The Hyundai Tucson has new shape, again! Well, for those who joined the Hyundai bandwagon recently and who may not know the Tucson SUV, it’s also called as the ix35. Oh, the C is silent, in case you were wondering how to pronounce Tucson.
When it comes to reasons to recommend this crossover, you’ll find that its positives revolve around comforts and technology. Its negatives will be detailed in detail in a coming post but mainly it’s not as powerful as drivers would like it to be. For now, let’s discuss the top reasons that would make anyone buy the Hyundai Tucson 2016.
1. More Dash Tech on the New Hyundai Tucson
The Tucson has a low base price, but that low price actually includes some important dash tech. Every Tucson driver enjoys a touchscreen and a rear-view camera. Other standard tech includes Bluetooth and auxiliary inputs. Needless to say, if you were going to buy a Hyundai Tucson, do that with decent in-dash electronics, to sweeten your decision and minimize any future regrets!
2. Smarter Seats
The Tucson stays ahead of its class with some exclusive seating features. This includes ventilated front seats, a real plus for those who live in the hotter regions of the world. Heated rear seats are a must-have for those in cold regions. The Standard YES essential fabric will be a plus to any parents because it is both odor- and stain-resistant.
3. Intelligent Style
Nothing is more appealing than an intelligent layout. The Hyundai Tucson 2016 has put everything in the right place, making it easy for drivers to reach the dash tech. The interior comes in gray, brown, or beige, depending on where you live. Those in European markets can even get a sporty red upholstery.
4. Smart Cargo Space
The Tucson has 31 cu.ft. of cargo space, which is superlative in this class. Yet it takes that a bit further with a load floor that can be dropped down a few inches to claim more space. Of course, it has the usual fold-down rear seats that turn it into a true cargo hauler!
5. Quiet Ride
SUVs once suffered from noisy ride quality. The Tucson definitely doesn’t suffer from this malady. Noise reduction engineering keeps the road crunches and squeaks out of the cabin. This certainly moves it up a notch on the class scoreboard.
6. Improved Suspension
Of course, passenger ride quality also depends on a decent suspension. Hyundai was using a different suspension for all-wheel and front-wheel drive models, but it has moved to a single design. Fortunately, this is a good one. The strut front with anti-roll bars is helped by a multilink rear with its own anti-roll bars. The result is better handling, although you still can’t expect an athletic crossover.
7. Five Star Safety on the New Hyundai Tucson 2016
The Tucson earned five stars in European NCAP testing and five stars from the U.S. NHTSA. Is this impressive? Well, in the U.S., there are many SUVs that earn only four stars. So, this is definitely a reason to give the Tucson a closer look. This may explain the announcement made by Hyundai USA that the October 2015 sales of the Tucson doubled to 7,298 units (year on year) thanks to the launch of the new model.
8. Crash Avoidance
The Tucson includes three safety features that are still not offered on many rivals. The first is lane change assist, which does more than a blind spot monitor. It actually predicts safety based on the speed of adjacent-lane traffic approaching from the rear. This shows when it is safe to change lanes.
The other system combines safety alerts with actual self-driving components. The automatic braking system brakes the car in reaction to a stopping car, when a person doesn’t react quickly enough to a collision danger.
Pedestrian detection, which is the rarest of these features, adds the ability of the car to stop in reaction to a person. The system can come to a full stop at speeds up to 50 mph.
9. Fuel Economy
Although it isn’t the top fuel saver, the basic U.S. version does offer a gas engine that gets 26 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. For metric, aka the rest of the world, you can opt for the Gamma GDI engine that earns 9.5 litres/100 km city and 6.5 litres/100 km highway.
10. The Essential Comparison: Hyundai Tucson 2016 Vs. Kia Sportage 2016
For anyone considering to buy a Hyundai Tucson, he must compare to its sister-competitor the Kia Sportage. It’s a no-brainer that the Kia range of models is inferior to its next of Hyundai kin. For the sake of comparison, the Hyundai Tucson has a bigger backseat than the Kia Sportage. Items such as the crash avoidance features and an overall higher sense of style give the Tucson an advantage as well. In U.S. safety tests, the 2016 Kia Sportage front-wheel drive edition got only four stars, making it less reliable than its rival. Interestingly enough, Hyundai is Kia’s parent company.
Here you have, if you ever wanted to buy a Hyundai Tucson 2016 and above, those will be your best reasons to do so. If none of the above clicked with you, then most probably the Tucson is not meant for you, but for that we have another post coming right up. Stay tuned.