The 2016 Hyundai Tucson should arrive in the dealership showrooms these days. The new crossover comes in four different trims, so the buyers should be capable of finding the right model to exactly fit their taste. The new 2016 Tucson will be offered in various different flavors, from entry, low-price model to a more upscale and better equipped crossover. The new 2016 Hyundai Tucson will, therefore, be a rather interesting model on the market and surely a tough competitor to other models in its market niche. As for the 2016 redesign, we already wrote about the changes on the 2016 Huyndai Tucson. To summarize it here, the new crossover comes with an improved exterior, more modern and elegant interior and powerful drivetrain. It is also a bit bigger than its predecessor, thus offering more space inside as well as more stability on the road. That being said, let’s take a look at the differences between the trims themselves.
The available trims on the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson are: SE, Eco, Sport and Limited.
2016 Hyundai Tucson SE
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson SE is the entry-level trim. It will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This setup sends power to front wheels as standard, but you can upgrade to an all-wheel drive mode. The 2016 Tucson SE with FWD costs $22,700, while the AWD model is a bit more expensive and comes at a price of $24,100.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco
The second trim for the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson is Eco. This trim is designed for those who seek better performance, more power and especially better fuel economy. The compact crossover is motivated by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder. The mill will be mated with a seven-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch transmission. The 2016 Hyundai Tucson Eco with front-wheel drive will cost $24,150, while the all-wheel drive model costs $25,550.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Sport
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson Sport is oriented towards more aggressive and interesting driving experience. This crossover uses the same engine and transmission as the 2016 Tucson Eco, but it comes with different details, “sporty cues and driving dynamics”, as the manufacturer stated, so it can provide more agile and responsive behavior. The new 2016 Hyundai Tucson Sport will cost $26,150 for the FWD model and $27,550 for the model with an all-wheel drive mode.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited
The Limited is the most upscale trims offered. It comes with numerous advanced gadgets, leather interior and luxury feel. It is the crème de la crème of the Tucson lineup and if you take a look at the model’s market niche and its competition, it is clear that, in order to stay dominant, the new 2016 Hyundai Tucson Limited must be superb. This crossover will be powered by a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine and seven-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch, just like the previous two trims. It will cost $29,900 for the front-wheel drive version and $31,300 for the AWD model.
2016 Hyundai Tucson Destination Fee
The 2016 Hyundai Tucson is a modern, powerful and versatile model. It should easily find its audience as it offers everything a driver could need. The prices above are calculated without the destination fee, which cost $895.
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