The third-generation Hyundai Tucson debuted at the Geneva Motor Show on March 3rd of 2015 as a 2016 model. Compared to the outgoing model, it was a pretty huge departure in terms of exterior styling. The Tucson received a new hexagonal grille, more aggressive front fascia, and more upscale headlamps. In the rear, the Tucson got restyled tail lamps and a sportier rear fascia. Since the Tucson is larger than the outgoing model, the cabin offered up more passenger space and cargo room to go with the softer materials and a new premium look. To go with a new dash layout, the infotainment screen got a new chrome-looking bezel, and there is a new steering wheel to tie the interior together. Being a global model, the Tucson is available with a decent list of engines, but here in the U.S. we only get the choice of a 164-horsepower 2.0-liter or a 175-horsepower, 1.6-liter, turbocharged unit.

As far as safety goes, the Tucson is fitted with six airbags, active front head restraints, and electronic stability control. Other safety features like blind spot detection, lane departure, and automatic emergency braking are all optional features that come at a premium. As far as safety testing goes, the Tucson earned a five-star rating from the Euro NCAP. Competing against models like the Ford Escape and the Jeep Cherokee, the Tucson certainly has its work cut out for it. How well does it compare? Check out our full review below to make the decision for yourself.

Update 7-29-2016 Hyundai has announced a number of enhancements for the 2017 Hyundai Tucson. Check out the details in the review below.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Hyundai Tucson.

  • 2016 - 2017 Hyundai Tucson
  • Year:
    2016- 2017
  • Make:
  • Model:
  • Engine:
    inline-4(Est.)
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic
  • Horsepower @ RPM:
    164 (Est.)
  • Torque @ RPM:
    151
  • Displacement:
    2.0 L (Est.)
  • 0-60 time:
    8.2 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    110 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    22700 (Est.)
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Exterior

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From the profile, you’ll notice that the A-pillar is pushed rearward when compared to the 2015 model.

For the 2016 model year, the Tucson receives a complete redesign, giving the crossover a bolder and more upscale look. Aside from the obvious exterior lighting changes made from Euro- to U.S.-spec, the Tucson unveiled in New York is identical to the one that debuted in Geneva.

Up front, Hyundai added in its now-signature hexagonal grille with vertical slats. On top of the new grille, the entire fascia has a more upright look, and the lower apron gains a set of horizontally oriented fog lights and surrounds, which help give the model a wider look. The LED headlights also add to the wider look, and the wing-like lower section of the bumper adds a dab of sportiness.

From the profile, you’ll notice that the A-pillar is pushed rearward compared to the 2015 model. This adds some separation between the hood and the A-pillar, helping to lengthen the look of the hood. Additionally, a sharp, rising accent line shoots rearward from the front wheel arch to eventually meet with the outermost part of the taillight.

Around back, slimmer taillights and redesigned tailgate and lower bumper continue the more adult theme of the small SUV.

On the whole, Hyundai basically took its small SUV and brought it up to date with the rest of its lineup. With hot-sellers like the Sonata boasting this new, more refined look, these changes can mean only good things for the Tucson.

Exterior Dimensions

Length 4,475 MM (176.18 Inches)
Width 1,850 MM (72.83 Inches)
Height 1,645 MM (64.76 Inches)
Wheelbase 2,670 MM (105.11 Inches)
Overhang (front) 910 MM (35.82 Inches)
Overhang (rear) 895 MM (35.23 Inches)

Interior

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The 2016 Hyundai Tucson is larger than the outgoing model, with more passenger space and available cargo volume.

The Tucson’s cabin also receives a full overhaul for 2016. Hyundai created a more premium look and feel, with more soft-touch materials and optional Wine Red leather. The 2016 Tucson is larger than the outgoing model, with more passenger space and available cargo volume. The 2015 Tucson offered 101.9 cubic feet of passenger space and 25.7 cubic feet of cargo space with the seats up and up to 55.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded flat; the new model improves to 102.2 cubic feet of passenger volume, 31 cubic feet of rear cargo space and a maximum cargo capacity of 61.9 cubic feet.

