REVIEW: 2017 Hyundai Tucson



The 2017 Tucson is the third generation that Hyundai has produced of its crossover SUV, and the third time is definitely a charm. With sporty styling, the latest in features, and a suite of driver assist technologies, it’s soon to become a favorite among drivers in Brockton, Massachusetts.

There’s plenty to love about the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, so check out our full review to get all the details:

Safety
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the 2017 Tucson with its best possible 5-Star Overall Rating after it earned perfect scores in tests for frontal and side crash.

The Tucson comes standard with all of the active and passive safety features you’d expect to see in a modern vehicle, including rearview camera, electronic stability and traction control, rollover protection system, and daytime running lights. The Sport trim level has a standard blind-spot monitor, and you can also add the Ultimate package that equips your SUV with lane-departure warning, rear parking sensors, and automatic braking with pedestrian detection.

Styling
This sharp, sleek compact SUV has an oversized grille, LED-accented headlights, and aerodynamic lines to turn heads on the road. From the front, a trapezoidal grille sets the tone, while contours follow its lines over the hood and fenders to the rear, where they meet with the taillights. Beneath the beauty, there’s a 50 percent high-strength steel chassis for stability and durability, and 17-inch alloy wheels.

Inside the five-seat vehicle, you'll find comfortable seating and a simple center stack and dash for ease of use of systems and instruments, and minimal distraction on the road.

Features
The 2017 Tucson has standard Bluetooth technology, USB input, and advanced audio system, while upper trim levels (like the Eco and Sport) also give you standard rear air conditioning, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, push-button start, and power liftgate with proximity-open feature.

Optional features on the Tucson include leather seating, LED headlights and taillights, chrome accents, power passenger seat, dual-zone climate control, heated rear seats, panoramic sunroof, and auto-dimming rear mirror. For your entertainment, you can also choose to add Apple CarPlay or Android Auto with 8-inch touchscreen display, an 8-speaker audio system, and Hyundai’s Blue Link 2.0 smartphone interface.

Engine
You’ve got some engine options when shopping for the Tucson model that’s right for you. The base is a 2-liter V4 with 164 horsepower, 151 lb-ft of torque, 6-speed automatic transmission, and the option for front- or all-wheel drive.

The upgraded engine is a 1.6-liter turbocharged V4 with 175 horsepower, 195 lb-ft of torque, 7-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission, and the option for front- or all-wheel drive. This upgrade gets you a bit more power, and better fuel economy at up to 26 MPG city and 32 MPG highway.

Pricing
Starting at $23,600 MSRP
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