2012 HYUNDAI TUCSON LIMITED

Used SUV - 2012 Hyundai Tucson Limited in Kansas City, Mo

Price
$10,988
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    About This 2012 Hyundai Tucson Limited
    Vehicle Location:
    Kansas City, Mo
    Year:
    2012
    Make:
    Hyundai
    Model:
    Tucson
    Trim:
    Limited
    Price:
    $10,988 
    Condition:
    Used
    Mileage:
    144,740
    Body Style:
    SUV
    Exterior Color:
     Gray
    Doors:
    Four Door
    Stock Number:
    H18535A
    VIN:

    Fuel Economy Estimates
    City MPG
    20
    Miles Per Gallon
    Highway MPG
    27
    Combined MPG: 24
    Estimated Monthly Fuel Cost: $92.71*
    *Based on $1.78 per gallon and 15k miles per year.
    Actual costs may vary.
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    Seller's Description and Comments:

    Our 2012 Tucson Limited is Hyundai's versatile and economical SUV!! Starting with its looks, it's nicely proportioned with clean lines and short overhangs front and rear. Next, get a load of the interior - the controls are easy to operate with big knobs. It's easy to get in and out of the front and back seats, and the rear seat-backs flip down easily. Plus, there's a good amount of cargo space available. This All-Wheel Drive Tucson comes very nicely equipped with a load of creature comforts for the whole family! Take a look at the list, you will like what you see! Things like navigation, leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual sunroof and passenger climate controls will keep everyone happy! With the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine you will have plenty of zip to get you moving. Good quality is what you'll get in an SUV that is fully competitive with the rest of its field. At our price point, you will pay less than the rest, and get a great vehicle loaded with comfort and convenience features. Print this page and call us Now... We Know You Will Enjoy Your Test Drive Towards Ownership!

    Located at Northtowne Hyundai in Kansas City, Mo.  Call Northtowne Hyundai today at 816-332-6632 for more information about this vehicle.

    Vehicle Options:

    • 2-stage Unlocking
    • Abs Brakes (4-wheel)
    • Adjustable Rear Headrests
    • Air Conditioning - Air Filtration
    • Airbags - Front - Dual
    • Airbags - Front - Side
    • Airbags - Front - Side Curtain
    • Airbags - Passenger - Occupant Sensing Deactivation
    • Airbags - Rear - Side Curtain
    • Airbags - Side-curtain Rollover Sensor
    • Audio - Antenna: Diversity
    • Audio - Antenna: Mast
    • Audio Auxiliary Input: Ipod/iphone Integration
    • Audio Auxiliary Input: Jack
    • Audio Auxiliary Input: Usb
    • Body Side Moldings Black
    • Body Side Reinforcements Side Impact Door Beams
    • Braking Assist
    • Braking Assist Hill Start Assist
    • Cargo Area Light
    • Center Console Front Console With Armrest And Storage
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Child Seat Anchors Latch System
    • Cruise Control
    • Crumple Zones Front
    • Crumple Zones Rear
    • Door Courtesy Lights
    • Doors Liftgate Window: Fixed
    • Driver Seat Active Head Restraint
    • Driver Seat Heated
    • Drivetrain 4wd Type: On Demand
    • Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
    • Exterior Mirrors Heated
    • Exterior Mirrors Integrated Turn Signals
    • Exterior Mirrors Manual Folding
    • Exterior Mirrors Power
    • Floor Material Carpet
    • Front Headrests Adjustable
    • Front Seatbelts: 3-point
    • Front Suspension Type: Macpherson Struts
    • Fuel Economy Display Mpg
    • Fuel Economy Display Range
    • Hill Descent Control
    • Impact Absorbing Bumpers
    • Interior Metallic-tone Accents
    • Number Of Front Headrests 2
    • Number Of Rear Headrests 3
    • One-touch Windows: 1
    • Passenger Seat Heated
    • Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments
    • Power Door Locks
    • Power Outlet(s) Three 12v
    • Power Steering
    • Power Windows
    • Reading Lights Front
    • Reading Lights Rear
    • Rear Bumper Color Body-color
    • Rear Seats 60-40 Split Bench
    • Rear Seats Folding
    • Rear Seats Rear Heat: Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
    • Rear Spoiler
    • Roof Rails
    • Roof Rails Silver
    • Seatbelts Emergency Locking Retractors: Front
    • Seatbelts Emergency Locking Retractors: Front And Rear
    • Seatbelts Seatbelt Force Limiters: Front
    • Seatbelts Seatbelt Pretensioners: Front
    • Seatbelts Seatbelt Warning Sensor: Driver And Passenger
    • Seatbelts Second Row 3-point
    • Seats Front Seat Type: Bucket
    • Stability Control
    • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls Audio
    • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls Cruise Controls
    • Steering Wheel Mounted Controls Phone
    • Steering Wheel Tilt And Telescopic
    • Sun Visors
    • Tachometer
    • Tail And Brake Lights Led Rear Center Brakelight
    • Traction Control
    • Trip Computer
    • Vanity Mirrors Dual Illuminating
    • Warnings And Reminders Low Fuel Level
    • Warnings And Reminders Low Oil Level
    • Windows Front Wipers: Variable Intermittent
    • Windows Heated Windshield Wiper Rests
    • Windows Illuminated Power Window Switches
    • Windows Lockout Button
    • Windows Privacy Glass
    • Windows Rear Defogger
    • Windows Rear Wiper With Washer
    • Windows Rear Wiper: Intermittent
    • Windows Solar-tinted Glass: Front
    • Windows Tinted Windshield

