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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