Hyundai Tucson

Hyundai Tucson

About Hyundai Tucson

Once unrivaled at offering numerous features at a great price, Hyundai suddenly finds itself scrambling to make the 2018 Hyundai Tucson the unbeatable bargain it once was. The changes come as a sea of newer and equally well-equipped competitors hit the market, including compact-crossover-SUV favorites like the Subaru Crosstrek, Nissan Rogue and the Jeep Compass. To its credit, Hyundai has created a stylish and sporty compact SUV, offering numerous technology features, a choice of normally aspirated or turbocharged 4-cylinder engines and such high-end options as a panoramic sunroof and Infinity premium audio system. Also along for the ride is Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

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LATEST MODEL
2018 Hyundai Tucson
What's new for 2018?
2018 Hyundai Tucson

2018 sees a reordering of the Tucson’s trim lines to five models: SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Value and Limited. SEL and higher trims gain heated front seats, SiriusXM, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The SEL Plus gets an 8-inch touch screen and Infinity audio, while the Limited gains a heated steering wheel.

  • Expert Rating: 8.6
  • Consumers Rating: 8.8
  • MPG 23|30
2017 Hyundai Tucson
What's new for 2017?
2017 Hyundai Tucson

After a thorough revamp last year, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson gets a handful of "and now this" additions. Among the changes: Limited models offer Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, there are rear air-conditioning vents in Eco and Sport models, and all cloth interiors now get YES Essentials stain-resistant fabric.

2016 Hyundai Tucson
What's new for 2016?
2016 Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson is totally revamped for 2016. Slightly larger than its predecessor, it has fresh sheet metal that is both stronger and more stylish, a larger interior, and loads of new tech and safety features. A 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder replaces the larger and less-efficient 2.4-liter 4-cylinder.

2015 Hyundai Tucson
What's new for 2015?
2015 Hyundai Tucson

For 2015 the Hyundai Tucson GLS gets a new popular equipment package, while Limited models get standard LED taillights. Southern California buyers can lease a Tucson FCEV for $499 per month, with unlimited free hydrogen refueling and free maintenance.

2014 Hyundai Tucson
What's new for 2014?
2014 Hyundai Tucson

The 2014 Hyundai Tucson adds direct-injection technology to its two engine choices. New standard features include Bluetooth, tilt/telescopic steering column and reclining rear seats. SE trims get a 4.3-inch LCD touch-screen radio with rearview camera, while Limited trims receive Blue Link telematics.

2013 Hyundai Tucson
What's new for 2013?
2013 Hyundai Tucson

The 2013 Hyundai Tucson adds more standard equipment, with the GLS gaining foglights, automatic headlight control and heated front seats. The Limited trim picks up a proximity-key entry system with push-button start.

2012 Hyundai Tucson
What's new for 2012?
2012 Hyundai Tucson

For 2012, the Tucson receives a larger gas tank to extend your driving range.

2009 Hyundai Tucson
What's new for 2009?
2009 Hyundai Tucson

Cosmetic improvements include a bolder grille design and new 16-inch alloy wheels, while a new 200-watt Kenwood navigation/audio unit is made available. The SE 4WD model receives standard heated seats and windshield wiper de-icer, while the Limited V6 models receive a standard power glass sunroof.

2008 Hyundai Tucson
What's new for 2008?
2008 Hyundai Tucson

New features include an auxiliary audio input jack, active front head restraints and XM Satellite Radio with three-month free subscription (late availability). Limited trims now come standard with an in-dash six-disc CD changer.

2007 Hyundai Tucson
What's new for 2007?
2007 Hyundai Tucson

Trim level designations are changed to GLS, SE and Limited. New optional audio units include MP3-compatible CD players.

