2016 Hyundai Tucson – Release Date and Review

2016 Hyundai Tucson Release Date, MPG, Specs, Colors – In a nut shell, the upcoming new 2016 Hyundai Tucson is an all-new model. Hyundai calls the sleek new stylings and redesigns a “Fluidic Sculpture 2.0” design language. Therefore, Hyundai is suggesting a more evolutionary product than a revolutionary one is what is about to grace us. After all, the version 2.0 is nothing but an outgrowth of the original. But admittedly, beneath Tucson’s stylish skin lies some revolution stuff in the works.

2016 Hyundai Tucson
2016 Hyundai Tucson

The Tucson takes pride in offering a fuel efficient turbocharged engine, cutting edge safety and technology features, and spacious interior. Indeed, the newest kid on the block will certainly be an unequivocal threat capable of disrupting the compact SUV status quo.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon white color, front angle, grille and headlights

All of Tucson’s models come with a fresh adult friendly rear seat and improved cargo volume. It also comes with improved dimensions: 3” longer and 1.1” wider than before. New upscale features are also forthcoming in the vehicle with the likes of LED headlights and 8” touchscreen interface, frontal collision intervention and lane departure warning systems being made available for the first time.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon blue color, rear angle, taillights

It is interesting to note that the vehicle lies between the compact and subcompact segments. Despite the striking features in the fresh 2016 Hyundai Tucson, you might also want to check out other compact stalwarts like the Toyota Rav4 and Honda CR-V, which like the 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe offer large interior space but decreased verve.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon trunk

Exterior Review & Interior Colors – 2016 Hyundai Tucson

The new and upcoming Hyundai Tucson 2016 is a five-passenger compact crossover available in five trims: SE, ECO, Sport, and top-of-the-range Limited model. The base SE model will feature a 2.0-liter engine, automatic headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlight accents, privacy glass, a rear spoiler, heated mirrors, air-conditioning, cruise control, full power accessories, a trip computer, stain-resistant cloth upholstery, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks with recline, a height-adjustable driver seat, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5-inch touchscreen, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a six-speaker sound system with a USB port, CD player, an auxiliary input jack and satellite radio, and a rearview camera.

2016 Hyundai Tucson front
2016 Hyundai Tucson front

The Eco adds the LED daytime running lights, 1.6-liter turbocharged engine, foglights, an eight-way power driver seat (with lumbar) and roof rails. Step up to the Sport and you get a hands-free power liftgate, 19-inch wheels, keyless entry and ignition, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats,  and a few new safety technologies.

2016 Hyundai Tucson back
2016 Hyundai Tucson back

The Limited throws in upgraded interior trim with additional soft-touch surfaces, LED headlights and taillights, leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a six-way power passenger seat, rear air vents, Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, an 8-inch touchscreen, an eight-speaker audio system and a navigation system.

2016 Hyundai Tucson interior
2016 Hyundai Tucson interior

Offered exclusively on the Limited is an Ultimate package that includes rear parking sensors, adaptive xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof, ventilated front seats, an upgraded gauge cluster with a color trip computer, heated rear seats, a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking and lane-departure warning.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Engine Specs – 2016 Hyundai Tucson

2016 Hyundai Tucson SE model will be equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine capable of cranking out 164 hp and 151 lbs. of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed auto transmission system and either a FWD or an AWD. EPA puts the fuel economy ratings at 23/31/26 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the FWD and 21/26/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the all-wheel-drive.

The Sport, Eco and Limited trims step up to a 1.6L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine capable of generating 175 horsepower and 195 pounds of torque. It is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual which works similarly to a regular automatic.

2016 Hyundai Tuscon engine

The Eco features less rolling resistance smaller tires, and EPA estimates the fuel economy to stand at around 26/33/29 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the FWD and 25/31/27 mpg in the city/highway/combined with an all-wheel-drive. However, the hefty 19” tires on both the Limited and Sport knock down those figures to 25/30/27 mpg with the front-wheel-drive and 24/28/26 mpg with the all-wheel-drive systems.

Standard safety features on the vehicle will include stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, active front head restraints, side curtain airbags, front side airbags, hill-hold assist and hill descent control.


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

Price & Release Date of the New Hyundai Tucson For 2016

Expect the new Hyundai Tucson 2016 to set you back by around $24,500 for the base version. It should be available in the market towards the summer of this year.

2016 Hyundai Tucson release date
2016 Hyundai Tucson release date




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