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Starting Price: $23,500 | Price yours

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

Following a recent redesign, the Hyundai Tucson became 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

From our full review of the 2018 Hyundai Tucson: "For a small-crossover SUV, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson is remarkably quiet inside. Wind, road and engine noise are impressively contained and the well-sorted suspension delivers a composed ride even over unpaved roads."

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Class Exclusives

In addition to a bevy of standard features, the 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 Compact SUV Comparison Test.

Build and Price

The Hyundai Tucson is offered in five trim levels, with a choice of two engines. The base SE starts at less than $24,000 and you can spend more than $35,000 on a top-of-the-line Limited.

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: Exterior, Interior and Details

 

Video: Hyundai Tucson Review and Road Test


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