The Tucson is a small crossover which evolved throughout the years from a not so good looking car into one of the better offerings out there. The 2016 Hyundai Tucson makes no exception with its bold styling, good engine options and one of the roomier interiors in its class. The only drawback we see here is that the new Hyundai Tucson 2016 isn’t exactly the most powerful of the lot with only sub-200 horsepower engines, but this might change in the future models.
2016 Hyundai Tucson redesign
On the interior there are a lot of changes, not only in terms of quality and equipment but also in terms of space. Thanks to the larger car, Hyundai had a lot more to work with, so even the passengers in the rear can now enjoy the same space as in the front. The seats are more comfortable and the base equipment level features things such as an infotainment unit, automatic air conditioning, 8 speakers for the audio system, electric front seats, mirrors and windows as well as adjustable rear seats.
The exterior of the new Hyundai Tucson 2016 also changed tremendously so from the old round shape it moved to a more grown up look similar to what the Santa Fe is offering. The front grille is bigger and thanks to the slim Xenon headlights, the car does look a lot wider than it really is which does complement its size perfectly.
Hyundai Tucson 2016 specs
Engine wise, Hyundai did a few changes to the car, so while it is not a lot more powerful than before, the expected fuel consumption should be a whole lot better. The base 2016 Hyundai Tucson is still powered by 2.0-liter inline 4 engine but this time it features direct fuel injection as well as variable valve timings. This means that it is capable to produce 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque and thanks to its 6-speed automatic and front-wheel-drive system it should easily provide around 26 MPG on average which is an impressive number for any car. The optional engine is going to be a 1.6-liter turbocharged inline 4 with 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque that will make use of a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox and a front-wheel-drive system as standard. All wheel drive is only going to be available on the turbocharged mill.
2016 Hyundai Tucson review and price
While most other manufacturers out there prefer to just update their models, Hyundai went on a different route for their new small crossover, so the new Hyundai Tucson 2016 has nothing in common with the older model which is a nice touch, considering the older car wasn’t exactly the best out there. It is now built on a new modular platform and the engines are not only more powerful but also a lot more fuel efficient. The 2016 Hyundai Tucson price is also expected to be a bit higher than before with an expected entry level price on the US market of around $23,500 which is roughly $1,000 more.