For 2018, Hyundai initially offered the Tucson in five trims, SE, SEL, SEL Plus, Value, and Limited, with either a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated motor developing 164 horsepower or a turbocharged 1.6-liter good for 175 hp. But mid-way through the year it introduced a new Sport model, featuring a 181-hp 2.4-liter engine, 19-inch wheels, special exterior trimming, dual-zone climate control, and an array of standard safety features all at an affordable mid-range price point. It might offer lower economy figures, but it’s more usable than the other offerings and is our pick of the bunch.
If you’re an all-or-nothing kinda buyer, then the Limited model offers leather upholstery, LED headlights and taillights, and an eight-inch infotainment system with Infinity premium audio and navigation. An Ultimate package can be equipped with adaptive xenon headlights, a panoramic sunroof, heated seats throughout and ventilated front seats, along with a batch of advanced safety features, but you’ll be looking near the $35,000 mark for a fully loaded model, which is still cheaper than a fully kitted out Honda CR-V.