2019 Hyundai Tucson Review, Release Dates, Prices

The redesigned 2019 Hyundai Tucson enters the highly competitive compact CUV market with upgrades inside and out, including a new cascading grille, new center stack design, more advanced safety features and available Qi wireless charging. Following 12 consecutive monthly sales records for the current model year, the 2019 Tucson is positioned for even greater sales success, with expanded features such as standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, standard Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, available second-row USB charger and Surround View Monitor. Arriving in dealerships this fall, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is the fifth of eight new or re-engineered CUVs Hyundai is debuting by 2020.

NEW FOR 2019:

  • New Hyundai signature cascading grille

  • New headlight/DRL and taillight design

  • New front and rear fascias

  • New 18-inch wheels and redesigned 17- and 19-inch wheels

  • Redesigned exhaust finisher on SEL and up

  • New center stack and panel vent design

  • New leather seat design

  • New rearview mirror and cluster

  • Standard: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist and Lane Keeping Assist

  • Surround View Monitor

  • Smart Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go

  • Driver attention warning

  • Standard: Electronic parking brake

  • Available: High Beam Assist, rain-sensing wipers, second-row USB charger, Qi wireless charging

  • Standard: 7-inch Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

  • Blue Link Connected Car System with three years of complimentary Blue Link services

  • Standard: Shark-fin antenna

POWERTRAIN

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson model includes a revised powertrain lineup featuring more power. The two engines offered include a 2.0-liter direct-injected four-cylinder engine (with 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque) and a 2.4-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder engine (with 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft. of torque). Both are coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.0-liter engine is found on the Value and SE trims and the 2.4-liter engine is inside the SEL, Sport and Limited trims. The six-speed offers SHIFTRONIC manual shifting mode and includes an overdrive lock-up torque converter for higher fuel economy at highway speeds.

Engine

Type

Nu 2.0 GDI 4-cylinder, DOHC DOHC Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)

Theta 2.4 GDI 4-cylinder , DOHC Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (D-CVVT)

Materials

Aluminum block and head

Bore & Stroke (mm)

81 X 97

88 X 97

Compression Ratio

11.5:1

11.3:1

Displacement

2.0 liters / 1,999 cc

2.4 liters / 2359 cc

Horsepower

161 @ 6,200 rpm (est.)

181 @ 6,000 rpm

Torque (lb-ft)

150 @ 4,700 rpm (est.)

175 @ 4,000 rpm

Valves per Cylinder

4

4

Drivetrain

Standard: Front Wheel Drive (FWD)

Optional: All-Wheel Drive (AWD)

Transmission Type

6-speed automatic w/OD lock-up torque converter, electronic shift lock system and SHIFTRONIC manual shift mode

Zero to 60 mph

-

8.6 sec (AWD)

Quarter Mile

-

16.7 sec @ 84.1 mph (AWD)

Fuel Capacity

16.4 gallons

Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG)

FWD

23 / 30 / 26

22 / 28 / 25

AWD

22 / 25 / 23

21 / 26 / 23

Suspension

Front - Type

MacPherson strut with coil springs, gas pressurized shock absorber

Front - Stabilizer Bar

24.7mm

Rear - Type

Multi-link with gas pressurized shock absorber

Rear - Stabilizer Bar

23.0mm

Steering

Type

Motor Driven Power Steering (MDPS) Rack and pinion steering, column-mounted

Overall Ratio

FWD: 14.37

AWD: 14.38

Turns, Lock to Lock

2.71

Turning Diameter

34.9 (curb to curb, ft.)

Brakes/ Tires/ Wheels

Front

305 x 25 ventilated disc

Rear

302 x 10 solid disc

 

ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)

Tires

SE & Value: 225/60R17

SEL: 225/55R18

Sport: 245/45R19

Limited & Ultimate: 225/55R18

Wheels

SE & Value: 17 x 7.0J Alloys

SEL: 18 x 7.0J Alloys

Sport: 19 x 7.5J Alloys

Limited & Ultimate: 18 x 7.0J Alloys

 

EXTERIOR

Design changes, including the new Hyundai signature cascading grille and Daytime Running LED headlights to the face of the CUV, align the Tucson with the rest of the Hyundai family. A redesigned rear fascia, including the rear taillight design and new 18-inch alloy wheels for the SEL trim and redesigned 17- and 19-inch wheels for remaining trims, offer a refreshed look. In addition, chrome trim has been added to the bottom of the side windows for the Limited trim, which further enhances the bold look. A new shark-fin antenna is also standard for all trims.

ADVANCED TECH FEATURES

The 2019 Hyundai Tucson is loaded with technology, including Hyundai’s latest 7-inch Display Audio system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard equipment. Furthermore, Blue Link Connected Car System with three years of complimentary Blue Link services is available starting with Value trim. A second row USB charger was added in the SEL trim and, to eliminate the need for a charging cord in the Limited trim, there is an available Qi wireless charging pad for compatible Android devices, as well as Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone X.

The newly 2019 Hyundai Tucson offers more advanced technology features including a second-row USB charger in the SEL trim and Qi wireless device charging in the Limited trim to address modern-day consumer needs. The center stack, rearview mirror and instrument cluster have been enhanced as well. Standard safety features include Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) and Lane Keeping Assist (LKA). The FCA system is designed to help detect and monitor the vehicle ahead and warn the driver if a collision may be imminent. The system also initiates braking automatically. The LKA system detects the lane on the road and assists steering wheel control if the vehicle leaves the lane when the vehicle speed is over 40 mph.

Available safety /technology features: Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist (FCA) with Pedestrian Detection, High Beam Assist, Rain-sensing wipers, Surround View Monitor, Smart Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go, Driver attention warning.

2019 HYUNDAI TUCSON PRICING

Model

Engine

Drivetrain

*MSRP

SE

2.0L GDI 4-Cylinder

FWD

$23,200

Value

2.0L GDI 4-Cylinder

FWD

$24,650

SEL

2.4L GDI 4-Cylinder

FWD

$25,600

Sport

2.4L GDI 4-Cylinder

FWD

$27,700

Limited

2.4L GDI 4-Cylinder

FWD

$28,900

Ultimate

2.4L GDI 4-Cylinder

FWD

$31,550

SE

2.0L GDI 4-Cylinder

AWD

$24,600

Value

2.0L GDI 4-Cylinder

AWD

$26,050

SEL

2.4L GDI 4-Cylinder

AWD

$27,000

Sport

2.4L GDI 4-Cylinder

AWD

$29,100

Limited

2.4L GDI 4-Cylinder

AWD

$30,300

Ultimate

2.4L GDI 4-Cylinder

AWD

$32,950

*Pricing excludes a $1,045 freight charge.

 

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