Hyundai also gave the Tucson’s dashboard a full overhaul; the touchscreen is now surrounded in a metal-look bezel with air vents flanking it, a swooping division line where the upper and lower dash meet, and a redesigned and more premium-looking HVAC control interface. Hyundai capped off the dash changes with a new steering wheel that better matches the rest of its lineup, and that looks a million times better than the 2015 model’s wheel.

2017 Updates

For 2017, the Tucson Limited can now be optioned with a 315-watt Infinity premium audio system with Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology. Limited models can also be equipped with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Eco and Sport trim levels now get console-mounted rear A/C vents and all trim levels with cloth interior now benefit from YES Essential stain-resistant fabric. The door panels on the Sport trim level have been upgraded to include more premium materials than before.

Drivetrain

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In North America, the 2016 Tucson will be offered with just two four-cylinder engines: a 164-horsepower, 2.0-liter and an optional 175-horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-liter.

Under the hood, the European version of the next-gen Tucson will be available with a pair of 1.6-liter gasoline engines: a naturally aspirated version producing 135 PS (133 horsepower) and a turbocharged version rated at 176 PS (174 horsepower). The base engine will come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, while the turbocharged engine will be mated to either the six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.

On top of the gasoline engines, there are also three diesel engines available in Europe. The least-powerful of the oil burners is a 1.7-liter unit with 115 PS (113 horsepower) that mates to a six-speed manual transmission. There is also a 2.0-liter powerplant that delivers either 136 PS (134 horsepower) or 184 PS (181 horsepower) and mates to either the six-speed manual or the seven-speed DCT.

In North America, the 2016 Tucson will be offered with just two four-cylinder engines: a 164-horsepower, 2.0-liter and an optional 175-horsepower, turbocharged 1.6-liter. The base engine will be paired with a six-speed automatic, while the turbocharged engine will get the seven-speed DCT.

Drivetrain Specifications

Type 2.0-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder
Output 164 HP 175 HP
Torque 151 LB-FT 195 LB-FT @ 1,500-4,500 RPM
Transmission 6-speed automatic seven-speed EcoShift® dual-clutch transmission (DCT)
Fuel economy city/highway/combined 23/31/26 mpg 26/33/29

Safety

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The crossover is equipped with six airbags, active front head restraints, and electronic stability control. For 2016, the rearview camera, Hillstart Assist Control, and Downhill Brake Control come standard. Blind Spot Detection with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Lane Change Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, and Lane Departure Warning can be added as options.

In 2015, the new Hyundai Tucson received the maximum five-star rating from the Euro NCAP, which said that the new-generation SUV "showed a worthy evolution in terms of safety all-round, and more specifically in safety assist."

Prices

The new Tucson retails from $22,700. For this amount, you’ll take home the SE trim powered by the 2.0-liter engine with front-wheel-drive. AWD will add an extra $1,400. The 1.6-liter engines are available starting with the Eco trim, which fetches at least $24,150 with FWD and $25,550 with AWD. Next in line is the Sport model, priced from $26,150, while the range-topping Limited version costs $29,900 before options.

Model Engine Transmission Drivetrain MSRP
SE 2.0L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic FWD $22,700
SE 2.0L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic AWD $24,100
Eco 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch FWD $24,150
Eco 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch AWD $25,550
Sport 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch FWD $26,150
Sport 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch AWD $27,550
Limited 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch FWD $29,900
Limited 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch AWD $31,300

2017 pricing

Surprisingly, the price point of the Tucson didn’t change all that much. Pricing for SE and Eco trim levels remain the same. The Tucson Sport sees a decrease to the tune of $250, while the Tucson Limited starting price has been lowered by $125.

Model Engine Transmission Drivetrain MSRP
SE 2.0L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic FWD $22,700
SE 2.0L 4-Cylinder 6-Speed Automatic AWD $24,100
Eco 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch FWD $24,150
Eco 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch AWD $25,550
Sport 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch FWD $25,900
Sport 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch AWD $27,300
Limited 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch FWD $29,775
Limited 1.6L Turbo 4-Cylinder 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch AWD $31,175

Competition

2015 Ford Escape

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One of the leaders in the small crossover class is the Ford Escape, and for good reason. Not only is it surprisingly sporty looking, but it also has a lineup of engines that can satisfy most drivers.

