2019 Hyundai Tucson

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Hyundai Tucson highlights

Customer rating


  • New style adds even more curbside appeal
  • Lots of features for not a lot of money


  • Lacks the generous cargo capacity of some rivals
  • Newer alternatives have better EPA-estimated fuel economy

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 25 highway, 23 combined

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Styling revisions for the impressive 2019 Hyundai Tucson

A bolder look outside, some material improvements inside, and added safety technology across the range are the highlights of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson. All models now feature collision avoidance and lane-keeping assist systems as standard, while Hyundai has simplified the lineup to SE, Value, SEL, Sport, Limited, and Ultimate trim levels. As for engine choices, the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine is no more. The SE and Value models feature a 164 hp 2.0-liter engine, and SEL models and above gain a 181 hp 2.4-liter engine. Both engines use a six-speed automatic transmission, and front-wheel drive remains standard with all-wheel drive an option.

The SE trim comes with everything you could want, including Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, Bluetooth® connection, alloy wheels, a rearview camera, and air conditioning. The Value adds some desirable extras, including power adjustment to the driver’s seat as well as heating to the front seats. The Limited packs in even more, including leather upholstery, while the Ultimate features luxury-car levels of standard equipment. All drive well, even with the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine dropped from the range. A strong contender for class honors, the Tucson is worth looking at if you want a well-rounded compact SUV.

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What is new for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson?

  • The Tucson is available in a variety of new trims, including the Night and Ultimate.
  • The SEL Plus trim has been discontinued for 2019.
  • Tucson trims have been upgraded with Lane Departure Warning, Automated Cruise Control, Rear Seat Heaters, and A/C Seat(s) as standard equipment this year.
  • The Sport trim now comes with Power Hatch/Deck Lid and Infinity Sound System as standard equipment.
  • The SEL trim now comes with Blind Spot Monitor and Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The SE trim now comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay as standard equipment.

2019 Hyundai Tucson trims

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 Hyundai Tucson

1. Impressive feature list

No matter what your requirements, there's a trim level with more than enough tech features to satisfy your needs. Even on the 2019 base model, you don't miss out on anything; it sports features like a seven-inch touchscreen infotainment system including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, lane-keeping assist, and forward collision warning. While the base model is certainly well equipped, the higher trim levels for 2019 sport features like a hands-free smart liftgate on the Sport trim, wireless device charging on the Limited model, and a panoramic sunroof and heated front and rear seats on the top-of-the-range Ultimate version. The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is a superbly well-equipped compact SUV.

2. Effortless to use

2019 Hyundai Tucson Review: Tech Dash | CarMax

Despite such a vast array of tech, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson offers all of these features in a package that it feels effortless to use even if you don't happen to be that tech-savvy. The infotainment system is simple and straightforward, as is using the Bluetooth and mobile device connectivity systems, and there's even voice control available for greater accessibility. If you're on the lookout for a relaxing and seamless ride, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is what you've been looking for.

3. Storage space for days

2019 Hyundai Tucson Review: Backseats | CarMax

Despite being a compact SUV, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is spacious inside—particularly if you require plenty of cargo space. Five seats mean an average-sized family or small group of friends will have no problem fitting inside, and a very impressive 31 cubic feet of cargo space in the back means your family's luggage will fit in with room to spare. Even if you prefer to travel solo, you've got plenty of space for golf clubs and camping gear. And should you need even more storage, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat is available as standard to squeeze in longer items. Don't be fooled by the small SUV body type; the 2019 Hyundai Tucson makes a great choice if you're looking for decent interior space.

2019 Hyundai Tucson Review: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

4. Comfortable travel

2019 Hyundai Tucson Review: Front Seats | CarMax

So you've loaded the car up with your passengers and your luggage. Now comes the long drive to your destination. You'll be pleased to know the 2019 Tucson offers a comfortable experience for everyone. The Tucson offers a quiet cabin and a smooth ride that absorbs the bumps of the road. You'll also enjoy soft, comfortable front and rear seats for those weekend road trips. Even on a long journey, the Tucson will deliver you there with a smile on your face.

5. Good fuel economy

2019 Hyundai Tucson Review: Engine | CarMax

And during that long journey, you won't have to worry about the 2019 Hyundai Tucson being a huge gas guzzler. Models equipped with the 2.0L four-cylinder engine get an EPA-estimated 26 mpg combined in front-wheel-drive configuration and an estimated 23 mpg combined with all-wheel drive.

Meanwhile, models equipped with the 2.4L four-cylinder engine can manage an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined with front-wheel drive and an estimated 23 mpg combined with all-wheel drive.

Similar vehicles

If you're interested in the 2019 Hyundai Tucson, you should also check out these similar vehicles from Previous generation years.

Image of Hyundai Santa Fe

The 2017-2019 Hyundai Santa Fe is well-suited for zipping the family around town, on long trips out of the city, or taking the grandkids to the campsite. A powerful 3.3L V6 has all the grunt for fun weekends away as well as more practical errands. In addition, an available AWD system improves grip by intelligently putting power to the wheel with the most grip. In corners, it gently applies the brakes to the inside wheels, improving turning performance.

Standard equipment in a 2017-2019 Hyundai Santa Fe include:

  • A five-inch touchscreen and a rearview camera

  • YES Essentials stain-resistant cloth seats

  • LED running lights and taillights

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is a great car for families or commuters. Customers love the smooth ride and fuel efficiency. The car has plenty of cargo space and adjustable seating to make it a comfortable ride. The Tucson also handles well on road trips or daily drives.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Hyundai Tucson an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Hyundai Tucson 10th out of 29 among Compact SUVs.

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Hyundai Tucson features and specs

Night 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Infinity Sound System
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 41.5"/R 38.2"

Head room

F 37.9"/R 38.1"

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Color options

Exterior colors

  • Aqua Blue

  • Black Noir Pearl

  • Coliseum Grey

  • Dazzling White

  • Dusk Blue

  • Gemstone Red

  • Molten Silver

  • Sage Brown

  • White Pearl

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