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Photo Gallery: 2019 Hyundai Tucson Is Nipped and Tucked

Hyundai’s Tucson compact SUV went under the knife for the 2019 model year, but only for some mild changes inside and out. As our preview noted, you’d have a hard time pointing out the exterior changes without a 2018 model for comparison.

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Most important, a front collision prevention system with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection is now standard across all trim levels; previously, it was only available on the Tucson’s highest trim, Limited. Lane keep assist, a system that can apply corrective steering if you start to leave the lane, is also standard. Additional safety options include a 360-degree camera system, adaptive cruise control that works down to a full stop, driver attention warning and automatic high beams.

Outside, a new grille brings the Tucson into line with the rest of Hyundai’s lineup. New front and rear bumpers as well as new designs for the 17- and 19-inch wheels round out the updates.

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Inside, the gauge cluster, vents, and multimedia display and controls are all new. A new electronic parking brake is standard across all trim levels. The seat design also changes from 2018 in models equipped with leather upholstery. Wireless phone charging and a USB port for the second row are now available, and three years of Hyundai Blue Link connected-car services are standard.’s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with’s long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don’t accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of’s advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

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Road Test Editor Brian Normile joined the automotive industry and in 2013, and he became part of the Editorial staff in 2014. Brian spent his childhood devouring every car magazine he got his hands on — not literally, eventually — and now reviews and tests vehicles to help consumers make informed choices. Someday, Brian hopes to learn what to do with his hands when he’s reviewing a car on camera. He would daily-drive an Alfa Romeo 4C if he could. Email Brian Normile

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