For those looking for cheap transportation, the Escape’s base model with the 168-horsepower 2.5-liter is the way to go. Looking for a little more fuel economy? Opt for the 1.6-liter EcoBoost and get 178 horsepower and 32 mpg highway. Want performance that can rival the likes of the Range Rover Evoque? Tick that 2.0-liter EcoBoost box and get a 240-horsepower powerplant that sprints the crossover to 60 mph in just seven seconds and still delivers 30 mpg highway.

In its base setup, the 2015 Escape starts at $22,960, while its midrange SE model and range-topping Titanium model check in at $24,860 and $29,245, respectively.

Read our full review of the 2015 Ford Escape here.

2014 Jeep Cherokee

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The Jeep Cherokee was a surprising performer in 2014 sales, managing to come in sixth place with 178,508 units sold. In its base model, the Cherokee has a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 184 horses and 171 pound-feet of torque. Optional on the new Cherokee is a 3.2-liter V-6 that churns 271 ponies and 239 pound-feet of twist.

With its standard front-wheel-drive setup, the Cherokee delivers up to 31 mpg highway, while its V-6-powered model get 29 mpg. Moving up to the Active Drive I four-wheel-drive drops both the four-banger and V-6 to 28 mpg highway. The more advanced Active Drive II system drops the four-pot’s highway rating to 27 mpg, while the V-6 stays at 28 mpg.

The base 2015 Cherokee checks in at a competitive $22,995, while moving into four-wheel drive bumps the starting price up to $24,995. The range-topping Trailhawk model comes in at a fairly high $30,095.

Read our full review of the 2014 Jeep Cherokee here.

Conclusion

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The Tucson was in desperate need of an overhaul now that Hyundai is moving toward a more refined look, as it stood out like a sore thumb. This redesign gives the small SUV the looks it needs to try to draw in more buyers and inch closer to class leaders like the Honda CR-V and the Ford Escape. After seeing the third-generation Hyundai Tucson in both European and North American guises now, this compact crossover should continue to be a hot seller around the globe.

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Updated History

Updated 09/21/2015: We’ve added a series of new photos we took at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. Find them in the "Pictures" tab.

Updated 07/23/2015: Hyundai dropped a very cool walkaround video for the new, 2016 Tucson. Enjoy!

Updated 07/14/2015: Hyundai revealed prices for the all-new 2016 Tucson compact crossover which will be put on sale later this month. Prices will range from $22,700 for the base SE version and up to $31,300 for the Limited version equipped with the 7-Speed EcoShift Dual Clutch transmission and all-wheel-drive system.

Updated 04/02/2015: The new generation Hyundai Tucson made its North American debut at the 2015 New York Auto Show and will be put on sale later in July.

Press Release

Hyundai today unveiled its all-new Tucson crossover utility vehicle at the New York International Auto Show. The new Tucson offers a fresh, sporty exterior and appealing interior design while making overall fuel efficiency a top priority, with significantly enhanced fuel economy ratings over the previous model. Further, the new Tucson, when equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking, is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). For 2016, advanced safety technologies such as Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and standard rearview camera also will be offered. The new Tucson will arrive at Hyundai dealers in July.

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BOLD, SCULPTED DESIGN

The 2016 Tucson design employs sculpted body forms and sporty contours for an athletic, bold and striking appearance. The front view proudly presents a hexagonal-shaped grille, a key element of Hyundai’s design signature, enhanced by available high-efficiency LED twin-projector headlights, LED headlight accents and integrated LED Daytime Running Lights (DRLs).

The wheelbase has been increased by more than an inch, for enhanced design proportions, interior flexibility and a smoother ride. For the first time, 19-inch alloy wheels will be offered, with a dynamic asymmetrical spoke design, surrounded by forward-raking wheel arch design. Even the door handles feature convenient approach LED lamps. The new Tucson’s roof rails are sleek and low-profile, for an integrated, functional appearance. From the rear, a Z-shaped character line above the rear wheels accentuates an aggressive, sporty side profile. The rear view conveys stability and a wide, sporty stance, for agility both on and off-road. The taillights also utilize LED technology, creating a premium design element while providing enhanced visibility from the rear. Finally, twin, bevel-cut chrome exhaust tips and a standard rear spoiler add even more sporty cues from the rear view.

