The Hyundai Tucson is a compact SUV with room for five. Front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is available, and customers have four trim levels to consider. Now in its third generation, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson is doing a stellar job in keeping up with the top competition.
What's New for 2017
One year removed from the release of an all-new model, Hyundai continues to update the product line. New this year is Android Auto and Apple Car Play, available on the top-end Limited edition only. The Limited edition also gains an available 315-watt Infinity premium audio system.
The door panels on the Sport trim have been upgraded and now feature greater use of premium materials. Hyundai’s popular YES Essentials stain-resistant fabric has been expanded to now include all color choices. New console-mounted air conditioning vents are found on all Eco and Sport models.
Choosing Your Hyundai Tucson
Four trim levels are available with the 2017 Hyundai Tucson: SE, Eco, Sport, and Limited. Front-wheel drive is standard across the model line and all trims offer all-wheel drive, a $1,400 upgrade. All models come with six airbags. A lane departure warning system, blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, lane change assist, and backup warning sensors.
The SE edition is the only trim powered by a 2-liter four-cylinder engine. This engine comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. All other trims are powered by a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.
Fuel economy is competitive as the front-wheel drive SE model makes an EPA-rated 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Choose the front-wheel drive Tucson Eco and this model makes an EPA-rated 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.
All 2017 Tucson models have a 1,500-pound towing capacity with trailer brakes. Without trailer brakes this SUV can pull up to 1,000 pounds.
If you’re on the road a lot with your family, consider the Yes Essentials fabric for your Tucson. Spilled drinks are easily wiped away and no telltale stains can be found. If you bring your furry friends with you on the road, the fabric also controls odors.
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