The 2017 Hyundai Tucson at John Amato Hyundai , Milwaukee offers a host of upgrades across the model range. Depending on the trim, the updates include everything from infotainment and interior materials to connectivity and safety features.
Here are the main update top to bottom on the 2017 Hyundai Tucson.
The front facia is dominated by a large hexagonal-shaped grille, a key to Hyundai’s design language. Surrounding the grille are a pair of available high-efficiency LED twin projector headlights, plus LED headlight accents, and LED Daytime Running Lights.
For additional convenience during the dark, LED door handle approach lamps are also available.
The sporty and aggressive side profile of the Tucson is accentuated by a Z-shaped character line which flows above the rear wheel arches. Roof rails on the Tucson are sleek and low-profile, resulting in a clean, yet super functional appearance. The rear fascia conveys stability with a wide sporty stance. LED technology is also used in the taillights for a premium design element and improved visibility.
Interior Styling and Features
Inside all 2017 Tucson models will offer a premium, wrapped instrument panel with wide contours. These enhance the occupant’s overall sense of roominess in the cabin. Those who want more can opt for the full-length panoramic roof, which allows passengers to take in the beauty of both day and night skies.
The Tucson comes with a power-operated liftgate, which opens to a dual-level cargo floor. The second-row seats fold 60/40 and recline up to 37 degrees.
A stitched, soft-touch pad is placed near the driver’s right knee for better comfort during long road trips or spirited driving.
Performance & Fuel Economy
The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is available with two engine and transmission options, sending power either to the front wheels or to all four wheels. The vehicle is also fitted with Drive Select Mode, which enables the driver to adjust the steering feel, transmission, and engine responses to their preference, depending on the road and traffic conditions.
The base Tucson SE is powered by a direct-injected, 2.0 L four-cylinder from the Nu engine family and produces 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque. The engine is exclusively paired to a six-speed automatic with SHIFTRONIC manual shifting mode and includes an overdrive lock-up torque converter for increased fuel efficiency at highway speeds.
The EPA rates the 2017 Hyundai Tucson FWD with a 2.0 L engine and six-speed automatic at 23 city, 30 highway, and 26 combined.
Tucson ECO, Sport, and Limited models are powered by a turbocharged, direct-injected, 1.6 L four-cylinder engine from the Gamma family, producing 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. This engine is coupled to a segment-first seven-speed Ecoshift dual-clutch transmission. The EPA rates the Tucson ECO FWD, with the 1.6 L turbocharged engine and dual-clutch transmission, at 26 city, 32 highway, and 29 combined.
Sport and Limited FWD models with the same engine and transmission combination are rated at 25 city, 30 highway, and 27 combined.
Safety and Security
In 2016, the Tucson received an IIHS Top Safety Pick + rating when equipped with Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). Additional safety technologies include AEB with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Assist, Lane Change Assist, rear parking sensors, and a standard backup camera. For added safety, more than 50 percent of the Tucson’s body is constructed of advanced high-strength steel.
The Tucson is also fitted with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that not only alerts the driver when a tire is deflated but also shows the location of the tire.
The 2017 Tucson offers Hyundai’s next-generation Blue Link connected car services. Blue Link includes connectivity features like Remote Start with Climate Control, Remote Stop, Remote Door Lock/Unlock, Car Finder, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, and Destination Search powered by Google. For additional cool points, many of these apps are compatible with Android wear and Apple watch model