The Hyundai Tucson was heavily re-engineered for 2016, and has since received a few tweaks to its cabin and technical features. With all these updates still fresh, we expect this crossover to carry into the 2018 model year without any major changes.
As a carryover, we expect no noticeable visual changes inside or out. Standard features should continue to include a nice array of equipment like 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, air conditioning, cruise, Bluetooth connectivity, a 5-inch touchscreen, and a six-speaker audio system with satellite radio and a USB input.
Engine options will likely be identical to the current model. The current vehicle comes with a standard 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. The optional 1.6-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, which comes in the Eco, Limited, and Sport trims, ups the ante a bit with its 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. Front-wheel drive is standard but all-wheel drive is available.
The current Tucson is an IIHS Top Safety Pick, coming up just short of top honors due to its lack of a “Good” rating in the new headlight test. It should be noted that to achieve the top rating, shoppers must must opt for the range-topping Limited with Ultimate Package, which includes an automatic emergency braking system. That package also adds lane-departure warning and pedestrian detection.
Expect a full review closer to launch.