Hyundai Sport

The 2010 Hyundai SUV lineup consists of three vehicles: the Tucson, Santa Fe, and Veracruz.

Hyundai Tuscon

The Hyundai Tucson is the entry-level SUV model in the lineup. The Tuscon is available with only one engine, a 2.4 liter four cylinder engine that produces 176 horsepower at 6000 revolutions per minute and 168 pound feet of torque at 4000 revolutions per minute.

The engine can be mated to either a 6 speed manual transmission or a 6 speed automatic transmission with the shiftronic feature. The shiftronic feature allows the drive to shift to a manual mode in which he/she can shift the car manually.

The Tuscon can be ordered with either two wheel drive or all wheel drive; the EPA rates the Tuscon at 22 mpg in the city driving and 30 mpg in highway driving for the two wheel drive Tuscon with the manual transmission.

Opting for the all wheel drive version of the Tuscon with the automatic transmission decreases gas mileage to 21 mpg in city driving and 28 mpg on the highway.

Standard features on the Tuscon include air conditioning, keyless remote control, anti-lock brakes, and downhill assist control.

Hyundai Santa Fe

The Hyundai Santa Fe is the next vehicle in the Hyundai SUV lineup. The Santa Fe can be ordered with either a base 2.4 liter four cylinder engine or an optional 3.5 liter six cylinder engine.

The four cylinder engine produces 175 horsepower, while the optional V6 produces 276 horsepower. The transmission choices for the Santa Fe include a 5 speed manual, 4 speed automatic, and 5 speed automatic transmission.

Fuel economy ratings for the Santa Fe range from 19 mpg city/26 mpg highway for the manual transmission-equipped four cylinder to 20mpg city/26 mpg highway for the automatic transmission-equipped six cylinder.

The Santa Fe can tow up to 3500 lbs. when properly equipped, and can be ordered with either two wheel drive or all wheel drive. The Santa Fe comes standard with air conditioning, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, power door locks, power windows, and ant-lock brakes.

Traction control and child door locks are standard safety features on the Santa Fe. The Santa Fe also includes a full complement of airbags including rear curtain and side airbags.

Hyundai Veracruz

The Veracruz is the largest member of the Hyundai SUV lineup. The Veracruz features seven passenger seating and a very quiet and well-finished interior.

The only engine available on the Veracruz is 3.8 liter six cylinder that produces 260 horsepower at 6000 revolutions per minute. The engine is coupled with a six speed automatic transmission with overdrive and the aforementioned shiftronic feature.

The Veracruz returns fuel economy of 17 mpg in city driving and 23 mpg in highway driving. The Veracruz can tow up 3500 lbs when properly equipped. The standard feature list for the Veracruz includes air conditioning, rear parking sensors, a power driver's seat, anti-lock brakes, and a keyless remote control.

The Veracruz has received 5 star ratings in U.S. government testing for driver front, passenger front, front side, and rear side collisions. Standard safety equipment on the Veracruz include traction control, child door locks, and side airbags.

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