2013 Hyundai Tucson

MSRP $19,595 - $27,095

Ranked #6 in Suv

8.1

Overall Rating

2013 Hyundai Tucson Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 16, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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Hyundai has been well-known for making affordable cars with solid build-quality and impressive driving characteristics. The Hyundai Tucson has been one of the successful makes from the Korean brand, offering impressive drivability and elegant styling. It gets packed with a lot of features to tackle the competition and offers a cogent powertrain that allows for an athletic driving experience.

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Pros

Impressive exterior design

Intelligent interior layout

Capable engines

Sporty driving character

Cons

Sub-par cargo capacity

Unimpressive fuel efficiency

What's New?

Standard Automatic headlights, fog lights, and heated front seats from GLS trim

Keyless ignition made available on Limited trim


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$19595

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

119 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

165 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

146 lb.-ft. @ 4600 rpm

transmission

5 speed manual w/OD

chassis

suspension front

MacPherson strut front suspension

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

103.9 in.

length

173.2 in.

width

71.7 in.

height

65.2 in.

curb weight

3139 lbs.

ground clearance

6.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

101.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

55.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

payload capacity

1226 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

16.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

20/23/26 mpg

highway range

397.8 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100000 mi.

powertrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

GL$19,595 onwards

Turbo$22,945 onwards

Limited$24,445 onwards

Sport$25,595 onwards

Colors and Styles

2013 Hyundai Tucson in Agate Black color
Agate Black

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Features

8.0

Engine and Performance

9.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

6.0

Competition

8.0

8.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.1

Overall Rating


The 2013 Hyundai Tucson offers many configurations allowing the buyer to choose it according to their needs of power, drivetrain, and transmission options. Starting at a base price of $21,450, the Tucson stands against, the Mazda CX-5, Ford Escape, and its Korean-sibling Kia Sportage


8.0/10
Features

9.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

6.0/10
Safety


2013 Hyundai Tucson Features

8.0/10

The 2013 Tucson is offered in 3 different trim levels: GL, GLS, and the Limited trim. The GLS and Limited trims are available in Front- or All-wheel-drive options, while the base GL is available only in Front-wheel-drive. The base trim itself is well-equipped at $21,450, however, climbing up to the GLS trim, you would get additional features such as front fog lights, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and cruise control. The top-of-the-line Limited trim gets advanced features like the dusk-sensing headlamps, dual-zone front climate control, key-less ignition, and a 6-way powered driver seat.

Trim

GL

GLS

Limited

MSRP (FWD)

$21,450

$23,800

$26,450

MSRP (AWD)

N/A

$25,300

$27,950

Key Features

Tire Pressure Monitoring

Adds to GL trim:

Adds to GLS trim:

 

6-Speaker audio system

Front Fog Lamps

Dusk-sensing headlamps

 

Simulated Alloy Interior Trim

Cruise Control

Dual-zone front climate control

 

Heated Mirrors

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Keyless ignition

 

Cloth Upholstery

Wheel locks

External Temperature Gauge

   

Multi-level heated front seats

6-way powered driver seat

We Recommend

All the trims are different and the best option depends on the budget of the buyer. However, the GLS trim would be a good pick. It adds needy features such as the cruise control, heated front seats, leather-wrapped steering, etc., which adds to the premium feel inside the cabin. You can go for front-wheel- or all-wheel-drive depending on the manner of use and demand.

2013 Hyundai Tucson Engine and Performance

9.0/10

The 2013 Hyundai Tucson gets a 2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4 engine that churns out 165 horsepowers and 146 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a 5-speed manual transmission unit, which can be upgraded to a 6-speed automatic transmission at an extra pay. The engine powers the front wheels as standard, with an option for all-wheel-drive at $1,500 extra on the GLS and Limited trims. Alternatively, the SUV also offers a 2.4L Inline-4 engine that churns out 176 horsepowers and 168 lb.-ft. of torque and delivers better performance.

