2019 Hyundai Tucson

2019 Hyundai Tucson
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2019 Hyundai Tucson
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What’s new

  • Updated styling and feature availability
  • Collision avoidance and lane keeping assist are now standard
  • Turbocharged 1.6-liter engine has been discontinued
  • Part of the third Tucson generation introduced in 2016

Pros

  • A wealth of features for the money
  • Top safety scores
  • Comfortable ride on rough roads

Cons

  • Slow acceleration with the base engine
  • Less cargo space than top rivals
  • Some disappointing interior pieces
  • Fuel economy falls behind class leaders


Which Tucson does Edmunds recommend?

Despite some changes to the Tucson's trim level structure this year, we still recommend the Value trim level. It offers all of the SE's significant standard equipment (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, forward collision warning, a 7-inch touchscreen), along with added extras such as blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats and satellite radio. And you get all of that equipment at a pretty reasonable price. If you want a bit of a boost in power, though, the SEL, with the larger and more powerful engine, is probably a better bet.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

If you want a vehicle with a good value proposition, the Hyundai lineup is a great place to look. A prime example is the 2019 Hyundai Tucson, which is spacious, stylish and feature-packed, even at base trim levels. The Tucson also offers a long list of optional features that are available in higher trim levels without breaking the bank.

Even at the base trim level, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson has standard features including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch touchscreen and forward collision warning. As you climb the trim levels, you get added features such as a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control and a 360-degree parking camera. All of this from a vehicle that undercuts some rivals in price quite a bit.

While it's got lots of tech, the Tucson is a bit bland to drive. To be clear, it handles corners just fine and there's a smooth, quiet highway ride, but there isn't much excitement from the engine bay. Under the Tucson's hood, there's a choice of two engines: the base 2.0-liter or the 2.4-liter. Both four-cylinder engines are a bit underwhelming, and neither choice will get you class-leading fuel economy.

Even though it's not the most exciting vehicle in the class, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson feels refined and capable of competing against class leaders. We definitely recommend putting it on your short list of crossovers and taking one out for a test drive.

2019 Hyundai Tucson configurations

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is available in SE, Value, SEL, Sport, Limited and Ultimate trim levels. The SE and the Value are reasonably well equipped. Moving up to the other trims gets you added luxury-oriented features and a more powerful engine.

The SE and the Value come standard with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (164 horsepower, 151 pound-feet of torque). The SEL, the Sport and the Limited get a 2.4-liter engine (181 hp, 175 lb-ft). Both engines are paired to a six-speed automatic. Front-wheel drive is standard on all trims, and all-wheel drive is optional.

The Tucson SE comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a windshield wiper de-icer (AWD only), heated mirrors, a rearview camera, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a 60/40-split folding back seat, Bluetooth, a USB port, a 7-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player. You also get forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist as standard this year.

The Value adds roof rails, a power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, keyless access and push-button start, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, satellite radio, and Hyundai's Blue Link communication services. You get similar features with the SEL but with the 2.4-liter engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, upgraded exterior trim, dual-zone climate control (with rear-seat vents) and a second-row USB port.

From there, the Sport adds 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, exterior styling enhancements, foglights, a hands-free liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and wireless smartphone charging. Those items are all included on the top Limited trim, which also tacks on leather upholstery, upgraded door trim, a heated steering wheel, a 360-degree parking camera system, and a power-adjustable passenger seat.

At the top of the trim level ladder for the Tucson is the Ultimate, which adds a panoramic sunroof, automatic high beams, an upgraded forward collision mitigation system, adaptive cruise control, an upgraded driver information display, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, and an upgraded 8-inch touchscreen display with navigation.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Hyundai Tucson Limited. NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2016, the Tucson has had some significant styling changes and gained some standard and optional equipment, but our impressions remain broadly applicable.

Driving

The Tucson is a competent SUV with two four-cylinder engines to choose from: the 2.0-liter and the 2.4-liter. This small crossover is not sporty, but the Tucson will meets the needs of most owners.

Comfort

The Tucson has no notable missteps when it comes to overall comfort. Typical touch points for elbows and knees are padded, and the quantity and range of adjustments for front seats ensure that both tall and short occupants will find an optimal position.

Seat comfort

The front seats provide ample support and cushioning for long-distance trips. The rear seats are firmer and flatter but can accommodate average-size adults. The 60/40-split folding seats also feature a slight reclining adjustment.

