2010 Hyundai Tucson  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#30 of 2010 SUVs

#67 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2016 Hyundai Tucson
The Tucson, a mainstay of Hyundai's lineup since 2005, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. The Tucson has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The Hyundai Tucson packs some potency, exceeding the average horsepower for its class. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Hyundai Tucson is below average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Hyundai Tucson has a score of 74, implying a 0.049% chance of driver death (4.4% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Hyundai Tucson has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0495% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6526%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0495% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6526% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Hyundai Tucson is 3% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2010 Hyundai Tucson is 18% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9041Chevrolet HHRJeep PatriotPontiac VibeToyota MatrixDodge CaliberToyota Scion xBHonda CR-VJeep CompassHyundai TucsonFord EscapeMazda TributeNissan RogueComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Hyundai Tucson with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 41 to 90. The 2010 Hyundai Tucson is safer than the 2010 Chevrolet HHR, the 2010 Jeep Patriot, the 2010 Pontiac Vibe, the 2010 Toyota Matrix, the 2010 Dodge Caliber, the 2010 Toyota Scion xB, the 2010 Nissan Rogue, the 2010 Mazda Tribute, and the 2010 Ford Escape and less safe than the 2010 Honda CR-V.

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