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Upon receiving a complete restyling for its third generation, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson firmly secured its place as a frontrunner in the compact crossover SUV market. Although the exterior redesign instantly captured worldwide attention during its unveiling at the Geneva International Motor Show, the performance and comfort stole the limelight with the first test drive.
The Tucson continually edges out the competition by meeting the market demand for a sophisticated, stylish ride equipped with the latest high-tech features. With four trim levels, two engine options, and a multitude of standard and optional features available, drivers can easily customize this high-end crossover platform to best meet their needs.
Hyundai introduced the Tucson to the market for the 2004 model year. This five-door vehicle was originally built on the Elantra platform to meet the need for a people mover with a compact footprint. Despite its small stature, this crossover SUV offered an incredible amount of interior space for passengers and cargo without compromising on features. From the beginning, the interior space was filled to the brim with luxury amenities, including:
To complete this package, drivers had the option to equip their Tucson with a 2.7L V6 engine, which produced 129 horsepower stock. The Tucson was updated for 2009 and 2016 to keep its build competitive in the ever-changing market.
Hyundai always ensures their vehicles offer a smooth, comfortable ride while retaining the performance aspect of their builds. The 2016 Hyundai Tucson definitely lives up to this goal, thanks to its fine-tuned powertrain and suspension components.
The smooth ride begins with the effortless power produced by either the 2.0L or 1.6L turbo inline four-cylinder engine options. The available six-speed automatic or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission seamlessly glides through the gears to quickly put the power to the ground. Despite a relatively high center of gravity, the excellent suspension components dramatically limit body roll for controlled movements through the twists and turns. The optional all-wheel drive system ensures drivers can continue their travels in all weather conditions.
To best support the wide range of driver preferences, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson comes in four trim levels. Since the SE and Eco trim levels just offer a relatively standard mix of features, the best value comes from selecting either the Sport or Limited trim levels. The Sport trim builds upon the basic features offered in the environmentally-friendly Eco model by adding an auto open tailgate, push-button start and heated front seats. The Limited trim level has every optional feature available for the Tucson build, including an eight-inch color touchscreen, premium surround sound, auto climate controls, and multiple collision prevention systems. When equipped with the full range of features, the Tucson definitely outmatches other vehicles in its class.
The balanced combination of poise and performance allows this build to impress both commuters and enthusiasts. Drivers can feel safe and supported operating the vehicle in all weather conditions and driving situations due to the integration of collision prevention and mitigation systems. The high-tech safety systems include:
With so many safety systems available, drivers can utilize the full range of performance capabilities without worry, right when the situation calls for it.
The SE trim level comes equipped with a 168 horsepower, 2.0L, four-cylinder engine, while the other three trim levels feature the 175 horsepower, 1.6L turbo power plant. Both of these highly capable engine options produce ample power on demand by way of the six- or seven-speed transmission configurations. Despite a curb weight of just under 3,500 pounds, this compact crossover SUV can travel from 0 to 60 in an acceptable 9.7 seconds. The dual clutch transmission option instantly engages while giving drivers a bit more control over power production through the RPMs.
The sleek exterior design of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson ensures it instantly catches the eyes of passersby. The angular exterior lights and open grille beautifully balance the sweeping body lines. A sporty spoiler, color matched trim, and 17-inch stock wheels stylishly accent the elegant, yet aggressive, stance of this compact crossover SUV.
The smart design features in the cabin space keep drivers and passengers comfortable on short and long trips. Interior features include: