Comparison - Hyundai Tucson SEL 2018 - vs - Hyundai Tucson SE 2016

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Hyundai ix35,Hyundai Tucson ix,Hyundai Tucson ix35

Also called:

Hyundai ix35,Hyundai Tucson ix,Hyundai Tucson ix35

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Model: 
Average Price: 
28,100
Updated: 
21 Mar 2018
22,700
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2016
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.40gals
16.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Black Noir Pearl
#000000
Caribbean Blue
#003076
Chromium Silver
#837A76
Coliseum Grey
#382C2E
Majove Sand
#4F3F3B
Ruby Wine
#7E3D41
Sedona Sunset
#CF5E4C
Dazzling White
#EAECED
Molten Silver
#B6B9BB
Color: 
Ash Black
#1B1B1B
Caribbean Blue
#003076
Chromium Silver
#837A76
Coliseum Grey
#382C2E
Majove Sand
#4F3F3B
Ruby Wine
#7E3D41
Sedona Sunset
#CF5E4C
Winter White
#C7C7C7

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Hyundai Tucson puts service ahead of sizzle, and caps it with an excellent warranty.

Pros
A simple but appealing look
Refined ride
A quiet cockpit
Reasonable fuel economy
Excellent warranty coverage

Cons
Chintzy SE trim
Smaller cargo area than in rivals
Limited’s the only model for top tech

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Hyundai Tucson ranked #7 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Hyundai Tucson has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 27 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent crash test scores
Longer warranty than most
Comfortable and quiet

Cons
Mediocre cabin materials in lower trim levels
Base engine provides slow acceleration

By: 
usnews.com

We like the Value trim level. It lives up to its name by giving you a huge number of desirable features for an agreeable price. Its turbocharged engine also produces a pleasing amount of power. We also think that heated seats and the additional stain-resistant cloth make the absence of leather upholstery just fine.

PROS
Lots of features for the money
Top safety scores
Optional turbocharged engine delivers peppy acceleration
Comfortable ride on rough roads

CONS
Some disappointing interior pieces
Some advanced driver safety aids only available on top trim
Less cargo space than top rivals
Slow acceleration with base engine

By: 
edmunds.com

Why pay a premium for head-turning style? The Hyundai Tucson will look great in your driveway, yet it still delivers the value and versatility you expect from a small crossover SUV. The Tucson's turbocharged engine is a keeper, too. Ready to learn what else we like?
The sleek new styling of the redesigned 2016 Hyundai Tucson incorporates what Hyundai calls "Fluidic Sculpture 2.0" design language, which suggests it's more of an evolutionary product than a revolutionary one. After all, version 2.0 of anything is just an outgrowth of the original; it's derivative by definition. But under the new Tucson's stylish skin, there's something closer to a revolution going on. With its sprightly and fuel-efficient turbocharged engine, roomier interior and cutting-edge safety and technology features, the latest Tucson is a real threat to disrupt the compact-crossover status quo.

Pros
Turbocharged engine delivers peppy acceleration and good fuel economy
Plenty of advanced safety and infotainment features are available
Comfortable ride on rough roads.

Cons
Slow acceleration from the SE trim's non-turbocharged engine
Clumsy low-speed shifting from the turbo engine's transmission
Certain desirable items are only offered on the Limited
Some interior materials look and feel cheap.

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson caters to drivers that put styling and features at the top of their crossover-SUV wish list.
The Hyundai Tucson is the smallest crossover SUV from the South Korean automaker—at least for the time being, in the U.S.—but this tidy vehicle is a great pick for families for a lot of reasons. It's new for 2016, and Hyundai hopes a thorough redesign that boosts economy, interior space, and handling will put the Tucson in the same league as vehicles like the Toyota RAV4, Honda CR-V, and Ford Escape.

Pros
Upscale exterior and interior design
Quiet cabin and refined ride
Innovative automatic liftgate at upper trim levels

Cons
Lots of hard plastic trim at lower trim levels
Uninspired acceleration
Less cargo space than competitors

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Hyundai Tucson enters its third generation for 2016 as an all-new compact crossover SUV. Long a competent but rather uninspiring competitor to best-sellers like the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4 and Ford Escape, the 2016 Tucson has reinvented itself to pose a credible challenge to such stalwarts. Along with an eye-catching exterior design, this 5-passenger SUV now boasts some of the latest technology and safety aids available, such as automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection. The Tucson's new 1.6-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder still isn't the strongest in its class, but it does earn up to 33 mpg. With a starting price of under $24,000 and improvements upon its former self in almost every category, the new Tucson is ready to take on the segment's best.

Pros
If you want a small SUV with style, sophisticated technology and great fuel economy, put the 2016 Hyundai Tucson on your consideration list. Another big draw is Hyundai's excellent powertrain warranty that's good for 10 years/100,000 miles.

Cons
Though its interior space has grown, the revamped Tucson's cargo capacity still trails that of the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. Also, it isn't as quick as a turbocharged Kia Sportage or as nimble as a Mazda CX-5.

By: 
kbb.com

Our analysis of automotive reviews proves that the 2016 Hyundai Tucson's exceptionally quiet, spacious interior, and ample standard and available features help it achieve one of the top spots among compact SUVs. The Tucson also has a comfortable ride, poised handling, and a smooth powertrain. Additionally, the Tucson has fantastic safety scores and earns fairly good fuel economy.

Pros
Silky powertrain
Balanced handling
Exceptional safety scores

Cons
Unimpressive cabin materials

By: 
usnews.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
151ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
151ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
Horsepower: 
164hp
at 6 200rpm
164hp
at 6 200rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.90Feet
34.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Hands-Free Calling
Roadside Assistance

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
176.20in
176.20in
Width: 
72.80in
72.80in
Height: 
64.80in
64.20in
Ground Clearance: 
6.40in
6.40in
Front Track: 
63.00in
63.00in
Rear Track: 
64.00in
64.00in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
105.90in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
39.40
Rear Head Room: 
39.20
39.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.50in
41.20in
Rear leg room: 
38.20in
38.70in
Front Hip Room: 
55.60in
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
57.10in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.50in
53.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
55.10in
55.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
61.90cu.ft
61.90cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
1500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
31.00cu.ft
31.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
17.20degrees
17.20degrees
Angle of Departure: 
23.90degrees
23.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
3463.00lbs
3325.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
1 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
1 one-touch power windows

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8-Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket front seats
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
Cloth
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding Center Armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
no
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Dual vanity mirrors
Air conditioning
Cargo floor mats

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
8 total speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
315 watts stereo output
1 Subwoofer(S)
Infinity Premium Brand Speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
3 Months of provided satellite radio service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Intermittent rear wiper
Variable intermittent wipers
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.0-In.
17 x 6.5
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
no
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Turn Signal Mirrors
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Emergency Service
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Vehicle Alarm Notification
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote anti-theft alarm system

Options

Packages: 
Option Group 01
Winter Package
Option Group 01
GLS Popular Package
Exterior Options: 
Mudguards
Tow Hitch
Rear Bumper Applique
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Wheel Locks
Wheel Locks
Mudguards
Tow Hitch
Interior Options: 
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Illuminated Door Sills
Cargo Package
Cargo Tray
First Aid Kit
Cargo Cover
Auto-dimming Mirror w/Homelink & Compass
Cargo Net
Cargo Mat
Carpeted Floor Mats
Cargo Tray
First Aid Kit

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Beige, cloth
#CDBEAB
Black, cloth
#232428
Color: 
Beige, cloth
#CDBEAB
Black, cloth
#232428
Gray, cloth
#AAAEAF