(4.4) 22 reviews
MSRP: $2,137$8,621
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 21-24
Engine: 140-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: 4x4
Seats: 5
2005 Hyundai Tucson

Our Take on the 2005 Hyundai Tucson

Our Take

With the Santa Fe already in its lineup, Hyundai has a second sport utility vehicle on sale for 2005. The new four-door Tucson is smaller than the compact Santa Fe, and it went on sale in the fall of 2004. Hyundai intends for it to compete against the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.Eithe... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Serious noise at highway speed
  • No power seat option
  • Vanity mirrors not illuminated
  • Rear backrest adjustment out of reach

Notable Features

  • Six airbags standard
  • Stability system standard
  • ABS standard
  • AWD option
  • Four- or six-cylinder engine
  • Automatic with manual mode


Our Expert Reviews

Tucson, Arizona; where cacti emerge in spires from fields of desert wildflowers visually rivaling the most profound man-made sculptures; where the rich and famous travel to experience world-class spa treatments steeped deeply in Native American mystique. A lush desert oasis - an oxymoron, you say?That is my thought exactly when hearing that the 2005 Hyundai Tucson could provide style, innovativ... Read full review for the 2005 Hyundai Tucson

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Consumer Reviews


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Quite a Value for the Money!

by Family Guy from Florida on February 15, 2008

I have an '05 GLS with the 2.7L six and around 49,000 miles - purchased used. I researched small SUVs for months fulling intending to get a RAV-4 or CRV. What I found when I got serious about shopping... Read Full Review

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 8 recalls for this car.

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