• (4.3) 31 reviews
  • Inventory Prices: $3,147–$9,071
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21-25
  • Engine: 140-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x4
  • Seats: 5
2007 Hyundai Tucson

Our Take on the Latest Model 2007 Hyundai Tucson

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
  • Standard stability system
  • Standard ABS
  • AWD optional
  • Four- or six-cylinder engine
  • Automatic has manual mode

2007 Hyundai Tucson Reviews

Vehicle Overview
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.

For 2007, the Tucson comes in GLS, SE and Limited trim levels; it was previously available in GL, GLS and Limited versions. Other changes are minor.

Either a four-cylinder or V-6 engine can be installed, and a manual transmission is available for four-cylinder models. Both versions can be equipped with front-wheel drive or optional four-wheel drive. Side-impact and side curtain airbags are standard, giving the Tucson a total of six airbags.


Exterior
The South Korean automaker says the Tucson has a masculine, athletic appearance. SE and Limited models feature bodyside cladding. Wraparound headlights and an LED-type center brake light are installed. A single-bar grille contains the Hyundai logo.

Alloy wheels hold 16-inch tires. Fog lamps are installed on the SE and Limited, and a moonroof is optional. Riding a 103.5-inch wheelbase, the Tucson is 170.3 inches long overall and 66.1 inches tall (not counting the roof rack).


Interior
The Tucson's five-passenger interior includes a 60/40-split, flat-folding rear seat. The fully reclining front passenger seat can be folded forward. The plastic cargo floor has multiple tie-down locations. Cargo space is 22.7 cubic feet with the rear seat up and 65.5 cubic feet with the seat down.

Standard equipment includes air conditioning, power windows and locks, heated mirrors, cruise control, keyless entry with an alarm, an intermittent rear wiper and a six-speaker CD stereo. The SE adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a stereo with CD and MP3 capabilities. The Limited model has leather seating surfaces and a six-CD/MP3 stereo. Tucsons have an easy-to-clean composite cargo floor.


Under the Hood
In the GLS, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with continuously variable valve timing delivers an estimated 140 horsepower. Either a Shiftronic four-speed automatic transmission or a five-speed manual gearbox can be installed. In SE and Limited models, a 2.7-liter V-6 engine — offered only with the automatic — generates 173 hp.

The available BorgWarner Electronic InterActive Torque Management four-wheel-drive system can divert up to 50 percent of available power to the rear wheels in response to changing road conditions or torque demand. A button lets the driver lock the driveline into a 50/50 torque split.


Safety
Side curtain airbags, seat-mounted side-impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control and all-disc antilock brakes with traction control are standard.

Driving Impressions
Tucsons lean toward the cushiony end of the ride and handling spectrum rather than the sporty side. The ride is pleasantly smooth on most surfaces, but undulating pavement and even moderate bumps can transmit some roughness to occupants. The Tucson is easy to drive and requires little correction on straightaways, but handling is relatively humdrum compared to the Ford Escape.

Tire noise is noticeable on some surfaces, and some engine buzz is apparent in lower gears in models with the manual transmission. Otherwise, the Tucson is impressively quiet.

The seats are quite supportive and reasonably comfortable. Cargo space falls short of the Santa Fe's, but the area is easy to access. Thick D-pillars block over-the-shoulder views a bit, but visibility is otherwise satisfying because of the long glass in the rear doors.


Consumer Reviews

(4.3)

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My 2007 Hyundai Tucson GLS is very reliable.

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2007 Hyundai Tucson Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Tucson GLS

Head Restraints and Seats
P
Moderate overlap front
A
Side
A

IIHS Ratings

Based on Hyundai Tucson GLS

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
G
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 GLS

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Hyundai Tucson GLS

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.


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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,400 per year.

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