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Hyundai Tucson

  • 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 Redesign Year
Hyundai Tucson 2018
The Tucson is derived from the Elantra sedan. Starting in 2005 the standard engine was a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder. The optional 2.7-liter V6 delivered acceleration comparable to the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 four-cylinder models, but fuel economy was unimpressive. Though not very agile, ESC kept it secure in our tests. The ride was comfortable, but suspension noise was pronounced. Cabin access is easy and the rear is roomy. The 2010 redesign dropped the V6 for a more powerful Four. We found this Tucson secure and responsive, well-trimmed and quite spacious, but the ride is stiff and road noise pronounced. The new styling also robbed some cargo space and hurt the view out.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 N/A N/A
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $15,750 - $20,550 $13,490 - $18,790
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 $14,100 - $17,650 $11,800 - $15,300
2014 $12,250 - $15,750 $9,910 - $13,310
2013 $10,075 - $13,275 $7,720 - $10,820
2012 $8,700 - $11,400 $6,315 - $8,965
2011 $7,450 - $10,550 $5,030 - $7,980
2010 $7,975 - $9,550 $5,490 - $6,990
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 $5,375 - $7,275 $2,955 - $4,755
2008 $4,525 - $5,375 $2,155 - $2,955
2007 $4,400 - $4,950 $2,055 - $2,555
2006 $4,025 - $4,650 $1,745 - $2,245
2005 $3,725 - $4,025 $1,495 - $1,745