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2018 Hyundai Tucson: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - February 22, 2017
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Model Preview

The Hyundai Tucson was heavily re-engineered for 2016, and has since received a few tweaks to its cabin and technical features. With all these updates still fresh, we expect this crossover to carry into the 2018 model year without any major changes.

As a carryover, we expect no noticeable visual changes inside or out. Standard features should continue to include a nice array of equipment like 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, air conditioning, cruise, Bluetooth connectivity, a 5-inch touchscreen, and a six-speaker audio system with satellite radio and a USB input.

Engine options will likely be identical to the current model. The current vehicle comes with a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. The optional 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which comes in the Eco, Limited, and Sport trims, ups the ante a bit with its 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive is available.

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The current Tucson is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, coming up just short of top honors due to its lack of a “Good” rating in the new headlight test. It should be noted that to achieve the top rating, shoppers must must opt for the range-topping Limited with Ultimate Package, which includes an automatic emergency braking system. That package also adds lane-departure warning and pedestrian detection.

Expect a full review closer to launch.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2018 Hyundai Tucson is expected to begin production in June. We currently anticipate an on-sale date sometime in August.

With no significant changes on the horizon, we do not expect any big pricing changes. The 2018 model should fall close to the current Tucson’s range of $23,595 to $32,070 (destination fees included).

Key competitors in this range include the Honda CR-V ($24,985 to $34,635), the Mazda CX-5 ($24,495 to $30,770), and the Ford Escape ($24,645 to $31,895).

Stay tuned for updates as they become available.

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