Lots of features; a wide range of standard and optional safety equipment; a smooth ride; stylish interior and exterior; better pricing structure this year
What We Don't
Somewhat generic driving experience; not much guts with the 2.0-liter engine; navigation option reserved for the most expensive trim; middle of the road fuel economy numbers
For 2019, the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine is dropped, replaced by a 2.4-liter normally aspirated 4-cyinder. Heated side mirrors and rear USB ports are available on the SEL trim and up, while forward-collision warning, lane-keeping assist and driver attention warning are now standard. New features include a wireless charging pad, adaptive cruise control, high beam assist and a surround view monitor. HID headlights are dropped in favor of the expanded LED headlight package. The Tucson's CD player has gone the way of the cassette deck and the dodo bird. See the 2019 Hyundai Tucson models for sale near you
Although it's a little pricey, the Tucson Limited is our favorite model in the lineup. It offers an impressive array of equipment teamed with a smooth engine and transmission, a high-quality interior and a supple ride. If the Limited is too much, go with the SEL. The 2.0-liter engine just isn't very powerful and doesn't work all that well in this car. Find a Hyundai Tucson for sale
The Tucson is offered in six trim levels: SE, Value, SEL, Sport, Limited and Ultimate. All trims come standard with FWD, but can be outfitted with AWD.
The Tucson SE ($24,245, FWD) ($25,645, AWD) is fairly basic, though it includes a few useful convenience features. Standard equipment includes a backup camera, air conditioning, 17-in alloy wheels, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, Bluetooth, a 7-in touchscreen audio with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, automatic headlights, USB port for an iPod -- all items that are also included in most of the car's rivals. Standard safety equipment includes forward-collision avoidance, lane-keeping assist and driver attention warning. The standard engine is the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder paired with a 6-speed automatic.
The Value ($25,695, FWD) ($27,095, AWD) adds blind spot warning, rear cross-traffic alert, an 8-way power driver's seat with 2-way power lumbar, heated side mirrors, proximity key entry, heated front seats and 3-year trial to Hyundai's Blue Link telematics services.
The SEL ($26,645, FWD) ($28,045, AWD) adds the 2.4-liter engine, 18-in alloy wheels, rear seat vents, rear seat USB port and dual-zone automatic climate control.
The Sport ($28,745, FWD) ($30,145, AWD) adds LED headlights and taillights, Qi wireless phone charging, 19-in alloy wheels, a hands-free smart lift gate and a 315-watt, 8-speaker Infinity audio system.
The Limited ($29,945, FWD) ($31,345, AWD) gets 18-in alloy wheels, a surround view monitor, leather seats, a heated steering wheel, a power front passenger seat, side mirror turn signal indicators and auto high beams.
The Ultimate ($32,595, FWD) ($33,995, AWD) adds navigation, a panoramic sunroof, rain sensing wipers, collision avoidance with pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control with stop/go feature, ventilated front seats and heated rear seats.
|Basic||5 Years/60,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||10 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||7 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||5 Years/Unlimited Miles|
2019 Ford Escape -- The Escape recently got a complete makeover, offering a choice of new turbocharged engines as well as an improved feature set. We think the Escape delivers a more dynamic driving experience but has a more cramped interior.
2019 Honda CR-V -- The Honda CR-V offers a lot of technology and the same smooth, comfortable ride as the Tucson. We'd be sure to add it to our shopping list, too. Its turbocharged engine is standard on all but the base trim.
2019 Mazda CX-5 -- If you like the Tucson's equipment and fuel economy but want better handling and performance, the CX-5 is the way to go. It offers all the usual compact-crossover charm with an improved suspension and steering for a more enjoyable driving experience. There's also a turbocharged engine option.
Used Hyundai Santa Fe Sport -- Drivers who like the Tucson's many attributes (including Hyundai's excellent 10-year warranty) but need a little more interior space may want to consider the Santa Fe Sport, which offers everything we like about the Tucson in a larger package.