2017 Hyundai Tucson

MSRP $22,700 - $31,175

Ranked #10 in Compact Suv

7.6

Overall Rating

2017 Hyundai Tucson Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 13, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is one of the top-ranking compact SUVs, thanks to its admirable fuel economy, spacious interior, and cargo which comes with easy-to-drive dynamics. Available with all-wheel-drive as well, the 2017 Tucson has one of the highest predicted reliability ratings in the class. Pricing for the 2017 Tucson ranges from $22,700 for the base SE and goes up to $29,200 for the top-spec Limited trim.

Hyundai redesigned the Tucson just last year, adding inches to dimensions and more modern tech. The available turbocharged 1.6-liter engine makes Tucson even more competitive. For 2017, Tucson gains more standard and available features, making it a more tempting choice. A notable highlight is the available active safety technologies, allowing the 2017 model receives the highest safety ratings from the NHTSA and IIHS. However, the competition is neck-to-neck with the alternative of Tucson including Honda CR-V, VW Tiguan, and Mazda CX-5.

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Pros

Rear Space is above-average.

Turbocharged engine delivers peppy acceleration.

Top safety score and highest predicted reliability

Balanced ride and handling

Cons

Weak base engine

Some low-rent cabin material in lower trims.

Less total cargo space than the rivals

What's New?

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto made available on some trims

More Active Tech Safety Features available


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$22700

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

130 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 shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

independent front strut suspension

suspension rear

independent rear multi-link suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

105.1 in.

length

176.2 in.

width

72.8 in.

height

64.8 in.

curb weight

3300 lbs.

ground clearance

6.4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

102.2 cu ft.

cargo volume

61.9 cu ft.

towing capacity

1500 lbs.

payload capacity

1286 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.6 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

15.9 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

23/26/30 mpg

highway range

388.8 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


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SE$22,700 onwards

Eco$24,150 onwards

Sport$25,900 onwards

Value$26,550 onwards

SE Plus$26,750 onwards

Night$27,800 onwards

Limited$29,775 onwards

Colors and Styles

2017 Hyundai Tucson in Black Noir Pearl color
Black Noir Pearl

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

7.0

Interior

8.4

Exterior

8.5

Safety

8.3

7.6

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.6

Overall Rating


The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is a compact crossover that slots below the two-row Santa Fe Sport, get more standard and available features across the lineup. The 2017 Tucson is available in front- or all-wheel-drive configurations. The five-year cost of ownership which includes the cost for gas, insurance, maintenance, and repairs is estimated at around $22,326. That's pretty average in the compact SUV segment.

New for 2017 Hyundai Tucson is available Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with a 315-watt Infinity premium audio system in the top-spec Limited trims. The Sport and Eco trim benefits from a rear ac vent while interior quality is improved in the Sport trim. The 2017 Tucson SUV competes with the likes of  Mazda CX-5, the Honda CR-V, and the Volkswagen Tiguan with its best in the class engine, performance, beautiful exterior, and interior styling.


7.5/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.0/10
Fuel Economy

8.4/10
Interior

8.5/10
Exterior

8.3/10
Safety


2017 Hyundai Tucson Features

7.5/10

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson, a five-passenger compact crossover SUV is available in six trim levels: SE, SE Plus, Eco, Sport, Night Package, and Limited. The base variant of the 2017 Hyundai Tucson SUV SE starts at $22,700 for the MSRP (FWD) and $24,100 for the MSRP (AWD). The car is available in both front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive options.

The entry-level Tucson SE trim includes basic standard features like a 5-inch touchscreen, rearview camera, and cloth upholstery. The Eco trim is similarly packaged but it replaces the base 2.-liter engine with a turbo-four variant for a better fuel economy.

