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Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The Tucson was awarded four stars out of five by Euro NCAP when it was crash tested, which although not the best around, is still good for a 4x4 car. All models come with six airbags as standard as well as ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution. Traction control is standard on top models but not even available as an option on lower spec cars.

Boot space in the Tucson is fairly good with 540 litres available with the rear seats in place - although that's smaller than other offroaders like the Toyota RAV4. The tailgate opening is wide though and there's no boot lip, so loading and unloading is easy. The rear seats split and fold 60/40 and when down create a flat load space which can swallow large and boxy objects.

In the front there's plenty of stowage with a deep cubby between the front seats and a useful tray underneath the front passenger seat.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Hyundai Tucson (04-09).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

CDX equipment

CDX standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
CDX optional equipment
  • Lumbar support

Comfort equipment

Comfort standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
Comfort optional equipment
None available

GSI equipment

GSI standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric sunroof
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
GSI optional equipment
  • Lumbar support
  • Traction control

Limited equipment

Limited standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control
Limited optional equipment
None available

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
Premium optional equipment
  • Traction control

Style equipment

Style standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
Style optional equipment
None available

Xenith equipment

Xenith standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Traction control
Xenith optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Euro NCAP Rating

The Hyundai Tucson (04-09) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 4 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.