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Why Buy the 2018 Hyundai Tucson

Introduced in 2004, at a time when the compact crossover SUV market was steadily picking up, the Hyundai Tucson has since become one of the best vehicles in its class. And that's because it provides a quiet cabin, remarkable fuel economy, and high safety ratings. The 2018 model year is part of the nameplate's third generation of production, and it is split into five trims: SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Value, and Limited.

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Exterior - Reasons Why Buy the Tucson

As part of the nameplate's third production cycle, the SUV sports a sculpted look with sharp edges and widened front grille. Standard exterior features include a rear spoiler, automatic projector halogen headlights, and dual fold-away power heated side mirrors. Starting from the SEL, the vehicle gets fog lights for penetrating illumination and roof side rails for accommodating oversized or uniquely shaped luggage. The SEL Plus and higher trims get turn-signal indicators on the side mirrors. The Value and Limited have a hands-free smart liftgate. And the Limited gets LED headlights and taillights instead of halogen ones for brighter and longer-lasting illumination. Only the Value trim has a panoramic sunroof. Seventeen-inch alloy wheels go on the SE, SEL, and SEL Plus, while 19-inch ones go on the Value and Limited.

Chicago IL l Why Buy 2018 Hyundai Tucson Exterior

Interior - 2018 Hyundai Tucson - Request information interior

Designed as a five-seater with two rows, this vehicle offers 102.2 cubic feet of passenger volume. Cargo space is measured at 31 cubic feet, although you can fold down the seats to expand it to 61.9 cubic feet. Seating accommodations start with cloth upholstery, with the front including a 6-way manually adjustable driver's seat. Starting with the SEL, the crossover gets 8-way power adjustability and power lumbar support on the driver's seat, as well as front-seat heating ability.

Chicago IL l Why Buy 2018 Hyundai Tucson Interior

The SEL Plus and Limited stand apart from the rest with their standard leather upholstery and 8-way power-adjustable front passenger seat; a heated steering wheel appears on the Limited. Standard comfort and convenience features on the SUV include a 3.5-inch multi-information display, six-speaker audio, an AM/FM radio tuner, a single-disc CD player with MP3 playback capability, a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack for connecting mobile devices, and a 5-inch color touchscreen. Although all trims above the SE do not have a CD player, they have several additions and enhancements. The SEL and Value replace the 5-inch display with a larger, 7-inch color touchscreen. And the SEL Plus and Limited have a premium instrument panel, an 8-inch color touchscreen, Blue Link® Connected Car service (for services such as remote lock/unlock, vehicle health reporting, and Google-powered destination search), and an eight-speaker Infinity® Premium Audio System. Also, starting with the SEL, the car has HD Radio™, Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ for smartphone-based control, and dual-zone automatic climate control. On the SEL Plus and higher, the 2018 Hyundai vehicle gets an additional auto-dimming rearview mirror and a garage-door opener.

Chicago IL l Why Buy 2018 Hyundai Tucson Mechanical

Mechanical / Powertrain - Request More Information

The SE, SEL, and SEL Plus are powered by a 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine, which provides 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque and is tied to a 6-speed automatic transmission. The upper-level Value and Limited go with a smaller but more powerful 1.6-liter turbocharged I4, which generates 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque and is hitched to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Although the crossover gets a front-wheel drivetrain, you can opt for an all-wheel drivetrain for better traction on slippery surfaces. With a four-wheel independent suspension-which consists of a MacPherson strut design on the front and a multi-link design on the rear-the vehicle is shielded from potential turbulence when driving on road imperfections. The motor-driven rack-and-pinion steering provides a curb-to-curb turning diameter of 34.9 cubic feet.

Safety - Why-Buy with Safety Features

For protection in the event of a collision, the crossover has two front impact airbags, two front seat-mounted side-impact airbags, and a pair of roof-mounted side curtains. Also standard are electronic stability control, a rearview camera, all-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, brake assist, traction control, and a driver's blind-side mirror. A remote keyless entry system with a panic alarm forms the crossover's security mechanism. On the SEL and higher, the vehicle also gets LED daytime running lights to increase conspicuity. From the SEL onward, remote keyless entry is upgraded to proximity keyless entry for access by physical proximity, rather than relying on the key fob. Also added on the SEL, Value, and Limited are blind spot detection (which spruces up the driver's blind-side mirror), lane change assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. Only the Value trim has rear parking sensor to bolster the functionality of the rearview camera.

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