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Hyundai Tucson

2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The Tucson gains a new look, powertrain, and expanded features for 2019. Forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keep assist became standard. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder is the base engine. A responsive 2.4-liter engine is standard on the higher trims. The only transmission choice is a six-speed automatic. Ride comfort, handling agility, and noise suppression are commendable. The Tucson feels especially roomy and spacious for a compact SUV, with an open and airy cabin that offers easy access and a family-friendly rear seat. The updated interior features a 7-inch touch screen that sits above the dashboard. The revised dash retains a standard shifter design and straightforward physical controls.
All Ratings & Reliability
2016-2018
2016 Redesign Year
Hyundai Tucson 2018
The redesigned-for-2016 Tucson shares only its name with the previous generation. Now it's more inline with the larger Santa Fe Sport and Santa Fe SUVs. The overall package is more competitive against the segment leaders. The base version has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, linked to a six-speed automatic. This version is rather slow and returned 24 mpg overall. More expensive trims get a 1.6-liter turbo four-cylinder that uses a seven-speed automated manual transmission. This quieter and quicker setup returned 26 mpg overall, but it suffers from a vibration at very low speed, such as in parking maneuvers. Otherwise, ride comfort is pliant and composed, handling is responsive and secure, and the cabin is quiet. Controls are easy to use, and the rear seat is roomy. The Tucson has available lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, and forward-collision avoidance with automatic braking. A new 181-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic arrived in 2018.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
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2017 N/A N/A
2016 $15,250 - $20,250 $12,990 - $18,490
2010-2015
2010 Redesign Year
Hyundai Tucson 2015
A decided improvement over its predecessor, the Tucson's 2010 to 2015 version was practical. However it was an also-ran in the crowded small SUV space. The only engine was a 2.4-liter four cylinder, which supplied decent acceleration, but tended to be noisy and unpleasant when pushed. It got 22 mpg overall. Handling was secure and responsive, but the ride was stiff and road noise pronounced. Cabin furnishings are quite basic with hard plastics, but controls are easy to use. This generation's styling also compromised cargo space and severely hampered outward visibility. While this generation did better in crash tests than pre-2010 models, it did poorly in the IIHS narrow offset crash test.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2015 $13,725 - $17,300 $11,450 - $14,950
2014 $11,950 - $15,450 $9,610 - $13,010
2013 $9,700 - $12,925 $7,370 - $10,470
2012 $8,300 - $11,075 $5,965 - $8,615
2011 $7,025 - $10,075 $4,680 - $7,630
2010 $7,550 - $9,100 $5,140 - $6,640
2005-2009
2005 Redesign Year
Hyundai Tucson 2009
This version of the Tucson doesn't have much going for it. Crash protection wasn't up to snuff; the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is not very zippy and is rather noisy. The optional 2.7-liter V6 delivers decent acceleration, but fuel economy is unimpressive. Handling is clumsy, but secure thanks to the standard stability control. The ride is fairly comfortable, but marred by suspension noise. Basically, skip this generation, look to the next one for a better execution all around.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2009 $4,950 - $6,825 $2,605 - $4,405
N/A
N/A
2008 $4,050 - $4,950 $1,805 - $2,605
2007 $3,950 - $4,550 $1,705 - $2,205
2006 $3,575 - $4,175 $1,395 - $1,895
2005 $3,250 - $3,575 $1,145 - $1,395
2019
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 Hyundai Tucson Ratings & Reliability
The Tucson gains a new look, powertrain, and expanded features for 2019. Forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-keep assist became standard. A 2.0-liter four-cylinder is the base engine. A responsive 2.4-liter engine is standard on the higher trims. The only transmission choice is a six-speed automatic.

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2016-2018
2016 Redesign Year
Hyundai Tucson 2018
The redesigned-for-2016 Tucson shares only its name with the previous generation. Now it's more inline with the larger Santa Fe Sport and Santa Fe SUVs. The overall package is more competitive against the segment leaders. The base version has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, linked to a six-speed automatic. This version is rather slow and returned 24 mpg overall.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
N/A
N/A
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $15,250 - $20,250 $12,990 - $18,490
2010-2015
2010 Redesign Year
Hyundai Tucson 2015
A decided improvement over its predecessor, the Tucson's 2010 to 2015 version was practical. However it was an also-ran in the crowded small SUV space. The only engine was a 2.4-liter four cylinder, which supplied decent acceleration, but tended to be noisy and unpleasant when pushed. It got 22 mpg overall. Handling was secure and responsive, but the ride was stiff and road noise pronounced.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2015 $13,725 - $17,300 $11,450 - $14,950
2014 $11,950 - $15,450 $9,610 - $13,010
2013 $9,700 - $12,925 $7,370 - $10,470
2012 $8,300 - $11,075 $5,965 - $8,615
2011 $7,025 - $10,075 $4,680 - $7,630
2010 $7,550 - $9,100 $5,140 - $6,640
2005-2009
2005 Redesign Year
Hyundai Tucson 2009
This version of the Tucson doesn't have much going for it. Crash protection wasn't up to snuff; the standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is not very zippy and is rather noisy. The optional 2.7-liter V6 delivers decent acceleration, but fuel economy is unimpressive. Handling is clumsy, but secure thanks to the standard stability control.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2009 $4,950 - $6,825 $2,605 - $4,405
N/A
N/A
2008 $4,050 - $4,950 $1,805 - $2,605
2007 $3,950 - $4,550 $1,705 - $2,205
2006 $3,575 - $4,175 $1,395 - $1,895
2005 $3,250 - $3,575 $1,145 - $1,395