2016 Hyundai Tucson | New Car Review

Posted on Sep 9, 2015 by
2015 Hyundai Tucson
  • Editor Rating

  • Rated 4 stars
  • Excellent
AEDAED 81,900 - 99,900
  • 3/5 Avg. User Rating

  • Rated 3 stars
  • 1 Review

  • 2015
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  • Last modified: September 9, 2015
  • Exterior
    Editor: 90%
  • Interior
    Editor: 85%
  • Quality
    Editor: 80%
  • Features
    Editor: 85%
  • Performance
    Editor: 80%
  • Value for money
    Editor: 80%

Review Summary:

The Tucson aided the Korean brand in altering perceptions when it entered the segment in 2004. Over a decade later, the third generation model carries on the legacy of its predecessors and their ethos.

Pros

* Phenomenal styling

Cons

* Pricier than what one would expect

Looks

The design of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson is a progressive step in the right direction. Paying homage to its predecessors with its hexagonal grille, taut headlamps and sleek contours, the Tucson remains an instantly recognisable part of the Korean manufacturer’s line-up.

2016 Hyundai Tucson side

Feels

Within the cabin, the designers have gone to great lengths to give the impression of a significantly pricier offering. Dark leather and soft-touch materials embellish the dashboard and door panels while complementing the silver and piano-black trim.

2016 Hyundai Tucson interior

Engineering

Cementing its reputation for offering buyers phenomenal value for money, the 2016 Tucson is filled to the brim with features ranging from a panoramic roof to ventilated front seats, and Bluetooth telephony to an eight-inch infotainment screen.

2016 Hyundai Tucson side

What’s on offer?

With two engines on offer, a 1.6 litre GDI and a 2.0 litre MPI, the Tucson offers customers’ outputs of 130 horsepower and 160 Nm of torque or 153 horsepower and 192 Nm of torque. While the former bears a top speed of 182 km/h and the latter tops out at around 200 km/h, both engines direct their grunt through a six speed auto box.

2016 Hyundai Tucson side

Summing it…

The Tucson faces stiff competition from its Japanese rivals and with Nissan’s X-Trail demanding only a small premium for the fully-loaded variant, many may be turned away from the Korean at first. But having built a reputation for reliability, the Tucson is likely to draw an equal amount of attention from the public, if not more…

2016 Hyundai Tucson front

Specifications

Specifications2016 Hyundai Tucson 1.6L2016 Hyundai Tucson 2.0L
Engine/ Cylinders1.6 litre / 4-cyl2.0 litre / 4 cyl
Max Power
(bhp/rpm)
130 hp @ 6,200 RPM153 hp @ 6,200 RPM
Max Torque
(Nm/rpm)
160 Nm @ 4,000 RPM192 Nm @ 4,000 RPM
Tranmission6 speed automatic6 speed automatic
DriveFront Wheel Drive / All Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive
0-100 km/hN/A11.5 secs
Top speed182 km/h170 km/h
PriceAED 81,900AED 99,900

10 Responses to 2016 Hyundai Tucson | New Car Review

  1. Anoosh/Iran Reply

    December 13, 2016 at 10:58 am

    Hi
    I just bought a Tucson 2016 suv.that’s really nice and safe.give me a good motion of driving mostly in outside the city when I use a cruise control nd listen to my favorite music…..that’s perfect….

    Thanks for all

  2. Johna329 Reply

    August 11, 2016 at 7:59 am

    There are some attentiongrabbing points in time in this article but I dont know if I see all of them heart to heart. There may be some validity however I will take maintain opinion until I look into it further. Good article , thanks and we would like extra! Added to FeedBurner as properly kedgedcadbcd

  3. Iqbal Nadeem Reply

    April 20, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    • Rated 3 stars

    Dears, Hyundai Tucson quality wise not reliable.I will give u one example, hyundai SUVs have fiber body fuel tank as we know fuel tank is very important part in any car.

  4. Suneel Reply

    January 15, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Hello,
    I’m looking to buy a compact SUV with below preferences
    1. budget around 80k
    2. Rear Camera
    3. Sun Roof

    I’m attracted towards Tucson 2016. Will get this with above features in this Price range. Please suggest if any other can be good option.

  5. Moses Reply

    September 28, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Hi Zaran,

    Thanks for hearty Replay.

    i have one more question for u. I am driving the car everyday 250 km (85000 km per year) if i use the car minimum 3 to 5 years, which on do you would prefer on the SUV’s which is currently in my list or your suggesting car.

    Please can u give your opinion depend on quality and maintenance.

    Thank u…………..

    Waiting for Replay…………..

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      September 30, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Hi Moses,

      Good to have you back on our site. Seeing that you’re looking at a high amount of mileage on an annual basis, I’d choose between the Rav4 and X-Trail. While the Hyundai may be easier on the pocket to service, I’m not quite sure how it would cope with 425,000kms on the clock after five years.

      I’d still urge you to get the X-Trail since it offers better value for money than the RAV4, but either way, check both out and see which one suits your needs better.

      Regards,

      Zaran

      • Moses Reply

        October 15, 2015 at 8:13 am

        Hi Zaran,

        Thanks for hearty Replay again.

        Still i’m not Satisfied with those car. so, i plan to go little higher level vehicles. my choice are,

        1. Ford Explorer (4×2)

        2. Mazda CX-9 (4×4)

        And i don’t have any idea about maintenance and fuel economy (cz everyday i’m driving 250km) for those SUV. please explain me, how about those SUV’s or any other vehicle better then this.

        Please read my previous message for my case.

        Thank you…..

        Waiting for Your Replay……….

  6. Moses Reply

    September 17, 2015 at 7:29 am

    Hi Zaran, Thank you for the great review.

    I am planning to buy a SUV vehicle, everyday i am driving vehicle to 250km. but am not able to fix my mind which i need to go, Can I have your comments or which on do you would prefer on the SUV’s which is currently in my list:

    1. Nissan X-Trail- 2.5L/4WD

    2. Hyundai 2.0L/4WD

    3. Toyota Rav4 2.4L/4WD

    Please replay me…..

    Thank you………..

    • Azeez Hussain Reply

      September 17, 2015 at 12:19 pm

      Same Question here too

    • Zaran Tarapore

      Zaran Tarapore Reply

      September 21, 2015 at 5:22 pm

      Hi Moses,

      From the options you’ve mentioned, my pick would be the X-Trail but that’s simply because it offers the best value for money and isn’t as dated as its competitors. Of course, I’d urge you to drive all three and only proceed with the purchase once you are absolutely comfortable in either of the cars.

      Regards,

      Zaran

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