2015 Hyundai Tucson

MSRP $21,650 - $27,950

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Updated on: January 20, 2022

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Extensive practicality on offer with adequate performance, fuel economy, and comfort with great city maneuvering capabilities are the reasons why the world has been devoured by compact SUVs. With that said, car brands are pretty confident with their offerings in this segment and have made way for heavy competition. Hyundai did a good job in the entry-level crossover market in the US. Coming with two powertrain options, the 2015 Hyundai Tucson has been quite impressive in what it is offering for the price.

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Pros

Appealing design language

Decent cabin comfort

Handling dynamics are excellent

Cons

The base engine is relatively sluggish

The rear seat and cargo room could have been better

What's New?

Remains unchanged from the outgoing version


2015 Hyundai Tucson Consumer Reviews and Ratings

5.6

based on 5 ratings


6.4/10Features
6.0/10Interiors
6.4/10Design
6.0/10Safety
5.4/10Reliability
6.2/10Deal Value

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Caterina Kreiger II

2015 Hyundai Tucson

SE 4dr SUV AWD PZEV (2.4L 4cyl 6A)

7

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 20, 2022

Affordable and decent compact SUV

Pros - Nimble handling, stylish cabin, comfortable front seats, smooth ride quality and a lengthy warranty.

Cons - Poor acceleration, less cargo space and cramped rear seats.

Reliable and cost-effective daily commuter In February 2015, I purchased my Tucson brand new off the lot. It has precise handling and drives more like a little car than an SUV, with a suspension that nevertheless softens out most road bumps. The Tucson's sliding design doesn't scream SUV—and that's just fine for me. Although it rides well over tiny bumps and highway irregularities and is simple to maneuver into parking spaces, it doesn't fare well when I pack all of the family's belongings for a trip. The rear seat, on the other hand, is a little smaller than average, and although having reclining 60/40-split seatbacks, the bench still doesn't move fore and aft, reducing the balance of passenger and c...

7/10
Features
6/10
Interior
7/10
Design
7/10
Safety
7/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
7/10
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C

Christine

2016 Hyundai Tucson

SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 6A)

5

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 20, 2022

Clumsy SUV with slow acceleration

Pros - Advanced safety and infotainment system, roomy interior and very reliable

Cons - Some of the interior materials are low quality, slow acceleration and terror on rough roads

SUV with an underpowered engine. My trip from Vegas to New Mexico was a horror show. I was supposed to reach NM in 10 hours but thanks to Tucson, we started our journey at 7am in the morning and we reached NM by 12pm the next day. My brother started cursing me and my cousins because of the performance of the car. Comfort wise it is really good but I will never drive or let anyone in my family drive Tucson for a long distance. The service technician was kind, and my car was done fast and within the time period he gave. It was wonderful to wait outside. Regardless matter the distance from my house, I shall return.

7/10
Features
5/10
Interior
6/10
Design
6/10
Safety
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Deal Value
8/10
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J

John

2016 Hyundai Tucson

Eco 4dr SUV (1.6L 4cyl Turbo 7AM)

6

User Overall Rating

Posted On: January 12, 2022

Hyundai must improve their reliability!

Pros - *Smooth rides *Punchy performance *Excellent gas mileage *Well-spaced cabins

Cons - *Faulty Air conditioning system *Delayed cooling effect

Punchy and fuel-efficient rides The Hyundai Tucson drives smoother with a punchy performance on highways. It fits my commuting requirements perfectly since the 1.6L turbo engine renders an excellent real-world gas mileage of 25+mpg. Its dual-clutch automated manual transmission responds quickly to the gas pedal with minimal gas consumption. The cabins are well-spaced and have proper legroom to keep the knees flexed during long travels. But Hyundai needs to improve a lot with their reliability since the AC compressor requires a replacement too early. It was an effortless car business and the associates took good care of us while we entered the showroom. The finance team was supportive of their lo...