The popular choice is the Sport trim which adds standard safety features like lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert along with bigger 19-inch wheels, a hands-free power liftgate, and upgraded interior trim. The new Night trim adds exclusive visual accents to the Sport trim. It also includes a panoramic sunroof, aluminum sport pedals, and a perforated leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Trim SE Eco Sport SE Plus Night package Limited
MSRP(FWD) $22,700 $24,150 $25,900 $26,750 $27,800 $29,775
MSRP(AWD) $24,100 $25,550 $27,300 $28,150 $29,200 $31,175
Key Features Standard 2.0L engine Adds/upgrades to SE Adds/upgrades to Eco Adds/upgrades to SE Adds/upgrades to Sport Adds/upgrades to Sport
  60/40-split folding rear seatbacks which recline Swaps 2.0-liter with 1.6-liter turbo-4 Heated front seats Leather upholstery Visual upgrades to the Sport trim Leather upholstery
  Cruise control Cruise control Leather-wrapped steering wheel 8-way power passenger seat Perforated-leather-wrapped steering wheel 8-way power passenger seat
  Heated mirrors Heated mirrors Hands-free power liftgate Dual-zone automatic climate control Black side mirrors and matte black side sills Dual-zone automatic climate control
  Rear privacy glass Rear privacy glass Keyless entry and ignition Auto-dimming rearview mirror Aluminum sport pedals Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  Height-adjustable driver seat Height-adjustable driver seat Upgraded interior trim with additional soft-touch surfaces Hyundai's Blue Link telematics Panoramic sunroof Hyundai's Blue Link telematics
  17-inch alloy wheels 17-inch alloy wheels 19-inch wheels 19-inch wheels 19-inch wheels. 17-inch alloy wheels
  Bluetooth connectivity Bluetooth connectivity Upgraded safety technologies Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration   Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration
  Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel Tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel   Navigation system   Navigation system
  5-inch display and Rearview camera 5-inch display and Rearview camera   8-inch touchscreen   8-inch touchscreen

Those who want LED setup with navigation and smartphone integration should look at top-ranking SE Plus and Limited trims. The SE Plus and Limited mostly differ in the engine they offer, otherwise both pack the most luxurious features in Tucson. 

Optional packages with the 2017 Tucson includes a Popular package which adds a power driver seat, LED headlight accents, and daytime running lights on the base model.

The Limited trim is exclusively available with an Ultimate package that includes adaptive xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof, an upgraded gauge cluster display, ventilated front seats, heated rear seats, lane departure warning, and a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking.

We Recommend:

We recommend the most popular the 2017 Tucson Sport model. It not only comes with a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine, it adds standard active safety features including lane change assist and rear cross-traffic alert.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Engine and Performance

7.0/10

"The smaller turbocharged engine is peppy, smooth and respectably fuel-efficient. You might notice some rough upshifts from its transmission or even some hesitation when moving from a stop, though."-Edmunds

2017 Tucson Engine & Transmission

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is available with two four-cylinder engine options. The base Tucson has a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 164 horsepower and 151 pound-feet of torque paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

The Tucson trim levels including Eco, Sport, Night and Limited get a turbocharged 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 175 hp and 195 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. All Tucson trims can be had with either front-wheel drive (FWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD). 

Models 2017 Hyundai Tucson 2017 Mazda CX-5 2017 Honda CR-V 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
MSRP $22,700 $24,045 $24,045 $24,995
Engine 2.0L 4cyl 2.5L DOHC 16-Valve 4-Cylinder 2.4L I-4 16-Valve DOHC i-VTEC 2.0L TSI DOHC Turbocharged 4-Cylinder
Transmission 6-speed automatic 6-speed automatic CVT automatic 6-speed automatic
Horsepower 164 hp @6200 RPM 187 hp @ 6000 RPM 184 hp @ 6400 RPM 200 hp @ 5100 RPM
Torque 151 lb-ft @4000 RPM 185 lb-ft @ 3250 RPM 180 lb-ft @ 3900 RPM 207 lb-ft @ 1700 RPM

Both these four-cylinder engines are powerful, but the turbo lag is evident under hard acceleration. 