LARGER INTERIOR WITH PREMIUM MATERIALS

On the inside, a premium, wrapped instrument panel with will be offered, with extra-wide instrument panel contours to enhance occupants’ overall sense of interior roominess. A stitched, premium, soft-touch pad is located near the driver’s right knee, for better comfort during long commutes or spirited cornering. Interior touch points have been upgraded with premium, soft-touch materials. All interior switchgear has a more refined feel during operation. The overall ambience of roominess is further enhanced by an available full-length panoramic sunroof, allowing both front and rear passengers day or night skyward visibility.

The 2016 Tucson is longer, wider and has a longer wheelbase than the previous model for greater interior volume and versatility. Overall, cargo room has been increased to 31.0 cubic feet, a full five cubic feet over the previous model, with a dual-level rear cargo floor further enhancing cargo-carrying versatility. The rear liftgate opening has been enlarged in every dimension, for greater cargo flexibility. The 60/40 rear seatbacks have a greater range of adjustable recline for varying combinations of passengers and cargo, with an increased available recline of 37 degrees compared with 28 degrees for the previous model.

ADVANCED, POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT NEW POWERTRAINS

2016 Tucson powertrain offerings also have been improved with top efficiency levels as a primary target. Base models offer a Nu engine family, 2.0-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder with an estimated 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque, coupled with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The six-speed automatic offers SHIFTRONIC™ manual shifting mode and includes an overdrive lock-up torque converter for higher fuel economy at highway speeds. Based on internal tests, fuel economy for the 2.0L FWD model is estimated at 23 (city), 31 (highway), 26 (combined). The 26-mpg combined fuel economy rating is a one-mpg improvement over the previous model. Further, powertrain NVH has been reduced through hydraulic transmission mounting and recalibrated engine mounts.

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Eco, Sport and Limited models offer a new, Gamma engine family, 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder with an estimated 175 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. Peak torque delivery starts at only 1,500 rpm and holds through 4,500 rpm, for low-RPM responsiveness and performance in everyday driving conditions. The turbocharger features low-inertia turbo-spooling response characteristics, and an electronic wastegate control for more precise control of manifold pressure. Internally, piston-cooling oil jets ensure cooler piston temperatures for enhanced engine life. Further, the Gamma engine features a new water jacket insert that automatically prioritizes cooling in the upper level of the cylinder block, where more combustion heat is generated, resulting in lower cylinder head temperatures and allowing for leaner air/fuel mixtures for better fuel efficiency.

The turbo engine is coupled to a new, first-in-segment seven-speed EcoShift® dual-clutch transmission (DCT). This dual-clutch transmission offers outstanding efficiency with quick, seamless shifting and brisk acceleration. When compared with some competitors’ continuously-variable transmissions, this DCT is able to handle more torque with minimal power interruption throughout the powertrain operating range and with greater durability characteristics. Based on internal tests, estimated fuel economy for this powertrain on Eco FWD models is 26 (city), 33 (highway), 29 (combined), a 5-mpg improvement over the former Tucson 2.4L engine. Sport and Limited FWD turbo engine models are estimated at 25 (city), 30 (highway), 27 (combined), representing a 3-mpg improvement in combined fuel economy over the former Tucson 2.4L engine. In addition, the new Tucson’s fuel tank has been increased by 1.1 gallons for even greater driving range.

ALL-WHEEL DRIVE CAPABILITY

2016 Tucson will offer an advanced AWD system developed by Hyundai in conjunction with Magna Powertrain. The system includes a driver-selectable AWD lock that allows a differentiated torque split between front and rear wheels, for off-road and extremely slippery road conditions. The system also includes Active Cornering Control, which automatically transfers torque to the wheels with the most traction. The system reduces understeer and enhances cornering performance by braking the inside rear wheel and delivering more torque to the outside rear wheel, providing a torque-vectoring effect. Finally, the system incorporates both Hillstart Assist and Downhill Brake Control to assist drivers facing sharp incline or decline conditions.

