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$18,452
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On Safety
The 2012 Hyundai Tucson is one of the better safety performers among compact crossovers--even considering the tougher crash tests that have been phased in.
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The 2012 Hyundai Tucson lands in--or close to--the upper echelon for safety, thanks to good crash-test results and a comprehensive list of safety features.

The federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the Tucson a four-star score for frontal impact, as well as a four-star overall score, while the Tucson earns a top five-star score in both the side impact and side pole tests. The insurance industry-funded Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has again for 2012 named it a Top Safety Pick, with top ratings in all categories.

All-around visibility is quite good, save for some spots at the rear quarters, where the Tucson's dramatic roofline meets its tailgate.

The 2012 Tucson covers all the usual bases for safety-conscious shoppers. Dual front side and curtain airbags are standard, as are anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control. Hill descent control is also standard, along with brake assist, tire pressure monitors, and active headrests.

Conclusion

The 2012 Hyundai Tucson is one of the better safety performers among compact crossovers--even considering the tougher crash tests that have been phased in.

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