The Hyundai Tucson was refreshed from various angles for its 2019-year edition to make its performance better than ever before. Starting from its exterior outline, the Tucson has changed for better even in its interior and safety side, ushering latest technologies to help the driver and the passengers enjoy the ride with lesser fatigue and more of positive engagement. When we booked our first test drive with the 2019 Hyundai Tucson at the Petaluma Hyundai dealer showroom, it was a notable experience filed with fun and excitement that we found to be worth sharing.
The Improved Features
For the 2019 edition the Hyundai Tucson got upgraded with more power and active driver assist features mainly to scale up the driving experience. This year the updated compact crossover from Hyundai has imbibed more of sports characteristics in its looks with the new cascading front grille that is now having a set of reshaped headlights. The lower front fascia of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson got updated as well, which now is beautifies with a new pair of fog lights, while the rear gets a revised pair of taillights. The newly included alloy wheels are now available in options of 17-, 18-, and 19-inches that will come standard depending upon the trim level you choose.
More Power Under the Hood
Under the hood, the SE and Value trims of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson are given a 2.0-liter I-4 engine that is estimated to make a 164 hp and 151 lb-ft of torque. But the SEL, Sport, and Limited trim models will get a 2.4-liter I-4 engine that will generate a 181 of hp and 175 lb-ft of torque after replacing the earlier 1.6-liter turbo-four engine that used to project a 175-of hp and 195-lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission can be commonly seen on all the trims of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson, because the seven-speed dual-clutch unit has been removed for this year.
The Upgraded Interior
The changes we saw in the 2019 Hyundai Tucson at the Petaluma Hyundai dealership can be well mentioned as a mid-cycle refreshment avoiding a full redesign, but the interior of this new edition of the Hyundai Tucson did get a major update replacing the earlier horizontal layout and going for a more conventional instrument cluster that now features two different analog gauges allowing a small display to be placed in between. The buttons of the center console now are comprised of an additional electronic parking brake we found to be standard on all the trim levels. The air vents too have been changed for the 2019 Tucson and the leather seats look more elegant this time with the new design.
All the trims of the 2019 Tucson will now be standardized with a smarter infotainment system that will carry a 7.0-inch touchscreen and the smartphone integration through Apple CarPlay and Android Auto would be standard too. Besides the driver will be warned against every occasion of forward collision and pedestrian detection, assisted with automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assist.
With all these newly improved features the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is now simply an irresistible car for many.