7/10
Features
8/10
Interior
8/10
Design
7/10
Safety
5/10
Reliability
6/10
Deal Value
9/10
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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$21650

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

110 mph

drivetrain

front wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

164 hp @ 6200 rpm

torque

151 lb.-ft. @ 4000 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

103.9 in.

length

173.2 in.

width

71.7 in.

height

65.2 in.

curb weight

3232 lbs.

ground clearance

6.7 in.

capacity

passenger volume

101.9 cu ft.

cargo volume

55.8 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

payload capacity

1265 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

9.1 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

17 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/29 mpg

highway range

443.7 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

10 yr./ 100000 mi.

powertrain warranty

10 yr./ 100,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

7 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


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Trims

GLS$21,650 onwards

  • 17-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • ABS and driveline Traction control
  • Cloth Seat trim
  • Front manual air conditioning
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Seek-Scan Radio
  • Siriusxm AM/FM/Satellite

SE$23,700 onwards

  • 1St row LCD monitor
  • Cloth/Leatherette Seat trim
  • Driver Lumbar support
  • Front Fog/driving lights
  • Front passengers heated-cushion

Limited$26,450 onwards

  • 18-inch silver aluminum Wheels
  • Dual zone automatic front air conditioning
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather Seat trim

Colors and Styles

2015 Hyundai Tucson in Agate Black and Magnetic Metallic color
Agate Black and Magnetic Metallic

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Ratings

Pricing and Features

7.0

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Features

9.0

Engine and Performance

7.9

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.1

Exterior

8.5

Safety

8.1

Competition

6.0

8.0

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

8.0

Overall Rating


The Hyundai Tucson is waiting for a design overhaul, but last year Hyundai has come up with a big update mechanically by getting a few tweaks done with the powertrains that are now a bit more powerful and fuel-efficient too. Apart from these, the cabin experience is good and the handling capabilities are great for city use. Starting at $21,650, the 2015 Tucson competes with the Subaru Forester, Chevrolet Equinox, and Kia Sportage.


9.0/10
Features

7.9/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.1/10
Interior

8.5/10
Exterior

8.1/10
Safety


2015 Hyundai Tucson Features

9.0/10

Available in three trims - GLS, SE, and Limited, the Tucson is quite the affordable compact SUV starting at just $21,650 and comes with a front-wheel-drive system as standard. This can be upgraded to an all-wheel system at an additional cost. The base GLS trim comes with an underpowered engine but packs decent features like single-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch wheels, cruise control, etc. The SE and Limited trims get a more powerful engine at 2.4-liter liter capacity and that is added with a leather steering wheel, satellite radio, dual-zone climate control, etc.

Trim

GLS

SE

Limited

MSRP (FWD) 

$21,650

$23,700

$26,450

MSRP (AWD)

$23,150

$25,200

$27,950

Key Features

160 Watt, 6-speaker audio system

Adds/upgrades from the GLS

Adds/upgrades from the SE

 

Cruise control

SiriusXM

2.4-liter engine

 

Keyless entry

Emergency braking assist

Keyless ignition

 

Single-zone automatic front air conditioning

Height-adjustable driver seat

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

17-inch alloy wheels

2.4-liter engine

Leather-steering wheel

     

6-way power driver seat, multi-level driver, and front passenger heated leather seats

We Recommend

The base trim is adequately specced but its sluggish performance does not play well in everyday scenarios. It is recommended that the SE trim would be a great value as it packs the same features as the base trim with some added safety features and has a bigger and more powerful engine. At only a slight premium over the base trim level’s price, the SE is a great buy.

2015 Hyundai Tucson Engine and Performance

7.9/10

The 2015 Hyundai Tucson is powered by two powertrain options- a base 2.0-liter as well as a 2.4-liter engine. The base engine is a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated inline 4 which churns out 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of maximum torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission and comes with a front-wheel drivetrain as standard. The other engine is a 2.4-liter naturally aspirated inline 4 which produces 184 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of maximum torque. 

The latter engine is more powerful and is a better choice among the two. The base engine offers a sluggish performance and that shows in the acceleration results. It takes 9 seconds to reach 60 miles per hour and 17 seconds for a standing-quarter mile. With the other engine, the figures are 8.2 seconds for the 0-60 miles per hour run and 16.4 seconds for the standing quarter-mile.

