When you are looking for an SUV to suit your busy lifestyle, you want one that is not only going to offer you all the comfort, safety, and functionality you need, you are also going to want one that is completely reliable. When Grand Forks drivers come to us at Eide Hyundai searching for all of that, we are more than happy to point them in the direction of Hyundai’s new 2018 Tucson. It checks everything off the list and what is more, wraps it all up in one very attractive package.
Appearance is not everything, of course, but it is always nice to have a vehicle that is not hard on the eyes. Just because the new Tucson is a dependable, versatile car does not mean that it cannot look good while doing what it does. This SUV has a solid stance accentuated by strong, aggressive lines that are a tribute to its European origin. The rear design manages to both enhance the assertive silhouette while also improving your visibility with the available LED taillights. Twin bevel-cut exhaust pipes and a rear spoiler give the Tucson some serious attitude in the back, while up front the distinctive hexagonal grille, sculpted hood, and LED headlights and Daytime Running Lights (DRL) are sure to leave a lasting impression. Standard 16-inch alloy wheels (or 19-inch optional) are sleek and sophisticated, a perfect compliment to this vehicle’s overall appearance.The available panoramic sunroof (which extends from the front seats to the rear seats) adds a little extra class to the Tucson while also giving you and your passengers an unobstructed view of the sky while you ride.
Not to be outdone, the interior of the 2018 Tucson is just as striking as the exterior. A spacious cabin means that nobody in the vehicle will be cramped. The driver’s seat is configurable six ways (standard) or can be upgraded to 8-way power seat to ensure that you can be riding in the most comfortable way possible. Rear seating that is both multi-adjustable and reclining ensures your passengers will be just as cozy as you are. The seats, trim, and console are all made of premium materials, making you feel like you are surrounded by luxury.
If cargo capacity is something you are concerned about, the new Tucson has you covered. It has got plenty of room with all the seats up, but the rear seats fold flat in a 60/40 split, giving you a considerable 61.9 cubic feet of space. If you are often hauling around large or valuable objects, make sure to order the available cargo cover so you can always hide your cargo from view.
Different powertrains for the Tucson are dependent on trim levels. Both the SE and SE Plus have a 2.0 liter (L) I-4 engine capable of 164 horsepower (hp) and 151 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque. The optional turbocharged 1.6 L I-4 engine provides you with 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. The estimated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) mileage estimates for the 2.0 L engine are 23 miles per gallon (mpg) city driving, 20 mpg while driving on Grand Forks ND’s highways, and 26 mpg combined while in front wheel drive (FWD). EPA estimates for the 1.6 L engine (in FWD) are 25 mpg city driving, 30 mpg highway driving, and 27 mpg combined. Fuel tank capacity (in gallons) for the 2018 Tucson is 16.4 for all trim levels.
Hyundai has created the perfect balance between utility and adaptability with the newest Tucson. Able to keep up with your active lifestyle but also able to give you all the comfort and style that you need, it is in line and prepped to be one of the best SUVs of 2018. If it sounds exactly like what you are looking for, it is time to come on down to Eide Hyundai so we can get you acquainted with this stylish and exciting offering from Hyundai.