2016 Tucson
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The all-new 2016 Hyundai Tucson offers an edgy exterior design, a pair of efficient drivetrains, a stylish interior that is roomier than its predecessor and a host of advanced safety features.


Modern Exterior Design and lots of LED's
  • 2016 Tucson is longer (+3.0 inch), wider (+1.1 inch) and has a longer wheelbase (+1.2 inch)
  • First time on Tucson — 19-inch alloy wheels are offered with a dynamic spoke design, housed in forward-raking wheel arches
  • LED headlights and accents, LED Daytime Running Lights, HID headlights with Dynamic Bending Light (DB) that turn-in with the direction of the steering wheel and taillights w/LED technology
  • 2016 Tucson offers eight exterior colors and three interior colors. Six of these exterior colors are all-new, including Chromium Silver, Coliseum Gray, Ruby Wine, Mojave Sand, Sedona Sunset and Caribbean Blue

Powerful and Efficient New Powertrains
  • Two powertrain offerings:
    • SE model offer the Nu engine family, 2.0-liter, GDI 4-cylinder with 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque coupled with a 6-speed automatic  transmission with SHIFTRONIC™.
    • Eco, Sport and Limited models offer the new Gamma engine family, 1.6-liter turbocharged, GDI 4-cylinder with 175 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque. It is coupled with a first-in- segment 7-speed Eco-Shift® dual-clutch transmission (DCT). This Hyundai-developed DTC offers outstanding efficiency with quick, seamless shifting and brisk acceleration.
  • Advanced All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system developed by Hyundai in conjunction with Magna Powertrain and includes Active Cornering Control and incorporates both Hillstart Assist and Downhill Brake Control.
  • 2016 Tucson offers a refined, responsive chassis, Lower NVH, better aerodynamics and an improved steering feel
Larger Interior with Premium Materials
  • Overall, cargo room has been increased to 31.0 cu.-ft. (from 25.7), up more than five cu.-ft. over the previous model, with a dual-level rear    cargo floor
  • Segment firsts and new Features:
    • Ventilated front seats and YES Essentials® stain-resistant seats
    • LED map lights, color LCD cluster display, individual tire monitoring, power passenger seat, heated rear seats and and available panoramic sunroof
    • Smart power liftgate with auto-open
    • Premium, wrapped instrument panel, a stitched, soft-touch pad is located near the driver's right knee for better comfort during long commutes or spirited cornering
  • Audio, Navigation and Connectivity technology:
    • Standard five-inch color LCD display with rearview camera and touchscreen function. Apple Siri® "Eyes Free" integration also is now available
    • Navigation-equipped eight-inch touchscreen with popular apps such as Pandora® Internet radio and Yelp® already integrated in the multimedia system
    • Available 405-watt premium audio system with 8 speakers
    • Next-Generation Hyundai Blue Link® with enhanced safety, service and infotainment telematics
Comprehensive Safety Features
  • 2016 Tucson is expected to receive a Top Safety Pick+ rating from the IIHS when equipped with Automatic Emergency Brakes
  • Automatic Emergency Brakes with pedestrian detection, Lane Departure Warning System, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and standard rearview camera
  • Advanced high-strength steel represents over 50 percent of the new Tucson's structure for enhanced crash safety.
New 2016 packaging
  • SE: Well-equipped, price-leading model including popular options
  • Eco: Affordable turbo model that delivers more power and improved fuel economy
  • Sport: Features sporty cues and driving dynamics
  • Limited: Luxury model with leather, advanced technology and other premium features


2016 Tucson Front: Advanced styling provides feeling of contemporary design

  • Optional LED twin-projector headlights and LED Accents
  • Optional High Intensity Discharge  headlights with Dynamic Bending Lights
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Signature hexagonal grille and sculptured hood
  • Available panoramic sunroof

2016 Tucson Side: Z-shaped character line above the rear wheel accentuates an aggressive, sporty side profile
  • Tucson 1st — Optional 19" Alloy wheels
  • High-contrast surfacing
  • Door handle Approach LEDs
  • Durable and aggressive wheel arches
  • Functional and sleek low-profile roof rails
2016 Tucson Rear: Striking rear design quickly grabs attention

  • LED taillights
  • Chrome-tipped dual exhaust
  • Wide sporty bumper
  • Harmonious styling & aerodynamic spoiler


Completely redesigned interior lends enduring design for broad appeal
  • Full-length Panoramic sunroof and matching gloss-black roof rails
  • Dual-stage cargo floor
  • 60/40 folding rear seats with adjustable recline
  • Ventilated front seats
  • 4.2-inch color LCD cluster with Tire Pressure Indicator
  • Blue Link 2.0 enables remote access of climate control system, Car finder feature and Smart Watch integration — includes Blue Link Connected Care and Destination Search powered by Google
  • LED map lights
  • YES Essentials® Stain-resistant seats (beige cloth only)
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Heated rear seats
  • Premium instrument panel and driver's console side panel
  • High-contrast blue LCD temperature display for dual-zone automatic temperature control
  • Rear air conditioning vents
  • Premium aluminum door scuff plates
  • Power driver seat with lumbar support
  • Proximity key with metallic texture push button
  • Hands free Smart Liftgate with auto-open and adjustable height setting
2016 Tucson includes a standard 5-inch color display and a Rearview Camera. Additionally, the optional Navigation system includes an 8-inch color touchscreen display

