2017 Hyundai Tucson Mixes More Tech With Better Interior Quality

Despite being a relatively fresh model, Hyundai decided to update the Tucson for the MY2017 in some key areas.

These updates include the availability of a 315-watt premium audio system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay on Limited models and the addition of console-mounted rear a/c vents on Eco and Sport models.

Hyundai has also upgraded the quality inside, with the door panels now featuring more premium materials that extend to the instrument panel while a stitched soft-touch pad is now positioned near the driver’s right knee for better comfort during long commutes or spirited driving. Every touch point is trimmed with soft-touch materials as well with Hyundai also updating the switchgear to offer “a more refined feel during operation”.

The wide range of available safety features includes a Lane Departure Warning system, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and Automatic Emergency Braking.

The engine range remains unchanged, meaning entry-level models are powered by a 164hp 2.0-litre petrol coupled with a six-speed automatic that offers 26mpg combined fuel economy in the FWD models.

Eco, Sport and Limited models are offered with the turbocharged 175hp 1.6-litre petrol engine paired to the company’s dual-clutch transmission which offers a combined 28mpg on Eco FWD versions and 27mpg on Sport and Limited FWD ones. Each engine option is also available with all-wheel drive as well.

Hyundai has also improved the NVH levels (Noise, Vibration & Harshness) by installing larger engine mounts, new rear cross-members with a bushing-mount design, extra sound deadening on inner fenders, underbody, instrument panel, transmission tunnel and cabin pillars. A better drag coefficient was also achieved courtesy of a special design update on the A-pillars, rear spoiler and underbody panels.

Pricing kicks off at $22,700 MSRP for the FWD Tucson SE model and reaches all the way up to $31,175 for the AWD Tucson Limited.

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  • Jimbo

    Hard plastic interior of Tucson was absolutely nasty. Specially that meter long panel on top of the dash. Glad they fixed it. Exterior looks sharp and clean. Pretty much the exact opposite of Sportage (great interior, ugly exterior).

  • Grumpy

    Interior changes and no interior pics?

  • bgf

    Um … dynamic cruise control, ‘meatheads

  • EM1

    Wish it had round view monitor like the Rogue.

    • rodriguez256

      Really why?

      • EM1

        just like the feature

      • BlackPegasus

        Because why not?

  • dumblikeyou2

    Sucks for the 2016 owners, no?

  • BlackPegasus

    Awesome photos of the interior.

    Oh wait. 🤔

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