Quick Summary: Refreshed for 2014 with various safety, performance and interior enhancements, the 2014 Hyundai Tucson is the brand's smallest SUV. As a true "compact" crossover, the five-passenger Tucson is also among the smallest vehicles in its class, but it still offers ample passenger space.
What Is It? The Hyundai Tucson is a compact SUV that's available with either front- or optional all-wheel drive. A six-speed automatic transmission is the only available gearbox. Our Limited trim tester is the top of three trim levels: GLS, SE and Limited. The GLS models come standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder good for 164 horsepower and 161 pound-feet of torque. SE and Limited trims are fitted with Hyundai's 182-hp/177 lb-ft 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Both engines feature direct fuel injection, which adds power and efficiency.
The base Tucson starts at $22,325. Our front-wheel-drive Limited model cost $29,835.
How Does It Drive? Characterized by light steering effort and good maneuverability, the Tucson is both predictable and easy to drive. Acceleration is good for the class. Our tester hit 60 mph in 8.4 seconds, which is quicker than both Toyota's RAV4 and Honda's CR-V.
Though its brake pedal is soft, it produced a 124-foot stopping distance from 60 mph, which is average for the class. The Tucson's six-speed automatic features full manual shift control, which allows the driver to hold gears or downshift to achieve engine braking.
Despite good overall manners, the Tucson isn't keen to being pushed hard. Like most vehicles in this class, it lacks the steering feel and chassis control necessary to flourish in spirited driving.
Front and rear-quarter visibility isn't as good as in many compact SUVs due to the Tucson's thick, sweeping pillars.
What Kind of Fuel Economy Does It Deliver? Front-wheel-drive Tucsons equipped with the larger 2.4-liter engine are EPA rated at 24 mpg combined (21 city/28 highway). GLS models equipped with the 2.0-liter engine do slightly better at 25 mpg combined (23 city/29 highway).
Our tester with the larger 2.4-liter engine delivered 26.6 mpg on the 116-mile Edmunds test loop, which is primarily highway driving but includes both urban and mountain roads.
How Safe Is It? The 2014 Hyundai Tucson is not significantly changed from last year. It carries over all previous crash test results. In federal government crash tests, NHTSA gave the Tucson an overall score of four out of five stars. In private testing the IIHS gave the Tucson a "Good" rating (the highest possible) in all tests except the small overlap front where it received a "Poor" rating.
Though it lacks more common active safety systems like lane departure warning, autonomous braking and cross traffic alert, the Tucson offers a variety of safety-related services through the company's Assurance Connected Care service. Automatic collision notification, enhanced roadside assistance and other maintenance-related services are included. A rearview camera is standard on SE and Limited trims.
Is Its Interior Comfortable? Though it's dimensionally smaller than most of its competitors, the Tucson offers ample passenger space in both the front and rear seats. The front seats offer good support and medium-firm cushioning, which is amply comfortable on long trips. They are also heated, and the driver seat offers eight-way power adjustment and adjustable lumbar support on Limited trims. Six-footers fit comfortably in the rear seats, which include a two-stage recline feature.
SE and Limited trims are upgraded this year with rear vents mounted in the center console. Limited trims also get dual-zone climate control.
Large front door pockets provide one bottle holder each in addition to liberal small-item storage. Center console volume is adequate but not large and there's a useful small-item tray underneath the center stack. That tray houses an auxiliary jack, a USB plug and two 12-volt outlets.
Possibly the Tucson's biggest downside is its relatively small cargo area. At 25.7 cubic feet with the rear seat up, the Tucson's cargo area is 10 cubic feet smaller than most of its competition.
What Features Differentiate the Tucson? All-wheel-drive Tucsons offer a locking center differential, which will improve performance in low-grip situations. Downhill brake control, which limits speed on steep descents, and hill start assist, which holds the vehicle in place on steep climbs, are standard on all trim levels.
What Are Its Closest Competitors? 2014 Honda CR-V: Strong on quality, efficiency and utility, the CR-V supplies a potent combination of virtues.
2014 Mazda CX-5: Striking styling, very good fuel economy and best-in-class driving dynamics make the CX-5 worth a look.
Why Should You Consider This Car? If you like the elevated seating position offered by compact SUVs but don't need a large cargo area, the Tucson is a solid choice. It offers both good acceleration and strong fuel economy, which don't often come in the same package. Hyundai's standard 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty is as good as they get.
Why Should You Think Twice About This Car? The Tucson's relative lack of cargo space is a liability in a segment where storage volume is usually a priority. It's also nothing special inside. Many competitors now offer higher-quality interior materials and more features.
The manufacturer provided Edmunds this vehicle for the purposes of evaluation.
2014 Hyundai Tucson Overview
The 2014 Hyundai Tucson is offered in the following submodels: SUV. Available styles include SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), GLS 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and GLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A). Tucson models are available with a 2.4 l-liter gas engine or a 2.0 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 182 hp, depending on engine type. The 2014 Tucson comes with front wheel drive or all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic. The 2014 Tucson comes with a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 10 yr./ 100000 mi. powertrain warranty.
What's a good price on a used 2014 Hyundai Tucson?
Save up to $300 on one of 69 used 2014 Hyundai Tucsons for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $10800 as of Dec 14, 2017, based on data from 18 dealers and 157 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2014 Hyundai Tucson trim styles:
The 2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited PZEV is priced around $17241 with average odometer reading of 47875 miles.
The 2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited is priced around $19990 with average odometer reading of 30679 miles.
The 2014 Hyundai Tucson GLS is priced around $14666 with average odometer reading of 51104 miles.
The 2014 Hyundai Tucson SE is priced around $14878 with average odometer reading of 45972 miles.
The 2014 Hyundai Tucson SE PZEV is priced around $16280 with average odometer reading of 47892 miles.
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Vehicle GLS 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
Review I purchased this car last November. I researched a lot of SUV's before deciding on this one. I am also a previous Hyundai owner. This SUV rides very smooth and is comfortable for long road trips. The interior looks sharp as well as the outside. The two things that it is missing is a latch for the trunk on the inside (it's opened only from the outside) and there are not any lights in the mirrors in the sun visors. I find that to be odd. Every vehicle should have it. The gas is not as good as they report it to be. I have never reached the 29 mpg. The best highway miles I have received was 25.8. The best city miles I have received is 24.6. Overall, it still has better gas mileage than most..... Now 2 yrs later. The quality of the material on the seats are terrible. By looking at my seats, you would think I have small children. They are stained up terribly as if something spilled on all the seats. For the record, I haven't had many people in the back seat. I hope before I trade it in, they come clean. The material is very poor in quality.
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Is the 2014 Hyundai Tucson safe? The 2014 Hyundai Tucson earned a 4-star overall safety rating from NHTSA and "GOOD" ratings from the IIHS in the following caregories: Side Impact Test, Roof Strength Test, Rear Crash Protection/Head Restraint, Moderate Overlap Front Test Results, and a JD POWER overall quality rating of 3.0 out of 5. Among Edmunds' many tools and resources for finding your perfect car are detailed safety ratings and analysis from NHTSA, IIHS, and JD Power, including overall ratings, frontal barrier crash ratings, side impact tests and crash ratings, rollover test results, roof strength tests, rear crash protection and head restraint ratings, side barrier ratings, combined side barrier and pole ratings, and more.
2014 hyundai tucson SE 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), 6-speed shiftable automatic, regular unleaded 24 combined MPG 21 city MPG/28 highway MPG