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2012 Hyundai Tucson
2012 Hyundai Tucson
Available Price Range $9,789-$17,421 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 23-25 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2012 Hyundai Tucson

Our Take

The Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover that competes with the Nissan Rogue, Honda CR-V and Subaru Forester. It was redesigned for 2010 and comes standard with a manual transmission, though an automatic is offered. The Tucson seats five and is available with front- or all-wheel drive.The Tucso... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Small cargo area
  • Small rear seat
  • Firm ride

Notable Features

  • Choice of four-cylinder engines
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Manual or automatic


Our Expert Reviews

Editor's note: Estimated mileage ratings have been lowered to reflect a November 2012 EPA audit of this car's stated mileage. With its good looks and plenty of features, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson keeps pace in the compact SUV field, but its tight interior and stiff ride may deter some buyers. The Tucson was last redesigned in 2010. (You can compare the 2011 with the 2012 model here.) Th... Read full review for the 2012 Hyundai Tucson

Consumer Reviews


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Great Looks, Value And Ride

by CrabMonster from Mesquite, Nevada on October 24, 2011

I traded in my 2011 Hyundai Elantra which I loved, but it was killing my back, for a 2012 Tucson. Just love the truck, the style is great, looks just like the Lexus, the interior is almost perfect, ju... Read Full Review


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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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