REFINED, RESPONSIVE CHASSIS

The 2016 Tucson platform offers enhanced driving dynamics with more than one inch increase in width and a 1.2 inch increase in wheelbase for greater ride comfort and linear stability. The front and rear overhangs were increased in smaller proportion to this increased wheelbase, centering more of the Tucson’s mass within the wheelbase for better handling response and control. Even more, the entire Tucson chassis is more rigid, now using more than 50 percent Advanced High Strength steel compared with 18 percent for the former model. The new Tucson also benefits from strategic use of structural adhesives at higher stress points on the chassis and more extensive use of hot-stamping methods for greater rigidity. The structure also uses four-point bushing mounts for improved comfort and reduced road noise.

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A world’s first shock-absorber mounting structure, the 2016 Tucson employs a dual-reinforcing panel rear wheelhouse design, which optimizes panels that are prone to vibration, resulting in a 109 percent increase in rigidity, reduced road noise levels and ride and handling improvements.

The Tucson suspension has been enhanced for more precise handling without sacrificing ride comfort. The front suspension is a MacPherson strut design, with coil springs, gas-filled shock absorbers and a 24.7 mm stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is an independent, multi-link design, now with dual lower arms for both FWD and AWD, for optimal ride comfort and body control.

Both front and rear suspensions use SACHS® dampers and lightweight, hollow stabilizer bars for superior body control in all driving conditions. Rear suspension control arms have been lengthened to minimize camber and toe changes throughout the suspension travel range, which has been increased to better absorb larger impacts. In addition, the jounce bumpers now use a more sophisticated, hydraulic-type design, for more refined responses over larger road impacts. Suspension bushings are now composed of a higher-dampening synthetic rubber for smoother ride characteristics when compared with conventional rubber.

2016 Tucson also offers Drive Mode Select, which allows the driver to customize their Tucson’s dynamic responses, such as steering feel, transmission and overall powertrain responsiveness to their preferences, and to changing road or traffic conditions.

LOWER NVH, BETTER AERODYNAMICS

To improve NVH characteristics, the 2016 Tucson has applied a number of sound dampening and insulation measures, such as:

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Engine mounts have been enlarged to better absorb engine vibrations
Rear cross-members have changed from a direct-mount design to a bushing-mount design
Sound insulation material has been added to the inner fenders, underbody, instrument panel, transmission tunnel and all cabin pillars
The door latch mechanisms were extensively refined, with lower noise, pull resistance, internal friction, and greater closure damping
To lower wind noise in the cabin, aerodynamics have also been improved to 0.33 Cd, a 0.02 lower coefficient of drag (Cd) than the former model

Tucson’s lower coefficient of drag was achieved through a special aerodynamic design focus on the A-pillar design, rear spoiler side garnish design and underbody panels, all of which reduce air vortex and resulting aerodynamic drag.

IMPROVED STEERING FEEL

In addition, steering feel has been enhanced with an improved motor-driven power steering system and extensive use of lightweight, rigid aluminum for the rack assembly, for greater precision and feedback. Overall friction for the steering system has been reduced by more than 20 percent compared to the previous model. The Tucson’s motor-driven power steering is more efficient and quieter than traditional hydraulic systems by reducing parasitic losses from ancillary belts and their continual drag on the powertrain. Further, the steering system has been upgraded for more precise and rapid adjustments in steering feel with changing driving conditions. The steering wheel itself now offers a wider range of tilt and telescopic adjustment for greater driver comfort.

SEGMENT FIRSTS AND NEW FEATURES

The 2016 Tucson offers several compact CUV segment firsts, including ventilated front seats and YES Essentials® stain-resistant seats. Newly available features on Tucson include LED headlights and accents, LED Daytime Running Lights, HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light (DBL) that turn-in with the direction of the steering wheel, LED map lights, color LCD cluster display, individual tire monitoring, power passenger seat and heated rear seats.

