• The Hyundai Tuscan Limited, Takes on the big boys.

    Hyundai Tuscan Big on Style.
  • Hyundai Tuscan Stylish SUV.
  • Hyundai Tuscan Allrounder!

Low price = High quality with Hyundai.

The Hyundai Tuscan Limited the big car with the small price, the fully loaded SUV.

The Hyundai Tuscan Limited, Takes on the big boys.

Hyundai Tuscan Limited appears to looking a lot sleeker than it ever has before, yet looking at the price tag, you may find that this is some what of a mystery as to why, for it is still lower than many of the main rivals which include Land Rover, Nissan, Honda and of course The Jeep, but price is not the only factor, the Hyundai Tuscan Limited still carries that enormous Five year warranty, five years! Which generally means that when you come to sell the vehicle it will still have the manufactures warranty on it, providing like most you do sell it within the first years, like many car owners do these days.

The Hyundai Tuscan Limited, Takes on the big boys.
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Hyundai Tuscan
Big on Style.

Of course, we all know that the Hyundai badge is not the first choice of many car buyers, particularly of these machines, yet when you just stand back and look at what you are getting, a potential buyer may be inclined to say “What the hell” and forsake the the image factor in favour for a quality built machine that offer more or less exactly the same in options, looks and design.

The Hyundai Tuscan Limited has clean, crisp, sleek and smooth lines, if that was at all possible, yes it may be a bland possibly very ordinary design, it does grab you by the collar as you pass it by, it is by no means a stunning vehicle that will turn heads as you drive down the high street to your favourite cafe or pick the children up from school, but like with many car designs it does take a couple of times to actually appreciate it, I have experienced this myself when there is a new model realised and though to my self “What on earth is going on there” only to find after the car for a few times, that is actually begins to grow on you. The Hyundai Tuscan Limited is one of those cars.

This car comes with huge 16” alloy wheels for those days when the rain is a little harder than a shower, tinted glass, colour coded bumpers, moulded side panels, door handles and mirror housings, which actually makes for an expensive look to the car, and similar to what the great late Henry Ford famously said, “You can have it any colour you like, just as long as it is black!” well almost it is also available in silver, which in actual fact appears to be the better colour of the two, but does cost an extra £350 ($676) or so.

In the drivers seat, you find that it is comfortable and functional giving good all round visibility and of the dials, which is not always the case with other sports utility vehicles, and all the switches, buttons and other controls are all within easy reach and clearly laid out, making it easy to operate in all sorts of driving conditions. Talking about driving, if you have driven any other sports utility vehicle then you would be pleasantly surprised at how the Hyundai Tuscan Limited handles and drives, close your eyes for a moment and you may think that you are driving a Jeep Cherokee or something similar.

The Hyundai Tuscan Limited, Takes on the big boys.
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Hyundai Tuscan
Stylish SUV.

As you would expect the Hyundai Tuscan Limited handles just a well off road as on it, the car can handle all manner of off road situations like steep hills, dirt tracks and deep holes in tarmac, however in proper four wheel drive mode, you would expect to drive across a water logged field with no problem at all, but due to its gear box, it lacks the necessary low gear ratio needed to drive the four wheels at a slow but steady rate, which will pull the vehicle out of the sticky mud and out of trouble. On the subject of carefully applying pressure the accelerator lets the side down as it is not a precision type peddle that allows you to apply the power at a steady slow rate that is needed for off road, the accelerator position leaves a lot to be desired, these are just minor faults, but can be a bit a problem especially if you have bought the car specifically as an off road vehicle.

The standard features of the Hyundai Tuscan Limited are generous and include; Six air bags, Power Steering, Climate Control, Body colour door mirrors and handles, Electric tilt/slide sunroof, Electric operated/heated door mirrors, Electro chrome rear view mirror + compass, Electric front and rear windows, Front windscreen de-icer, Intermittent front wipe with adjustable delay, Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting, Tinted glass, 16" 6 spoke alloys, Alarm and remote central locking,
Engine immobiliser, Locking wheel nuts, 60/40 split and double folding seats (flat to floor), Driver seat lumbar adjustment, Front/rear adjustable head restraints, Heated front seats, Height adjustable driver’s seat, Isofix child seat attachment, and Map pocket on front seat backs. The list can go on and on, so I will place a full list below for for you to view at your leisure.