Standard 5.0-inch color LCD display
  • Standard rearview camera
  • Touchscreen function allows for intuitive operation
  • AM/FM/SiriusXM/CD/MP3 Audio system with 6 speakers
  • iPod® & auxiliary input jacks
AVN 4.0 Navigation system features an enhanced 8-inch display
  • Brightness increased by 33% for improved daytime visibility
  • Improved touch sensitivity—easy to touch and drag
  • Navigation (map) and AV (music) split screen display
  • Pandora® SoundHound and Yelp apps
  • Apple "Eyes Free" Siri integration

New SiriusXM 2.0 features (3-month trial)
  • New SiriusXM Travel Link® with Traffic, Sports, Weather, Stocks, Fuel Prices & Movies
  • TuneStart — Automatically plays from song start when tuning to preset
  • Recording feature for SiriusXM radio presets 1-6
  • Additional multi-cultural channels

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Interior comfort and conveniences abound: Seat improvements, additional storage and larger interior dimensions

Front/back seat seating feel improvement
  • Stable driving position achieved with hip point in drive side seat
  • Lowered rear floor by 1.6 inches to thigh support feel
Interior Dimensions (inches) 15MY
Vs. 15MY Tucson 16MY Tucson VW Tiguan Honda CR-V Ford Escape Mazda CX-5
Legroom Front/Front Maximum 41.2/ 43.6 +0.3/ +0.8 41.5/ 44.4 41.3/ 44.6 41.7/ 42.3 40.9/ 43.5 40.9/ 42.7
Rear 38.7 -0.5 38.2 36.1 34.0 35.2 37.1
Headroom (Normal/ Sunroof) Front 39.4/ 37.9 +0.2/ -- 39.6/ 37.9 40.6 40.5/ 38.5 40.8/ 38.7 40.3
Rear 39.1/ 37.5 +0.1/ +0.6 39.2/ 38.1 39.3 38.6/ 38.4 39.3/ 37.3 39.3
Shoulder room Front 57.1 -- 57.1 56.3 58.5 57.6 57.6
Rear 55.1 +0.4 55.5 55.0 56.6 58.8 55.7

Due to 3 inches of overall length, Hyundai engineers have created 5 cu.-ft. more cargo carrying capacity than some mid-luxury SUVs

  • New Tucson — 31.0 cu. ft.
  • Infinity QX70 — 24.8 cu. ft.
  • Porsche Cayenne — 23.7 cu. ft.
  • BMW X5 — 23.0 cu. ft.

Hands Free Smart Liftgate
Segment 1st — 16MY Tucson has fully automatic power liftgate with auto open and adjustable height setting

  • Innovative dual-stage cargo floor
  • 60/40 folding rear seats with adjustable reclining seats

Note: Ford has foot-activated power liftgate


2016 Tucson features two engine options that provide improved drivability and fuel efficiency
New Tucson Application Engine HP Torque FWD Combined Fuel Economy Improvement over 15MY Transmission
Base Nu 2.0
164 151 26 +1 6-speed A/T with SHIFTRONIC®
Eco Gamma 1.6L Turbo GDI 175* 195 29 +5 7-speed EcoShift Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
Sport & Limited 27 +3
* Downsized turbocharged engine applied for improvement low-RPM drivability (responsiveness) and enhanced performance in everyday driving situations

1.6L Turbo GDI Engine pairs with a 7-speed EcoShift DCT for optimal efficiency
  • Turbocharger provides quick response and greater low-end torque
  • This DCT is able to handle more torque with minimal power interruption throughout the powertrain operating range for a natural acceleration characteristic that consumers expect and offers greater durability.
  • Electronic wastegate enables precise control of manifold pressure
  • Electronically-controlled dry clutch 7-speed dual-clutch
  • 1st in segment with 7-speed DCT
  • Piston cooling jets provide enhanced engine life
  • Combined fuel economy of 29 MPG (Eco trim)
  • Up to approx 21% improvement over the 2015 Tucson 2.4L engine

2.0L Nu engine pairs with an updated 6-speed automatic transmission
  • DOHC 16 valve Inline 4-cylinder
  • Dual Continuously Variable Valve Timing (DCVVT)
  • Gasoline Direct Injection (GDI)
  • 23 city / 31 highway / 26 combined EPA fuel economy for FWD A/T
  • 21 city / 26 highway / 23 combined EPA fuel economy for AWD A/T


2016 Tucson features advanced safety technologies

  • Blind Spot Detection System
  • Lane Change Assist
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Driver's Blind Spot Mirror
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Automatic Emergency Braking w/Pedestrian detection
  • High-Intensity Discharge (replaces LED headlights) with Dynamic Bending Light (DBL)
  • Hillstart Assist Control
  • Downhill Brake Control
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Product Overview

2016MY Tucson offers striking design, fuel efficiency, greater roominess and advanced technology/safety features

Dynamic Design
  • Edgy exterior designed to be the segment leader in style
  • LED headlamps (not just accent lights)
  • Advanced interior design & optional 19" alloy wheels
Two highly efficient engines
  • Standard 2.0L GDI 4-cylinder delivers 26 mpg (combined)
  • Available Eco trim featuring a 29 mpg (combined with 1.6L T-GDI and 7-speed DCT
  • Available Sport & Limited trim w/1.6L T-GDI and 7-speed DCT that delivers 27 mpg (combined)
Expanded Roominess
  • Optimized interior/exterior vehicle size to properly position against heart of market includes improved cargo volume
Advanced Safety Features
  • Blind Spot Detection
  • Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
Advanced Technology & Convenience
  • AVN 4.0 with an 8-inch touchscreen navigation system
  • Segment-first front ventilated seats
  • Hands-Free Smart Liftgate that opens automatically when standing within 3-feet of the liftgate with the key fob for at least 3 seconds. The height-adjustable function allows users to program the liftgate at various heights to avoid low overhangs

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