The Hyundai Tucson (Korean) is a Compact SUV produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 2004. In the marque's lineup, the Tucson fits below the Santa Fe and Veracruz. It is named after the city of Tucson, Arizona.
The first generation Tucson was launched in 2004. It shares its Elantra-based platform with the redesigned 2005 Kia Sportage. The Tucson is in the same class as the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V and Ford Escape.
In the USA, the Tucson is offered in base GLS, mid-line SE, and top-tier Limited (formerly LX) trim levels for 2007 models. Earlier 2005 and 2006 models were offered as GL/GLS/Limited. Standard equipment includes air conditioning, cruise control, six airbags, electronic stability control, a CD player, alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, and premium cloth seats. The SE adds to the roster with contrasting gray body cladding, a different alloy design, an AM/FM/Cassette/CD as well as fog lights and a front windshield wiper de-icing grid. The Limited adds leather seating surfaces, a 6-disc in dash CD changer, body-colored cladding, automatic climate control, and heated seats. The SE and Limited are only available with the 2.7-litre V6. The GLS comes only with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder. The Tucson offers modest cargo space but its easy-to-fold seats can expand this volume so they lie flat. Even the front passenger seat folds flat for extra-long cargo.