Hyundai refreshed the Tucson compact SUV for 2019 with significant safety, powertrain and tech changes, even if it looks much the same as the 2018 from the outside. The changes have helped the Tucson stay in the game as compact SUV sales have boomed and competition heats up with new and redesigned rivals.
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The changes were enough for a solid finish in the top three of our 2019 Compact SUV Challenge that compared seven redesigned or refreshed 2019 models. You can read more about that comparison by following the Challenge link above.
Standard on all 2019 Hyundai Tucsons is a front collision system with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. The second-level Value trim adds a standard blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert. And newly optional are adaptive cruise control, a driver attention warning and automatic high beams. Tucson also raised its 2019 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rating to Top Safety Pick Plus with a headlight improvement in March 2019.
Under the hood, the base engine for the two lowest trim levels continues in 2019 to be a 161-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. But newly standard on all other models is a 181-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder and six-speed automatic.
Tech upgrades include a new multimedia system that sits tablet-style atop a restyled dashboard. And newly optional are wireless phone charging, USB power for the backseat and a 360-degree camera system.
We’ve driven the new Tucson and had complete coverage of the refreshed SUV from its auto show unveiling onward, including pricing, specs and much more. Below is a roundup of our comprehensive coverage that can tell you everything you need to know about the 2019 Hyundai Tucson:
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