Top 10 Questions About the Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

The redesigned Hyundai Tucson is an SUV offering an attractive package of technology and safety features. We’ll answer the top ten questions about the Hyundai Tucson before you get behind the wheel. 

Where Is the Hyundai Tucson Made?

Although manufacturing headquarters are in Seoul, South Korea, Hyundai-branded vehicles are made all over the world. In order to pinpoint where your vehicle was made, the manufacturer location is included in your vehicle identification number. The first character in the identification number is associated with the country of origin:

  • 1 to 5 is for North America assembly
  • 6 to 7 means Australia or New Zealand 
  • A to H means the car was assembled in Africa
  • J to R refers to Asia
  • S to Z means it was assembled in Europe

Can a Hyundai Tucson Pull a Trailer or Boat?

Whichever engine you choose, the Hyundai Tucson has a maximum towing capacity of 453kgs (1,000lbs). The 2.0 L base engine, 2.4 L sport option, and 1.6 L turbo engine all have the same towing capacity.

Does the Hyundai Tucson Have a Timing Belt or Chain?

As of 2013, all Hyundai engine models have a chain. The chain runs inside the engine and is lubricated by the engine oil. Unlike a timing belt that needs to be replaced after a certain amount of travel due to wear, the chain doesn’t require special maintenance or replacement at a certain interval.

Which Is Bigger: Hyundai Tucson or Santa Fe?

The Hyundai Santa Fe is bigger than the Hyundai Tucson overall. The length of the Santa Fe is 15’4”, which is a full 10” longer than the Tucson's 14’6” length. 

On the interior, the Hyundai Santa Fe also comes with more room. It has 1,002 L of storage space, compared to 877 L of storage space with the Tucson.

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Does the Hyundai Tucson Have a Turbo Engine?

The standard engine on the Hyundai Tucson does not have a turbo. It is a 2.0 L gasoline direct injection (GDI) engine that delivers 161 horsepower. It also comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission that offers SHIFTRONIC manual shifting mode.

There are multiple options to upgrade your Hyundai Tucson overall, including the engine. The Hyundai Tucson Value model, the Limited model, and Limited Ultimate model feature a 1.6 L turbocharged direct-injection engine. The turbocharged engine delivers 174 horsepower and is paired with a 7-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission.

What Type of Gas Does the Hyundai Tucson Take?

The Hyundai Tucson runs on gasoline. It’s recommended that unleaded gasoline with a Pump Octane Rating of 87 or higher be used with your Hyundai Tucson. Gasoline containing detergent additives to help prevent deposits forming on the engine is also recommended.

Gasoline that is a mixture of 90% gasoline and 10% ethanol may be used, but fuels containing methanol or unspecified quantities of alcohol should not be used.

Is the Hyundai Tucson FWD or AWD?

The Hyundai Tucson comes in Front Wheel Drive, but an HTRAC All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system is optional. The HTRAC AWD constantly monitors and adjusts to provide optimal traction.

Do Hyundai Tucson Back Seats Fold All the Way Down?

The rear seats fold all the way down for maximum cargo capacity of 1,754 L. The rear seats also split-fold 60/40 to accommodate longer items. With the rear seats upright, the storage capacity of the Hyundai Tucson is 877 L.

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How Many People Can the Hyundai Tucson Seat?

The Hyundai Tucson seats up to five passengers. 

Is the Hyundai Tucson Good for Car Seats?

With easy to access LATCH anchors and ample legroom in the Hyundai Tucson, parents will have no trouble installing two child-safety seats. LATCH anchors typically have a weight limit of 30kgs (66lbs), which includes the weight of the child and seat itself.

Test Drive a Hyundai Tucson Today

Now that you know the answers to the top questions about the Hyundai Tucson, it’s time to take one for a test drive! Experiencing your SUV, feeling the ride, and seeing the new features for yourself will help answer any remaining questions. Visit Woodstock Hyundai to test drive one today