The new Tucson also offers a smart power liftgate with auto-open. The smart power liftgate enables the Tucson owner to automatically open the rear liftgate, hands-free, by simply standing within a few feet of the liftgate for a few seconds with the key fob in a pocket or purse. This is especially convenient whenever the owner may be holding shopping bags or other items and needs hands-free access to the cargo area.

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AUDIO, NAVIGATION AND CONNECTIVITY TECHNOLOGY

The new Tucson will offer a standard five-inch color LCD display with rearview camera and touchscreen function for intuitive operation. Apple Siri® “Eyes Free” integration also is now available. On the navigation-equipped Tucson, popular apps such as Pandora® Internet Radio and Yelp® are already integrated with the multimedia system. The Yelp® app has been optimized for Tucson’s eight-inch touchscreen and will help find restaurants, shopping and more. Selected restaurants will also offer reviews, ratings, hours and pricing. Once a restaurant is chosen, the navigation system can provide directions to the restaurant without even requiring passengers to input the address.

For audiophiles, Tucson also offers an available 405-watt, AM/FM/SiriusXM premium audio system with eight speakers. The latest generation of SiriusXM Travel Link® with Traffic, Sports, Weather, Stocks, Fuel Prices and Movies is also available. SiriusXM’s Tune Start® allows the replay of a song from its beginning whenever a preset is selected. Additional multi-cultural channels are also available. Tucson will also offer Hyundai’s next-generation navigation system, with an advanced, eight-inch display for easy legibility. Display brightness increased by 33 percent over the former system for enhanced daytime visibility. This system’s improved touchscreen sensitivity makes it even easier to touch and drag for system inputs. The screen also now offers a split-screen display with both map and music data available simultaneously.

COMPREHENSIVE SAFETY FEATURES

The 2016 Tucson is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking. For 2016, new, advanced safety technologies such as Automatic Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and standard rearview camera are offered. In addition, advanced high-strength steel represents over 50 percent of the new Tucson’s structure, for enhanced crash safety.

The Tucson is engineered to provide its passengers with multiple defensive safety layers. The A-pillar and mirror blind spots were reduced for enhanced driver visibility. The steel unibody has integrated crumple zones and a high-tensile front sub-frame designed to work together to reduce the forces that typically reach the passenger compartment. The center pillars serve as the anchors of a ring structure which improves overall side structure stiffness while also creating more room for the door armrest and seat. All four doors also have internal guard beams to protect passengers in a side-impact collision.

The entire body shell has been made stiffer and lighter thanks to extensive use of advanced high-strength steel, and the use of Tailor Welded Blanks (TWB) reinforces key structural members. TWB assemblies combine steels of different thickness and grades using a sophisticated laser welding and stamping process to achieve an optimal stiffness-to-weight ratio. TWBs reduce body weight while enhancing crash energy management.

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Tucson also features a standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that alerts drivers if one or more tires are under-inflated, including the tire’s location.

COLOR

The new Tucson offers eight appealing exterior colors and three interior color environments. Six of these exterior colors are all-new, including Chromium Silver, Coliseum Gray, Ruby Wine, Mojave Sand, Sedona Sunset and Caribbean Blue. Winter White and Ash Black fill out the diverse eight-color offering. Interior color environments include black, beige and gray in cloth, and black or beige in leather, available on Limited models.

NEXT-GENERATION BLUE LINK®

The 2016 Tucson offers the next-generation of Hyundai Blue Link®, with enhanced safety, service and infotainment telematics. Blue Link brings seamless connectivity directly into the car with technology like remote start/stop, destination search powered by Google®, remote door lock/unlock, car finder, call roadside assistance, remote climate control and stolen vehicle recovery. Many of these features can even be controlled via the latest Android Wear ™ smartwatch offerings.

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In addition to these features and services, Tucson models equipped with Blue Link come standard with one year of complimentary Blue Link® Connected Care. Connected Care is a suite of safety and car care features providing Hyundai owners with free proactive services including automatic collision notification, SOS emergency assistance, enhanced roadside assistance, monthly vehicle health reporting and maintenance alerts.

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