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    2012 Hyundai Tucson Review

    This car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale.
    2012 Hyundai Tucson
    Upgrades add more value to compact SUV.

     

    Introduction
    Hyundai continues to refine and upgrade the Tucson, its compact-crossover SUV. Improvements for 2012 include bigger brakes; faster-acting, more energy-efficient air conditioning; a smoother ride; a larger gas tank; and better fuel economy from the larger of two four-cylinder engines. Features such as turn-signal repeaters and sophisticated Sachs amplitude-selective shock absorbers, previously reserved for the top-end Limited model, are now standard on the mid-range GLS as well. And those are only the highlights.

     

    The 2012 Hyundai Tucson lineup begins with the value-priced, front-wheel-drive Tucson GL. Powered by a 165-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, the Tucson GL rates an EPA-estimated 20/27 City/Highway mpg with its standard 5-speed manual transmission, and 23/31 with its optional 6-speed automatic.

     

    The Tucson GLS and Tucson Limited models are offered with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Power is provided by a 176-horsepower 2.4-liter engine. Hyundai’s superb 6-speed automatic is standard, and for 2012 comes with new Active Eco technology, which makes the response of the engine and transmission smoother to changes in throttle position over time. Hyundai says this can yield as much as a 7-percent gain in real-world fuel economy. EPA ratings for the 2.4-liter Tucson with Active Eco are 22/32 mpg with front-wheel drive and 21/28 mpg with all-wheel drive. New low-rolling-resistance silica tires contribute to those numbers.

     

    Inside, the cabin is a model of straightforwardness and simplicity. It's excellent ergonomically, meaning everything is easy to reach and operate. The materials are nice. The seats are supportive and comfortable. There's plenty of room in both the front and rear seats, with comfortable seating for four, capability for five.

     

    Though Korean, the Tucson design is decidedly European in flavor, sporty and aggressive, capturing the crisp, agile look for which German styling studios are famous. Tucson skillfully tricks the eye, to its benefit. Just as the huge Audi Q7 manages to appear smaller and more athletic than it is, the Tucson does just the opposite. Its high beltline and squinty side-window configuration make the Tucson appear larger and more capacious than it really is. This may give the buyer a feeling of getting more for the money.

     

    In short, the Hyundai Tucson is a well calculated vehicle that delivers roomy interior space, crisp performance and very good fuel efficiency.

     

    Lineup
    The 2012 Tucson GL ($19,145) comes with cloth upholstery; air conditioning; AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio with six speakers, iPod/USB input jacks, iPod cable; roof antenna; power windows, mirrors and locks; remote keyless entry; trip computer; tilt steering; front and cargo area power outlets; bottle holders in all four doors; rear armrest with cupholders; 60/40 split fold-down rear seatback; bodycolor rear spoiler; rear wiper and washer; and 17-inch steel wheels. For 2012 solar glass becomes standard also, with privacy glass in rear windows. Tucson GL comes standard with the 5-speed manual but is available with Hyundai's 6-speed automatic transmission ($20,245), which includes cruise control. The GL is front-wheel drive only.

