2017 Hyundai Tucson

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Key Specs

of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson

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

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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2017 Hyundai Tucson Overview

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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Good car for those on tight budget.

by Fit Fab Fox from Fayetteville on October 21, 2018

Nicely designed. For a compact SUV, it does not feel like that. Love well thought out design to include the blind spot alarm, seat warmers and my sunroof! Read full review

(5.0)

One of the best looking and reliable vehicles I've

by WILLIE from Reading on October 9, 2018

Very attractive looking car love the safety features the warranty and the smooth quiet ride the backup camera the lane alert love the panoramic moonroof Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson currently has 1 recall

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2017 Hyundai Tucson SE

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
good
Overall Evaluation
good
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
good
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    60 months / 60,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Newer than 5 model years/less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    5 years/60,000 miles (from remainder of original)

  • Powertrain warranty

    10 years/100,000 miles and 10 years/100,000 miles for hybrid/electric vechicle batteries.

  • Dealer Certification Required

    150-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Tucson received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Latch or Latch system

A

Infant seat

B

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A

Booster

(second row)

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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