Hyundai has announced the updates to the 2018 Hyundai Tucson, which now offers a 7-inch audio display system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, HD Radio and heated seats.
While the 2018 Tucson doesn’t get any significant upgrades, there are some trim changes. The SE trim remains the base model, while the SE Popular Equipment package becomes the SEL trim model and includes the addition of the 7-inch audio display system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The SE Plus is renamed the SEL Plus, while the Value and Limited trims remain for the 2018 model year. The Eco and Night trims have been discontinued.
The 7-inch color display audio system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay is now standard on SEL and Value trims, while heated front seats have been expanded to SEL trim and above. SiriusXM Radio and HD Radio starting with the SEL trim.
The 2018 Tucson offers two engine options, either a 1.6-liter turbocharged, direct-injected four-cylinder with 175 horsepower and 195 lb.-ft. of torque or a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 164 horsepower and 151 lb.-ft. of torque. The turbo engine is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, while the 2.0-liter gets a six-speed automatic transmission. The 2018 Tucson FWD has 26 combined mpg for the 2.0-liter and 27 combined mpg for the 1.6-liter turbo.