Not only is the 2018 Hyundai Tucson desirable in the compact crossover segment, but is also a fine option for people looking for a lively and fuel-thrifty turbocharged engine, refined road manners, advanced infotainment and safety features, and an adult-friendly backseat. Additionally, it offers modern technologies and a lustful style. The Hyundai Tucson release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2018, probably in spring.
Short Summary And What To Expect
The design language that now incorporates the sleek new styling is termed “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” and, according to sources close to Hyundai, it is inclined more to an evolutionary approach rather than a revolutionary one. Even so, judging by the performance figures it offers, it may seem judicious to say that something closer to an evolution lurks beneath its hood. Indeed, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson comes with a fuel-efficient, turbocharged engine that is credited with making an output rated at 175 horsepower and 195 pounds-feet of torque.
Furthermore, it comes with plenty of new tweaks and changes that are geared to transforming this vehicle into a desirable option for people shopping in the compact-crossover segment. The 2018 Hyundai Tucson interior in itself is a real threat to the status quo of the vehicles in the segment. It reeks of elegance, sophistication, premium appeal, and top-of-the-line technologies. It is also roomier than the outgoing model as well. According to Hyundai, the Tucson dimensions have also grown a bit, it is now 3” longer, and 1.1” wider than before.
New features available include a new eight-inch touchscreen interface, adaptive LED headlights, LED taillights and foglights, and a slew of driver aides like frontal collision intervention system, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alerts.
Flaws And Possible Alternatives
Certain compromises are inevitable, some of the downsides anyone thinking of buying a Hyundai Tucson 2018 should have to contend with a lackluster SE engine, spotting interior material quality, and lack of desirable standard features.
That said, it is only fair that you check other options first before getting the 2018 Tucson. Some of the available alternatives in this segment include Hyundai’s own Santa Fe, Toyota Rav4, Ford Escape, and the Honda CR-V.
Available Trims For The New Hyundai Tucson
Four trims are available for the five-seat 2018 Hyundai Tucson: Eco, Limited, Sport, and the base SE.
2018 Hyundai Tucson Exterior And Interior
Some of the standard features available for the base SE model include auxiliary audio inputs, an adjustable driver seat, automatic wipers and headlights, keyless entry, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-speaker sound system, stain-resistant cloth upholstery, LED headlight accents, reclining and folding seats, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, full power accessories, a five-inch touchscreen interface, a CD player, satellite radio, cruise control, and a USB charging ports.
Upgrading to the Eco gets you an eight-way driver seat, a more powerful engine, LED fog lights and running lights, and cruise control.
The Sports Edition gets you a hands-free power tailgate, keyless ignition and entry, nineteen-inch wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, ventilated and heated front seats, and a slew of driving aides.
With Limited you get a top-of-the-line model which comes equipped with a navigation system, automatic dual-zone climate control, soft-touch surfaces, a rearview mirror, a premium sound system, rear air vents, and a leather upholstery.
What Are The Engine Specs For The Hyundai Tucson?
The motivation for the 2018 Hyundai Tucson SE mode is offered by a four-cylinder 2.0L engine good for 164 hp and 151 lbs. ft. of torque. For a more athletic feel, a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder is available and can be configured under the hood of the Sport, Eco, and Limited trim models.
EPA hasn’t announced the MPG figures yet, but we expect the new model to better those of the previous model which stand at 24/28/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the AWD Limited model.
When To Expect It And For How Much?
Speculation is rife in its class that it probably go for sale sometime in the spring of 2018 featuring a price tag of $22,700. We’re still compiling more details about the Tucson Hybrid, an update to that effect will be offered soon.
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