Hyundai Tucson

2018 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: The 2018 Hyundai Tucson has a larger, 7-inch touchscreen. Tucson shuffles its equipment and options, but is otherwise unchanged. Hyundai redesigned it s 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 175-horsepower turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission is standard in Value and Limited models. Base SE, SEL, and SEL Plus models get a 164-hp 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 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
Manufacturer Hyundai
Nation of Manufacture South Korea, Czech Replublic
Base Prices SE: $23,500
AWD SE: $24,900
SEL: $24,750
AWD SEL: $26,150
SEL Plus: $27,650
AWD SEL Plus: $29,050
Value: $27,500
AWD Value: $28,900
Limited: $30,375
AWD Limited: $31,775

Base Engine
2.0-liter 4-cylinder (SE, SEL, SEL Plus)
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Optional Engine
turbocharged 1.6-liter 4-cylinder (Value, Limited)
Std. Transmission
7-speed automated manual
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

2016 Tucson
2018 Hyundai Tucson
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 5
Side Crash - 5
Rollover - 4

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