2010 Hyundai Tucson Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2010 Hyundai Tucson - Road Test Specs

2010 Hyundai Tucson SUV

(2.4L 4-cyl. 6-speed Manual)


Model year2010
StyleGLS 4dr SUV 4WD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Base MSRP$21,495
Options on test vehicleOption Group 03/AC Navigation Package, Carpeted Floor Mats
As-tested MSRP$26,090


Drive typeAll-wheel drive
Engine typeInline-4
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,359cc (144 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDouble overhead camshaft, four valves per cylinder
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Redline (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)176 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)168 @ 4000
Fuel typeRegular unleaded
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)I=4.212; II=2.637; III=1.800; IV=1.386; V=1.000; VI=0.772: Reverse=3.385; Final Drive=3.195


Suspension, frontMacPherson strut, coil springs, dampers, 23mm stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearMultilink, coil springs, dampers, 16mm stabilizer
Steering typeElectric-assist rack and pinion
Steering ratio (x:1)15.9
Tire brandKumho
Tire modelSolus
Tire typeAll-season
Tire size, frontP225/60R17 99H
Tire size, rearP225/60R17 99H
Wheel size17-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialCast aluminum
Brakes, frontSingle-piston sliding calipers, ventilated discs
Brakes, rearSingle-piston sliding calipers, solid discs

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 @ 81.2
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)64.5
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.75
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.4
@ Full throttle (dB)73.1
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsAWD certainly hurts acceleration performance. Engine feels and sounds like it's really working at high rpm. Brake-torquing the launch does little to help runs. Best run 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 commentsSlalom: Good steering communication allows relatively precise placement in slalom. Good body control as well. Skid pad: Above traits help Tucson in skid pad as well, where it communicates and responds better than others here. Numbers, however, aren't significantly better.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)58.2
Relative humidity (%)56.5
Wind (mph, direction)5.25 head/crosswind

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)21 city/28 highway
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.)55.1
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)25.7
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)55.8


Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesFour-wheel ABS
Electronic brake enhancementsElectronic brakeforce distribution
Traction controlTraction control
Stability controlStability control

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