Consumer Road Test: 2012 Hyundai Tucson GLS


Nowadays it would be very easy to say that Hyundai, as a car manufacturer, is on a very serious and very long roll when it comes to introducing very successful new models. Not only have these new vehicles been competitive but many have been called the best in their respective classes. A Hyundai? Surely this can’t be the same company that brought us the Hyundai Excel compact which is best remembered as being “not quite as bad” as the Yugo hatch that came to market around the same time.

The Value Equation

As is still always the case with most every Hyundai product, the 2012 Tucson is a terrific value for money. And just because our GLS tester was relatively inexpensive at $22,295, it definitely didn’t lack for features. Spend a few grand more for a Limited model and you can even add leather, cooler looking alloys, navigation and an upgraded premium audio system. But to our way of thinking the GLS is the smartest buy in the Tucson lineup and even the standard 6-speaker audio system does a terrific job in its attempts to sound “premium.”

Standard features on the 2012 Hyundai Tucson GLS includes power windows, door locks and mirrors, air conditioning, AM/FM/CD 6-speaker audio system, USB/iPod connectivity, Bluetooth, a 2.0 liter 176 horsepower/168 lb. feet of torque 4 cylinder, a 6-speed automatic, tinted glass, alloy wheels, keyless entry and a whole lot more. It is, in short all of the compact family SUV that most people really need.

To find out more about how we really felt about the 2012 H:yundai Tucson you can go to Yahoo! Automotive Voices by clicking here;

2 thoughts on “Consumer Road Test: 2012 Hyundai Tucson GLS

  1. The Tucson is definitely a good choice for a family car, especially if you don’t want to compromise driving experience for space. It has a large cargo space for all your belongings and ample seating for a family of 5. But it also has a 2.0-liter, 176 horsepower engine that can provide enough torque to get you through rough terrain if you ever decide to go offroading. If you want a family vehicle, and a minivan is not your taste, this is a good choice. 

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  2. You’re right, Sebastian! It’s as if you also own a minivan because of the great features that a Tucson offers. Well, it has advanced technology that offers additional comfort. You and your family will definitely enjoy your road trip!

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