2016 Hyundai Tucson Starts at $23,595, AWD Limited for $32,195
New 1.6L Turbo, Seven-Speed Dual-Clutch Transmission Improve Economy, Power
Despite having several crossovers in its lineup, Hyundai has never been a large-volume player in the segment, but the company’s fortunes may change with the introduction of the 2016 Tucson. With all-new, sharp styling, more powerful and more economical powertrains, and plenty of high-tech features, the Tucson offers what customers are looking for. And with today’s announcement of pricing, the Tucson presents a pretty compelling value proposition as well. The entry-level Tucson SE starts at $23,595, including $895 destination. The top-trim Limited AWD model starts at $32,195. The economy-oriented Eco model starts at $25,045, with the Sport starting at $27,045.
Aside from the all-new design, the other big news for the 2016 model is the addition of the 1.6L GDI turbo engine as the upgrade engine, replacing last year’s 2.4L naturally aspirated mill. Peak horsepower is down slightly to 175 hp from 182 hp, but torque gets an 18 lb-ft bump from 177 lb-ft to 195 lb-ft. The SE models carry over the naturally aspirated 2.0L I-4. Most significantly, fuel economy increases from 21 mpg city and 28 mpg highway to up to 26 mpg city and 33 mpg highway for the front-wheel-drive 2016 Eco model. The Sport and Limited models equipped with the 1.6L turbo get 25 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. All-wheel-drive models are rated at 25/30 mpg for the Eco model and 24/28 mpg for the Sport and Limited.