2013 Hyundai Tucson

2013 Hyundai Tucson Review Palm Springs

2013 Hyundai Tucson

2013 Hyundai Tucson

     Planning a hiking trip to Pacific Crest Trail Ridge Loop, or a drive through Joshua Tree?  Enjoy the luxury of a 2013 Hyundai Tucson without the price of a luxury CUV.. 

For the 2013 model year, Hyundai delights by increasing the number of standard features on both Tucson GLS and the top-of-the-line Tucson Limited. The fast growing compact crossover now demands comfort features once belonging only to luxury models and favors miles per gallon over miles per hour.  The new standard features on Tucson GLS are fog lights, automatic headlight control and heated front seats. The Limited trim level gains proximity key entry with push button start. Tucson packages these luxury comfort features an EPA estimated 30 mpg on the highway and a distinctive design making it a sophisticated CUV for the active lifestyles of Southern California, with a compact size ideal for singles and couples.

The 2013 Hyundai Tucson features precedent-setting engineering, including advanced weight saving technology, and two eco-efficient Theta II four-cylinder engines delivering up to 30 mpg on the highway.  True to Hyundai form, Tucson applies advanced technologies as standard equipment such as Downhill Brake Control (DBC) and Hillstart Assist Control (HAC).  Also, to keep its passengers comfortable and informed, the 2013 Tucson also has an optional panoramic sunroof, touch-screen navigation and a Bluetooth hands-free phone system.

Hyundai’s commitment to making Tucson fuel efficient continues through the availability of two transmissions: a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC manual control and a five-speed manual transmission.

Hyundai’s six-speed automatic transaxle helps improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. Shifts are silky-smooth with an option of manual control through the SHIFTRONIC feature.  For the driver, the six-speed delivers a performance edge while helping improve highway fuel economy. There is no dipstick in the transmission gearbox. Instead it is filled with automatic transmission fluid that is good for the life of the vehicle under normal usage conditions, thereby reducing maintenance costs.

Key attributes of Hyundai’s Fluidic Sculpture design philosophy are demonstrated through the Tucson’s flowing lines, full surfaces and muscular presence. This athletic design language is highlighted by bold, dynamic graphic elements such as the Hyundai family hexagonal front grille, aggressive lower air intake, sculptured hood creases, swept back headlights, and sleek greenhouse and wraparound taillights. Chrome grille accents and door handles lend sophistication to the top-of-the-line Tucson Limited. The profile of Tucson features a sports car-like theme with a double-zigzag treatment for the wheel arches that wrap around the available Euroflange 18-inch alloy wheels.

Tucson is loaded with life-saving standard safety features including ESC with traction control, six airbags and active front head restraints. Its braking system features four-wheel disc brakes controlled by an advanced four-channel ABS with Brake Assist, providing maximum braking force when a panic stop is detected, and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) to optimize brake performance with uneven weight distribution.

The 2013 Tucson is engineered to provide its passengers with multiple defensive safety layers. The steel unibody has integrated crumple zones and a high-tensile front sub-frame designed to work together to reduce the forces that typically reach the passenger compartment. Particular attention has been paid to increasing the stiffness of the front side members which have been enlarged and straightened. All four doors also have internal guard beams to protect passengers in a side-impact collision.

Safety, reliability, and style all define the 2013 Tucson, as well as those who choose to drive it.  Made for Coachella Valley adventures, the 2013 Hyundai Tucson is available now.

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