...It's mated to a five-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic with automanual control. The GLS and Limited provide a larger, more powerful 2.7-liter V6 engine that produces 173 hp and 178 lb-ft of torque. The automatic transmission is standard with the V6. Buyers can get front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive with either engine. Safety: Passengers are well protected as the Hyundai Tucson comes standard with seat-mounted side-impact airbags for front occupants and side curtain airbags for both front- and rear-seat occupants. Four-wheel antilock disc brakes are also standard on all...
...The GLS and Limited also feature a tire pressure monitor. The base is well equipped with power features, cruise control, remote entry, and a CD player, and as you move through the lineup you add foglights, leather trim, heated leather seats, and a CD changer. A sunroof is optional. The 2006 Tucson is noted for its 5-star safety ratings and its bargain sticker price. Drivers say it's a great value for the money because it comes with so many features that easily compete with or even beat what you find in the CR-V and Ford Escape, its closest competitors. Its safety features also outshine most...
...Either a Shiftronic four-speed-automatic transmission or a five-speed-manual gearbox can be installed. In GLS and Limited models, a 2.7-liter V-6 engine — offered only with the automatic — generates 173 hp. The available BorgWarner Electronic InterActive Torque Management four-wheel-drive system can divert up to 50 percent of available power to the rear wheels in response to changing road conditions or torque demand. A button lets the driver lock the driveline into a 50/50 torque split. Safety Side curtain-type airbags, seat-mounted side-impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control and...
...I get one side hooked but I give up on the second until I can find someone who has tough hands and some patience to help me. Mother Proof noted this same problem on last year's Tucson as well. Please Hyundai, help a mother out and fix this glitch! On the plus side, the huge amount of legroom will fit a rear-facing infant seat or gangly teenagers, no problem. The rear seat also reclines, making it easy to get a snug fit and proper angle for just about any child car seat. The entry-level Tucson goes for $17,495. It is not 4WD, nor does it have the V6 or leather seats, but it does include all of...
...The Limited test model, priced at $22,585, had leather upholstery, heated front seats, and an AM/FM stereo with a cassette player and a six-disc CD changer. The 2.7-liter V-6 is spunky and well-matched to its four-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage, rated at 20 mpg city, 26 highway, isn't bad. Inside, the Tucson is plenty roomy up front, and can seat two adults in the back comfortably, three less comfortably. Handing is surprisingly nimble, and the ride is reasonably smooth on good pavement, a bit jarring on rough roads. Styling, both exterior and interior, is very nicely executed...
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