The mid-sized SUV 2018 Hyundai Tucson gives stress on seamless integration along with an all-around dependability.
The models available are SE, SEL, Value, Eco, and Limited. It is primarily a 4-sitter mid-sized sedan and a 5th passenger would be quite difficult to accommodate unless he/she is rail-thin.
2018 Hyundai Tucson – Fantastic Appearance
The Tucson has a well-tailored sheet metal suit. Inside the carefully formatted cabin, there is hard plastic in base versions like in the SE editions, however, in the higher models, the trim is absolutely softened bringing out the design’s best curves and surfaces. There is a brilliant set of curves in the 2018 Hyundai Tucson eliminating much of the busy surfaces of the previous versions. There is a perfect blend of texture and trim in the rather conservatively-appearing 2018 Hyundai Tucson. With the Tucson’s rear seats reclining and folding down, it aids in boosting the available cargo space.
Barring the base SE model which doesn’t have a power-adjustable driver chair, all other trims have well-bolstered and highly comfortable chairs. Although there is provision for adjusting the height of the passenger-side seat, the power control feature is available only in the Limited edition.
The seatback is pretty upright. There’s ample space for all passengers with good knee and headroom.
The design gets enhanced almost every time the Hyundai Tucson redesigns it and this time with the 2018 Hyundai Tucson too it should be no different.
Trims and Tech
Every model of Hyundai Tucson is endowed with power features, touchscreen audio and of course Bluetooth. In higher trim levels advanced features such as panoramic roof, navigation, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are also on offer.
In the limited models, there is an 8.0-inch touchscreen, heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warnings. The Tucson adds 19-inch alloy wheels for a more intimidating look and presence in the more expensive trims.
Although from the point of view of Safety, the Hyundai Tucson stand right at the top. However, only the most expensive model is endowed with automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warnings. Value and Limited-edition Tucson is furnished with blind-spot monitors along with standard rear-view camera. Limited models also do possess parking sensors and lane-departure warnings.
The base Tucson SE has the base 4-cylinder and power features, a rear-view camera, air conditioning, cruise control, a 5.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system. Bluetooth and it’s the only Tucson that still has provision for a CD player. The SEL adds a 7.0-inch screen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It has also got HD and satellite radio. Eco models possess special tires and wheels, a dual-clutch transmission and the turbo-4.
The Value trim level offers all these features and additionally offers dual-zone automatic climate control, rear parking sensors, a hands-free power tailgate, keyless ignition and also a panoramic sunroof.
Engine and Transmission
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson SE comes with a 164-hp 2.0-liter inline-4. It’s not too powerful and uses a large amount of fuel. The EPA city/highway fuel economy is 23/30 mpg (FWD), 21/26 mpg (AWD). All other models present a 175-hp, 1.6-liter turbo-4 coupled with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The fuel economy for this one is 25/30 mpg (FWD), 24/28 mpg (AWD), 26/32 mpg (Eco, FWD), 25/30 mpg (Eco, AWD).
2018 Hyundai Tucson – Availability and Cost
The 2018 Tucson would most probably be available not before the end of 2017. The prices for Hyundai Tucson 2017 were $23,600 for the SE, $25,045 for the Eco, $27,695 for the SE Plus. For the Limited edition price is around $35,000. There are obvious chances of hike in price for the 2018 Hyundai Tucson trims by some margin at least.
Although the base models don’t have much to lit up the adrenaline rush for the tech fond mass, however; there’s plenty in store for the Limited edition model to look forward to.