The previous generations of Tucson have been modestly successful, but the 2017 Tucson, offered by Hyundai dealerships near Albuquerque, NM, definitely outstrips the older versions by a mile. With a stunning design, thoughtful layout, and latest technology that enhance performance and safety features, the 2017 Tucson will undoubtedly continue to dominate the compact crossover SUV market in the months to come.
Striking Exterior Design
While the previous model was certainly eye-catching, this third generation Tucson has managed to perfect its exterior design to become a certified head-turner. Its aggressive external features clearly exudes confidence. From its eye-popping hexagonal grille that seamlessly integrated stylish LED headlights to its daytime running lights on a sharply sculpted hood to its twin bevel-cut chrome exhaust tips with a standard rear spoiler, the 2017 Tucson is truly a magnificent sight to behold.
Not only does the new design look good, but it’s highly functional as well. The front solar glass keeps the harmful sun’s rays away, while the rear glass guarantees a high level of privacy. Frosty air is not a problem, too, as the heated side mirrors with its available turn-signal indicators can be activated on your command. Underneath that pretty face is a body made of high-strength steel, providing stability and added safety to the 2017 Tucson.
Made from high quality premium materials, the 2017 Tucson’s interior almost feels like home. This compact crossover SUV can comfortably seat five persons, with lots of headroom and legroom to spare. The driver’s seat is equipped with the standard 6-way control, though you have the option to upgrade it to power 8-way seat. The front seats also feature an available dual automatic climate control for maximum comfort. This cozy ambiance stretches to the back row, which features multi-adjustable reclining seats with available heating and ventilation.
Finally, spacious cargo cabin can be found at the rear with a hands-free liftgate for your storage convenience. If all that space is not enough, the rear seat can be folded 60/40 to give maximum storage space of 61.9 cubic feet. There’s even a retractable hook on the rear setback to keep your shopping bags in place.
Improved Fuel Efficiency
Under the 2017 Tucson’s hood lies the base 2.0L naturally-aspirated 4-cylinder engine with 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft torque. This gives the current Tucson a slightly better fuel mileage than its predecessors with an average EPA of 30 mpg. Other trims (Eco, Sport, and Limited) house a more powerful 1.6L Turbo GDI engine with 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft torque to give an EPA rating of 32 mpg.
Both engines are supported by a standard 6-speed automatic transmission with an option to upgrade to the available 7-speed EcoShift dual clutch transmission for better balance and performance.
If you want to get more details on the features of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson, take the time to visit any of the official Hyundai dealerships near Albuquerque.
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2017 Hyundai Tucson Expert Review, KBB.com