2017 Tucson Acceleration

With the turbocharged engine, the FWD Tucson Limited sprinted from 0 to 60 mph in 7.9 seconds. The 2017b Tucson can tow up to 1500 pounds when properly equipped.

Models 2017 Hyundai Tucson 2017 Mazda CX-5 2017 Honda CR-V 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
0-60 MPH 7.9 sec 8.9 sec 8.6 sec 8.3 sec
Quarter mile 16.2 sec 16.6 sec 16.7 sec 17.0 sec
Engine 1.6L 2.5L 2.4L 2.0L
Towing Capacity 1500 lbs. 2000 lbs. 1500 lbs. 2200 lbs.

By comparison, the Tucson offers a quick acceleration time but with the base engine, it delivers average off-the-line performance. The VW Tiguan and Honda CRV's base engine does the same run in 8.3 seconds and 8.6 seconds respectively. The 2017 Tiguan also offers a maximum towing capacity of 2200 pounds, which is above-average in the class.

2017 Tucson Ride and Handling

Surprisingly, the 2017 Tucson delivers a mixture of sporty handling and a soft suspension and it works out pretty well. Though we recommend going for the turbocharged 1.6-liter engine as it is peppy and offers adequate fuel economy numbers, it feels less refined than the base engine.

Handling the big Tucson SUV is easy with the right steering calibration. Around the corners, it will be fun to drive without being floaty. The road imperfections are dealt with comfortably but the Sport trim with a stiff configuration might ride a bit firmly. The base SE and Eco trim ride on top of 17-inch wheels thus offer a much-composed ride than the 19-inch wheels on Sport, Night, and Limited. However, they aren't bad either. 

2017 Tucson Braking

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson comes with antilock disc brakes, and stability and traction control. In the emergency braking test, an FWD Tucson stopped from 60 mph in 121 feet, an average stopping distance for a compact crossover SUV.

Model 2017 Hyundai Tucson 2017 Mazda CX-5 2017 Honda CR-V 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
Brake Front 11.9" 11.7" 11.1" 12.3"
Brake Rear 12.0" 11.9" 10.2" 11.1"
Curb Weight 3300 lbs. 3527 lbs. 3307 lbs. 3448 lbs.
60-0 MPH 121 ft. 126 ft. 117 ft. N/A

Among the rivals, the curb weight of Tucson is average for this class, while the CX-5 and Tiguan are on the heavier side. The 2017 CX-5 thus stops in 126 feet. The Honda CRV lead the pack in braking performance, stopping from a speed of 60 mph in just 117 feet. 

2017 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Economy

7.0/10

Both Tucson's engines deliver above-average fuel economy for the compact SUV class. The SE and SE Plus with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine get an EPA-estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway with FWD and 21 city/26 highway with AWD. The turbocharged four-cylinder engine in the Eco trim gets 26 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway with FWD and 27 mpg combined (25 city/30 highway) with AWD.

The same turbocharged engine on the Sport and Limited drops the estimates to 27 mpg combined (25 city/30 highway) with FWD and 25 mpg combined (24 city/28 highway) with AWD. This is mostly because of the bigger wheels and tires they wear. 

Model 2017 Hyundai Tucson 2017 Mazda CX-5 2017 Honda CR-V 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
MPG (city) 23 24 26 20
MPG (highway) 30 31 32 24
MPG (combined) 26 27 28 22

The Honda CRV tops the table with excellent EPA estimates at 28 mpg combined, followed by the Mazda CX-5's 27 mpg combined. The competition is close-knit and it comes down to other preferences in the drive.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Interior

8.4/10

"Open the door to the Tucson’s cabin—especially the upscale SEL Plus and Limited trims—and you may be surprised that the logo on the steering wheel isn’t that of an Audi or a BMW."-CarandDriver

2017 Tucson Seating and Comfort

On the inside, the 2017 Tucson offers comfortable seating for up to five passengers across two rows. The interior design looks attractive, adhering to modern standards. The highly functional dashboard is designed ergonomically with all controls within easy access of the driver. In terms of interior space, both rows have plenty of room with standard reclining rear seats.