Ride comfort

The Tucson's suspension does a nice job balancing control against a soft, compliant ride. Ruts and bumps are felt but not intrusively, and the ride quality isn't too floaty or disconnected.

Noise & vibration

Road and wind noise is barely noticeable on the highway. The Tucson stays very quiet when cruising.

Interior

Overall, the Tucson's interior is pleasant and spacious. The controls are simple, and it has slightly more passenger room than many of its competitors. Its rear visibility is a bit compromised, though.

Utility

The Tucson puts an emphasis on passenger space rather than cargo space. For many, that'll be fine. Max cargo capacity is at least 10 fewer cubes than class leaders. Small-item storage is above average.

Technology

Every Tucson comes with a user-friendly touchscreen — the size and number of functions go up with each trim level. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite radio are standard. Several desirable safety features are standard too, with a few features reserved for the top trim levels.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$25,600
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
181 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$27,700
MPG
22 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
181 hp @ 6000 rpm
MSRP
$23,200
MPG
23 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
164 hp @ 6200 rpm
MSRP
$24,650
MPG
23 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
164 hp @ 6200 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Tucson safety features:

Blind-Spot Detection
Monitors your blind spot for cars and warns you through visual and, if needed, audible alerts.
Automatic Emergency Braking
Scans the road ahead for cars and pedestrians. First alerts you of an issue, then automatically brakes if needed.
Lane Keep Assist
Helps keep you in your lane by applying some steering input when it detects the car is approaching or crossing the line.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover16.2%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

Hyundai Tucson vs. the competition

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2019 Hyundai Santa Fe

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Hyundai Tucson vs. Hyundai Santa Fe

If the Tucson is a bit small for your lifestyle but you like the features and value that Hyundai offers, the larger Santa Fe will be worth a look. The Santa Fe has been redesigned this year and has more interior passenger and cargo space than the Tucson. It's also a nicer vehicle overall. But if you don't need the extra space, you can get a bit more equipment for your money with the Tucson.

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Hyundai Tucson vs. Honda CR-V

The Honda CR-V is one of the standards by which all other crossovers should be judged. It's comfortable, efficient and refined inside. It also has an excellent optional engine. Comparatively, the Tucson can be had for less money with similar levels of equipment but it isn't as entertaining to drive or as fuel-efficient. Read Edmunds' long-term road test of the Honda CR-V.

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Hyundai Tucson vs. Nissan Rogue

The Tucson and the Rogue are both good options for a small crossover. The Rogue has a less user-friendly infotainment interface, but its highway ride is very comfortable. Both are similarly spacious, although neither is a class leader in cargo space. The Tucson has a slight advantage when it comes to equipment for the money.

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More about the 2019 Hyundai Tucson
2019 Hyundai Tucson Overview

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is offered in the following submodels: Tucson SUV. Available styles include SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Value 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Value 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A), SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Ultimate 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A), Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A), and Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson and all its trim types. 0 Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Tucson.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Tucson featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New 2019 Hyundai Tucson?
2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $34,360. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,500 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is4.4% below the MSRP.

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2019 Hyundai Tucson SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,440. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Tucson SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,584 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson SEL 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is5.6% below the MSRP.

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2019 Hyundai Tucson Value 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson Value 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,095. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Tucson Value 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,704 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,704 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$25,391.

The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Value 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is6.3% below the MSRP.

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2019 Hyundai Tucson Value 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson Value 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $25,985. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Tucson Value 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,609 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $1,609 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$24,376.

The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Value 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is6.2% below the MSRP.

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2019 Hyundai Tucson Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,145. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Tucson Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,500 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Sport 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is5% below the MSRP.

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2019 Hyundai Tucson Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,830. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Tucson Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,500 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Limited 4dr SUV AWD (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is4.7% below the MSRP.

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2019 Hyundai Tucson Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $29,260. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Tucson Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,668 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Sport 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is5.7% below the MSRP.

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2019 Hyundai Tucson SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $26,915. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Tucson SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,721 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson SEL 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6A) is6.4% below the MSRP.

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2019 Hyundai Tucson SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,685. The average price paid for a new 2019 Hyundai Tucson SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is trending $1,000 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 Hyundai Tucson SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A) is4.1% below the MSRP.

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