Hyundai’s redesigned Tucson leapfrogged the model it replaced, with a smoother ride, sharper handling, and a quieter cabin. This boldly-styled compact SUV now outshines several segment mainstays, including the Nissan Rogue and Toyota RAV4.
We appreciated the Tucson’s accurate, well-weighted steering and responsive, nimble handling. It’s also one of the better-riding compact SUVs, with a firm yet steady suspension that does a good job absorbing most bumps. In fact, it actually rides more comfortably than the larger Hyundai Santa Fe. The cabin is relatively quiet for the class, further contributing to the Tucson’s solid and substantial feel.