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2009 Hyundai Tucson Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2009 Hyundai Tucson was new.


Interior: 7.3

The 2009 Hyundai Tucson's interior receives favorable reviews for its roomy and generally comfortable seats. On the downside, reviewers complain about some cheap-looking materials.

  • "Interior fit and finish is certainly not bottom rung." -- Car and Driver
  • "Inconsistent quality of the interior materials is another area that needs improvement." -- Edmunds


Reviewers find the Tucson's interior roomy for four passengers, although cramped for five.

  • "The [rear] seat is comfortable, but the seatback is a little too firm. Legroom is good and becomes tight only for taller passengers with the front seats far back. Some testers complained of tight foot space." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The roomy interior offers plenty of adult legroom front and back, though models equipped with a sunroof cut down on rear headroom." -- Car Gurus
  • "The seats are quite supportive and reasonably comfortable." -- Cars.com
  • "The Tucson's structure, based on a modified platform of the Hyundai Elantra car, puts seats in a comfortable position -- low enough so someone my size -- 5 feet 4 -- doesn't have to climb up to get inside and high enough to provide good views out of the vehicle." -- MSN

Interior Features

The 2009 Hyundai Tucson comes loaded with standard features many wouldn't expect for a value-priced compact SUV.

  • "The gauges are unobstructed and clearly marked. All controls are grouped conveniently in the easy-to-reach center dashboard stack, though the low-mounted climate control panel can divert the driver's eyes from the road." -- Consumer Guide
  • "This year's new navigation system has a display screen smaller than that of most other factory systems -- it's more the size of a portable navigation system -- but it's still an inexpensive way to get a built-in system." -- Edmunds


According to various reviews, cargo space in the 2009 Tucson is slightly below average for its class. 

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