Benefiting mightily from the design-led transformation at Hyundai, the company’s compact SUV entry is a delightfully playful looking vehicle. In fact, in Japan the small SUV is called the Hyundai JM, for “Joyful Mover”.
Fortunately, the vehicle is also endowed with a strong feature set.
Currently in its second generation, in the minds of many, Tucson replaced Santa Fe in Hyundai’s lineup. But that is actually not the case. Though the first generation Santa Fe was similar in size to the current Tucson, Santa Fe has since grown in dimension and serves as Hyundai’s mid-size SUV entry.
Introduced in 2005, there have been two generations of the Tucson offered to date.