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2011 Hyundai Tucson

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2011 Hyundai Tucson
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This week, I’m in one of the many quality vehicles in the compact crossover segment, one that has grown significantly in the last few years with offerings from just about every mainstream automaker, including Hyundai, with its Tucson, the crossover I’m testing at moment.

This week my tester is a full jam model, what Hyundai calls the Limited, including navigation and all-wheel drive. It’s comparable to the Sportage EX Luxury I drove back in September (minus the navigation). The Hyundai’s MSRP is slightly higher, but then the navigation system is not an inexpensive option; at $34,249, at least at first glance, this Tucson seems to offer a lot of features for the money.

2011 Hyundai Tucson
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Powered by Hyundai’s 2.4-litre four-cylinder engine with CVVT (Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing) the Tucson offers up 176hp and 168 lb-ft of torque through a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC manual override. This is put to the ground in my tester through Hyundai’s on-demand AWD system that is capable of distributing the power 50/50, front to rear.

Safety features include ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution and brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control, dual front, side and curtain airbags with rollover sensor and downhile brake control and hill start assist control.

Interior features include Bluetooth handsfree, the aforementioned navigation, power windows and door locks, cruise control, heated leather seats, rearview camera, steering wheel audio controls and dual-zone automatic climate control.

2011 Hyundai Tucson Limited
MSRP as tested (excluding destination): $34,249

For more information on Hyundai and the Tucson visit Hyundai Canada

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