Zac Estrada
Automotive Editor - August 24, 2015

2016 Hyundai Tucson OVERVIEW

The Hyundai Tucson marks the brand's biggest assault on the booming compact crossover segment.

What's New for 2016

Hyundai released the third-generation Tucson for 2016, after its debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show. Significantly larger in most directions, the new Tucson has interior dimensions more in line with the top compact SUVs. New features have been introduced, such as a turbocharged engine on most versions, as well as a panoramic sunroof and ventilated front seats.

Choosing Your Hyundai Tucson

All Tucsons are two-row SUVs with seating for five and standard front-wheel drive, or optional all-wheel drive. The base SE model comes with a 2-liter four-cylinder and six-speed automatic, while Eco, Sport and Limited models get a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder and a 7-speed dual-clutch automated transmission. All engines get selectable drive modes for economy and sport modes. Eco has special modifications to get fuel economy up to an EPA-rated 26 city, 33 highway on front-wheel drive models.


Base models come standard with the 2-liter engine and six-speed automatic, as well as power windows, locks and mirrors, 17-inch aluminum wheels, LED rear lights, automatic headlamps, rear privacy glass, cloth upholstery, driver's side height adjustment, trip computer, air conditioning and six-speaker audio system with 5-inch touchscreen and backup camera, USB/AUX inputs and Bluetooth. All-wheel drive is an option. The Preferred Package adds LED running lights, front fog lights, roof rails and lighted vanity mirrors. The Popular Equipment Package goes further, with a power driver's seat.


The Eco model replaces the SE's 2-liter with the 1.6-liter turbo and a seven-speed transmission. It also adds standard LED running lights, lighted vanity mirrors, roof rails and an 8-way power driver's seat with lumbar adjustment. Eco models also get superior fuel ratings among Tucsons.


The Sport adds 19-inch wheels, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, power tailgate with a hands-free function, keyless entry and start, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped shift knob and steering wheel.


The loaded Limited goes further with leather upholstery, LED headlights, a chrome grille, padded instrument panel, power front passenger's seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto-dimming rearview mirror with garage door opener and an 8-inch color touchscreen with navigation and an 8-speaker audio system. The Ultimate Package adds HID headlamps, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, rear parking sensors, panoramic moonroof, cooled front seats and heated rear seats.

CarsDirect Tip

While SE has a lot to offer for the money, you'd be better served springing at least for an Eco to get the more sophisticated engine and transmission combination.

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