The standard 2.0L engine in front-wheel-drive configuration lets the Tucson sprint from 0-60 MPH within 8.8 seconds and can complete the quarter-mile race in 17 seconds. While easy maneuverability and sporty handling make the driving engaging, ride quality tends to be on the stiffer side.

Model

Hyundai Tucson GL

Ford Escape S

Kia Sportage Base

Mazda CX-5 Sport

MSRP

$21,450

$22,470

$19,000

$20,695

Engine

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4 

2.5L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.4L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.0L Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

5-Speed Manual

6-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Manual

6-Speed Manual

Power

165 hp @ 6,200 rpm

168 hp @ 6,000 rpm

176 hp @ 6,000 rpm

155 hp @ 6,000 rpm

Torque

146 lb.-ft. @ 4,600 rpm

170 lb.-ft. @ 4,500 rpm

168 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

150 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

8.8

9.2

9.3

9.5

Quarter-mile (seconds)

17

16.9

17.1

17.1

Top-Speed (MPH)

119

123

128

116

The Kia Sportage is the most powerful option producing 176hp, while the Ford Escape is the torquiest in the segment belting out 170lb.-ft. However, Tucson gets the best acceleration figures both in 0-60 sprints and the quarter-mile race. Both the Kia and Ford are evenly matched in performance, whereas the Mazda CX-5 is the slowest taking 9.5 seconds and 17.1 seconds in the 60mph and quarter-mile sprint.

2013 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Economy

7.0/10

The 2011 Hyundai Tucson finds its way far behind its rivals when it comes to efficiency figures. It has been rated by the EPA with 20 MPG in the city, 26 MPG on highways, and 22 miles per gallon combined. Additionally, it gets a 15.3-gallon fuel tank which is the largest, yet, its thirsty engine allows the SUV to cover 306 city and 398 highway miles in a single refill. 

Models

Hyundai Tucson GL

Ford Escape S

Kia Sportage Base

Mazda CX-5 Sport

MPG (City)

20

22

20

26

MPG (Highway)

26

31

27

35

MPG (Combined)

22

25

23

29

Fuel Capacity 

15.3 gallons

15.1 gallons

15.3-gallons

14.8 gallons

Range (City/Hwy)

306/398 mi.

332/468 mi.

306/413 mi.

385/518 mi.

The Mazda CX-5 has the most efficient engine under the hood and gets the best-in-class range figures as well. It averages 29 MPG and is far ahead of the Ford Escape that comes second in the competition followed by the 2011 Kia Sportage averaging 23 MPG. However, with the largest fuel tank, the 2011 Escape covers an appreciable range on the highway of 468 miles. 

2013 Hyundai Tucson Interior

8.0/10

Hyundai Tucson leads the segment in the interior department. The well-laid and functional cabin offer everything one shall get at this segment. There is ample space on offer with seats that are both comfortable and supportive. The cloth upholstery is good to see. The soft-touch materials on the dashboard and other cabin elements won’t make it feel cheaper. The leather-wrapped steering with mounted controls makes up the driver-side. The driver’s seat offers 6-way power adjustability on the higher trims. The top trim also offers feel-good features such as dual-zone front climate control, rear-seat climate control, etc. 

Coming to the cargo department, Tucson fails to impress many. The vehicle offers 25.7 cubic feet of cargo volume, which stands behind the rivals. However, the seats are comfy, spacious, and supportive, making it an ideal pick for longer drives. With the rear seats folded, the Tucson offers 55.8 cubic feet of cargo capacity. 

Model

Hyundai Tucson GL

Ford Escape S

Kia Sportage Base

Mazda CX-5 Sport

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.4/57.1/41.2

39.9/56.0/43.1

39.1/56.7/41.4

40.1/57.5/41.0

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

39.1/55.1/38.7

39.0/55.3/36.8

38.5/55.1/37.9

39.0/55.5/39.3

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

25.7

34.3

26.1

34.1

While each SUV has a total seating capacity of five passengers, the space available with both rows differs, but only diminutively. While the Kia Sportage also falls short on cargo capacity, the 2011 Escape and 2011 Mazda CX-5 manage higher passenger space and have larger trunks that have over 34 cu.-ft of space.

