2015 Hyundai Tucson Release date, specs, review, pictures

Tucson was redesigned last year, and new, 2015 model year didn’t bring much news. Changes made for latest crossover SUV include additional features, which are packed into Popular Equipment package. Previous edition of this model, however, brought improvements that made new Tucson competitive on the market, changes that included few design tweaks as well as power boost. Since its last year refreshment, we didn’t expect much from new model year, and looks like Hyundai agreed with us, and decided to keep things as they are, until new generation.

2015 Hyundai Tucson Side

2015 Hyundai Tucson changes

At a first glance, Tucson’s design will stand out from the crowd. The main difference is the fact that its body is made of curves, and its rear for vehicles from this category to be that rounded. Already known for its wide range of features offered at a lower price than others, Tucson is still on the same path. Last year innovations included addition of tilt and telescopic steering wheel, steering-wheel audio controls and cup holder light. 2015 model year also brought new features, little more than last year, but this time packed into an equipment package, available at a price of $750. It includes 4.3-inch color touchscreen, 8-way power driver’s seat, leatherette seat bearings and auto headlights.

2015 Hyundai Tucson Rear

2015 Hyundai Tucson engine and fuel economy

2015 Hyundai Tucson carries over the engines, which were upgraded last year. Base GLA variant comes with a front (standard) or all-wheel-drive (optional) and it is mated to a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque. Two upper trims, SE and Limited have the same drive mode options, as well as the same 6-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual controls, but with different machine under the hood. 2015 Tucson SE and Limited come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder power unit that produces 182 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Fuel economy rates for base, GLA trim and 2.0-liter engine are rated at 23/29 mpg city/hwy for models with FWD and 21/25 mpg with AWD. More powerful engine is rated at 21/28 mpg for FWD models and 20/25 mpg with AWD city/hwy.

2015 Hyundai Tucson Interior

2015 Hyundai Tucson competition

The strongest points for Hyundai’s SUV have always been its price and high number of features offered even for the base variant. The toughest competitors come from Japan, South Korea and US, or, to be specific from Ford, Toyota, Honda and Kia. Models that are its closest rivals are Ford Escape, Honda CR-V, Kia Sportage and Toyota RAV4, due to similar offerings and target customers.

2015 Hyundai Tucson price and release

Fans will be delighted to hear that Hyundai decided to keep the price in the same range, with just $50-$100 increase compared to its predecessor, depending on trim. Price range goes from $22 375, for the base GLA trim and up to $27 175 for top Limited variant. 2015 Hyundai Tucson is already available on the market, so if you want to see it for yourself, you can go to the closest dealerships and check it out.

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