Models

2015 Hyundai Tucson

2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Chevrolet Equinox

2015 Kia Sportage

MSRP

$21,650

$21,195

$22,120

$21,900

Engine

2.0-liter Naturally Aspirated inline 4

2.5-liter Naturally Aspirated flat 4

2.4-liter Naturally Aspirated inline 4

2.4-liter Naturally Aspirated inline 4

Drivetrain

FWD

AWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed manual

6-speed shiftable automatic

6-speed shiftable automatic

Power (hp @ RPM

164 @ 6,200 RPM

170 @ 5,800 RPM

182 @ 6,700 RPM

182 @ 6,000 RPM

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

151 @ 4,000 RPM

174 @ 4,100 RPM

172 @ 4,900 RPM

177 @ 4,000 RPM

0-60 MPH (seconds)

9.0

9.3

8.7

8.5

Quarter-Mile (seconds)

17.0

14.8

16.9

16.1

Top-Speed (MPH)

110

117

122

113

The Sportage is comparatively a more powerful SUV in the competition and is followed by the Equinox, sharing similar acceleration timings. The Forester is the only all-wheel-drive option that comes as standard and has a better engine output than the Tucson but is not faster in accelerating. All are priced in nearly the same range.

2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Economy

7.0/10

This mid-size SUV delivers a city fuel efficiency rating of 23 MPG, along with 29 MPG on the highways, and combined fuel efficiency of 25 MPG. The numbers are adequate as compared to the competition. But the only caveat is the gas tank capacity which is limited to 15.3 gallons. For such an underpowered base engine, the fuel efficiency figures are disappointing especially when you consider the fact that the rivals offer similar figures with significantly better performance.

Models

2015 Hyundai Tucson

2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Chevrolet Equinox

2015 Kia Sportage

MPG (City)

23

22

22

21

MPG (Highway)

29

29

32

28

MPG (Combined)

25

25

26

24

Tank Capacity (Gallons)

15.3

15.9

18.8

15.3

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

351.9/443.7/382.5

349.8/461.1/ 397.5

413.6/601.6/ 488.8

321.3/428.4/ 367.2

All four SUVs are on par with the fuel efficiency with the Chevy on the top with an exceptional highway figure and an enormous gas tank. The Hyundai and Subaru are not far behind and are quite similar to each other when it comes to fuel economy despite the latter being equipped with an all-wheel-drive system as standard. The Kia performs the least in the competition and is a fuel guzzler among the others.

2015 Hyundai Tucson Interior

8.1/10

The interior of the new 2015 Tucson is similar to the outgoing model year without any visual changes. The cabin can fit up to 5 people and offers decent specifications for the price. The dashboard has a sleek design and compliments the cabin’s overall looks. The interior is full of plastic bits and that is quite expected in this segment. The center holds the infotainment screen with silver accents around it and the left holds the beautifully designed steering wheel and driver’s console.

As standard, cloth seats are the only option and that being said, the seats offer good cushioning. The rear seats are the same but have limited legroom and a slightly lower headroom. The cabin has adequate spaces for storage at the front and also boasts 25.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity which is not the best but does the job well and can carry enough luggage for your weekend trips.

Models

2015 Hyundai Tucson

2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Chevrolet Equinox

2015 Kia Sportage

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.4/57.1/41.2

41.4/57.0/43.0

40.9/55.8/ 41.2

39.1/56.7/ 41.4

Second Row (Headroom/Shoulder Room/Leg Room, in inches)

39.1/55.1/38.7

39.8/56.5/38.0

39.2/55.3/ 39.9

38.5/55.1/ 37.9

Cargo Capacity (cubic feet)

25.7

34.4

31.5

26.1

The Subaru does a good job in the overall cabin spaciousness that includes the class-leading cargo capacity. It is followed by the Chevrolet with comparable figures. The Hyundai does a good job too with a slightly higher shoulder room and rear legroom, leaving the Kia at last in terms of interior space. A few of the major interior features that are worth mentioning for the 2015 Tucson are as follows:

  • Leather steering wheel
  • Leather seats with a power-adjustable driver seat
  • Multiple heating options for both the front seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Keyless ignition

How intuitive is the 2015 Hyundai Tucson’s infotainment unit?

