2016 Hyundai Tucson Release Date, Review, Info, News – The new and refreshed 2016 Hyundai Tucson comes with modern technology, head turning style, new interior and exterior design, and a turbocharged performance. Others include advanced infotainment and safety features, adult friendly backseat, and a refined riding experience. The release date is expected sometime before the fall of 2016.
The sleek and restyled Tucson comes with a new platform code named “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” design language. With such a design, buyers should expect an evolved product as opposed to a revolutionary one. However, under the hood of the Tucson is something more revolutionary. The freshest Tucson will undoubtedly feature a brand new status quo that will disrupt the compact crossover segment with its new technology features, spacious interior, fuel-efficient engine, and cutting-edge technology.
Furthermore, every model comes with improved cargo volume and a new and restyled backseat in comparison to the previous model. The vehicle is wider and longer than before, and that’s enough to make it competitive. New upscale features include LED taillights and headlights, a new infotainment system, lane assist, lane departure warning systems, and frontal collision warning system.
On the flipside, though, the base version of the vehicle doesn’t feature a turbocharged engine, and unfortunately, some of the upscale features present on the top-of-the-line model don’t feature on the base as well. However, you will enjoy the upscale features if you don’t mind the price. The vehicle occupies a very interesting niche that lies between the compact and subcompact models. In case the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson doesn’t offer the bells and whistles, other alternatives include Mazda CX-3, Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4, and Hyundai’s own Santa Fe Sport.
Exterior Review & Interior Changes – 2016 Hyundai Tucson
The compact crossover Sports Utility Vehicle is offered in a walloping four trims ranging from the base SE to the top-of-the-line Limited trim.
The base 2016 Hyundai Tucson SE comes fitted with 60-40-split folding rear seatbacks, automatic headlights, 2L engine, a height-adjustable driver seat, telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, air conditioning, a rearview camera, satellite radio, premium audio system with a CD player, 17” alloy wheels, a trip computer, a 5” touchscreen display, an auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, stain resistance cloth upholstery, LED headlight accent, a rear spoiler, heated mirrors, and privacy glass.
Up the tri m ladder is the 2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco adds an eight-way power driver seat, LED daytime running lights, and a 1.6L turbocharged powerplant.
Stepping up to the 2016 Hyundai Tucson Sport will get you a leather wrapped steering wheel, new safety technologies, a hands-free power liftgate, 19” wheels, keyless ignition, heated front seats, and keyless entry.
As for the 2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited expect dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8” touchscreen display, leather upholstery, LED taillights and headlights, a navigation system, Blue Link telematics, auto-dimming rearview camera, a 6-way passenger seat, additional soft-to-touch surfaces, rear air vents, and a premium audio system.
Fortunately for SE trim buyers, a couple of the top trim’s features will be provided as optional packages. The packages include the Popular Equipment and the Preferred Package. Provided for the top-of-the-line Limited trim include rear parking sensors, an upgraded instrument cluster, a panoramic moonroof/sunroof, perforated front seats, lane departure system, xenon headlights, heated rear seats, and automatic braking.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Engine Specs
The SE comes equipped with a 2L 4-cyl engine rated at 164 hp and 151 pounds of torque. The vehicle comes mated to a 6-speed auto transmission system and either an AWD or a FWD system. With the FWD system, buyers should expect the fuel economy ratings to stand at 23/31/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined and 21/26/23 mpg when equipped with an AWD system.
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco, Limited and Sport all come fitted with a 1.6L 4-cyl engine capable of generating 175 horsepower and 195 pounds of torque. The available transmission system is a 7-speed dual clutch automated manual system that operates similarly just like the regular automatic. The Eco due to its smaller tires returns 26/33/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the front-wheel-drive and 25/31/27 mpg with an all-wheel-drive.
However, the Sport and Limited come with hefty 19” wheels, therefore expect the fuel economy ratings to stand at 25/30/27 mpg with the front-wheel-drive and 24/28/26 mpg with an all-wheel-drive.
Some of the safety features to expect include traction control, side curtain airbags, hill descent control, active front head restraints, and stability control. We haven’t conducted the test drive yet, so expect the 0-60 mph sprint details later.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Date Of Release & Price
Expect the 2016 Hyundai Tucson SE to set you back by an MSRP of $23,770, and $29,900 for the top-of-the-line 2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited trim. The vehicle should be expected sometime before this fall.
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
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