2017 Hyundai Tucson Buyer's Guide

By KBB.com Editors on September 21, 2016 6:21 AM

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Starting Price: $23,595 | Build

Above Average: Quiet cabin, quality materials, engaging design

Below Average: Lack of adaptive cruise control, no cargo area rear-seat releases, unrefined transmission

Consensus: A stylish, value-packed alternative to more established nameplates

Growing into its Segment

The Hyundai Tucson was totally redesigned last year, making it far more competitive with segment stalwarts like the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. The biggest improvement was the Tucson's notable increase in size, but improved refinement, better driving manners and even more attractive styling all contribute to the small SUV's added appeal.

Driving It

"The first thing you'll notice about the 2017 Tucson is Hyundai's efforts to keep things quiet and comfortable. A well-insulated cabin keeps outside sounds at bay, the suspension setup yields a more composed ride even on gravel, and the steering feels less artificial than in past models." Find out more in our 2017 Hyundai Tucson full review.

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Class Exclusives

In addition to a bevy of standard features, the new Tucson offers a long list of lux options including ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Another option is Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection. If the system detects a vehicle or pedestrian but the driver doesn't react, the brakes will automatically kick in. And while other compact SUVs have motion-sensing tailgates, the Tucson's doesn't require you to kick your foot; just stand near the tailgate for a few seconds and it'll open.

Comparison Test

The Hyundai Tucson was one of six compact SUVs we drove 450 roundtrip miles from the coastal region of Southern California to the mountains surrounding Big Bear Lake, California, as part of our most recent Compact SUV Comparison Test.

Build and Price

The Hyundai Tucson is offered in four trim levels, with a choice of two engines. The base SE starts at less than $24,000 and you can spend close to $35,000 on a top-of-the-line Limited. Build and price your own 2017 Hyundai Tucson to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

More Compact SUVs

The Tucson has a lot to offer, but before you buy a compact SUV, check out our Compact SUV Buyer's Guide to become an instant expert on the segment.

Photo Gallery: Hyundai Tucson Inside and Out


Video: Hyundai Tucson Review and Road Test

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