Spacious, comfortable and fashionable look like the other versions, with the 1.7 turbo diesel 141 horses the 2019 Hyundai Tucson also buys a shine and fluidity until 116 HP variant of the same engine. Some of the credit also goes to the efficient dual clutch automatic transmission, the only one available for this version of the test. Considering the price, in the order of 30,000 euros, however, it would be reasonable to expect a more refined and attentive to the finish.
2019 Hyundai Tucson Changes
For this 2019 Hyundai Tucson there is a new and more powerful (141 HP) version of the 1.7 turbodiesel, which joins the 116 horses; comes in a unique setting, only with front-wheel drive and the dual-clutch automatic transmission with seven gears. The car, which has a secure grip, lively performance and a remarkable smoothness of driving, with passages of precise ratio, but when accelerating the engine raises his voice (and is felt as well). Sports mode (selectable with a key between the seats) allows higher speeds; You can manually switch from one gear to the other using the lever on the tunnel, but for a more dynamic it would take the paddles on the steering wheel (not available). Then the other versions remain unchanged the body: muscular shapes, thin headlamps, front Grill “extra large” and black plastic protectors, for an almost authentic Jeep. Even the cabin is always the same: great, practical, with many compartments (also refrigerated) and events of “climate” as well for those sitting behind. Fittings are treated, but the appearance of plastics and certain details (such as door trim or aluminum type of frame) is poorly suited to the category of the car. This version offers a tempting price-included: standard also has the unintended lane departure warning from, the Navigator and the automatic speed control in steep descents. Crash test results positive run in 2015 from Euro NCAP: maximum rating (five stars).
New Hyundai Tucson Interior
The instrumentation of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson, little staff yet comprehensive, reads well. 4.2 screen “in the center of the dashboard also shows some signs. The driving position is high; the seats, spacious, are equipped with electric lumbar adjustment. Levers and knobs, easily accessible, allow easy adjustments (that of the back is continuous). The main controls are well laid out; the secondary ones, however, are too backward between the seats or seats on the left side of the steering wheel rim. Valid on Navigator: is intuitive to use and, through the big screen (8 ‘) into the console offers TomTom Live services updated for seven years. Lacks, however, access to the web.
The car guarantees space quantity. The sofa (flat and wide) can accommodate three tall people pretty well, leaving several air above their head.
2019 Tucson Trunk Capacity
A sofa on the trunk of Tucson (equipped with lockable compartments) can comfortably accommodate average; the test car was adversely affected by the presence of a spare wheel as standard rather than inflate and repair kit, which takes up less space. Forgoing places behind, you can have a deep compartment 185 cm. OK well, the load threshold: 73 cm above ground level is not much for an SUV. Room for improvement, however, the hard plastic coating for walls: it looks cheap and you can scratch easily.
Hyundai Tucson SUV Test Drive
In town. Efficient automatic transmission and steering not heavy at Hyundai Tucson are a valuable anti-stress, and the 1.7 has the quickness needed to move quickly. But the suspension, just is not rigid, they don’t always fit properly holes and pavé and, in “retro”, we see little (standard, however, there is the camera and distance sensor). In traffic, we detected an average of 14.1 km/liter.
Out of town. The Hyundai Tucson is a handy SUV (reduced body roll in corners) that immediately gives confidence and makes travel to fluency: the answer is sweet, a perky engine and the Steering has the precision you need, while not being particularly direct. The brakes are powerful (easy to modulate the pedal) and road holding is secure. In testing, we detected an average of 16.7 km/liter.
On the highway. At 130 km/h, in seventh gear, the engine works in a regime not high (2300 RPM): let’s go speed averaged 13.5 km/liter and its noise is barely perceptible, thanks to effective soundproofing in the cockpit. The involuntary lane departure warning (standard) works in a timely manner and, after delays, the recovery is brisk.