The Tucson is Hyundai’s right-sized sport-utility vehicle — the one that drives like a sedan, yet packs like an SUV, performs well in rough weather and even can handle some mild off-road adventuring when equipped with all-wheel drive. Fitted with the optional 1.6-liter turbocharged engine and front-wheel drive, it’s also admirably fuel-efficient, delivering 26 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway. And it’s competitively priced at $22,700 for the base SE model.
As is typical with Hyundais, the Tucson comes loaded with standard equipment. Our test car, a Black Noir Pearl 2017 Tucson Night with all-wheel drive, was loaded and then some. Its sticker price was $30,220.