The Joys of Owning a Hyundai Tucson

Mid-size crossovers are taking over the market and pushing out previously irreplaceable body styles such as sedans and hatchbacks. One of the best Crossovers on offer is the latest Hyundai Tucson, with its up-to-date styling and tech, great powertrain, immense value for your money and a reliable 5-year warranty.

Design of the Hyundai Tucson

The Tucson includes all of the features that make up a modern SUV. It has sleek lines, pronounced grille and headlights that complement the vehicle, and the lower part of the front includes a bumper and headlights thatdo not look like an afterthought, but are a cleverly placed and perfectly angled addition.

The profile of the Hyundai Tucson reveals a sloping roofline and an elegant rise of the lower window, meeting at the back to create a sporty and sophisticated shape. Clean and attractive rear details, and roof spoiler add up to a pretty handsome look.

Interior of the Hyundai Tucson

The inside of the Hyundai Tucson is airy, spacious, and of high quality - especially on higher trim levels. Compared to its competitors, interior space is more of a priority in the Tucson.

The seats in the Tucson are very comfortable and supportive. Long distance trips will not be a problem, especially for people in front seats. Step in the back and some of the support is understandably lost due to the common bench shape, but adults will have ample room and comfort even on longer trips. Legroom and headroom are plentiful and the Tucson leaves most other competitors behind. Moreover, the seats can recline and split 60/40.

Ergonomics in the Hyundai Tucson are also great. Hyundai has found a nice-looking and remarkably functional layout. The vehicles touchscreen display is placed high up for better visibility and it is bright and user-friendly.

Speaking of tech features, every Tucson, including the base trim level, is well equipped. Of course, the number of perks rises with trim levels but the base will please the vast majority of buyers.

Engines and Drive of the Hyundai Tucson

The Hyundai Tucson can be powered by one of two engine options. The first one is the familiar and reliable 2.0 l GDI with 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. It is paired with a 6-speed automatic that provides a steady push from a direct-injection naturally aspirated power plant.

The second one is a more modern 1.6 l turbo GDI. With forced induction the smaller engine actually produces more power and torque producing 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of force. This option is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox.

The dual clutch gearbox on the 1.6 model gives that sporty feel that every dual clutch setup should. The shifts are next to instant and they give a reassuring feeling of connection to the road. The conventional automatic on the 2.0 version is very smooth, and designed to base its shifting points on your pedal push. In low load cruising conditions it will upshift as early as possible to save fuel and reduce noise. Press the pedal harder and the upshifts get delayed to give you more revs and a more confident acceleration.

In terms of steering and handling, the wheel is pleasantly light which makes it perfect for city driving. Body roll is controlled. When driving peacefully the body roll is minimal and unassuming. Push things harder and you’re ready to roll.

Trim Levels for the Hyundai Tucson

There are six different trim levels for the Hyundai Tucson. The entry level is called 2.0L, followed by 2.0L Premium, 2.0L SE and 2.0L Luxury. As you can imagine, the 2.0 stands for the engine size. Higher trim levels include 1.6T SE and 1.6T Ultimate.

The 2.0L comes with the 2 l GDI mated to a six-speed torque convertor automatic. It comes standard with FWD, although an AWD version is available even on the base trim level. It comes standard with 17” steel wheels, automatic headlights, stylish fog lights, LED DRLs, heated mirrors, power and body-coloured side mirrors, side sills, 60/40 split rear bench, dual level cargo floor, 3-level heated front seats, Bluetooth, rearview camera, manual climate control, 5” touchscreen, multifunctional steering wheel with manual tilt and telescopic settings, cruise control, 12V outlets and remote keyless entry. In terms of safety the 2.0L packs ABS, EBD, brake assist, immobilizer, traction control, electronic stability control and vehicle stability management.

The 2.0L Premium has all of the 2.0L’s perks but it also adds things like 17” alloys, LED side mirror turn signals, heated rear seats which is usually reserved for higher trim levels even on more luxurious models, 7” touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, sun visor with illuminated vanity mirrors, rear seat vents in the floor console, heated leather steering wheel, blind spot monitoring, lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert. This is the second lowest trim level and it already includes some of the most advanced comfort and safety features available.

Stepping up to the 2.0L SE, you will get all of the abovementioned and also add tinted rear windows, panoramic sunroof, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat with 2-way power lumbar support, leather seats, dual-zone automatic climate control with automatic defogging and clean air ionizer.

Need more? The 2.0L Luxury adds a standard AWD system, rear parking sensors, BlueLink multifunctional connectivity, auto dimming rearview mirror, proximity keyless entry and push-button start, power liftgate, 8” touchscreen, stylish shark fin antenna, solar control tinted glass and chrome window belt mouldings.

The 1.6T SE is very similar to the 2.0L SE. It introduces the new engine and its dedicated 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, AWD, 19” alloys with black accents and chrome door handles and grille.

The very top trim level is the 1.6T Ultimate. If you are wondering how much better than the Luxury trim it can be, you’ll be surprised. The Ultimate includes all from the SE and Luxury as well as LED headlights and taillights, power and vented front seats and additional safety perks such as autonomous emergency braking and lane departure warning.

The Hyundai Tucson is a great vehicle, and at Country Hills Hyundai we’re happy to show you the vehicle of your dreams up-close. Come on into our Calgary Hyundai dealership at 2307 Country Hills Blvd NE, give us a call at (403) 984-9696, or book a test drive online now.

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