The Tucson is fundamentally a pleasant, well rounded small SUV but originally, neither powertrain did it justice, until spring 2018. Three powertrains are available: a lackluster 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic transmission; a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic; and a conventional 2.4-liter four-cylinder.
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Hyundai Tucson Road Test

The Tucson is fundamentally a pleasant, well rounded small SUV but originally, neither powertrain did it justice, until spring 2018.

Three powertrains are available: a lackluster 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a six-speed automatic transmission; a 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic; and a conventional 2.4-liter four-cylinder.

In terms of engine performance, the 2.0-liter is saddled with a poky 11-second 0-to-60 mph time as well as an underwhelming 24 mpg overall that's matched by other, quicker competitors. Shifting is not particularly smooth and the engine can get buzzy often.

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We think the Sport with the 2.4-liter engine is the best bet with the most pleasant powertrain.
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