2017 Hyundai Tucson

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$22,700

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2017 Hyundai Tucson
2017 Hyundai Tucson

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Very attractive styling
  • Roomy, comfortable interior
  • Available safety technology

The bad:

  • Mediocre gas mileage
  • Uncomfortable backseat
  • Odd transmission behavior
  • Standard multimedia screen is too small

7 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2017 Hyundai Tucson trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • Front- and all-wheel drive
  • Standard backup camera

2017 Hyundai Tucson review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2017 Hyundai Tucson?

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is a five-seat compact SUV that competes with the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Trim levels include the SE, Eco, Sport, Value, SE Plus, Night and Limited. Front-wheel drive is standard, though all trims are available with all-wheel drive.

What's New on the 2017 Hyundai Tucson?

New for 2017, the Hyundai Tucson is available with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, rear air conditioning on Eco and Sport models, and a premium audio system on the Limited trim. The black and gray cloth interiors now feature Yes Essentials stain- and odor-resistant upholstery.

How Does the 2017 Hyundai Tucson Compare to Other SUVs?

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is a heavyweight contender in the compact SUV class, but it's not without flaws – namely that many of the most desirable features can be had only with upper-level trims.

The base 2017 Tucson SE does include goodies like a backup camera, Bluetooth connectivity and streaming, satellite radio and automatic projector headlights with LED accents, but upper-level trims offer targeted appeal. To get the most efficient powertrain, drivers must opt for the Eco trim. For the latest safety tech, a move up to the Sport trim is necessary, which also includes amenities like a hands-free power liftgate. Those who want a navigation system will have to spring for the 2017 Tucson Limited – it's not an option on lower-level trims.

That said, the 2017 Tucson's starting price is slightly less than that of its biggest competitors.

What Features in the 2017 Hyundai Tucson Are Most Important?

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is powered by a 164-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission; a 175-hp, turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder is optional and comes mated to a seven-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard, as is air conditioning, keyless entry, LED headlights, a backup camera and a spoiler. As required on all new vehicles, the 2017 Tucson also comes equipped with antilock brakes, an electronic stability system and front airbags.

Significant available features include all-wheel drive, leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, lane departure warning, blind spot alert, lane change assist, rear cross-traffic detection and a navigation system.

Should I Buy the 2017 Hyundai Tucson?

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is a comfortable, stylish vehicle that stands out in the crowded compact SUV class. Its looks are bold and attractive, its interior is spacious and it offers excellent available safety technology. Unfortunately, its backseat could be more comfortable, its standard multimedia screen is a bit too small and its fuel economy leaves something to be desired.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

1.9

Engine blew up with no warning at 80,000 miles

I truthfully liked this car when I first got it at 50,000 miles from a Honda dealership the salesman was obviously good at lying and told me how reliable this will be for many years. It was great on gas for a small suv and it was affordable. After driving a few months I realized it does not accelerate at all. I treat this car good, getting scheduled oil changes and maintenance. Now I am at 89,000 and my car is at the dealership waiting 3+ weeks to have the engine rebuilt. Luckily I paid extended warranty but at first I was told I didn’t and the cost for repairs were almost $13,000 (more than the worth) with no promise even finding an engine because there are no engines available for this car. I had no warning or signs that something was wrong and the mechanics let me know these cars have a strong history of doing this at 80,000 miles I will never buy Hyundai and encourage you to stay away.

5.0

I’m very happy with this car!

This car was great in the snow this winter. I’ve never had a problem with the car. I love the ride. I’m very happy that I bought this car!

4.9

I have only owned a month

Had a Kia I put 70k on not a bit of trouble. Went with Hyundai because of warranty they have Kia has also same warranty.

See all 620 consumer reviews

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