2018 Hyundai Tucson

Buyer's Guide

Hyundai recognized early on how important the compact crossover class would be to its success here in North America: while this nameplate was introduced in the mid-aughts, this third generation model has already reached the midpoint of its design cycle.

For 2018, this attractive little utility is carried over. The base engine is a naturally aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder that develops 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. It comes paired exclusively to a six-speed automatic, and can be had with either front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive.

If you want more power, upgrade to a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder that produces 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. It's mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission, a feature unique in the compact crossover class.

The Tucson's Euro-inspired styling is no accident: this car was designed to be sold both here and on the continent. You also have that to thank for a nicely sorted chassis that delivers competent -- if not exactly sporty -- handling.

Inside, mid-level and premium models feature a large 8.0-inch touchscreen display, proximity key with push-button start, USB ports, Bluetooth, and a reverse camera. Most also receive a power driver's seat with lumbar support and a heated steering wheel. Heated rear seats, ventilated front seats, and a hands-free tailgate helps this little Hyundai crossover run toe-to-toe content-wise with rival crossovers wearing fancier badges.

But the Tucson is small inside compared to competitors like the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue and Chevrolet Equinox. Interior space splits the difference between those models and the smaller HR-V, Qashqai and Trax models that are popular in the subcompact utility class. As we write this, Hyundai is readying its own subcompact Kona, which signals to us that the next-gen Tucson will be a bit bigger to better compete with its roomier contemporaries.

Standard safety equipment on the Tuscon includes a reverse camera, with the next-step-up Premium receiving blind-spot detection with rear cross-traffic alert. Emergency autonomous braking with pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning, and HID headlamps are also available, but only on the top-of-the-line Ultimate trim level.

Fuel consumption estimates for 2.0L models are 10.1/7.8 L/100 km (city/highway) with FWD and 11.0/9.1 with AWD. The 1.6L turbo/all-wheel drivetrain is rated at 9.9/8.5.

2018 Hyundai Tucson Specifications

There are 10 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $24,999 MSRP
9
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
164 hp @6200 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style SUV
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
2.0L FWD $24,999 5 SUV
2.0L FWD 164 hp @6200 rpm 151 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
2.0L FWD 176.2" 72.8" 65" 105.1"
2.0L FWD
2.0L FWD Cloth Seats
2.0L FWD
2.0L FWD
2.0L AWD $26,999 5 SUV
2.0L AWD 164 hp @6200 rpm 151 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2.0L AWD 176.2" 72.8" 65" 105.1"
2.0L AWD
2.0L AWD Cloth Seats
2.0L AWD
2.0L AWD
2.0L Premium FWD $27,199 5 SUV
2.0L Premium FWD 164 hp @6200 rpm 151 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
2.0L Premium FWD 176.2" 72.8" 65" 105.1"
2.0L Premium FWD
2.0L Premium FWD Cloth Seats
2.0L Premium FWD
2.0L Premium FWD
2.0L Premium AWD $29,199 5 SUV
2.0L Premium AWD 164 hp @6200 rpm 151 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2.0L Premium AWD 176.2" 72.8" 65" 105.1"
2.0L Premium AWD
2.0L Premium AWD Cloth Seats
2.0L Premium AWD
2.0L Premium AWD
2.0L SE FWD $29,199 5 SUV
2.0L SE FWD 164 hp @6200 rpm 151 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
2.0L SE FWD 176.2" 72.8" 65" 105.1"
2.0L SE FWD
2.0L SE FWD Leather Seats
2.0L SE FWD
2.0L SE FWD
2.0L SE AWD $31,199 5 SUV
2.0L SE AWD 164 hp @6200 rpm 151 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2.0L SE AWD 176.2" 72.8" 65" 105.1"
2.0L SE AWD
2.0L SE AWD Leather Seats
2.0L SE AWD
2.0L SE AWD
1.6T Noir AWD $33,299 5 SUV
1.6T Noir AWD 175 hp @5500 rpm 195 ft-lb @1500 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
1.6T Noir AWD 176.2" 72.8" 65" 105.1"
1.6T Noir AWD
1.6T Noir AWD Cloth Seats
1.6T Noir AWD
1.6T Noir AWD
1.6T SE AWD $33,299 5 SUV
1.6T SE AWD 175 hp @5500 rpm 195 ft-lb @1500 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
1.6T SE AWD 176.2" 72.8" 65" 105.1"
1.6T SE AWD
1.6T SE AWD Leather Seats
1.6T SE AWD
1.6T SE AWD
2.0L Luxury AWD $34,199 5 SUV
2.0L Luxury AWD 164 hp @6200 rpm 151 ft-lb @4000 rpm 6-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
2.0L Luxury AWD 176.2" 72.8" 65" 105.1"
2.0L Luxury AWD
2.0L Luxury AWD Leather Seats
2.0L Luxury AWD
2.0L Luxury AWD
1.6T Ultimate AWD $38,299 5 SUV
1.6T Ultimate AWD 175 hp @5500 rpm 195 ft-lb @1500 rpm 7-Speed A/T All Wheel Drive
1.6T Ultimate AWD 176.2" 72.8" 65" 105.1"
1.6T Ultimate AWD
1.6T Ultimate AWD Leather Seats
1.6T Ultimate AWD
1.6T Ultimate AWD

News & Features

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September 27, 2018
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Owner Reviews: 2018 Hyundai / Tucson

Average Rating

2007 Hyundai Tucson

Trim: GLS
by kars1971 on 10-14-2012
2007 Tucson
Reliable, comfortable and fair styling. 2.0 engine is below average, and the 4 speed automatic is not great for fuel economy. Rear storage space can also be a challenge.
Overall
3.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
2/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
4/5
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2006 Hyundai Tucson

by Lillian1818 on 10-12-2012
Relaible No Frills Vehicle
I have been driving the 2006 Hyundai Tucson for quite a few years now and I love the reliability of this vehicle. I have had very few motor/body issues with this vehicle (knock wood).

It is a smooth ride and really, no complaints.

It is affordable and has everything I need in a vehicle. I love the little cup holders in the back for my young children, the little access into the trunk and even the grocery bag holders in the trunk. These little features really make the vehicle!

The seat is very comfortable and you can adjust it to suit your personal driving style.

The body is great and the paint shines just as well today as it did the day I drove it off the lot.

But the best is the sturdiness of my little Tucson. Aside from general maintenance, it has been a reliable vehicle. Never fails me-even on frigid minus 20 Celsius mornings-my baby starts every time!
Overall
3.0
Comfort
3/5
Performance
2/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
2/5
Reliability
4/5
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2011 Hyundai Tucson

by AliBasij on 10-11-2012
Awesome car for family
It was an awesome car for a family in city for shopping and on road since I drove to Alberta twice and the fuel consumption and performance was very good.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
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