2017 Hyundai Tucson

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Hyundai Tucson highlights

Customer rating


  • Plenty of standard equipment in all trim levels
  • Comfortable ride combined with driver appeal


  • The automatic transmission with the turbo engine is clumsy at slow speeds
  • You'll find more total cargo space elsewhere

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 26 highway, 23 combined

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The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is a contender in every way

There's no shortage of compact SUVs vying for buyers' attention, but the Hyundai Tucson remains an appealing choice. Last year Hyundai added some much-needed space to the rear seats and trunk area, upping the Tucson's practicality and family friendliness. It also increased the value, sharpening up the design inside and out, while retaining its fun-to-drive character. That makes the 2017 Tucson a very worthwhile choice among cars such as the Ford Edge, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Toyota RAV4, as well as its closely related Kia Sportage.

Why pick the Tucson? Its value is a big draw, as every Tucson comes very well equipped. We’d suggest taking a step up from the base SE, if only to ensure you get the brisker-performing 1.6-liter turbocharged gasoline engine over the base model's 2.0-liter non-turbo engine. All are automatics, and the Tucson comes standard with front-wheel drive and offers all-wheel drive as an option. A fine all-rounder that looks great and drives just as nicely, the Tucson is well worth considering.

All Hyundai Tucson years

New for 2017

  • The Tucson is available in a variety of new trims, including the Night, SE Plus, and Value.
  • Tucson trims have been upgraded with Sunroof(s), Panoramic Sunroof, Lane Departure Warning, Parking Sensors, Apple CarPlay, Infinity Sound System, and Android Auto as standard equipment this year.
  • The Limited trim now comes with Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.

Explore Hyundai Tucson details

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Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • Cloth Seats
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Running Boards
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.5"/R 38.2"

Head room

F 39.6"/R 39.2"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

100/1000 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2017 Hyundai Tucson

1. Flexible cargo space

2017 Hyundai Tucson Review: Cargo | CarMax

One of the best features of an SUV is the ability to customize the cargo area for your specific needs. With its split-folding rear seat, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson is no exception. With the rear seat in the upright position, the Tucson provides 31 cubic feet of cargo space, which can be expanded to 61.9 cubic feet with the rear seat folded down. Because of its split-folding nature, retaining a portion of the rear seat while also expanding cargo capacity is an easy task as well.

2. Available all-wheel drive

2017 Hyundai Tucson Review: All-Wheel Drive | CarMax

For the 2017 model year, the Tucson has two engine options. Both are available with all-wheel drive, making the 2017 Hyundai Tucson an attractive choice for just about any climate. Regardless of the engine, the AWD Tucson is a sure-footed companion when the weather takes a turn or when the pavement ends.

3. Available turbocharged engine

2017 Hyundai Tucson Review: Engine | CarMax

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson comes standard with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, which is naturally aspirated, but a 1.6L turbocharged engine is an option. Turbo models have additional interior features that aren't available with the 2.0L. Despite being a smaller displacement engine, the 1.6L turbo provides more power, pushing out 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The 1.6L engine also has the highest mpg of the two options, getting an EPA-estimated 24/28 mpg (highway/city) when configured with all-wheel drive.

4. Plenty of standard features

2017 Hyundai Tucson Review: Dashboard | CarMax

Hyundai introduced several new standard features for the 2017 Tucson. A rearview camera is standard on all models, as is emergency brake assist and four-wheel ABS. Convenient steering-wheel-mounted buttons for the audio system and cruise control keep your hands where they need to be, and remote keyless entry is also standard.

5. Composed ride and handling

2017 Hyundai Tucson Review: Exterior | CarMax

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is composed and nimble on the road. Its quiet cabin and confident handling make this SUV a competent road companion. Paired with a roomy interior, this makes the 2017 Tucson a great choice for vacations and road trips.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is a car customers love for its comfort and great gas mileage. Customers like that the car is large enough to fit their needs without being too large.

RepairPal gave the Hyundai Tucson an overall reliability rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Hyundai Tucson 7th out of 27 among Compact SUVs.

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2017 Hyundai Tucson trims

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  • Includes auto-off headlights, rear backup camera, variable speed wiper blades, heated mirrors, keyless entry, and more.


  • Includes 1.6L turbocharged four-cylinder engine, fog lamps, leather-wrapped steering wheel, and power driver's seat.


  • Adds performance tires, power liftgate, heated front seats, and cross-traffic alert.

SE Plus:

  • Adds vehicle anti-theft system, power driver and passenger seats, navigation system, and blind-spot monitoring.


  • Adds sunroof with panoramic roof, remote trunk release, and leather seating.


  • Unlocks electrochromic rearview mirror, universal garage door opener, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, and available remote start.

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2017 Hyundai Tucson FAQ

More about the 2017 Hyundai Tucson

Color options

2017 Hyundai Tucson Review: Colors | CarMax

Exterior colors:

  • Black Noir Pearl

  • Caribbean Blue

  • Coliseum Gray

  • Dazzling White

  • Mojave Sand

  • Molten Silver

  • Ruby Wine

  • Sedona Sunset

  • Winter White

Interior colors:

  • Beige Leather (Limited only)

  • Black Cloth

  • Black Leather (Limited only)

  • Grey Cloth

  • Grey Leather

Interior details

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson has a roomy interior that can seat up to five people. Cloth seating is standard, but leather is optional—except on the Night edition, which gets leather seating as a standard feature. Cargo space is generous, with 31 cubic feet behind the rear seat and 61.9 cubic feet when the rear seats are folded down.

Child seat details

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson can comfortably accommodate two car seats, which can be positioned as either forward- or rear-facing. This makes the Tucson a great option for small families, especially considering all the cargo space behind the rear seats. Plus, the optional power liftgate makes it a cinch to load and unload strollers and other cargo when your hands are full.

Manufacturer warranty

When new, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson included 5-year/60,000-mile (whichever occurs first) basic coverage and 10-year/100,000-mile (whichever occurs first) powertrain coverage. Terms, conditions, and exclusions apply. See Warranty Information Booklet for complete details. The balance of this warranty may apply on some vehicles.


Performance-oriented drivers may prefer the optional 1.6L turbocharged engine, which produces 175 horsepower and 196 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with a seven-speed automatic transmission, the 1.6L turbo will accelerate the 2017 Hyundai Tucson from zero to 60 in 7.9 seconds on AWD models (according to the manufacturer, when new). Fuel economy for this configuration is an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined.


According to EPA estimates, tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions for the 2017 Hyundai Tucson with the 2.0L engine are 342 grams per mile for FWD models and 388 grams per mile for AWD models.

Tailpipe greenhouse gas emissions for the 2017 Hyundai Tucson with the 1.6L turbo engine are an EPA-estimated 334 grams per mile for FWD models and an EPA-estimated 355 grams per mile for AWD models.

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