Hyundai Tucson 1The Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover SUV first introduced by Hyundai in 2004 for the 2005 model year. Named after the city of Tucson, Arizona, the Tucson sits between the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Hyundai Veracruz in the automaker’s lineup.

Currently in its second generation as of 2009, the Hyundai Tucson has seen several facelifts over the years, notably the 2011 second-generation facelift which saw numerous styling and package changes.

The second-generation Tucson, currently still on the market as of this writing, received the IIHS’s “Top Safety Pick” award for its reliability in crash tests. You can learn more about the Tucson here.

The current Hyundai Tucson, the 2014 models, feature three different trim levels, the GLS, SE and Limited. The GLS features a 164-hp, 2.0L GDI DOHC 4-cylinder engine capable of 29 hwy MPG with a six-speed transmission and features 17″ alloy wheels, LED brake lights, a rear window wiper with washer, front solar glass and rear privacy glass, power everything, six-way adjustable driver seat, a Bluetooth hands-free system and steering-wheel-mounted audio and cruise controls. It starts at $21,450.

The SE comes in at $23,500 and – like the Limited – features a 182-hp 2.4L GDI DOHC 4-cylinder engine that gets 28 hwy MPG with a six-speed automatic transmission, automatic headlights, 17″ alloy wheels, a 4.3″ navigation system with touch-screen display, front fog lights and interior accent lighting.

The Limited, the highest trim level for the Tucson, features 18″ alloy wheels, side-mirror-mounted turn signal indicators, leather seating, dual automatic temperature control, a Blue Link Telematics system, an auto-dimming rearview mirror with Home Link capabilities and a leather-mounted steering wheel and shift knob.

The Hyundai Tucson is a crossover SUV, but it’s a compact, which means that any oversize or overweight vehicle shipping fees will be minimal at best. Unlike larger vehicles like the Chevy Suburban or Ford Explorer, the Tucson is small, built on a car-based platform (the Elantra’s, to be specific), and as such it is one of the smaller compact crossover SUV’s on the market today.

It is built to compete with the Toyota RAV4 and other SUV’s of the same basic size, and is priced to be competitive. When shipping one you should run across few problems; the most important aspect, particularly when it comes to the cost of your shipment, will be where you’re shipping from and to, as that tends to determine how much fuel and time the carrier will need to spend shipping your car.

But regardless of where you need transport services to or from, or what your budget is, American Auto Shipping is here to help you. You can fill out our free online auto transport quote request form and get a free quote to ship a vehicle any time. You can also call our toll-free telephone number and speak to one of our own live representatives. They can answer questions, give you a quote, and more. So go ahead, fill out our free form, or give us a quick call, and find out what American Auto Shipping can do for you and all your auto transport needs.

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