The 2007 Hyundai Tucson was pretty much on change from the previous model years and had a lot of the same capabilities that the other model years had, like the 2,000 pound maximum towing capacity, which wasn't much but considering their size, it wasn't half bad.
You will need to have the proper engine equipped in your vehicle in order to achieve. 2,000 lb rating, along with trailer brakes installed on your trailer, otherwise you're only able to pull half of that amount, really limiting what you could pull behind you.
Your owner's manual contains so much information about your vehicle and I recommend that you read through it to familiarize yourself with its limitations and remember to abide by all of Hyundai's recommendations and requirements.
Overall Capacity: The overall towing capacity for the 2007 Hyundai Tucson's ranged from 1,000-2,000 lbs. and only two variables really affected the trailer weight ratings and these were the engine that you had to quit in your vehicle and whether your trailer had brakes equipped.
The Tow Chart:
The tow chart for the 2007 Hyundai Tucson's was pretty simplistic in design, like many other model years and this was due to the fact that there were only two engine options listed in the chart, along with the trailer weight ratings, the tongue weight rating and the specifications with and without brake trailers.
Comparing The Data:
By Trim Level: If We look at the three different trim levels that were available for these model year SUVs, we can see that the SE and Limited trim levels had the same maximum trailer weight rating range and this is because they both use the 2.7 liter engine, unlike the GLS trim levels that use the 2.0L engine and is why we see a lower capacity range.
- GLS: 1,000-1,500 lbs.
- SE: 1,000-2,000 lbs.
- Limited: 1,000-2,000 lbs.
By Engine Options: Like I mentioned earlier in this article, there were two different engine options that were available and these were a four-cylinder engine and a six-cylinder engine. I went ahead and listed the maximum trailer weight rating range for each engine below, so you can easily see how they stacked up against each other.
- 2.0L (4 cylinder): 1,000-1,500 lbs.
- 2.7L (6 cylinder): 1,000-2,000 lbs.
Other Important Information...
There we're a couple of other tidbits of information that I found in the owner's manual that I thought was worth mentioning, so I went ahead and posted screenshots of what I found in the two images below.
The first screenshot just briefly touches on trailer brakes and Hyundai does not really mention any specifics other than the fact that your trailer brakes need to comply with Federal and local laws, which reminds me, each state has its own set of laws regarding trailer brakes and your trailer weight, so you will need to check your States requirements in order to comply with their codes.
The second image I have posted talks about the tongue load weight rating of the trailer, which is basically just the amount of weight that the tongue of the trailer puts on the hitch of your vehicle and Hyundai recommends that 10% of your trailer's weight be distributed on your vehicle's hitch.
A Few Helpful Links:
The owner's manual was where I gathered most of the information for this article and is where most of the images I posted came from.
I looked for the brochure for these model year Tucson's, but was never able to find one, so I used another website that I linked to below that had the different trim levels that were available and what engine options were available for each trim level.
That made it possible to gather the data when comparing the maximum trailer weight rating ranges for the different trim levels of these vehicles.
- 2007 Tucson Owner's Manual
- 2007 Tucson Brochure