2013 Hyundai Tucson

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Key Specs

of the 2013 Hyundai Tucson. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Good gas mileage
  • Stylish looks
  • Refined interior

The Bad

  • Small cargo area

Notable Features of the 2013 Hyundai Tucson

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

2013 Hyundai Tucson Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

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.
New for 2013
The midlevel GLS trim now comes standard with heated front seats, automatic headlights and fog lights. The uplevel Limited gains proximity-based keyless entry and push-button start.
Exterior
In terms of size and proportions, the Tucson is similar to the Rogue, and it's roughly the same size as the Forester, too. It features a hexagonal grille that some other Hyundai models sport, wraparound taillights and swept-back headlights. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 17-inch wheels; optional 18-inch wheels
  • Standard rear spoiler
  • Optional panoramic moonroof
  • Chrome grille accents and door handles on Limited models

Interior
Tucsons come standard with power windows, folding side mirrors and remote keyless entry. There are also 12-volt power outlets in the front of the cabin and the cargo area, an armrest storage bin, map pockets and a flip-down rear armrest with cupholders. Interior features include:

  • Standard blue lighting for gauges
  • Standard cloth seats; optional leather seating surfaces
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Optional Bluetooth connectivity
  • Optional steering-wheel audio controls
  • Optional push-button start

Under the Hood
Base Tucsons are powered by a 165-horsepow...

Vehicle Overview

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.
New for 2013
The midlevel GLS trim now comes standard with heated front seats, automatic headlights and fog lights. The uplevel Limited gains proximity-based keyless entry and push-button start.
Exterior
In terms of size and proportions, the Tucson is similar to the Rogue, and it's roughly the same size as the Forester, too. It features a hexagonal grille that some other Hyundai models sport, wraparound taillights and swept-back headlights. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 17-inch wheels; optional 18-inch wheels
  • Standard rear spoiler
  • Optional panoramic moonroof
  • Chrome grille accents and door handles on Limited models

Interior
Tucsons come standard with power windows, folding side mirrors and remote keyless entry. There are also 12-volt power outlets in the front of the cabin and the cargo area, an armrest storage bin, map pockets and a flip-down rear armrest with cupholders. Interior features include:

  • Standard blue lighting for gauges
  • Standard cloth seats; optional leather seating surfaces
  • Optional heated front seats
  • Optional Bluetooth connectivity
  • Optional steering-wheel audio controls
  • Optional push-button start

Under the Hood
Base Tucsons are powered by a 165-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder, and GLS and Limited models have a 176-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Mechanical features include:

  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Five-speed manual transmission standard
  • Most models have a six-speed automatic
  • Standard hill descent control
  • Standard four-wheel-disc brakes

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control
  • Six airbags including side curtain airbags with rollover sensors
  • Active front head restraints

Latest 2013 Tucson Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

I love this car . Stylish and fuel efficient

by Jlynn from Chicago on July 14, 2018

First truck I?ve owned. I was a little nervous in the beginning about how the gas mileage would be, but it has an eco button which allows me to save on fuel. It only takes about 40 to fill the tank , ... Read full review

(3.0)

First and Last Hyundai

by pkmcarr from Lufkin, Texas on June 18, 2018

This car has been a big disappointment. I'll never own a Hyundai again. It looks like a cheaper car compared to ones in its class. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2013 Hyundai Tucson currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2013 Hyundai Tucson GL

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

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
acceptable
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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