GLS 4dr All-wheel Drive
2010 Hyundai Tucson

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$21,495
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Engine Engine 2.4LI-4
MPG MPG 21 City / 28 Hwy
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2010 Tucson Overview

2010 Hyundai Tucson - Click above for high-res image gallery Like it or not, the small crossover segment is booming. Not only are budget-minded automakers all putting forth their best efforts to create new-and-improved vehicles for the class, even higher-end manufacturers like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are getting into the act hoping to win over customers looking for a more premium experience. Why? These vehicles offer an excellent coupling of both utility and economy – two of the most important must-haves for the vast majority of new car shoppers. We recently invited the latest small CUV offering from Hyundai, the 2010 Tucson, into the Autoblog Garage for a week, and found it to be a stylish, useful workhorse for everyday tasks that doesn't sacrifice too much in the way of driving enjoyment. What's more, with a sticker starting at $19,995, it's quite a bargain. But just because the Tucson carries a wallet-friendly price doesn't mean it lacks refinement or quality. Hit the jump to find out why. %Gallery-89732% Photos by Steven J. Ewing / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc. Perhaps the biggest win for the new Tucson is its exterior styling. After years of lookalike product, Hyundai has finally begun to find its design muscles, and we're pleased with the way the automaker's "Fluidic Sculpture" styling sets its latest small CUV apart from the generic stalwarts of the class. We still affectionately refer to these crossovers as "cute utes" every now and then, and it's pretty safe to say that the Tucson is among the cutest of them all. No, the styling isn't a huge leap forward in crossover sex appeal, and that's okay. These types of vehicles are designed to appeal to the masses, but being able to do so fashionably will definitely earn you bonus points. Our GLS tester benefited from Hyundai's $1,700 popular equipment package, which adds styling upgrades like handsome 17-inch alloy wheels (wrapped in 225/60 Kumho Eco Solus rubber), body-colored mirrors and door handles, a set of roof rails and tinted rear windows. If we're honest, we actually prefer the styling of our less-costly GLS model to that of the high-zoot Limited – mostly due to the dismissal of chrome trim around the front grille. This gives the Tucson a more streamlined schnoz while allowing the front fascia's design language to do the talking without being overshadowed by shiny lipstick. The sloping lines up front carry over well across the sides and around the back, but we're still scratching our heads over Hyundai's decision to add black plastic molding to the bottom of the doors. Our test car's Ash Black paint does camouflage this quite a bit, but it's still a rather large wrinkle in an otherwise sleek design. Moving inside, Hyundai has clearly tried to mimic the exterior's chiseled good looks within the cabin. Notice the curves of the dashboard, the sloping line on the right side of the gearshift surround and the aluminum accents on the steering wheel and air vents – these …
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2010 Tucson Overview

2010 Hyundai Tucson - Click above for high-res image gallery Like it or not, the small crossover segment is booming. Not only are budget-minded automakers all putting forth their best efforts to create new-and-improved vehicles for the class, even higher-end manufacturers like Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz are getting into the act hoping to win over customers looking for a more premium experience. Why? These vehicles offer an excellent coupling of both utility and economy – two of the most important must-haves for the vast majority of new car shoppers. We recently invited the latest small CUV offering from Hyundai, the 2010 Tucson, into the Autoblog Garage for a week, and found it to be a stylish, useful workhorse for everyday tasks that doesn't sacrifice too much in the way of driving enjoyment. What's more, with a sticker starting at $19,995, it's quite a bargain. But just because the Tucson carries a wallet-friendly price doesn't mean it lacks refinement or quality. Hit the jump to find out why. %Gallery-89732% Photos by Steven J. Ewing / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc. Perhaps the biggest win for the new Tucson is its exterior styling. After years of lookalike product, Hyundai has finally begun to find its design muscles, and we're pleased with the way the automaker's "Fluidic Sculpture" styling sets its latest small CUV apart from the generic stalwarts of the class. We still affectionately refer to these crossovers as "cute utes" every now and then, and it's pretty safe to say that the Tucson is among the cutest of them all. No, the styling isn't a huge leap forward in crossover sex appeal, and that's okay. These types of vehicles are designed to appeal to the masses, but being able to do so fashionably will definitely earn you bonus points. Our GLS tester benefited from Hyundai's $1,700 popular equipment package, which adds styling upgrades like handsome 17-inch alloy wheels (wrapped in 225/60 Kumho Eco Solus rubber), body-colored mirrors and door handles, a set of roof rails and tinted rear windows. If we're honest, we actually prefer the styling of our less-costly GLS model to that of the high-zoot Limited – mostly due to the dismissal of chrome trim around the front grille. This gives the Tucson a more streamlined schnoz while allowing the front fascia's design language to do the talking without being overshadowed by shiny lipstick. The sloping lines up front carry over well across the sides and around the back, but we're still scratching our heads over Hyundai's decision to add black plastic molding to the bottom of the doors. Our test car's Ash Black paint does camouflage this quite a bit, but it's still a rather large wrinkle in an otherwise sleek design. Moving inside, Hyundai has clearly tried to mimic the exterior's chiseled good looks within the cabin. Notice the curves of the dashboard, the sloping line on the right side of the gearshift surround and the aluminum accents on the steering wheel and air vents – these …Hide Full Review