When Hyundai released the Tucson in 2005, it was Hyundai first model in a small crossover class. The first-generation Tucson becomes an entry-level SUV that offers a great combination of attributes, such as a generous set of standard equipment and long warranties. However, this Tucson looks outdated, with the cabin having a low budget feel and never really listed on most consumer radar as the main option.
But now, the 2018 Hyundai Tucson offers a sharp exterior styling and a nice interior. With a four-cylinder engine that provides good performance and greater fuel efficiency than before. Overall, the new 2018 Hyundai Tucson is a much more capable and exciting vehicle.
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson is a five-passenger compact crossover SUV sold in five trim levels: SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Value and Limited.
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson SE, SEL and SEL Plus is backed by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. It’s paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and either front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). EPA-estimated fuel economy is 26 mpg combined (23 city/30 highway) and 23 mpg combined (21 city/26 highway) with AWD.
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson Value and Limited are powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder that generates 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. It’s paired with a seven-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission that works like a regular automatic. In track performance testing, the Tucson Limited FWD hit 60 from zero in 7.9 seconds, which is respectably quick for this class. Fuel economy at 27 mpg combined (25 city/30 highway) with FWD and (25/24 city/28) with AWD.