2016 Hyundai Tucson Buyer's Guide

By KBB.com Editors on May 31, 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 has been totally redesigned for 2016, and now it's far more competitive with segment stalwarts like Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. A notable size increase is the lead story, but increased refinement, improved driving manners and even more attractive styling all contribute to the small SUV's added appeal.

Driving It

"The 2016 Hyundai Tucson has made great gains in terms of overall comfort. Most appreciated are its well-insulated cabin that keeps outside sounds at bay, a new suspension setup that yields a more composed ride even on gravel, and steering that feels less artificial than past models." Find out more in our 2016 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 and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Another new 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 2016 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 2016 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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