     

    Tucson GLS 2WD ($22,295) upgrades with leatherette upholstery with cloth inserts, leather-wrapped wheel and shifter, Bluetooth hands-free phone, illuminated vanity mirrors and glovebox, cruise control, steering wheel audio and cruise controls, faux leather inner door trim, soft-touch interior paint, black garnish moldings, silver roof rails, 17-inch alloy wheels, bodycolor door handles, heated fold-away outside mirrors, and an engine cover. New for 2012 are low-rolling-resistance tires, turn-signal repeaters in the outside mirrors, and ASD shock absorbers from Sachs. The GLS comes standard with the 6-speed automatic; it is available with AWD and heated front seats ($23,945).

     

    Tucson Limited ($24,995) and Limited AWD ($26,495) upgrade to leather seating, heated front seats, eight-way adjustable driver's seat, power lumbar support for driver and front passenger, dual-zone automatic temperature control, cargo cover, chrome grille and door handles, automatic headlights, front foglights, front wiper de-icer, an auto-dimming inside mirror with HomeLink, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The Limited Premium Package ($2,850) adds navigation with rearview camera, premium audio, and a panoramic sunroof that deletes the roof rack.

     

    Safety features on all Tucson models include electronic stability control, traction control, hill-start assist, downhill brake control, four-wheel disc brakes, ABS, EBD, brake assist, six airbags with rollover sensor, active front adjustable head restraints, lane-change assist turn signals. All-wheel drive is optional.

     

    Walkaround
    The Hyundai Tucson takes advantage of the current European taste for dynamic thrusting forms and aggressive angularities. It has swoopy lines darting to and fro along its flanks, nose and tail. The side windows have not the slightest hint of being rectangular, with the little triangular windows behind the C-pillar almost squinted shut.

     

    Tucson has an athletic, muscular look, the four wheels barely contained by their swollen, stuffed-tight wheel arches. A huge, deeply slanted windshield provides excellent forward perspective for the driver, but for rear seat passengers, looking out of the Tucson's narrow side windows is a little like peering out the gun slit of an armored car.

     

    There will be those who find the Tucson's exterior a little busy looking, while others will find that standing next to the Tucson and looking down its door sides, it looks oddly slab-sided, bigger and heavier than it really is.

     

    As always, there is ample room for debate about the Tucson's styling. The one point that is not debatable is this crossover's high expectations. Its styling is up to the minute, as aggressive as any crossover in the world market. For those youngish families with a taste of sportiness, Hyundai has opened the door wide.

     

    Interior
    Inside, the Hyundai Tucson is roomy and comfortable. The front seats are excellent both in terms of firm support and quality leather. The one-touch up/down driver's power window is one of those conveniences that once you've gotten used to it, you'll never be satisfied with less.

     

    Back seat room is lavish for two, adequate for three. If you're looking for a third row, forget it. This is a compact crossover.

     

    The first thing that strikes you climbing into the Tucson is its reassuring feeling of harmony and simplicity. This car's chief designers and stylists may have been German, but in the Tucson there is no hint of the German tendency towards self-indulgent complexity, of making you learn all over again how to do something you already know perfectly well how to do. To the contrary, the Tucson offers excellent ergonomics, that all but lost discipline of making a car's controls self-explanatory and intuitive. This Hyundai gets an A-plus in the avoiding annoyances category.

     

    The dashboard's black pebble-grain covering is handsome and anything but econo class. The dashboard instruments are straightforward and dignified, with a water temperature and fuel gauge delivered in electronic readouts. To the left of the steering column are controls for hill assist, a stability-control off switch and the differential locker control. Cruise control and audio switches are provided on the steering wheel, with phone controls partially hidden inside the wheel rim.

     

    The center console is simply laid out, offering audio controls, a navigation system and Bluetooth MP3 capability. Here we encountered one weakness in the Tucson, its forward-slanting navigation screen was all but blinded by glare on sunny days. On the other hand, it is blessedly straightforward to use, with a proper radial knob provided for tuning the audio. Defrost front and rear and individual seat-heater controls are easily selected, while XM is the satellite server of choice, and it should be. Life should always be this easy. But in too many other cars, it isn't. The Tucson interior deserves an A.

     

    Driving Impression
    The Hyundai Tucson is reasonably agile and responsive, competitive with the other small utilities in its class, such as the CR-V and Escape.

