Best Bet
  • (4.8) 26 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,672$8,656
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21-24
  • Engine: 140-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2006 Hyundai Tucson

Our Take on the 2006 Hyundai Tucson

Our Take

With the Santa Fe already in its lineup, Hyundai introduced a second, smaller sport utility vehicle for the 2005 model year. Hyundai developed the Tucson to compete against the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4.Either a four-cylinder or V-6 engine can be installed, and a manual transmission... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • 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

Notable Features

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

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

I think I had a preconceived notion about what I would find when I drove the Hyundai Tucson. My thoughts were not very flattering; they mostly had to do with being cheap. I am pleased to say that I was totally off-base. The Hyundai Tucson I test drive is equipped with the Limited package. This top-of-the-line model rings up at just over $25,000 - not too shabby. The more I drive the Hyundai, ... Read full review for the 2006 Hyundai Tucson

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Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 26 reviews

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A chihuahua with the heart of a lion!

by Multiple Hyundai Owner from Woodstock, CT on August 20, 2008

I purchased 2 of these on the same day, one for me, one for my wife. The all wheel drive with the 4WD lock button on the dash is absolutely fantastic. A quick press of the button makes it so you can j... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Tucson GL

Head Restraints and Seats
P
Moderate overlap front
A
Side
A

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Tucson GL

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
P
Overall Rear
P
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
P
Overall Front
A
Restraints
A
Right Leg/Foot
M
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
M
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
A
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
A
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Hyundai Tucson GL

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Hyundai Tucson GL

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 6 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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