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Consumer Reviews

My favorite car Ive owned so far

By on Thursday, February 8, 2018

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car in April 2017. I drive 50 miles to work, one way. So I average about 100 miles on my car 5 days a week, not including weekends or any casual driving. The longest Ive driven in it is 6 hours and it was just as comfortable as driving through town. I wanted something reliable seeing as my commute is long. The size is perfect for me, but might be a bit small with someone who has two kids and a dog. Handles very well and the drive is smooth. I absolutely love this car. I bought the base SE version because I dont need any of the bells and whistles that come with the other packages/models. I just wanted something reliable that will get me to and from work comfortably and safely."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Smooth, Sporty, DCT Module Update done by Dealer

By on Saturday, November 12, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 4,700

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "MPG, Quality Ride, Technology, Styling"

Cons: "Plastics, Service Intervals to Maintain Warranty"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this SUV (1.6T Premium/ Sport) brand new off the lot in Toronto and it has been nothing but a pleasure to drive. Its first 1200km were highway miles and I followed the advice in the manual for breaking in the engine to a tee by constantly varying my speed between 2000-4000 rpm's the whole way. I also cycled through transmission modes (Eco, Normal & Sport) for short periods of time. A few times along the way at speed though when I stepped on the gas on a straightaway the Turbo kicked in all wound up and this thing ripped! It was pretty awesome and will put a smile on your face, Lol. However, the same thing cannot be said off the line which brings me to my next statement. Once I got back into the city I did notice the odd DCT performance that some people have been complaining about in some reviews except I didn't even realize it was an issue. I just thought it was the nature of this new style of transmission and adapted to its character accordingly, i.e. instead of "stepping" on the gas after stopping at a stop sign or red light I rolled the ball of my foot on the gas pedal and gradually eased into speed to overcome what would otherwise be a momentary lag. If you tried to just step on the gas it would slowly veer ahead with not much pick up until it hit about 10 km/ hour. Thus I learned not to try and jump in front of oncoming traffic. Not gonna lie, I was pretty disappointed by this but then as I got to know the vehicle even more something else happened which was... Every now and then from a dead stop by stepping on the gas (after attempting to ease into it) the vehicle would suddenly pop or lurch a few feet forward and then start moving and also on the highway I noticed if I punched the transmission into Eco mode from normal the rpm would decrease by about 1500. So I was mentally registering these things but was only thinking about how I could adapt to it. Well, after learning more online about the vehicle and reading what others were saying in reviews I eventually came to learn of the DCT computer module update that Hyundai was releasing to dealers to fix lag issues and then boom it all of a sudden started to make sense. Turns out the vehicle sometimes wasn't fully gearing down into first gear and thus trying to start in second which caused these lags, lurches or delays. I might add it didn't happen often but enough that it was noticeable. Once the dealer performed the update, boom, problem solved! It just goes now but still is nothing to write home about off the line. You can still roll the ball of your foot onto the pedal and take off nicely, it just isn't as pronounced as a regular automatic. Once you start getting up to speed though the Turbo just kicks in and off you go. After the awareness of the DCT lag went away the rest of the vehicle came into focus. The cabin is pretty quiet, it rides really smoothly on the 19's and cornering is tight with no noticeable sway such as I experienced profoundly in a Nissan Rogue! There's responsive 3 stage heating in the seats and the steering wheel heats up too. The electric driver's seat adjusts quickly (no memory setting) and I love the power lumbar. The shifter is in the right spot and with a bit of fine tuning (at 5'11") was able to adjust the seat such that I can easily rest my elbow on the centre console while driving. Sometimes I like to grab the shifter though when going around a corner and the g-force will cause it to come over to the left and enter manual mode. It would be nice if there was a little edge to prevent coming over such that you have to move the shifter up or down a little bit before it slides over. The centre console is ok but just barely provides an adequate amount of space. I bought a divider off eBay meant for the Tucson because it's just an empty rectangular hole so there's no way to easily organize anything in there. The glove box can hold a fair bit but doesn't lock. I think it does on the 2017 now though. There's a little cut out for your phone by the shifter but