The Tucson is a huge improvement over its predecessor. The base SE version gets a 164-hp, 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, routing through a six-speed automatic. This version is rather slow and can feel strained. More expensive trims get a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder that uses a seven-speed automated manual transmission. This more powerful setup returned 26 mpg overall, but it suffers from a vibration at very low speed, such as in parking maneuvers. Ride comfort, handling agility and noise suppression are commendable. The rear seat is roomy and controls are easy to use. Advanced safety features such as forward-collision avoidance with automatic braking, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring are optional.