Looking and performing like a tall hatchback, the Hyundai Tucson is a crossover sport utility vehicle that has a choice of 4-Cylinder engines and a compact body. Rival to cars like the Subaru Forester, Ford Escape, RAV 4, CR-V. 2005 was the year the first-generation of Tucsons hit the US market. It offered an affordable compact crossover for daily commute and has a range of trim levels. It has carried over bearing that same motif with an option of engine options over time. It was available with a 2.0 liter 4-in line with 140hp or a 173hp option and a 2.7 liter V6 with 5 or 4-Speed automatic transmission. The Tucson’s 3 trim levels were: GL, GLS and Limited and the powertrains went along to fit the model. For example, the GL was available only with the 4-Cylinder engine and buyer could pick between manual or automatic transmission. On the other hand, the other 2 trims, the GLS and the Limited, were available only with the V6 and automatic transmission. All models and trims, were available with AWD. Through the 2005 to 2009 models, the Tucson’s safety records were strong. It was awarded 5 stars in all categories with NHTSA testing. In 2010, the 2nd generation Hyundai Tucson was introduced with a much bolder design and engines that were updated. There was a choice between 2 4-cylinder engines: either a 2.0 liter with 165hp or a 2.4 liter inline4 that made 176 hp. Choice for transmission was 5-Speed manual or 6-Speed automatic. AWD was offered on either engine. More spacious than the ones they replaced, these Tucson models didn’t have much interior room as some of the competitors like the Subaru Forester and CR-V. Four adults sit comfy and the rear seat offers decent head and leg room for taller adults.