The 2013 Hyundai Tucson, which starts at $19,245, is equipped with more standard features for both the GLS and Limited trims.
The Tucson GLS will now come standard with fog lights, auto headlight control, and heated front seats. The top-of-the-line Limited trim adds proximity key with push button start for the 2013 model.
Following Hyundai’s emphasis on fuel economy, the 2013 Tucson achieves a maximum of 32 mpg highway with the six-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic. All wheel drive versions get up to 21 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway. The entry-level GL model receives a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine capable of 165 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 146 lb-ft of torque at 4,600 rpm. Equipped with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, the Tucson GLS and Limited trims net 176 horsepower and 168 lb-ft of torque.
The Tucson also comes with Hillstart Assist Control for managing uphill climbs and Downhill Brake Control for extra braking safety on descents. Other safety features include six airbags, ESC with traction control, active front-head restraints, and ABS. The body shell of the Tucson is exceptionally stiff and light with new ultra-high tensile strength steel, and the car also has been optimized to achieve the safest stiffness-to-weight ratio. The 2013 Tucson has been named a Top Safety Pick for the previous three years.
Inside the cabin, the Tucson boasts 101.9 cubic feet of passenger space, more than the Rogue or Escape, Hyundai notes. The upper trims are enhanced by special blue lighting, leather seating, Bluetooth, and power driver seat with lumbar support.
For 2013, the Hyundai Tucson is available in a variety of fun colors, including Kiwi Green, Garnet Red, Iris Blue, Aurora Blue, Chai Bronze, Diamond Silver, Graphite Gray, Cotton White, and Ash Black.
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