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2006 Hyundai Tucson

$2,396 — $8,628 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
21-24 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Easy to drive
  • Plenty of standard features
  • Abundant safety features
  • Convincing faux metal trim
  • Folding front passenger seat
  • Excellent warranty

The Bad

  • Ride comfort on rougher surfaces
  • Occasional tire and engine noise
  • Serious noise at highway speeds
  • No power seat option
  • Vanity mirrors not illuminated
  • Rear backrest adjustment hard to reach

What to Know

about the 2006 Hyundai Tucson
  • Six standard airbags
  • Stability system standard
  • ABS standard
  • AWD optional
  • Four- or six-cylinder engine
  • Automatic has manual mode

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
31 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.5)
Interior Design
(4.3)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(4.5)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Read reviews that mention:

(3.0)

Was good so I thought

by pacunit from michigan city on April 17, 2018

Well didn't think I would be here so soon. I've had my tucson for a year now, I went out to start and there was nothing. Replaced battery/starter still nothing. So I had it towed to hyundai only to ... Read full review

(4.0)

Decent Work Vehicle

by Biff from West Mifflin, PA on March 11, 2018

Bought this car more for function than form. I put a lot of miles on a car everyday, so I just want to be comfortable and get good gas mileage. This vehicle pretty much does that. Not great on ether ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2006 Hyundai Tucson currently has 5 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2006 Hyundai Tucson GL

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
poor
Overall Rear
poor
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Tucson received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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