2014 Hyundai Tucson – Eye-catching styling, AWD capability, good value

Attractive styling, engaging handling, a satisfying list of features and good value, in addition to a long warranty is what consumers can expect from the 2014 Hyundai Tucson.

It is also reasonably priced, and includes the option of all-wheel drive, making it a worthy adversary in the compact sport utility vehicle segment.

With a starting price of $21,499 MSRP, and a 5-year/100,000 km comprehensive limited warranty, Hyundai’s new 2014 Tucson is already taking a step forward on the right foot. The SUV’s styling is also eye-catching, which has a lot to do with the bodylines and overall shape of the vehicle, along with the slightly aggressive front fascia.

There are also several different model options that range from the GL manual and automatic, to the top Limited AWD trim. The first three models are equipped with a 2.0-litre inline-4 engine producing 164 horsepower, while the last three trims come standard with a more powerful 2.4-litre 4-cylinder generating 182 hp. Both engines work to achieve good fuel economy and performance. Handling is also firm and car-like, which is something that consumers will surely enjoy.

2014 Hyundai Tucson

The base GL model is also coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission, and a responsive 6-speed automatic is offered on the other models. The latter includes “SHIFTRONIC” that allows the driver to “shift actively” for a manual-type feel. Buyers may find that it adds to the driving fun-factor.

The all-around airbag protection also serves to keep occupants safe in the unfortunate event of an accident. Electronic stability control, active head restraints, a backup camera with the image displayed in the reaview mirror, and hillstart assist are also considered safety highlights on the 2014 Tucson.

Safety aside, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather heated front seats and heated rear seats, and dual-zone automatic temperature control are among the features (available depending on the model) that help increase the comfort factor and overall relaxed vibe of 2014 Tucson. The list of convenience features is also long and satisfactory, and includes Bluetooth with hands-free calling and voice recognition, steering wheel-mounted audio controls, and a 7-inch high-resolution touch-screen and navigation system with a rearview camera.

The 2014 Tucson is also quite fuel-efficient for its size if we consider the base model equipped with the manual transmission and front-wheel drive system has a combined fuel economy rating of 8.7 litres per 100 kilometres. With the automatic, the 2.4-litre engine, and Hyundai’s On Demand AWD system, the combined consumption rating is 9.1 L/100km.

If styling, AWD capability, and good value are among your prerequisites for purchasing or leasing a compact SUV, then the 2014 Hyundai Tucson is one to consider. The long-warranty certainly adds to the charm, and a long list of standard and available features can’t hurt either.

Book a test drive with your Harmony Hyundai dealer to explore Hyundai’s charming and well-equipped 2014 Tucson SUV today!