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GREEN | 7 out of 10
21 mpg city, 25 highway (Tucson 2.0 AWD)
23/29 mpg (2.0 FWD), 21/28 mpg (2.4 FWD)
fuel economy a 'big selling point'
The 2014 Hyundai Tucson gets two new engines this year; but sadly, that doesn't significantly improve its EPA fuel economy ratings.
The base Tucson is rated by the EPA at 23/29 mpg, for its combination of a 2.0-liter four and a six-speed automatic gearbox. That's only up by 1 mpg in the city, and it keeps the same Combined rating as last year.
With the larger, more powerful 2.4-liter four-cylinder, ratings go down by one versus the larger engine--to 21/28 mpg. All-wheel-drive models are significantly lower on the highway (25 versus 28 mpg for the larger engine, for instance), so get AWD only if you need it; but we tend to think that the larger 2.4-liter engine is a worthwhile upgrade--and its real-world fuel efficiency may be about the same.
Gas mileage for the 2014 Hyundai Tucson now lags most other small crossovers--despite new engines this year.