(4.4) 22 reviews
MSRP: $2,099$8,671
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

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.