Hyundai's compact sport-utility vehicle, the Tucson, was available from 2004 until 2009 with an optional 2.7-liter V-6 engine. This engine was shared with the Kia Sportage, which also rode the same platform as the Tucson, and with the larger Hyundai Santa Fe SUV. Until 2006, the engine also appeared in the Kia Optima sedan.
Refinements during the production run improved fuel economy, and by 2009 the V-6-powered Tucson provided 18 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway in all-wheel-drive models. The redesigned 2010 Tucson did away with the V-6 option, however, and is now offered only with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. The specifications that follow are for the 2009 model; 2004--2008 models are similar.
The 2.7-liter (162.1 cubic inch) V-6 is a four-valve-per-cylinder double-overhead cam engine. Output is 173 horsepower at 6000 rpm, and 178 ft.-lb. of torque at 4000 rpm. The bore by stroke measurement is 3.41 inches by 2.95 inches. In the Tucson, this engine was available with a four-speed automatic transmission and a choice of front- or all-wheel drive. Fuel economy is rated at 18 mpg in the city and 24 mpg on the highway.
The Hyundai Tucson's front suspension is an independent McPherson strut layout with coil springs and a 21mm stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is also independent, with a multilink layout and a 14mm stabilizer bar. Rack-and-pinion steering is used, with a 35.4-foot turning circle. Four-wheel disc antilock brakes are standard equipment.
The 2009 Hyundai Tucson has an overall length of 170.3 inches, an overall width of 72.1 inches and a height of 68.1 inches. The wheelbase is 103.5 inches. Front and rear track measure 61.0 inches. Total passenger-cabin volume is 102.6 cubic ft., and the cargo area will hold 22.7 cubic ft. with the rear seats up, 65.5 with the rear seat folded. The curb weight is 3,370 lb. with two-wheel drive, and 3,548 lb. with four-wheel drive.
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