2017 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 testers found the available dual-clutch automated manual transmission to be balky in low-speed driving; some desirable features restricted to top-line Limited model

CG Says: After its redesign last year, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson is little changed. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility are newly available on topline Limited. Cloth upholstery is now stain resistant. Eco and Sport models have rear air conditioning vents. Hyundai’s compact crossover SUV 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 turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission is standard in all but the base SE and SE Plus models, which get a carryover 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and 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 redesigned Hyundai Tucson boasts a host of improvements that make it a compelling choice in its very competitive class. Some class competitors offer crisper handling, and others offer better cargo room, but the new 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: $22,700
AWD SE: $24,100
SE Plus: $26,750
AWD SE Plus: $28,150
Eco: $24,150
AWD Eco: $25,550
Sport: $25,900
AWD Sport: $27,300
Value Edition: $26,550
AWD Value Edition: $27,950
Night: $27,800
AWD Night: $29,200
Limited: $29,775
AWD Limited: $31,175

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder (SE, SE Plus)
Horsepower
164
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-30

Optional Engine
turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder (Eco, Sport, Value Edition, Night, Limited)
Horsepower
175
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-26
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
28-32