Materials quality isn't too overwhelming as the base model is equipped with stain-resistant cloth upholstery with a lot of hard plastics in the cabin. On the higher trims, however, the story changes. The Limited trim level adds padded dashboard and door inserts with accents while features like an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, a six-way power-adjustable passenger seat, heated front, and rear seats, and leather upholstery are available on most trims.

Model 2017 Hyundai Tucson 2017 Mazda CX-5 2017 Honda CR-V 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
Passenger capacity 5 5 5 5
Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 39.6/57.1/41.5 39.7/57.1/41.0 40.1/57.9/41.3 39.1/56.2/40.1
Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.) 39.2/55.5/38.2 39.0/54.8/39.6 39.2/55.6/40.4 39.0/55.0/35.8

For 2017, Hyundai has updated the Sport's interior. Regardless of trim level, all Tucsons feel well assembled. Thoughtfully laid out the cabin of the Tucson puts in among the high-ranking compact SUVs. However, most of Hyundai's rivals are equally well-equipped and more spacious.

2017 Tucson Infotainment System

For entertainment, Hyundai packs the base Tucson with a standard 5-inch display, while an 8-inch touchscreen is available on the Limited and SE Plus trims. Both the systems are intuitive and easy to use, all thanks to clear graphics, well-laid-out controls, and a responsive display. The standard features also include a six-speaker sound system, a USB port, and Bluetooth. Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, an Infinity premium audio system, HD Radio, and navigation are available in pricier trim levels.

2017 Tucson Cargo Capacity

The Tucson offers 31 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear row which expands to 61.9 cubes with those seats folded down. This is less than some other top crossovers SUVs such as the 2017 CR-V's 35.2 and 70.9 cubes, respectively. However, Hyundai's hands-free power liftgate comes standard on the Sport and Limited trim levels is a deal-breaker.

Model 2017 Hyundai Tucson Mazda CX-5 2017 Honda CR-V 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
Cargo Volume rear seat up 31.0 ft.3 30.9 ft.3 39.2 ft.3 23.8 ft.3
Cargo Volume rear seat folded  61.9 ft.3 59.6 ft.3 75.8 ft.3 56.1 ft.3

Also, Tucson offers plenty of small storage options, especially for the front passengers. By comparison, the Tucson is practical enough but if you are looking for a more upscale cabin the Mazda or the Volkswagen may suit you better.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Exterior

8.5/10

"Sharply creased bodywork, nicely detailed headlamps, and a crisp hexagonal grille highlight the Tucson’s handsome exterior."-CarandDriver

2017 Tucson Dimensions and Weight

Unlike the predecessor's busy look, the 2017 Tucson opts for a clean and composed look. This Hyundai's compact crossover SUV shares most of its styling elements with the Santa Fe. In front, a hexagonal grille is surrounded by sharply geometric headlamps, this is in sync with Hyundai's current design language.

The base SE has 17-inches alloy wheels but the higher trims including the Tucson Sport or Limited gain a more dynamic design and exclusive styling elements including black and silver-finished 19-inch alloy wheels. 

Model 2017 Hyundai Tucson  2017 Mazda CX-5 2017 Honda CR-V 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan
Curb weight 3300 lbs. 3527 lbs. 3307 lbs. 3448 lbs.
Length 176.6" 179.1" 180.6" 174.5"
Width 72.8" 72.5" 73.0" 71.2"
Height 64.8" 65.3" 66.1" 67.1"
Ground clearance 6.4" 7.6" N/A 6.9"
Wheelbase 105.1" 106.3" 104.7" 102.5"

The 2017 Tucson’s curb weight ranges from 3,300 pounds to 3,686 pounds, depending on the engine and drivetrain. The Tucson rides low to the ground with only 6.4 inches of ground clearance, which helps in a composed ride but doesn't allow occasional off-roading.

