Hyundai Tucson

2016 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

2016 Tucson

CG Says: Hyundai’s compact crossover SUV is redesigned for 2016 on a larger platform, gaining cargo room, bold styling, and new comfort and safety features. The new Tucson is 3 inches longer overall and 1.1 inches wider than the outgoing model, which translates to improved rear-seat-passenger and cargo room. A new 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 model, which gets 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
Eco: $24,150
AWD Eco: $25,550
Sport: $26,150
AWD Sport: $27,550
Limited: $29,900
AWD Limited: $31,300

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
164
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21-23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26-31

Optional Engine
turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
175
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24-26
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-33

2016 Tucson
2016 Hyundai Tucson