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Hyundai Tucson Sure to Challenge Compact SUV Market


Bold and Brawny is Style for 2016

With a redesigned exterior that means business, new turbocharged engine and larger interior, the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is out to claim its rightful place in the compact SUV marketplace. The new Tucson is 3 inches longer than its predecessor and an inch wider, but the overall styling is beefier than last season’s. The new 1.6-liter turbocharged engine not only provides more pop than last year’s naturally aspirated 2.0-liter four cylinder, but the addition of a seven-speed dual clutch automatic takes the vehicle through its paces seamlessly. Stop by your Phoenix Hyundai dealer to check out the changes to the Tucson before you buy anything else.

Offers Smoother, Quieter Ride

Hyundai engineers really took some time to fine-tune the suspension of the new Tucson to take out the bumps and make most pot holes disappear. Not only is the ride smoother, but added sound-deadening material helps take the road noise away. This makes long road trips much less tiring and allows you to enjoy the quality audio system Hyundai supplies. Hyundai is using higher quality materials on the interior this year. Depending on the trim level, you can either get plush leather with padding and dashboard stitching, or stain-resistant cloth seats that still provide plenty of comfort. The Tucson offers a decent amount of rear legroom, allowing adults to sit in the rear without first warming up.

No Smartphone Apps Yet

Although Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are available for some Hyundai models, there’s no such luck for this year’s Tucson. The company does offer a standard 5-inch touch screen that’s easy to navigate in its base model and a larger 8-inch screen in the Limited trim level. The buttons are easy to figure out, making switching between hands-free phone and music a snap. Go sit in the new Tucson with a visit to Chapman Hyundai and see how ergonomically comfortable all the controls are.

New Safety Technology Available on Sport and Limited Trims

With safety technology like blind spot warning and rear cross traffic alert standard on the Sport and Limited models, Hyundai is constantly coming up with ways to make roads safer. All trim levels have rear view cameras, while only the Limited trim has the option of some of the more sophisticated safety measures like pedestrian detection. The new Tucson starts about $1,000 more than last year’s model at $23,595. It is the lowest-prices compact SUV on the market.

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