2016 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai took the wraps off its fully redesigned compact crossover, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson, at its show stand in New York. Longer, wider and with a longer wheelbase than the current model, the new Tucson has a bolder, more athletic look, a more flexible interior and boasts a smoother ride.
Interior enhancements include a larger rear liftgate opening to 31 cubic feet of cargo space (an increase of 5 cubic feet) and a dual-level rear cargo floor. The rear bench seat now has a wider range of recline to improve passenger comfort or to increase cargo carrying capability. Base models are powered by a 164-horsepower, 2.0-liter direct-injected, four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that gets 26 mpg combined fuel economy, an improvement of 1 mpg over the current model.
Higher trim levels are powered by a new, 175-horsepower, 1.6-liter turbocharged direct-injected, four-cylinder engine paired with a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission that produces 29 mpg combined on Eco models and 27 mpg combined on Sport and Limited models. Other changes include upgraded steering, ventilated front seats with stain-resistant fabric, high-intensity discharge headlights that turn in the direction of the steering wheel and heated rear seats.
The Hyundai Tucson is expected to reach showrooms in July. Pricing hasn't been announced, but the manufacturer's suggested retail price on the 2015 model starts at $21,650.