Hyundai Tucson highlights
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- 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)
26 city, 32 highway, 28 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.
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 26 among Compact SUVs.
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