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2012 Kia Sportage

2012 Hyundai Tucson

  2012 Kia Sportage 2WD 4-door EX Angular Front Exterior View 2012 Hyundai Tucson FWD 4-door Auto GLS Side Exterior View
MSRP
$18,500
$19,145
Invoice $18,135 $18,452
MPG
City/Highway
20/30 20/30
Rating
8.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
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Bottom Line The Kia Sportage cuts a rakish new figure and spins out 260 turbocharged horsepower for a total image reboot--watch the options, though. Read Full Review One of the most improved crossovers, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson has size and value in its corner. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Sport-shoe styling
  • A higher grade of trim, all around
  • UVO’s hands-free controls
  • Genuine sporty driving in 260-hp SX

Dislikes:

  • Still rides a little stiffly
  • Steering is heavier than most cute-utes
  • Smallish cabin has skimpy rear-seat headroom
  • Easy to build a $30,000 SX

Likes:

  • Dashing, curvy styling
  • Smoother four-cylinder engines
  • Gas mileage tops the class
  • Spacious interior
  • Lots of standard features

Dislikes:

  • Lifeless, artificial steering
  • Not quick, no turbo (yet)
  • Leather seats could use more cushion
  • Styling cuts down on rearward visibility
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