Hyundai has announced pricing for its all-new 2010 Tucson compact SUV, which is set to go on sale across the country later this month with a starting price of $18,995 including $795 in destination and delivery charges.
The range kicks off with the entry-level GLS model equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive as standard and tops out with the Limited model equipped with all-wheel drive and an available Premium package at $28,695.
Only one engine option is available at launch, Hyundai’s new 2.4-liter Theta II four-cylinder gasoline mill. Rated at 176 horsepower (26% more than its predecessor) and 168 pound-feet of torque, and with an estimated fuel economy of up to 23 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway for the automatic model with front-wheel drive, the new Theta II engine offers not only decent performance but excellent efficiency as well.
Fitted as standard is Hyundai's signature blue lighting, power windows, power door locks, fold-away mirrors and remote keyless entry with alarm and panic button, 17-inch wheels, air-conditioning, and 60/40 folding seats. Bluetooth hands-free phone system with voice recognition and steering wheel audio and cruise controls are also available.
Other available features include leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, power driver seat with lumbar support, automatic headlights, side repeater exterior mirrors, front wiper de-icer and dual front automatic temperature control.
A total of six airbags are also positioned in the Tucson's interior. Dual advanced frontal airbags are complemented by front seat-mounted side-impact airbags and roof-mounted side-curtain airbags with new rollover sensors that cover both the front and rear seat rows.
You can check out our first drive report on the stylish compact SUV by clicking here.