In conclusion, the Hyundai Tuscan Limited is a good all round vehicle, it is a great car for driving around town, going shopping and on holiday etc, but the off road side appears to lack that of the other cars in the same sort of size and market place, yet it has to said, how many of these off roaders would actually be driven off road? I think that answer would be not many, not many al all. Having said all that, the Hyundai Tuscan Limited is a great value sports utility vehicle, with the looks of a higher end of the market car and the price tag and warranty that is hard to beat, this should be the “Entry Level” sports utility vehicle, but in reality it is much more than that.

The Hyundai Tuscan Limited, Takes on the big boys.
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Hyundai Tuscan
Allrounder!

Specifications;

Body Glass for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Electric front+rear windows
Front windscreen de-icer
Intermittent front wipe with adjustable delay
Rear wash/wipe with intermittent wipe setting
Tinted glass

Brakes for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
ABS/EBD
Traction control

Driver Aids for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Cruise control
PAS

Driver Information for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Digital clock
Rev counter
Speedometer
Tailgate open warning light
Trip computer
Trip odometer
Water temperature gauge

Driving Mirrors for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Electric operated/heated door mirrors
Electro chrome rear view mirror + compass

Embellishment Trims for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Metal grain centre console

Entertainment for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
RDS radio with single CD player + 4 speakers

Exterior Body Features for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Body colour door mirrors and handles
Electric tilt/slide sunroof
Mud flaps front and rear
Roof mounted aerial
Roof rails
Skid plate protection

Exterior Lights for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Front fog lights
High mounted rear brake light
Heating/
Cooling/

Ventilation for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Climate control air conditioning

Interior Features for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
12V power point front/rear
Adjustable steering column
Ashtray
Cigar lighter
Cup holders in centre and rear console
Front and rear door pockets
Front under seat storage trays
Height adjustable front armrest with stowage
Leather seat facings+door trim
Leather steering wheel/gear lever
Load cover
Lockable glove box
Luggage net
Overhead console with sunglasses holder
Rear armrest
Seat back hooks

Interior Lights for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Door courtesy lamps

Paint - Solid for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Solid- Ebony Black

Safety for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
3x3 point rear seatbelts
’Childproof’ rear door locks
Driver and passenger air bags
Height adjustable front seatbelts
Seatbelt pre tensioners with load limiters
Seatbelt warning
Side + roof air bags

Seats for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
60/40 split and double folding seats (flat to floor)
Driver seat lumbar adjustment
Front/rear adjustable head restraints
Heated front seats
Height adjustable driver’s seat
Isofix child seat attachment
Map pocket on front seat backs

Security for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Alarm and remote central locking
Engine immobiliser
Locking wheel nuts

Trim - Leather for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Leather - Grey

Wheels - Alloy for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
16" 6 spoke alloys

Wheels - Spare for Hyundai Tucson 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Full size spare wheel

Engine information for Hyundai Tucson Estate 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Fuel Type Petrol
Fuel Delivery MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
CC 1975
No. of Cylinders 4
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
No. of Valves 16

Transmission information for Hyundai Tucson Estate 2.0 Cdx 5dr
No. of Gears 5 SPEED MANUAL

Performance information for Hyundai Tucson Estate 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Top Speed 108mph
Acceleration 0-62mph 11.3
BHP 139
Max Torque 136

Fuel Consumption information for Hyundai Tucson Estate 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Urban MPG (km/litre) 26.6 (9.42)
Extra MPG (km/litre) 41.5 (14.69)
Combined MPG (km/litre) 34.4 (12.18)
Fuel Tank Capacity 58 litres

Emissions information for Hyundai Tucson Estate 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Co2 Emissions (g/km) 194
Catalytic Converter Yes

Dimensions / Weights information for Hyundai Tucson Estate 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Luggage Capacity (Litres) 644
Length (mm) 4325
Width (mm) inc Mirrors 1830
Height 1680
Wheelbase 2630
Kerb Weight 1678
Towing Capacity (Braked) 1600
Towing Capacity (UnBraked) 750

General information for Hyundai Tucson Estate 2.0 Cdx 5dr
Insurance Group 11
NCAP Rating 4 Stars

Prices Start at £14,820 ($28,650)

Source: Hyundai Tuscan Limited.

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