2016 Hyundai Tucson

New, 2016 Hyundai Tucson comes fully redesigned for new model year. Its changes include various segments of the model, including platform. US-spec version of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson will have new engine as well, and it will provide better fuel economy rates. Design of both European and US version of the Tucson SUV is the same, but there are some differences in features and performance. South Korean automaker made multiple improvements in order to position its Tucson closer to US bestsellers from Honda, Ford and Toyota.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Front

2016 Hyundai Tucson redesign

Starting the new, third, generation of the Tucson, Hyundai made important updates. Both inside and out the model gained upgrades which will position it higher in the hierarchy. Premium look it achieved through redesigned exterior is amended with luxury interior components, and multiple features offered in all trim levels of the model. When you look at the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, you will instantly notice hexagonal grille on the front, and great looking body shape with sculpted lines. Its look is further amended with new wheel design, LED headlights and similar details.

Since new Tucson is built on a new chases, it will feature dimensional changes. Compared to previous model it is 3 inches longer and 1 inch lower and wider. This resulted in additional space on the inside.

Besides space, interior also benefits from new design, better quality materials and new features. Seats are thickly bolstered giving it more luxurious feel and look. Dash and center console also were redesigned, and are now easier to use, and look more elegant. Completely four trims is available, including SE, Eco, Sport, and Limited.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Interior

2016 Hyundai Tucson engine and mpg

For the US market, 2016 Hyundai Tucson comes with 2 available engines. One is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder, with capacity to deliver 164-hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. The power is transmitted either to front wheels (standard) or all four (optional) via six-speed automatic transmission.

Fuel economy for the 2016 Hyundai Tucson with base engine is expected 23/31 mpg city/hwy with FWD and 22/26 mpg with AWD.

Second engine is a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder with 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with front- or all-wheel drive and 7-speed dual-clutch automatic.

Fuel economy with this engine is estimated at 25/30 mpg with FWD and 24/28 mpg with AWD.

2016 Hyundai Tucson rivals

By entering into the premium SUV class, Hyundai broadened Tucson’s list of rivals. The model will now stand head-to-head with Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape. Besides these recently redesigned Mazda CX-5 is also one of the rivals of this model, as well as Jeep Cherokee.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Rear

2016 Hyundai Tucson price and release

Hyundai presented ts 2016 Tucson at the Geneva auto show in March this year, for the European market, and one month after, in April at the NY Auto Show for the US. Sales of the models started this summer. Base Tucson comes available at the price tag of $22,700, and goes up to $31,300 which is the price tag of the Limited trim with AWD.

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