With a peppy and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine, hush ride, adult-friendly backseat, heat-turning exterior style, and advanced safety features galore. The new 2017 Hyundai Tucson will certainly be a favorite in the compact crossover segment. Its date of release should be expected in March 2017, according to various online sources.
The Tucson’s redesign is evolutionary as opposed to a revolutionary one as it comes riding on a new platform known as “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” design language. Don’t bowl over with excitement just yet, the new underpinning is just an outgrowth of the previous one and nothing much has changed inside.
Although the new 2017 Tucson comes with subtle changes riding on the new platform, it will feature a fuel-sipping engine, cutting-edge technology, and spacious interior. Interior wise, adults will find the backseat very convenient as it provides enough leg-and headroom unlike the previous model’s cramped backseat. The cargo volume has also improved.
New features that will be available for the Tucson include frontal collision intervention system, an upgraded 8-inch display, lane-departure warning system, LED headlights, and blind-spot monitoring. Lest you conclude the new Tucson is faultless, there are a few areas which we think should have been addressed better – the SE comes with a lackluster engine, middling interior materials quality, and most upscale features are either offered on the Limited trim or are offered for an extra.
If you can’t live with that there is a plethora of alternatives to choose from. They include Hyundai’s own 2017 Santa Fe, 2017 Toyota RAV4, 2017 Mazda CX-3, 2017 Ford Escape, 2017 Honda CR-V, and the 2017 Honda HR-V. The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is, nonetheless, a compelling crossover that’s more revolutionary than you might think.
Trims Available – Hyundai Tucson
Four trims are available for the 2017 Hyundai Tucson: SE, Eco, Sport, and the Limited trim.
Interior Colors & Exterior Review – 2017 Hyundai Tucson
The base SE trim offers stain-resistant cloth upholstery, LED headlight accents, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a 5-inch touchscreen interface, air-conditioning, heated mirrors, a six-speaker premium sound system, a height-adjustable driver seat, privacy glass, an auxiliary audio jack, a USB port, a rearview camera, a 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, a rear spoiler, a trip computer, heated mirrors, and full power accessories.
The Eco trim further adds an eight-way power driver seat, LED daytime running lights, roof rails, foglights, and a 1.6L turbocharged engine.
Upgrading to the Sport trim gets you a slew of safety features, a hands-free power liftgate, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless ignition and entry, and 19-inch wheels.
At the pinnacle of the trim ladder is the Limited trim which throws in rear air vents, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics, an eight-speaker audio system, a navigation system, an eight-inch touchscreen display, leather upholstery, upgraded interior trim, additional soft-touch surfaces, automatic climate control (dual-zone), an auto-dimming rearview mirrors, upgraded interior trim, and a slew of safety features.
Some of the features available for the top-rated trim can also be equipped on the lower trims such as adaptive xenon headlights, lane-departure warning system, automatic braking, forward collision warning, heated rear seats, rear parking sensors, a color trip computer, an upgraded gauge cluster, and a panoramic sunroof/moonroof.
2017 Hyundai Tucson Engine Specs
Beneath the hood of the SE trim is a four-cylinder 2.0L engine rated at 164 hp and 151 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is then forwarded to either the standard front wheel drive of the optional all-wheel drive via the engine-mated six-speed automatic transmission system.
According to EPA statistics, the all-wheel drive model should be able to return 26/21/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 31/23/26 mpg with the front-wheel drive system.
Generating 175 horsepower and 195 lbs. ft. of torque is a four-cylinder turbocharged 1.6L engine that comes under the hood of the Eco, Sport, and Limited trims. Transmitting the power to either the FWD or the optional AWD here is the seven-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission system.
With the front-wheel drive, EPA estimates for the 1.6L stand at 33/26/29 mpg, and 31/25/27 mpg with the all-wheel drive.
2017 Hyundai Tucson Price & Release Date
March 2017 is the expected release date of the new 2017 Hyundai Tucson at least according to online sources. Planning to buy the 2017 Tucson? Well, the asking price will start at $22,700. Check back for important details about its towing capacity and 0-60 mph acceleration, as they were unavailable at the time of this writing.