With the launch of 2018 Tucson, Hyundai has thrown a tough competition in the market of rough and compact crossovers that has to offer unimaginably high-end features packed in a SUV that does have a style of its own and can be grabbed at a really affordable price. Hyundai this time has designed its Tucson to allurethe buyers who till now preferredSubaru models, Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, or Mazda CX-5, and no doubt they have succeeded by and large.
What’s New for the 2018 Version?
As revealed by the experts of the Hyundai dealer Cherry Hill, to make the 2018 Tucson more lucrative, Hyundai has shuffled up the trims, has stuffed in more feature rich while lowering the price tag. The 2017 SE with the has now become the SEL and has gained a 7-inch display integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. On the other hand the SE Plus has been upgraded into SEL Plus, while both the trims Value and Limited has remainedthe same and we don’t see the Eco and Sport trims in the queue any more.
The Tucson in its Base-level SE, SEL and SEL Plus models have an engine of 164-horsepower 2.0-liter 4-cylinder, clubbed with a 6-speed automatic transmission and the cars are all made available with the option to choose from either the front-or the all-wheel drive. If you choose the Front-wheel-drive models you get in return 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway but driving an all-wheel drive (AWD) would cut down the gas mileage figures into 21 mpg in the city and 26 mpg in the highways.
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson has taken safety with a truly sincere approach.High-tech safety featureslikea backup camera, anti-lock brakes, side-curtain airbags keep all the car occupants safe by minimizing the collision impact.On the other hand the Driver Assistance features too increase the levels of safety by including a blind spot monitoring system, a lane-departure warningand a forward-collision prevention system paired with automatic braking.
Behind the Wheel
The 2018 Hyundai Tucson brings about a comfortable ride, gives more control to the driver through a predictable handling.For those who has opted for the 1.6-liter turbocharged engine the Tucson would dish out a tremendously smooth drive that comes from the right engine-and-transmission combination. In all, we think the Tucson offers one of the most pleasurable, supple rides in the compact-crossover segment.
According to the Hyundai dealership Cherry Hill, Tucson this year has won hearts for the drivers who has enjoyed spending a lavish time behind its wheel. The Tucson proved to be a fun to drive for many, as the acceleration was generally smooth with both the engine options, while the steering was highly appreciated for being more than comfortable and remaining responsive through the rides.
The Bottom Line
For those to whom the 2018 Hyundai Tucson has already made an appeal, the car is now available with the option of two varieties of fuel-efficient engines, an all-wheel drive and a feature rich vehicle to meet almost every need.