, the Tucson is a crossover than a truck-based SUV, with unit-body construction, suspension, and a transversely mounted

That said, we actually the ride and handling of the four-wheel-drive models, even on dry pavement. On wet 4WD Tucsons don#39;t spin front tires the way the front-drive do when accelerating from a In snow, they benefit an all-wheel-drive system that power to the rear wheels as conditions change.

A switch allows the driver to in a 50/50 torque split creeping through drifting Though not intended to be a highly off-road vehicle, the Tucson can manage rocky dirt and other light off-highway

For the 2008 model year, has made a six-disc CD changer with Limited trim, and the gray leather interior black. Late-production 2008 models come standard XM Satellite Radio (including months of free service), an audio input jack, front head restraints, and a monitor. A four-cylinder version of the Limited is also available.

are becoming known for outstanding and safety. The J.D. Power and Initial Quality Study Tucson the industry#39;s highest all-new model when it was in 2005; and rated it highest in quality in the compact multi-activity segment in 2006.

A comprehensive list of active and safety features are standard including six airbags and electronic control. Tucson is aggressively and it comes with Hyundai#39;s warranty. Tucson earned a safety rating from the government (NHTSA) in front and impacts.

The Insurance Institute for Safety, which conducts tests differently than the has rated the Tucson Acceptable in its offset and side-impact crash Their system rates good, acceptable, marginal or

Model Lineup

Hyundai Tucson

The 2008 Tucson is offered in three levels. GLS and Limited come with a 140-horsepower 2.0-liter engine. Optional on Limited and on SE is a 173-horsepower 2.7-liter V6.

Four-wheel drive is available with the V6.

GLS ($17,235) comes a five-speed manual transmission; windows, door locks, and an 80-watt AM/FM/CD audio with an auxiliary input XM Satellite Radio; remove entry; roof-rack side and P215/65 tires 16-inch wheels. Air conditioning is optional on the manual-shift version, but standard on the GLS ($19,335). Cruise control is

SE V6 front-wheel drive ($21,035) and drive ($22,735) both with the four-speed automatic and air conditioning, plus upgraded trim, a leather-wrapped steering and shifter, a 140-watt AM/FM/CD/XM system with cassette and trip computer, illuminated mirrors, cruise control, fog and wider P235/60R16 tires. and door handles are body instead of black, and fender and lower bodyside cladding is A Preferred Equipment Package adds a power tilt-and-slide and heated front seats.

Limited V6 FWD ($22,885) and 4WD ($24,585) leather seats, 200-watt audio with six-disc changer plus six speakers and automatic temperature control outside temperature display, inside rearview mirror compass, and a rear cargo Exterior trim is monochromatic. The factory option is the sunroof

The four-cylinder Limited comes with an automatic transmission. The and 4WD are not be available, but otherwise equipment be identical to the Limited V6.

Port-installed accessories range a Bluetooth phone system to cross-rails to mud guards and wheel

Safety features on the Tucson electronic stability control, antilock disc brakes electronic brake-force distribution brake assist, and traction Side-impact airbags for torso and side curtain airbags to provide head protection for in both rows come New for 2008 are active front restraints and a tire-pressure monitor.

For more information such as prices, and photos of the 2008 Tucson, click here: Hyundai Tucson.

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