2016 Hyundai Tucson
You might think Tucson, Arizona would be the natural place for a Quick Spin in the 2016 Hyundai Tucson…but, Hyundai had other plans, and we hopped on a jet to Minneapolis, Minnesota, for some decidedly different driving scenery.
Nevertheless, this all-new, third generation compact crossover was able to show off its strengths as it vies for a bigger share of its growing segment.
The look falls nicely in line with the rest of Hyundai’s newest offerings, and now sits as one of the more stylish CUVs compared to segment stalwarts CR-V and RAV4.
There are two shades of power: a 2.0 liter I4 with 164 horsepower and a six speed automatic…or a 1.6 liter turbo I4, with 175 horsepower and an eco-minded 7 speed dual clutch transmission. All-wheel drive can be optioned to either.
Longer, wider, and roomier, the interior also brings all the best from recent Hyundais, mixing premium features with no-nonsense functionality.
ZACH MASKELL: “Hyundai did a really good job reducing both the road and wind noise in here…it’s a comfortable place to spend some time, and even the folks in the back seat are going to be happy.”
JOHN DAVIS: On sale now, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson stickers around $24,000.
Engine: 2.0 liter / 1.6 liter
Horsepower: 164 / 175
Price: Stickers around $24,000