The Tucson is a worthy, but forgettable, small SUV that's available in front- and all-wheel drive versions. The 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine returns a good 22 mpg overall, and the six-speed automatic is smooth and responsive. (A switch to direct-injection for 2014 may improve fuel economy a little.) Handling is secure and responsive, but uninspiring. The ride is stiff and road noise is pronounced, which makes the Tucson feel insubstantial, particularly when compared with newer competitors. The cabin is reasonably spacious, and the interior is well trimmed, with easy-to-use controls. The front seats are supportive, but the low rear seat lacks thigh support. The styling robs cargo space and inhibits the view to the rear.