The redesigned fourth-generation Tucson compact SUV is much more substantial than the mediocre model it replaces.
With the standard 187-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder teamed with an eight-speed automatic transmission, the Tucson has a polished operation but accelerates leisurely.
The hybrid’s pairing of a turbo four-cylinder and electric assist puts out a combined 226 hp.
The ride is firm yet steady, handling is responsive and secure, and the nicely-trimmed cabin is relatively quiet.
The back seat is roomy and the cargo area is generous for the class.
Controls are very easy to use.
Standard active safety and driver assist features include FCW, AEB with pedestrian detection, BSW, LDW, LKA, automatic high beams, and a rear occupant alert.
Adaptive cruise control and remote parking are optional.