2012 Hyundai Tucson vs. Its Competition

2012 Hyundai Tucson FWD 4-door Auto GLS Side Exterior View
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

Hyundai's on a quest to improve fuel economy, and tweaks to the Tucson boost its top gas mileage to 30 mpg.

That's on the version with the larger engine and automatic transmission--but base versions still get up to 29 mpg.

2012 Hyundai Tucson FWD 4-door Auto GLS Side Exterior View2012 Hyundai Tucson
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Quick Specs
8.0
One of the most improved crossovers, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson has size and value in its corner.
7.2
If you're keen on green in crossover form, the 2012 Ford Escape Hybrid earns good gas-mileage ratings, but its styling and handling are showing their age.
7.8
The 2012 Honda CR-V is a great family vehicle, with a thoughtfully designed and comfortable interior, and improved refinement, but it lacks the confident, sprightly feel present in past CR-Vs.
8.0
The Kia Sportage cuts a rakish new figure and spins out 260 turbocharged horsepower for a total image reboot--watch the options, though.
7.2
The 2012 Nissan Rogue's comfortable ride and versatile layout make it a good fit for a value-conscious small families--but it's far from exciting to drive.
6.8
The unlikely Toyota-Tesla partnership has produced what may just be the best battery-electric vehicle below Tesla's own Model S luxury sedan. Its power, 100 miles of real-world range, and interior space add up to a very appealing electric crossover.
MSRP From     
$19,145$21,440$22,495$18,500$22,070$22,650
Gas Mileage     
20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4Gas I4
EPA Class     
2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility Vehicles2WD Sport Utility2WD Sport Utility VehicleFWD Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle
Style Name     
FWD 4-Door Manual GLFWD 4-Door XLS2WD 5-Door LX2WD 4-Door BaseFWD 4-Door SFWD 4-Door I4 (SE)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door Sport Utility4 DoorSport Utility Vehicle4 DoorSport Utility4 Door
Transmission     
ManualManualAutomaticManualContinuously variable ratioAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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