The latest 2017 Hyundai Tucson redesign is what has got everyone’s tongue wagging in anticipation. It continues with the same head-turning style, efficient turbocharged performance, and modern technologies. Its desirability is also taken a notch higher with features such as a peppy and fuel-thrifty turbocharged engine, a refine ride quality, advanced safety features, and an adult-friendly backseat. The Hyundai Tucson 2017 release date should be expected sometime in early 2017.
According to latest news from Hyundai, the newest Tucson comes with what the automaker terms “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” design language that also characterized the designs of the existing model. However, it should be taken to suggest that the Tucson is crafting a separate divergent route. It is still a Tucson its legion of fans fell in love with when it debuted some few years ago.
Some of the appealing aspects that characterized previous models and which continue to be manifested on the Hyundai Tucson 2017 model include cutting-edge safety and technology features, a fuel-thrifty turbocharged engine, and roomy interior accommodations. There’s no flicker of doubt that the redesigned Tucson is set to disrupt the compact-crossover status quo judging by the numerous updates it is set to come with.
There’s easy ingress and egress. The backseat space is copious and adult-friendly unlike those of some rivals that are more often than not appear afterthought. The dimensions remains the same over the existing model. Plenty of upscale features and technologies have also been offered as well.
Under the hood of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson are two engines: a 2.0L four-cylinder and a turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder engine. The former is tasked with the responsibility of putting out 164 hp and 151 lbs. ft. of torque to either the front wheels or all the wheels, while the latter generates 175 hp and 195 pounds-ft. of torque and transmits the same to either of the two drivetrains mentioned above.
Those who are not completely sold out on the impressive mannerisms of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson or wish to be adventurous first should probably check out its rivals. Some of the competitors here include the 2017 Toyota Rav4, the Honda HR-V, the Honda CR-V 2017, and the Mazda CX-3 for 2017. All of these vehicles occupy an interesting niche between subcompact and compact segments.
2017 Hyundai Tucson Review of Trims
Four trims are available for the 2017 Hyundai Tucson: Limited, Sport, SE, and Eco. Exterior Hyundai Tucson colors: Majove Sand, Winter White, Sedona Sunset, Ruby Wine, Caribbean Blue, Coliseum Grey, Ash Black, and Chromium Silver. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.
2017 Hyundai Tucson Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard features available for the base model include folding rear seats, heated mirrors, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a six-speaker sound system, a five-inch touchscreen interface, Bluetooth connectivity, stain-resistant cloth upholstery, LED headlight accents, a rear spoiler, an auxiliary audio jack, full power accessories, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, a height-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a trip computer, and a CD player.
Upgrading to the Tucson Eco gets you features such as heated front seats, a hands-free power tailgate, a slew of advanced safety features, LED running lights, roof rails, tri-zone automatic climate control, and foglights.
The 2017 Hyundai Tucson Limited model tacks on the standard features above plus rear air vents, additional soft-touch materials, upgraded interior trim, an eight-inch touchscreen interface, a six-way power passenger space, a navigation system, and rearview auto-dimming mirrors.
Options are also available and unique to each individual trim model.
2017 Hyundai Tucson Engine Specs
As already mentioned above, the new Hyundai Tucson 2017 comes with two engines. The standard engine available for the SE model is the 2.0L four-cylinder engine that cranks out 164 hp and 151 lbs. ft. of torque. Transmission pairing is done by the six-speed automatic. Power is sent to either the front wheels or all the wheels.
The other engine option available is the turbocharged 1.6L four-cylinder that makes 175 hp and 195 pounds-feet of torque, which is thereafter sent to the drivetrain as the standard model. The 1.6L engine is available for the Eco, Limited, and Sport trims.
Wheelbase: 105.1 in
Length: 176.2 in
Width: 72.8 in
Passenger volume: 102.2 ft³
Cargo volume (all seats in place): 31.0 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 3,369 lbs
Top Speed: N/A
0-60: 7,6 sec
MPG: 26/33 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Ash Black, Caribbean Blue, Chromium Silver, Coliseum Grey, Majove Sand, Ruby Wine, Sedona Sunset, Winter White…
Towing Capacity: 1,000 lbs
2017 Hyundai Tucson Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new model will most likely debut on the market sometime in early 2017 featuring a base MSRP starting from $22,700.
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