     

    Hyundai's 2.4-liter engine is smooth and quiet in normal driving, but accelerating hard onto a freeway to join the flow of traffic, its thrust is only adequate and the yowl it makes reminds you that it has a small, four-cylinder engine. The 2.4-liter engine is rated 176 horsepower at 6000 rpm and 168 pound-feet of torque at 4000 rpm. It's comparable to the other four-cylinder engines in this class, which do not offer the thrust of a more powerful but more expensive V6. Although Hyundai claims larger real-world gains for the new Active Eco function, EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2012 2.4-liter Tucson engine is up only slightly over last year’s model, from 22/31 to 22/32 mpg City/Highway with front-wheel drive.

     

    The Hyundai-designed 6-speed automatic transmission is smooth-shifting and excellent, giving the Tucson a big advantage in efficiency over other vehicles in its class. Additionally, its manual shifting capability is particularly good. In all but the most dramatically ill-advised shift requests, it gives you the gear you command.

     

    The Tucson GL 2.0-liter engine features dual overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing and a variable intake system. The 2.0-liter produces 165 horsepower at 6200 rpm and 146 pound-feet at 4600. We haven't driven the Tucson GL with the 2.0-liter engine. As the GL is not significantly lighter than the GLS, we have to suspect that performance suffers accordingly. The automatic 2.0-liter is also equipped with the new Active Eco system, but its EPA ratings remain the same as last year’s, at 23/31 mpg City/Highway. EPA mileage estimates for the 2.0-liter with manual transmission are only 20/27 mpg.

     

    In states that follow California regulations, the GLS and Limited are Partial Zero Emissions Vehicles (PZEV), with horsepower reduced to 170 hp and torque to 163 pound-feet. Pricing and equipment remain the same, so you can satisfy your environmental good intentions with little or no sacrifice.

     

    The motor-driven electric power steering is one of the Tucson's greatest strengths. We found it perfectly calibrated, giving firm steering response and flawless road feel, leaving us no excuse to become uninterested in the driving experience. Absolutely first class. And of course it’s integrated into the vehicle's Electronic Stability Control.

     

    Ride and handling are good. In corners, the chassis had only mild roll, as would be expected of a vehicle engineered and tuned in Germany.

     

    However, we noted a significant difference between the front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions. Ride quality with the all-wheel-drive models was noticeably harsher than that of the front-drive versions. This proved particularly true when driving the top-of-the-line Limited AWD with 18-inch wheels and therefore tires with shorter sidewalls. This is not to say that the AWD chassis is terrible, and if your planned use for your vehicle dictates all-wheel drive for climatic reasons, then the AWD Tucson will serve your purpose admirably. But if you have no particular need of all-wheel drive, save some money, and get a gentler front-wheel-drive package.

     

    We found the brakes felt good with firm pedal feel and exemplary modulation, meaning nice, smooth, precise stops. All in all as utilities go, a satisfying driving package.


     

    Summary
    The Hyundai Tucson is a compelling choice among compact SUVs. Tucson offers a lavishly equipped package, with all the engineering, comfort, and over-the-road advantages demanded of a contemporary crossover utility. Far from being just Korean, this vehicle is nothing less than world class, at a price slightly below world class.

     

    Ted West filed this report to NewCarTestDrive.com after his test drive of the Tucson upstate New York. John F. Katz contributed to this report from Pennsylvania.

     

    Model Lineup
    Hyundai Tucson GL 2WD ($19,145), automatic 2WD ($20,245); GLS 2WD ($22,295), AWD ($23,945); Limited 2WD ($24,995), AWD ($26,495).

     

    Assembled In
    Ulsan, Korea.

     

    Options As Tested
    Premium Package ($2,850) includes panoramic sunroof, navigation system, rearview camera, premium audio w external amp and subwoofer; PZEV (no charge).

     

    Model Tested
    Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD PZEV ($26,495).The Hyundai Tucson features a sleek and fluid exterior design and competes in the popular CUV (Crossover Utility Vehicle) segment. The Tucson is offered in front-wheel and four-wheel drive arrangements, and is available in GL (FWD only) GLS, and Limited trims. The GL is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a standard five-speed manual or an optional six-speed automatic transmission. GLS and Limited trims receive a 176-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features include six-airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control and active front head restraints. The Tucson receives minimal changes for 2012.


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    Kansas City, Mo. 64118

    Phone:   816-332-6632
    Contact: Sales Manager

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