Riverside Hyundai Shoppers Revisit
The 2019 Hyundai Tucson
The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover that impresses buyers at dealerships like Riverside Hyundai, thanks to its beautiful styling and its luxurious interior that’s built with high-quality materials. There are many other reasons to like the Tucson, not the least of which is Hyundai’s incredible warranty, which is the best in the automotive industry. The Tucson comes with many standard features, some of which you can only get on rival vehicles as options that cost more money.
The Tucson gets several important changes for 2019, including updated styling with a revised grille and headlamps, as well as new wheel designs. According to Hyundai in Riverside County, all trims other than the base SE and the Value model have a new available 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Inside, there’s a new 7-inch touchscreen above the dash, standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a wireless smartphone charger that’s offered as an option on the Limited trim level. The upper trims get a new standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine.
Edmunds wrote: “... 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."
Multiple Trim Levels To Choose From
The Tucson seats five and comes in five trim levels, listed as SE, Value, SEL, Sport and Limited. All models get standard front-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive.
The Tucson SE and Value trims are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. The other trims employ a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that develops 181 hp and 175 lb-ft. Both powerplants are connected to a six-speed automatic transmission.
The 2.0-liter engine with front-wheel drive gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city/30 mpg highway, while all-wheel-drive models return 22 mpg city/25 mpg highway.* The 2.4-liter unit checks in with 22 mpg city/28 mpg highway for front-wheel-drive models, and 21 mpg city/26 mpg highway with all-wheel drive.
Inside and Out The Tucson Impresses
The base SE trim comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, heated power-folding side mirrors, a six-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, forward-collision mitigation, an electronic parking brake, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 7-inch infotainment screen and Bluetooth. Step up to the Value trim and you’ll also get keyless entry and ignition, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, blind-spot monitoring, and satellite radio. The Tucson SEL includes a USB charge port in the second row, while the Sport comes with LED headlamps and taillamps. The top-of-the-line Limited trim features an Infinity premium audio system, leather seats, an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, a navigation system and adaptive cruise control.
Most options will be found on the Limited, including rain-sensing wipers, a panoramic sunroof, heated rear seats, pedestrian detection, a collision mitigation system, driver-attention monitoring and wireless-device charging.
The 2019 Hyundai Tucson received the highest score of Good in all IIHS crash tests and was named one of the organizations Top Safety Picks for 2019. The Tucson received the top rating of five stars from the NHTSA for overall crash testing.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.