All About 2016 Hyundai Tucson. Specs, Price, Photos

All About 2016 Hyundai Tucson. Specs, Price, Photos

2016 Hyundai Tucson is a Five-seat car-based sport utility vehicle, in front or all-wheel-drive.  2016 Hyundai Tucson Prices start from : $22,700 — $34,050. 2016 Hyundai Tucson has som competitor, they are :  Toyota RAV-4, Honda CR-V, Ford Escape, Subaru Forester.

All About 2016 Hyundai Tucson. Specs, Price, Photos

The redesigned 2016 Hyundai Tucson lets its maker mount a new attack on the compact crossover utility segment, where it’s lost market share even as sales have soared due to low gas prices and new, more fuel-efficient entries.

The base SE gets a direct-injection 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. It’s mated to a traditional six-speed automatic transmission with regular, eco, and sport modes.

A turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder producing 175 horsepower and 195 pound-feet of torque powers the other three trim levels — Eco, Sport, and Limited — through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that also features a trio of modes.

All About 2016 Hyundai Tucson. Specs, Price, Photos

The Tucson looks fine in gray, very grown-up and buttoned-down, thanks to its newly sharpened lines and rather muscular figure. New detailing like the streak above the headlamps and the black inserts on the 19-inch wheels of Sport and Limited models also looks good.

Which is why the whole design somehow works better when you get the bright blue or the orange one. This is definitely something I noticed last week on the first drive of the 2016 Tucson in Minnesota.

Many cars launch in cool colors like silver or gray because that’s how the metal accents and character lines pop best. With the Tucson, however, the bright hues didn’t look cartoonish at all – they actually looked really good.

Which means you should buy one of the more offbeat colors if you’re planning on snagging a 2016 Tucson. I say the car as a whole is well worth your consideration if you’re buying into this class of SUV. But get an orange one so Hyundai doesn’t feel like discontinuing the color after the first model year.

All About 2016 Hyundai Tucson. Specs, Price, Photos

We learned that Hyundai, a company born to sell decent mid-priced sedans, is falling behind. In a marketplace where 56 percent of all vehicles sold are trucks or SUVs of some flavor, Hyundai’s family haulers — the Hyundai Tucson, the Santa Fe, and the Santa Fe Sport — are actually down nearly 15 percent.

“We don’t have enough production, we don’t have enough vehicles,” said a beleaguered-looking Dave Zuchowski, Hyundai’s North American CEO. “One in three new vehicles sold are CUVs [crossover utility vehicles]. People just don’t think of Hyundai.”

With that cheery start, they introduced the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson, it’s hoped-for rebound. Hyundai expects to sell 90,000 of them next year, Zuchowski said. Their factory in the Czech Republic is working overtime to churn out the Tucson. Who doesn’t want a Korean truck-car made in Eastern Europe?

Those ambitious sales predictions might come true. But all the massive growth in family sport utilities is coming from the sub-segment of smaller models. Cars like the Honda HR-V, the Subaru XV Crosstrek, and the Mazda CX-3 are poised to dot the strip malls of America. In its previous generation, the Tucson was lapped by the competition; Hyundai moved 47,000 last year, compared to Honda’s 335,019 CR-Vs. Saying you’re going to really start competing now in that arena is like saying, “well, I’ve got a tennis racket, so I’m just going to bop off to Forest Hills for the weekend to beat Serena Williams.”

All About 2016 Hyundai Tucson. Specs, Price, Photos

Fuel economy has generally improved over the last Tucson. With front-wheel drive, the normally aspirated 2.0-liter SE is rated at 26 mpg combined (23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway). The turbocharged 1.6-liter Sport and Limited have EPA estimates of 27 mpg combined (25 mpg city, 30 mpg highway).

Despite sharing a drivetrain with the Sport and Limited, the Eco wrings out an estimated 29 mpg combined (26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway).

Hyundai attributes the difference to factors such as wheel size — like the SE, the Eco wears 17-inch wheels while the Sport and Limited have 19-inch variants.

Fuel economy has generally improved over the last Tucson. With front-wheel drive, the normally aspirated 2.0-liter SE is rated at 26 mpg combined (23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway). The turbocharged 1.6-liter Sport and Limited have EPA estimates of 27 mpg combined (25 mpg city, 30 mpg highway).

Despite sharing a drivetrain with the Sport and Limited, the Eco wrings out an estimated 29 mpg combined (26 mpg city, 33 mpg highway).

Hyundai attributes the difference to factors such as wheel size — like the SE, the Eco wears 17-inch wheels while the Sport and Limited have 19-inch variants.

Nothing about the Tucson encourages athletic driving — even 19-inch wheels that occasionally thump over highway joints — but most buyers will better appreciate the crossover’s strong comfort-oriented attributes.

2016 Hyundai Tucson Photos

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