if you plug it in to charge the cord gets in the way and the phone doesn't sit in it properly. I bought a vent clip to get around this and prefer it over using the cut out since it's closer to reach from hands on the wheel. The front tray is nice and has enough room to throw some odds and ends onto it for easy reach as well. The dual 12V outlets are great with an AUX and USB port in the middle. I use one 12v outlet to power two extra USB ports and the other to plug in a Garmnin GPS or what have you. I have the 5" screen with Bluetooth and it sounds amazing with the right tunes. One thing I plan to do is add an under seat subwoofer to fill out the low end just a little bit more and I know it will sound great. Full voice recognition is available and the system has paired with every device I've thrown at it - ipad, blackberry, etc. - I run everything through my phone and didn't need the 8" NAV screen. Voice for Google/ Blackberry maps comes over the speakers loud and clear but can't switch to the radio at the same time since those features are dependent on Bluetooth audio. Making calls is a breeze, just push a button on the steering wheel and announce who you want to call. You can also easily slip into private mode if you're allowed to handle a phone in a vehicle while driving where you live (probably not). The seats also fit like a glove but one thing that doesn't impress all that much is the plastic on the dash and door panels. I mean it's okay but it would be nice if softer material was used. There's no shakes, rattles or creaking though so I'm good with it since I wanted to avoid leather seats, push button start and NAV and this trim was the highest I could go without those things. The cloth seats have YES essentials protection and a few spilled things have already wiped off very easily. Save yourself some money and go with the regular Tucson rubber mats that you can get from the dealer for $100 bucks instead of the $400 premium ones. They're still great quality, custom fitting Tucson branded mats that just don't have that extra bit of lip that the premiums have or go over the transmission hump in the back. Another thing I noticed is that the MPG is constantly improving with this vehicle, easily hitting 6.9L/100km instead of the stated 8.5 - 9.9. In the city alone I'm hitting over 300 miles per tank. On the Highway it's over 500 miles (Single Driver and a bit of cargo). By the way, the cargo area has enough space for a trip or something but you won't be moving your apt. in it, at least not in a trip or two. Think some luggage, camping gear and a mountain bike with the wheel taken off if you don't use a rack. The factory tinted windows are a nice touch too and when this thing is clean it's a real head turner without coming off as pretentious. There's a sold cover underneath protecting the entire engine from road debris and another full length cover underneath the rocker on the driver's side which makes a huge difference. When I open the hood the engine is practically spotless, same with the compartment and is really easy to keep clean. Overall, it's just a fun SUV to drive with plenty of zip, great gas mileage, handling and styling. My mom has a 2002 CRV and it's nothing but a brick in comparison though its cargo space is pretty much unmatched. I have no problem recommending this vehicle and at least at the dealer I go to for service, I don't expect any problems obtaining warranty service should I ever require it based on interactions with the dept. manager so far. Expenses incurred in Canada - $32 770 all in (13% HST included) for the 2016 1.6T Premium Sport with heated steering wheel/ mirrors, Dual zone Auto climate control, license plates and wheel locks. Block heater $190 installed, Four factory Tucson all weather rubber mats were $119, a factory all weather cargo mat $69 and four factory mud flaps $60 bucks. Hope this helps! p.s. oh yeah - sometimes I find with the seat adjustment I use that the A-Pillar on the passenger side sometimes blocks my field of view when looking in that direction but not very often, usually while browsing around at a red light or looking off to the right at some scenery down the highway, things like that"

151 people out of 154 found this review helpful

Love it!

By on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,600

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've had my 2016 Hyundai Tucson since July and have put almost 10,000 miles on it so far. With that being said, I still enjoy driving it every day. I drive about a 100 miles a day so i definitely spend a lot of time in my Tucson. I can honestly say that I love everything about it, even after spending so much time driving it. The Tucson is extremely comfortable for long trips, the backup camera is excellent, and the overall ride quality is superb. In addition, I think it is a really nice looking car. Every time I walk away from it, I always find myself looking back at it. I don't think I could have chosen a better car that fits all of my needs perfectly. I would highly recommend this car to anyone who is looking for a stylish, yet comfortable vehicle for not a large price tag."

38 people out of 40 found this review helpful

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