The infotainment system on offer in the 2015 Hyundai Tucson is simple but lacks in some areas. The base GLS trim does not come equipped with any infotainment screen but has a 6-speaker audio system, auxiliary audio input, and HD radio. The higher trims get a 4.3-inch touchscreen which is laggy and there is a 7.0-inch optional touchscreen display that is more color-rich and responsive. The other features are pretty standard and nothing extraordinary. Some of the key infotainment features are:

  • 4.3-inch / 7.0-inch touchscreen display
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 6-speaker audio system
  • Auxiliary input audio
  • USB connectivity
  • Satellite radio
  • Navigation

2015 Hyundai Tucson Exterior

8.5/10

The exterior of the 2015 Tucson looks outdated but a few tweaks over the years have contributed a sharper design language. The front gets HID headlights with LED DRLs with a fairly large intake grille. The rear gets all-LED treatments with a single exhaust cutout and a small rear spoiler. The roofline slopes towards the rear and the sides have a few cuts and trims. In terms of dimensions, Tucson holds quite the compact form factor. 

At just 173.2 inches of length, 103.9 inches of wheelbase, 71.7 inches of width, and a ground clearance of 6.7 inches, it is one of the most compact options in the competition. That being said, its compact dimensions make city rides pleasurable because of its maneuvering abilities.

Models

2015 Hyundai Tucson

2015 Subaru Forester

2015 Chevrolet Equinox

2015 Kia Sportage

Curb Weight (lb)

3,232

3,296

3,777

3,280

Length (inches)

173.2

180.9

187.8

174.8

Width (inches)

71.7

70.7

72.5

73.0

Height (inches)

65.2

66.4

66.3

64.4

Ground Clearance (inches)

6.7

8.7

6.9

6.8

Wheelbase (inches)

103.9

103.9

112.5

103.9

In the competition, both the South-Korean SUVs have a compact form factor and do weigh lower than the other two options. The Chevy is the largest at 187.8 inches of length and 112.5 inches of wheelbase but has a lower ground clearance compared to the Subaru which is off-road ready. The Equinox is also a very heavy car at 3,777 lbs. A few of the exterior features of the 2015 Tucson are:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Heated mirrors
  • Dusk sensing HID headlamps with LED DRLs and taillights
  • Keyless entry
  • Wheel locks
  • Mirror-mounted turn signal indicators

2015 Hyundai Tucson Safety

8.1/10

Despite not having a bag full of safety features in its favor, the Hyundai Tucson comes with great build quality. This contributes to an impressive crash resistance rating. The NHTSA has rated the same with a 4-star rating and the IIHS awarded it with “Good” in almost all major categories except a “Poor” in driver side front small overlap. That being said, the safety features on offer are decent for the price. Some key safety features are:

  • 4-wheel ABS with traction control
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure monitoring
  • Emergency braking assist
  • Dual side-mounted airbags and front airbags for the front row
  • Remote anti-theft alarm system
  • Rear door child safety lock
  • Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation

2015 Hyundai Tucson Final Verdict

For the price and its practicality as a daily driver, the Hyundai Tucson is a definite steal and the experience will get better if you choose the SE trim which will eliminate the laggy power output and also feature some added functionalities over the base trim. Hyundai has hit the mark when it comes to stylish compact SUVs, and if you can ignore the minor caveats, the Tucson will not let you down.

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Top User Reviews

7

User Overall Rating

Affordable and decent compact SUV

Reliable and cost-effective daily commuter

by Caterina Kreiger II

5

User Overall Rating

Clumsy SUV with slow acceleration

SUV with an underpowered engine.

by Christine

6

User Overall Rating

Hyundai must improve their reliability!

Punchy and fuel-efficient rides

by John

3

User Overall Rating

I won't buy a Hyundai again!

Reliability matters

by Owen

7

User Overall Rating

reliable and spacious compact SUV

A family friendly tidy vehicle.

by Emma

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