2019 Hyundai Tucson

Car Details
Body SUV / Crossovers
Odometer 0 Km
Fuel type Gasoline
Engine 6 Cylinder
Transmission Automatic
Drive 4WD, FWD
Exterior Color N/A
Interior Color N/A
Doors 5
Registered N/A
History N/A
Stock id Hyu-Tucson
VIN:
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Fuel Consumption:
10.1 (Automatic City)
7.8 (Automatic Highway)
Engine: 2.0L L4 DOHC 16-valve
Power: 164 hp @ 6200 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission
Body: Sport Utility
Doors: 5 | Seats: 5
Warranties
Bumper-to-Bumper:
100000/km, 60/Months
Powertrain:
100000/km, 60/Months
Roadside Assistance:
Unlimited/km, 60/Months
Rust-through:
Unlimited/km, 60/Months

  • A wealth of features for the money
  • Top safety scores
  • Comfortable ride on rough roads

What’s new

  • Updated styling and feature availability
  • Collision avoidance and lane keeping assist are now standard
  • Turbocharged 1.6-liter engine has been discontinued
  • Part of the third Tucson generation introduced in 2016

  • Slow acceleration with the base engine
  • Less cargo space than top rivals
  • Some disappointing interior pieces
  • Fuel economy falls behind class leaders

Which Tucson does Vin Busters recommend?
Despite some changes to the Tucson’s trim level structure this year, we still recommend the Value trim level. It offers all of the SE’s significant standard equipment (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, forward collision warning, a 7-inch touchscreen), along with added extras such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats and satellite radio. And you get all of that equipment at a pretty reasonable price. If you want a bit of a boost in power, though, the SEL, with the larger and more powerful engine, is probably a better bet.

Overall rating
If you want a vehicle with a good value proposition, the Hyundai lineup is a great place to look. A prime example is the 2019 Hyundai Tucson, which is spacious, stylish and feature-packed, even at base trim levels. The Tucson also offers a long list of optional features that are available in higher trim levels without breaking the bank.

Even at the base trim level, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson has standard features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch touchscreen and forward collision warning. As you climb the trim levels, you get added features such as a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree parking camera. All of this from a vehicle that undercuts some rivals in price quite a bit.

While it’s got lots of techs, the Tucson is a bit bland to drive. To be clear, it handles corners just fine and there’s a smooth, quiet highway ride, but there isn’t much excitement from the engine bay. Under the Tucson’s hood, there’s a choice of two engines: the base 2.0-liter or the 2.4-liter. Both four-cylinder engines are a bit underwhelming, and neither choice will get you class-leading fuel economy.

Even though it’s not the most exciting vehicle in the class, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson feels refined and capable of competing against class leaders. We definitely recommend putting it on your short list of crossovers and taking one out for a test drive.

2019 Hyundai Tucson configurations
The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is available in SE, Value, SEL, Sport, Limited and Ultimate trim levels. The SE and the Value are reasonably well equipped. Moving up to the other trims gets you added luxury-oriented features and a more powerful engine.

The SE and the Value come standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (164 horsepower, 151 pound-feet of torque). The SEL, the Sport and the Limited get a 2.4-liter engine (181 hp, 175 lb-ft). Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims, and all-wheel drive is optional.

The Tucson SE comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a windshield wiper de-icer (AWD only), heated mirrors, a rearview camera, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a 60/40-split folding back seat, Bluetooth, a USB port, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player. You also get forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist as standard this year.

The Value adds roof rails, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, keyless access and push-button start, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, satellite radio, and Hyundai’s Blue Link communication services. You get similar features with the SEL but with the 2.4-liter engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, upgraded exterior trim, dual-zone climate control (with rear-seat vents) and a second-row USB port.

From there, the Sport adds 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, exterior styling enhancements, foglights, a hands-free liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and wireless smartphone charging. Those items are all included on the top Limited trim, which also tacks on leather upholstery, upgraded door trim, a heated steering wheel, a 360-degree parking camera system, and a power-adjustable passenger seat.

At the top of the trim level ladder for the Tucson is the Ultimate, which adds a panoramic sunroof, automatic high beams, an upgraded forward collision mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, an upgraded driver information display, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen display with navigation.

Trim tested
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Hyundai Tucson Limited. NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2016, Tucson has had some significant styling changes and gained some standard and optional equipment, but our impressions remain broadly applicable.

Driving
The Tucson is a competent SUV with two four-cylinder engines to choose from: the 2.0-liter and the 2.4-liter. This small crossover is not sporty, but the Tucson will meet the needs of most owners.

Comfort
The Tucson has no notable missteps when it comes to overall comfort. Typical touch points for elbows and knees are padded, and the quantity and range of adjustments for front seats ensure that both tall and short occupants will find an optimal position.

Seat comfort
The front seats provide ample support and cushioning for long-distance trips. The rear seats are firmer and flatter but can accommodate average-size adults. The 60/40-split folding seats also feature a slight reclining adjustment.

Ride comfort
Tucson’s suspension does a nice job balancing control against a soft, compliant ride. Ruts and bumps are felt but not intrusively, and the ride quality isn’t too floaty or disconnected.
Noise & vibration
Road and wind noise is barely noticeable on the highway. The Tucson stays very quiet when cruising.

Interior
Overall, the Tucson’s interior is pleasant and spacious. The controls are simple, and it has slightly more passenger room than many of its competitors. Its rear visibility is a bit compromised, though.

Utility
The Tucson puts an emphasis on passenger space rather than cargo space. For many, that’ll be fine. Max cargo capacity is at least 10 fewer cubes than class leaders. Small-item storage is above average.

Technology
Every Tucson comes with a user-friendly touchscreen — the size and number of functions go up with each trim level. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite radio are standard. Several desirable safety features are standard too, with a few features reserved for the top trim levels.