2017 Hyundai Tucson Introduction – Tucson was initially introduced in 2004. Since then it has become one of the favorite vehicles coming from South Korea. It’s a modern and stylish SUV with great performances thus it is not surprising why Tucson managed to conquer the market. Every year it was getting upgrades and improvements, especially last year when 2016 model was launched.
Therefore, we can’t expect huge makeover this year. There are going to be some minor modifications but not as big as last time. 2017 Hyundai Tucson was presented at Geneva Auto Show. Hence, we already know main characteristics of this SUV. In the following few paragraphs, we’ll try to summarize the most important features of the new Tucson.
2017 Hyundai Tucson Review and Powertrain
Let’s first scratch under the surface. Under the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, there’s going to be either a 2.0-liter four-cylinder or a 1.6-liter four-cylinder with a turbocharger. The first option is less powerful and can deliver 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. Power is transmitted to either front or all wheels, and it is paired to 6-speed automatic gearbox. One of the biggest advantages of this engine is fuel consumption. FWD comes with 26 mpg on the highway and 21 mpg in a city (23 mpg combined) while AWD stands at 31 mpg and 23 mpg on the highway and in a city respectively (26 mpg combined). However, the second choice is even more efficient.
The second option is the 1.6l which can deliver 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. However, this engine is only available for few trim levels: Sport, Eco, and Limited. It also comes with either AWD or FWD. Tucson with FWD comes with 33/26/29 mpg while the AWD is rated at 31/25/27 mpg. When you compare these figures to similar vehicles manufactured by other companies you’ll see that 2017 Hyundai Tucson is outstanding. This is perhaps the biggest advantage of new Tucson, and it surely contributes to its popularity.
2017 Hyundai Tucson Interior and Exterior
The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is a member of the third generation. The main characteristics are the bigger body and lighter weight. This time, the focus was on safety measures. It comes with blind-spot monitoring, semi-automatic braking system, lane-keeping assistance and a few more. The front grille is hexagonal and LED technology is used for headlights and daytime running lights.
Moonroof, Navigation system, touchscreen, and dual-zone climate control are mutual for all trims. All trims come with leather-wrapped seats, but SE will have cloth seats. It is also equipped with five-inch touch panel while other trims usually have an 8-inch display. Some other special features of the SE model are tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel and heated mirrors.
Sports trim 1.6l under the hood and 19-inch wheels. The steering wheel is wrapped in leather and comes with the keyless ignition system. Hands-free power liftgate also comes with Sports trim while others won’t have this feature. Eco trim is also powered by the 1.6l four-cylinder and is equipped with roof rails and fog lamps.
As we have said the 2017 Hyundai Tucson wouldn’t come with radical improvements Hence, it’s natural to assume that its price won’t be too different than it was last year. Previous model costs between $23,000 and $32,000 and new model should have a slightly higher price. Limited is the top model with the price of $30,000 for FWD. Eco costs $5,000 less, while SE should cost around $24,000. This is the least expensive trim while Sport is estimated at $27,000. Regardless of the model, Tucson offers a lot for the price.
Although it was presented at the Geneva Auto Show, this SUV hasn’t been released yet. We heard through the grapevine that it’d be launched in the second half of the year, but there is no official confirmation. Stay tuned with us; we’ll publish the release date a.s.a.p.