2010 Hyundai Tucson GLS 4WD Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Hyundai Tucson - Road Test Specs

2010 Hyundai Tucson SUV

(2.4L 4-cyl. 4x4 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2010
StyleGLS 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$22,290
Options on test vehicleNavigation Package ($2,000 -- includes navigation system, touchscreen interface, rearview camera, premium audio and automatic headlights); Popular Equipment Package ($1,700 -- includes 17-inch alloy wheels, auto up/down driver window, telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, leatherette-/cloth-upholstered seats, illuminated vanity mirrors, additional body-colored exterior trim, roof rack side rails, engine cover and Bluetooth); Floor Mats ($100)
As-tested MSRP$22,290


Drive typeFour-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,359cc (144 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Redline (rpm)11
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)176 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)168 @ 4,000
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.212:1; II=2.638:1; III=1.800:1; IV=1.386:1; V=1.000:1; VI=0.772:1; R=3.385:1; Final=3.195:1


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut
Suspension, rearMultilink
Steering typeSpeed-proportional power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.9:1
Tire brandKumho
Tire modelSolus
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Wheel size, front17-by-6.5 inches
Wheel size, rear17-by-6.5 inches
Wheel materialSteel
Brakes, frontVentilated disc
Brakes, rearDisc

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.4
0-45 mph (sec.)6.1
0-60 mph (sec.)9.6
0-75 mph (sec.)14.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)17.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)9.4
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)123
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)Stability Control on=61.9; off=64.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)Stability Control on=0.74; off=0.75
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.4
@ Full throttle (dB)73.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration comments4WD certainly hurts acceleration performance. Engine feels and sounds like it's really working at high rpm. Brake torque does little to help runs. Best run was in D.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsVery high effort for only mediocre return in stopping effectiveness. Very little idle stroke. Overall, feels out of place in an SUV.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsIn the slalom, good steering communication allows relatively precise placement in slalom. Good body control as well. Above traits help Tucson in skid pad as well, where it communicates and responds better than CR-V, RAV4 and Equinox. Numbers, however, aren't signficantly better.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)58.25
Relative humidity (%)65.5
Wind (mph, direction)5.25 head/cross

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 city/28 highway/24 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)19.1
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)14.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,382
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,365
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)58.5/41.5
Length (in.)173.2
Width (in.)71.7
Height (in.)65.2
Wheelbase (in.)103.9
Track, front (in.)62.4
Track, rear (in.)62.4
Turning circle (ft.)34.7
Legroom, front (in.)42.1
Legroom, rear (in.)38.7
Headroom, front (in.)39.4
Headroom, rear (in.)39.1
Shoulder room, front (in.)57.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)57.1
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)25.7
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)55.8


Bumper-to-bumper5 years/60,000 miles
Powertrain10 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion7 years/Unlimited miles
Roadside assistance5 years/Unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available

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