Exterior Features

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson SUV is a stylish, classy, bulky, and good-looking SUV from every angle Hyundai. The car comes with LED headlights and LED taillights, privacy glass, sunroof, 19-inch alloy wheels, automatic Windshield wiper, auto light control beside DRL.

  • Rear Wiper/Washer
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Privacy Glass
  • Sunroof with Power Sunshade 
  • Rear Wiper/Washer
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Privacy Glass
  • Sunroof with Power Sunshade

2017 Hyundai Tucson Safety

8.3/10

The 2017 Tucson received a five-star overall safety rating (out of the highest five starts). In the IIHS crash-tests, Tucson earned the Top Safety Pick+ designation with a Good score in all five crashworthiness categories. It also earned a Superior rating in the front crash prevention and mitigation test. 

The 2017 Tucson comes standard with a rearview camera and brake assist. HOn higher trim levels, Hyundai offers a full active safety suite which includes lane change assist, blind spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a lane departure warning system.

Safety Features

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson SUV comes with advanced safety features like the six airbag protection including two front-impact, 2 front-seat side-impact airbags, Blind spot, and other safety features as listed below.

  • Stability Control with Traction Control System
  • Anti-lock Braking System with Brake Assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution
  • Vehicle Stability Management
  • Blind Spot Detection with Lane Change Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert \u2013
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Rear Parking Assistance Sensors

2017 Hyundai Tucson Competition

2017 Hyundai Tucson Vs 2017 Mazda CX-5

Both the Mazda CX-5 and Hyundai Tucson are the top-ranking compact crossovers, however, the Mazda has a slightly pricier starting MSRP than the Hyundai. Where Tucson is an attractive and economical SUV, the CX-5 is more cutting edge. The Mazda CX-5 looks attractive and has a better head-turning quotient than the composed look of the Hyundai Tucson. The interior of both are good, however, the Mazda feels more upscale inside in the base trim.

The Tuscon's base engine is more efficient with slightly better EPA estimates than the CX-5. However, the driving dynamics f the Mazda is energetic while the Tucson is more comfort-oriented. Though the infotainment system in the Mazda is not sought-after equipment and garners criticism for being finicky. On the other hand, Tucson is criticized for its tight cargo and hard-plastic interior on lower trim levels.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Vs 2017 Honda CR-V

The 2017 Honda CR-V is one of the top-ranking compact crossover SUVs and is the most recommended option in the segment. The CR-V's interior is filled with soft-touch materials, offers more rear-seat legroom and significantly roomier cargo area than the Tucson. 

Also, the CR-V's base engine has better power ratings yet delivers better EPA gas mileage than the Tucson. Though Tucson has a lot of advantages it does not stand out. The Hyundai packs brilliantly and has a better-predicted reliability rating and a lower total cost of ownership. Both of the SUVs are a good choice and it's a matter of brand loyalty in the end.

2017 Hyundai Tucson Final Verdict

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson is a great car with best-in-class performing engine specifications, spacious interiors, and good fuel economy figures. The six trim levels offer good distinction in features and are available with either FWD or AWD setup. The car offers the most active safety features with best-in-class predicted reliability ratings. The 2017 Hyundai Tucson SUV is priced at $22,700 which is one of the cheapest compact crossover SUVs. Tucson's cost of ownership is also below-average, making it a good option if you are looking at Used 2017 model.


2017 Hyundai Tucson FAQs:

Does Hyundai Tucson has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto?

Yes, the 2017 Hyundai Tucson gets the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as on the Limited trim level.

How fast is the Hyundai Tucson?

The 2017 Hyundai Tucson with a turbocharged 1.6-liter engine and FWD goes from 0-60 MPH in 7.9 seconds and has a top speed of 130 MPH. 

Does the Hyundai Tucson hold its value?

Hyundai has always been known to make cars that have a superior reliability quotient, and because it is a well-known brand in the automotive industry to have garnered so much respect over the years, Tucson enjoys those perks as well. The Hyundai Tucson retains a whopping 45% of its original value even after a period of 5 years, which is well above the segment average.

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