Salient features include:

  • Rear climate control
  • 6-way power driver’s seat
  • Dual-zone front climate control
  • Cruise Control
  • Heated seats
  • Air Conditioning

How intuitive is the 2013 Hyundai Tucson’s infotainment unit?

The 2013 Hyundai Tucson gets an intuitive infotainment system that features a lot of modern connectivity equipment. It gets a centrally-placed touchscreen with sharp and crisp graphics. and is paired with a 6-Speaker sound system which enhances the sound inside the cabin. 

The system gets physical controls as well, which are easy to reach and less distracting for the driver. Below the infotainment screen, you can find the climate control functions and their display. Even from the base trim, it feels adequately equipped and some of its noteworthy features include:

  • Touchscreen infotainment system
  • Standard 6-speaker audio system
  • Voice commands
  • iPod interface integration
  • Bluetooth Connectivity
  • SiriusXM Satellite radio

2013 Hyundai Tucson Exterior

8.0/10

Hyundai has never failed in making stylish cars in every segment and the Tucson is nothing different. The bold and unique looks of the Tucson, makes it look more like an SUV. While the stylish headlamps and the sleek grilles make up the front, the curvy lines and the flared wheel arches enhance the looks from the side. The 17” Silver-painted Aluminum wheels add to the style. Coming to the rear, you can see a pair of large taillamps that complements the headlamps in shape. The spoiler, integrated antenna, and roof rails make Tucson more aggressive in looks. The black plastic trim all around the lower portion makes it look sportier.

Tucson isn’t the heaviest, tallest, widest, or longest in the segment. Neither does it get the highest ground clearance. But the car is well-proportionate. The dimensioning has been intelligent enough to make the vehicle an easy and fun-to-drive car. The compact design lets the driver handle it easier and get out of daily traffic hassles with ease. Statistically, it is 173 inches long, 71.7 inches wide, and 65.2 inches tall. 

Model

Hyundai Tucson GL

Ford Escape S

Kia Sportage Base

Mazda CX-5 Sport

Curb Weight (lbs)

3139

3515

3157

3208

Length (in.)

173.0

178.1

174.8

179.3

Width (in.)

71.7

72.4

73

72.4

Height (in.)

65.2

66.3

64.4

67.3

Ground Clearance (in.)

6.7

7.9

6.8

8.5

Wheelbase (in.)

103.9

105.9

103.9

106.3

The Ford Escape is the heaviest in the segment weighing 3,515 lbs, while Mazda CX-5 is the longest and tallest measuring 179.3 and 67.3 inches, and gets the highest ground clearance of 8.5 inches as well. Hyundai and Kia are smaller than the other rivals and sport the shortest wheelbases of 103.9 inches. 

The notable features include:

  • Dusk-sensing headlamps
  • Front Fog Lamps
  • Power-folding mirrors
  • Heated mirrors
  • Roof rails
  • Body-colored rear spoiler with LED lights

2013 Hyundai Tucson Safety

6.0/10

The reputed Hyundai Motor Company has always been keen on the safety of its vehicles. The 2011 Tucson sports a robust structure giving it an advantage of good crash resistance and also gets plenty of safety features that together work to keep the occupants safe on their drives. The NHTSA has given 4 out of 5 stars after the severe crash tests on Tucson, while the tough tests from the IIHS have given good scores and helped it bag the ‘Top safety pick’ award.

The salient safety features include:

  • Hill Start Assist Control
  • Downhill brake control
  • Anti-theft Alarm System
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution System
  • Advanced airbag system
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System

2013 Hyundai Tucson Final Verdict

The 2013 Hyundai Tucson is an easy ick in the segment. With class-leading features, handling, and acceleration figures, the Tucson steals every mind. The great quality interiors and stylish exteriors complement what the engineers have made under the hood. The vehicle also earns impressive safety ratings. The reputation of the brand itself gives a great advantage to the vehicle. However, sub-par fuel efficiency figures and cramped cargo capacity, cause a bearing on its practicality.

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