Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Tucson

2019 Hyundai Tucson

Pros: Quiet cabin; broad array of standard and available safety, comfort, and technology features; dynamic exterior styling; comfortable ride, even with available 19-inch wheels

Cons: Less cargo capacity than some rivals; leisurely acceleration with base engine; some desirable features restricted to top-line Limited and Ultimate models

CG Says: The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is refreshed with revised styling inside and out. The turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder of top trim models has been replaced by naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter four. Newly available equipment includes a 360-degree surround-view monitor, adaptive cruise control with stop/go functionality, lane-keep assist, driver attention monitor, and rain-sensing wipers. Hyundai redesigned its compact crossover SUV for 2016. This generation Tucson is 3 inches longer overall and 1.1 inches wider than the previous model, which translates to improved rear-seat-passenger and cargo room. A 181-horsepower 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard in SEL, Sport, Limited, and Ultimate models. Base SE and Value models get a 164-hp 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. Both engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic. Available features include a hands-free power liftgate, panoramic sunroof, heated and ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, lane-departure warning, rear-park assist, and a forward collision mitigation system. The Hyundai Tucson is a compelling choice in its very competitive class. Some class competitors offer crisper handling, and others offer better cargo room, but the Tucson is nonetheless a well-rounded compact SUV.

The Facts
Class Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Hyundai
Nation of Manufacture South Korea, Czech Republic
Base Prices SE: $24,245
AWD SE: $25,645
Value: $25,695
AWD Value: $27,095
SEL: $26,645
AWD SEL: $28,045
Sport: $28,745
AWD Sport: $30,145
Limited: $29,945
AWD Limited: $31,345
Ultimate: $32,595
AWD Ultimate: $33,995

Base Engine
2.0-Liter 4-cylinder (SE, Value)
Horsepower
164
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-30

Optional Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder (SEL, Sport, Limited, Ultimate)
Horsepower
181
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-28

Hyundai Tucson
2019 Hyundai Tucson
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
100%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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