2018 Hyundai Tucson

2018 Hyundai Tucson

The 2018 Hyundai Tucson is, hands-down, one of the best value crossovers on the market today.

Why Buy the Hyundai Tucson?

The Hyundai Tucson isn't trying to revolutionize the crossover SUV market, but it does give buyers an incredible value wrapped in a package that's more than a little appealing. The Tucson is even more stylish and desirable than you might think. This Hyundai is the perfect crossover option for anyone who wants style, performance, quality, comfort and desirability all wrapped up in an affordable package. The cherry on top? A suburb warranty that's genuinely hard to beat.

Which Tucson Model is Best?

You'll find a number of Tucson trim levels to choose from, but they all offer good value for money. The Tucson SE is a bit of a steal, though, with a starting MSRP of $22,550, but even the top-of-the-line Limited won't break the bank from just $29,425.

In the case of the Tucson, especially since there isn't a huge difference in price from top to bottom of the range, we'd recommend the all-singing, all-dancing Limited with all-wheel drive at just below $31k. For that money, you really get an incredible list of standard equipment. If your budget allows it, check the Limited out first.

Can the Tucson Tow?

The Tucson can tow, and it will tow if that's what you want it to do. But keep in mind that this is no heavy-duty pickup truck by any means, so keep your expectations about what you can tow with the Hyundai on the modest end.

Although it doesn't make any difference to the maximum trailering capacity, you'll want to go for a model above the SE with its 164-horsepower inline-four to get the more potent 1.6-liter turbo-four and seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Even then, you still need to keep your capacity below the 1,000 pound limit.

Which Family-Friendly Features Does the Hyundai Tucson Have?

You won't find a lot of stand-alone options or custom touches available for the Tucson, so you'll have to go up the trim levels to get more features and equipment. But even the base SE is a model you could never describe as poorly equipped, since it comes standard with air conditioning, cruise control, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth with audio streaming to keep everyone happy on a long journey.

Move up to the SEL and you then get a seven-inch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with HD and satellite radio. There's also a Value trim now that includes the likes of a hands-free power tailgate, a panoramic sunroof and heated front seats, if that's your dream feature list. What you'll get standard on every Tucson is likely what matters most--a good amount of second-row leg and head room and plenty of storage solutions that make it an extremely family-friendly vehicle in any of its forms.