NEW FOR 2011:

– New L trim line with 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine
– 2.4-litre comes with automatic only
– Limited adds standard auto-dimming rear-view mirror, garage door opener and Sachs Amplitude selective dampers

Completely redesigned for 2010, the Hyundai Tucson adds a second engine for 2011: a 2.0-litre four-cylinder that goes into the new base L trim line. At the other end of the scale, the Limited adds an auto-dimming mirror with integrated garage door opener and selective dampers for an improved ride. The 2.4-litre GL, which could be ordered with a six-speed manual transmission for 2010, now uses only the six-speed automatic.

The Tucson uses a 2.0-litre four-cylinder in the L, and a 2.4-litre four-cylinder in the GL, GLS and Limited. The 2.0-litre comes with a five-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic, while the 2.4-litre comes only with a six-speed automatic.

The L is front-wheel drive only. The GL and GLS come in front-wheel drive but can be optioned to all-wheel drive. The Limited is all-wheel drive only. The system runs primarily in front-wheel but can be locked into 50/50 at speeds under 30 km/h.

Features on the L include 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, cloth seats and interior trim, 60/40 split-folding rear seats, CD/MP3 stereo with auxiliary, USB and iPod system, tilt steering wheel, downhill brake control, hill start assist, driver’s auto-down window, rear spoiler, variable intermittent wipers, rear washer/wiper, dual vanity mirrors, and tire pressure monitoring system. When the automatic transmission is ordered, the L also includes keyless entry with alarm.

The GL adds keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity and steering wheel-mounted audio controls.

The GLS adds 17-inch alloy wheels, XM satellite radio, body-colour mirrors and handles, fog lights, windshield wiper de-icer, roof rails, privacy glass, heated cloth seats with “leatherette” bolsters, and leather-wrapped tilt and telescopic steering wheel.

The Limited adds 18-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlamps, chrome-accented grille with black lower air intake, chrome door handles, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, garage door opener, mirrors with integrated turn signals, outside temperature display, panoramic sunroof, eight-way power driver’s seat, leather upholstery, and solar control glass.

The Limited with Navigation adds an amplifier and subwoofer, touch-screen navigation system and rear-view camera.

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