Monday, August 01, 2016

Hyundai Tucson Gets Mild Updates for Model Year 2017

After it had made its first public outing at the 2015 New York Auto Show, the time has come to add some mild revisions to the recipe that makes the Tucson great. Mods brought by the model year 2017 aren’t plentiful, nor essential, but they’re welcomed nonetheless.

The range-topping Limited trim level of the Tucson is now available with a thumping great premium audio system from Infinity, which boasts 315 watts and Clari-Fi Music Restoration Technology. Also in Limited models, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson compact crossover adds Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Mid-range Eco and Sport grades are now manufactured with rear air conditioning vents mounted in the center console, something that was previously available on the top-of-the-line Limited. In the 2017 Hyundai Tucson Sport, the South Korean automaker thought that it would be nice to update the door cards with better materials.

Last, but not least, each and every trim level in the 2017 Hyundai Tucson lineup now comes with what the manufacturer calls YES Essentials for all cloth interior colors. In Hyundai jargon, that’s the fancy way of saying stain-resistant fabric. What about pricing? I’m much obliged to tell you that the MSRP remains the same as ever.

For the 2.0-liter N/A/ Tucson SE with the six-speed auto, you’re looking at $22,700 and $24,100, respectively. A Tucson Eco with the 1.6-liter turbo and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission will set you back $24,150 for the FWD and $25,550 for the AWD. The Sport, on the other hand, is $25,900 and $27,300, respectively. Finally, the Limited. For the plushest Tucson money can buy, prepare to pony up $29,775 for FWD and $31,175 for AWD.


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