The 2018 Hyundai Tucson is back on the road under a totally new platform, making driving more energetic. It has minimal changes including additional options and features. If you know the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, you will probably say that the new 2018 Hyundai Tucson looks bigger and aggressive. That's not just an impression or feeling; the 2018 Tucson has a bigger front end and a large wheelbase. It has a trapezoidal front grille; simple thin LED front lights lowered to the center. Below them are big fog lights and a pair of air intake nostrils. The side of the Tucson has a dent line design below the doors while the end of the vehicle is a bit rounded with two large backlights and 2-exhaust pipes below the right one.
What are the new features in the 2018 Hyundai Tucson?
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson has an addition of a 7-inch infotainment display, the SE Plus trim has been renamed to SEL Plus, the Value Trim replaces the Sport trim, and it has accessible entry key, panoramic sunroof, hands-free intelligent liftgate, rear parking sensors, auto-dimming rearview mirror and other features. New Standard features include heated steering wheel accompanied by Limited AWD models and an HD Radio on the SEL and higher models.
What's under the hood of the 2018 Hyundai Tucson?
The entry-level Tucson crossover has a 164-hp, 2-liter, GDI four cylinders and a 6-speed automatic transmission. Targeting the upsell powertrain, the Hyundai brings a 175-hp, 1.6- liter GDI, turbocharged, four cylinders and a 7-speed double clutch automatic. The entry-level trim offers a 2.0 liter accompanied by 6-manumatic transmission. The turbo 1.6-liter is mated to a brand new 7-speed EcoShift double-clutch transmission.
What are the Trim levels and Features of the 2018 Hyundai Tucson?
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson has 5-trims of different level available including the entry-level SE, the Value trim, the SEL, the range-topping Limited level and the Eco. Among the standard features are the cruise control, heated mirror, Bluetooth connectivity for audio and phone, air conditioning, a 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, satellite radio, six speakers, CD player as well as an auxiliary jack and USB port. It has a popular optional package offering you a power seat, LED headlights accents, rearview camera, and daytime running lights.
How does the interior of the 2018 Hyundai Tucson look like?
The first and second-row passengers are treated to well-cushioned and firm seats. There's a lot of space to stretch out, though the 3rd row's bench seat is a very stiff and confined for adults. Less expensive plastic blend with ultra-textured smooth-touch rubber panels while some have rich looking wood grain. These different textures give the 2018 Tucson dashboard a very busy appeal that is even made worse by a button-heavy center control design. Higher trims have a long list of extravagant features including heated and ventilated front seats, leather seating surfaces, auto-climate control and heated steering wheel.
What are the safety features of the 2018 Hyundai Tucson?
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson offers blind spot monitoring, Lane change assist, rear cross-traffic alert, automatic emergency braking system with pedestrian detection, lane departure warning and HID headlights that bends accurately as the car corners. The Hyundai Tucson was evaluated by IIHS, and it emerged as a top safety-pick. It also boasts of a 5-star rating from the NHTSA.
How does it feel to drive the 2018 Hyundai Tucson?
The Hyundai Tucson is not built to be taken for a blast in the countryside, but in rush hour moments, the Tucson is always ready to handle the challenge, it portrays great body control while braking and a slight lean when cornering. It's amazingly comfortable even on larger wheels, and you can really enjoy its quiet and smooth operation. The gearbox is smooth to operate although the automatic behaves sluggishly sometimes. The steering is also slightly unusual.