2008 Hyundai Tucson Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,676 - $7,564
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
140-173
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,676 - $7,564
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 25 HWY
Horsepower
140-173
Seats
5

Ranks #11 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Hyundai Tucson If...

You'll like the Tucson if you appreciate a space-efficient design wrapped in a stylish package. Designers have emphasized cargo-carrying convenience, including an easy-to-clean composite cargo floor, tie-downs, grocery hooks and under-the-floor storage. Fuel economy is a big benefit, especially with the 140-horsepower four-cylinder engine.

Hyundai Tucson Models & Trims

GLS $5,676 - $7,297*
Horsepower: 140 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SE $5,728 - $7,445*
Horsepower: 173 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $5,945 - $7,564*
Horsepower: 140 hp - 173 hp
Engine Type: Gas I4, Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 16 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.23

48 Reviews

46% 38% 13% 2% 2%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Dependable, economical adventure car.

The Hyundai Tucson is a reliable and useful car. I love the fact that it is 4-wheel drive and has a good amount of cargo space. It has a very good engine and never leaks oil. My biggest problem with the car is the mpg that it gets (only about 19-20). That is better than large SUVs, but definitely not as good as a sedan or some other high-end compact SUVs.

- Mckay J

It is great on the road, it is affordable. Great storage space in a smooth ride.

I love my little SUV. It is very roomy and perfect for a family of 4 [would recommend for two children but not more. ] Drive smooth and does not feel bulky like other trucks or SUVs. I would compare it to a minivan almost. It has great trunk space. Keeps you higher on the road which really helps for someone show it like me.

- Courtney U

It's generally reliable and is a fairly good family car.

I like that it's generally reliable, and has enough room for my needs. It fits our family nicely. I'm not too much of a fan of the seats, as they are very uncomfortable for my back, but that I can handle a bit. Overall, it works well, although I am looking forward to having a more updated vehicle in the near future.

- Angela M

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front angle view.
Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$5,676 - $7,297
$5,728 - $7,445

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 hp
173 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC MPI CVVT 16
2.7L DOHC MPI 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.1 in.
42.1 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.5 - 40.3 in.
38.5 - 40.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.2 in.
37.2 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.8 in.
38.8 in.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/65R16
P235/60R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
103.5 in.
103.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.4 ft.
35.4 ft.

Length

Length
170.3 in.
170.3 in.

Width

Width
70.7 in.
72.1 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3240 - 3266 .lbs
3370 - 3548 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
140 hp
173 hp

Torque

Torque
136 ft. lbs.
178 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
150 .lbs
200 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
4 Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.3 gal.
17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 mpg
21 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 mpg
24 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings