Kelley Blue Book is Already Praising the New 2019 Hyundai Tucson

To paraphrase the auto research and valuation pros in a recent review, our automaker's compact SUV has returned for the new model year an ideal blend of refreshing styling, equipment options, safety features, fuel economy creds, and affordable pricing. In fact, KBB called the new Tucson a "substantial shake-up" from previous generations. But new looks both up front and in the rear were just the beginning.

For one, the reviewer appreciated that a few of today's most advanced driver-assist features now came standard. A focus-improving driver attention warning feature, lane-keeping assistance, and forward collision-avoidance assist appears in every trim now, with options like blind-spot and rear cross-traffic collision warning, forward collision-avoidance assist, pedestrian detection, and a surround-view monitor coming standard further down the line.

Next, lauded the crossover's updated interior, now offering more options than ever. They range from a panoramic sunroof and cloth, durable YES Essentials cloth, and leather seating choices to some great tech to choose from. The latter spans the gamut from 7- and 8-inch infotainment systems and standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay to optional navigation, available eight-speaker Infinity audio, wireless device charging support, and more.

Finally, Kelley Blue Book noted the SUV's duo of revamped powertrain selections. Base models like Tucson SE now feature a 161-horsepower, 2.0-liter in-line four-cylinder engine, while Tucson SEL and later trims incorporate a 181-horsepower, 2.4-liter I4. Both are high-efficiency, too, thanks to a standard six-speed auto transmission. Count on an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city, 30 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined, depending on trim.

If you're eager to see what the experts are talking about, as well as what else is going on under the hood and in-cabin in the new 2019 Hyundai Tucson, you're welcome to get in touch with us here at South Point Hyundai anytime to schedule a test drive. We're right around the corner here at 4610 S IH 35 Frontage Road in Austin, TX!