2012 Hyundai Tucson  RealSafeCars74Safety Rating

#39 of 2012 SUVs

#86 of all 2012 vehicles

Pictured: 2022 Hyundai Tucson
The Tucson, part of Hyundai's lineup since 2005, is a small SUV with seating up to 5. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily bypass mud and snow. Hyundai offers a 5-year, 60,000-mile basic warranty, and a 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2012 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 2012 Hyundai Tucson has a score of 74, implying a 0.05% chance of driver death (4.5% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Hyundai Tucson has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0499% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 5.6938%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0499% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 5.6938% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson is 7% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other suvs, the 2012 Hyundai Tucson is 23% more likely to result in a fatal accident.

But it is safer than many comparable models.

8152Jeep PatriotToyota MatrixSuzuki Grand VitaraToyota Scion xBNissan RogueFord EscapeKia SportageHonda CR-VJeep CompassHyundai TucsonVolkswagen TiguanSubaru ForesterComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Hyundai Tucson with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 52 to 81. The 2012 Hyundai Tucson is safer than the 2012 Jeep Patriot, the 2012 Toyota Matrix, the 2012 Suzuki Grand Vitara, the 2012 Toyota Scion xB, the 2012 Nissan Rogue, the 2012 Ford Escape, and the 2012 Subaru Forester. It is about as safe as the 2012 Volkswagen Tiguan, the 2012 Jeep Compass, the 2012 Honda CR-V, and the 2012 Kia Sportage.

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