2018 Hyundai Tucson

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2018 Hyundai Tucson
2018 Hyundai Tucson

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

176.2” x 64.8”


Front-wheel drive



The good:

  • Attractive styling
  • Roomy interior
  • Available safety technology
  • Available convenience features

The bad:

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

6 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-seat compact SUV
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Standard backup camera
  • New SEL trim level

2018 Hyundai Tucson review: Our expert's take

What it is: The Tucson is Hyundai’s compact SUV with seating for five and a choice of front- or all-wheel drive. Competitors include the Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4.

Last year’s base SE with the Popular Equipment Package is now the SEL trim, and the SE Plus is now the SEL Plus. The SEL gets a standard 7-inch touchscreen audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value 4.7
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


Love my Tucson

We purchased it our Tucson new in 2018 other than routine maintenance we haven’t had to spend any money for repair concerning the running of the vehicle. It’s stylish on the outside and the interior looks great, it’s quiet when running and has a awesome sound system


Bad Engines

Engine failure at 73000 miles. Vehicle has been maintained flawlessly since new. Due to parts shortages engine replacement took 6 weeks. Vehicle also experienced severe oil consumption problems as well as stalling and engine noises before engine replacement. Hyundai is having a lot of problems with their engines and as a result of these issues resale values have also been affected.


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bad engine uses oil after 40.000 miles i have 55.000 on it now plugs are fowling out causing engine to miss bad needs new engine

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Hyundai
New car program benefits
60 months/60,000 miles
84 months/unlimited distance
120 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Less than 80,000 miles; less than 7 years old (currently MY18- MY24)
Basic warranty terms
Remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
10-Yr/100K-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty. From original in-service date and zero (0) miles.
Dealer certification required
173-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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