The compact SUV is undoubtedly the most sought after vehicle type in today's market. Compact crossovers and SUVs accounted for 18.2% of total auto sales in the US in 2018 and grew by an impressive 11.9% according to data compiled by Kelley Blue Book.
A compact SUV growing in prominence is Hyundai Tucson. The Korean compact SUV saw US sales increase 24% last year to more than 142,000 units.
The current third generation Tucson debuted in 2015 for the 2016 model year. This year, the Hyundai crossover provided a midlife update that included a revised engine lineup, a brand new interior, new technology, and renewed styling.
In the market, Tucson's rivals include Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, Mazda CX-5, Subaru Forester and Volkswagen Tiguan.
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In our review we praised Tucson for its eye-catching look, solid driving dynamics, strong tech package and professionally designed cabin. However, we were less than impressed with its motor performance.
"The Hyundai Tucson 2019 looks great, handles well, delivers a comfortable ride, boasts a really well-designed cabin and is full of tech," we said. "But the lack of fuel economy and underwhelming powertrain keeps it from becoming one of the segment's elite deals."
"In general, it's a very good compact crossover SUV," we added. "Unfortunately, it competes in a segment filled with a lot of other very good crossovers and even one or two that are almost perfect."
Base 2019 Tucson SE front wheel drive starts at $ 23,200, while Ultimate front wheel drive trim starts at $ 31,550. All-wheel-drive is a $ 1,400 option. With options and fees, our Tucson came to a tested price of $ 34,120.
Here's a closer look at its coolest features.