Pricing will increase for the Hyundai Tucson with the 2013 model year, though it will still be cheaper than the competition.
At $20,070 after an $825 destination fee, the five-speed manual Tucson GL follows Hyundai’s recent price hike trend. That really isn’t much of a jump over last year, especially not compared to how far upmarket some of the brand’s other cars have jumped.
For example, the Hyundai Elantra GLS climbed $1,350 over the entry level pricing for the 2012 model year. In contrast, the Tucson jumped a negligible $71. That number means even less when you remember that both prices are before taxes and dealer fees, both of which will push the bottom line much farther past the $20,000 mark anyway.
To further emphasize how little it matters that the price is popping up, Hyundai is also offering more standard features on certain trim levels like heated front seats on the front-wheel drive GLS as well as fog lights and automatic headlight control on the same trim level. Meanwhile, the range-topping Limited trim level also gets proximity key entry and a push button start this year for $26,270.