2014 Hyundai Tucson Full Test Specs | Edmunds

2014 Hyundai Tucson - Road Test Specs

2014 Hyundai Tucson SUV

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


Year Make Model2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger SUV
Base MSRP$27,075
Options on test vehicleWinter White, Limited Technology Package ($2,650 -- includes panoramic sunroof; navigation system with 7-inch touchscreen; Sirius/XM with NavTraffic (90-day trial); premium audio with 360 watts, seven speakers including one subwoofer and external amplifier; LED taillights), Carpeted Floor Mats ($125)
As-tested MSRP$29,835
North American parts content (%)1


ConfigurationTransverse, front engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeNaturally aspirated, direct-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2,359/144
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)11.3
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)182 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)177 @ 4,000
Fuel type87-octane recommended
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic with console shifter
Transmission ratios (x:1)I=4.212, II=2.637, III=1.800, IV=1.385, V=1.00, VI=0.772
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.064
Differential(s)Front: open


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearSemi-independent multilink, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Steering typeElectric-assist rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.9
Tire make and modelKumho Solus KL21
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire size225/55R18 98H M+S
Wheel size18-by-6.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialAlloy
Brakes, front11.8-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rear10.3-inch one-piece ventilated cast-iron discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)3.2
0-45 mph (sec.)5.5
0-60 mph (sec.)8.4
0-75 mph (sec.)12.8
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.4 @ 79.1
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.1
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)3.3
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.6
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)8.1
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)13.0
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)16.5 @ 77.5
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)8.2
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)124
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.4
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON62.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)0.75
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON0.76
Sound level @ idle (dB)43.2
@ Full throttle (dB)70.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)65.1
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,000

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsBest run came with mild power braking, though a simple pedal transition produced nearly identical runs. Very consistent acceleration. Manual shifting not necessary as Drive seems to get the Tucson down the track just as quickly. Won't hold gears at redline.
Braking commentsPedal feedback is medium soft and remained so throughout testing despite some differences in stopping distance over five runs. ABS activation is obvious but not intrusive during panic stops. Stopping is straight and without drama. Overall, the Tucson's brakes feel safe and reliable in this situation.
Handling commentsSlalom: Stability control is highly invasive here, which forces smooth and slow transitions between the cones. The Tucson does nothing terribly wrong or truly amazing. Feels like it's tuned adequately for 6/10ths driving and not much more, which should serve its buyers well. Skid pad: Heavy understeer is the Tucson's default mode when pushed hard. Its steering is lightly weighted and passes along little information about what the front tires are doing. Balance can't be corrected with lift-throttle -- even with the ESC switched off. This isn't a sports car and it doesn't handle like one, but its tuning feels safe for the segment.

Testing Conditions

Test date4/15/2014
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)75.0
Relative humidity (%)20.38
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.73
Wind (mph, direction)2.0, tail and cross
Odometer (mi.)1,448
Fuel used for test87-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)34/34

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)24 combined/21 city/28 highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)25 overall, 26.6 on test loop
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.3
Driving range (mi.)428.4

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo description360-watt, AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 with subwoofer
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack , aux jack, Bluetooth streaming audio
Satellite radioOptional
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional with traffic and 7-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Optional Bluelink telematics
Smart entry/StartOptional ignition doors trunk/hatch

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,294
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,392
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)59/41
Length (in.)173.2
Width (in.)71.7
Height (in.)66.3
Wheelbase (in.)103.9
Track, front (in.)62.4
Track, rear (in.)62.4
Turning circle (ft.)34.7
Legroom, front (in.)41.2
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
behind 2nd row (cu-ft)25.7
GVWR (lbs.)4,497
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)2,000
Ground clearance (in.)6.7
Approach angle (degrees)28.1
Departure angle (degrees)26.9


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

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