2019 Hyundai Tucson Review, Features, Pictures

Smart, attractive, efficient, and value-minded, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is one of the most complete two-row compact SUVs on the road today.

Reflecting the growth that Hyundai has made as a company over the years, the modern Tucson offers poised handling, a smooth ride, and an interior that is notably above the class norm.

At the same time, it offers the best warranties, incredible reliability, and the latest tech - everything today's driver is looking for.

It's an economic engine too - 23 MPG city and 30 MPG highway with two-wheel drive, and 22 MPG city and 25 MPG highway with all-wheel drive mean less stops at Royal Farms for fill-ups.

For the driver looking to get up to speed on 795 even quicker, the available 2.4-liter engine raises the power numbers to 181 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque.

That's a tick faster off the line, and a little more urgency when you need to squeeze into fast-moving traffic.

The 2.4-liter engine isn't punished too harshly at the pumps either, as it utilizes the same six-speed transmission to get 22 MPG city and 28 MPG highway with two-wheel drive, or 21 MPG city and 26 MPG highway with all-wheel drive.


What Kind of Safety Features make the 2019 Hyundai Tucson a Class Leader?

Some carmakers make you pay for expensive option packages to add in modern safety features that should be standard at this point in time. Hyundai isn't just "some automaker."

Every 2019 Hyundai Tucson features standard Lane Keeping Assist, Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, and a Rear-View Monitor.

The Driver Attention Warning (DAW) system analyzes vehicle inputs to monitor driving patterns and alert the driver with audible sound and visual display when it detects the driver may be becoming inattentive, a unique standard feature that is making the Reisterstown roads safer.

Advanced features are standard on many of the trims as well - in fact, the next step up from the base model adds in Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning, systems many other automakers reserve for their top-tier trims.

Forward Collision-Avoidance Alert with Pedestrian Detection and a Surround View Monitor are also offered, making the Tucson a safety star in the parking lots of Pikesville.

What are the Driving Options for the 2019 Tucson?

Sporting a 161-horsepower 2.0-liter engine, the base version of the 2019 Hyundai Tucson has good pace and acceleration, and is responsive to input.

The 150 lb-ft of torque runs through a six-speed automatic transmission with Drive Mode Select, which allows you to choose between Normal and Sport driving dynamics to meet the changing Finksburg road conditions or to handle varying Owings Mills traffic patterns.

The available four-wheel drive is the perfect tool for slushy Reisterstown winters, helping to maintain control and provide confidence.

How Much Space does the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Offer?

One reason compact crossovers have become so popular is their ability to fit plenty of flexible space into a small footprint, and to make it easy to switch between hauling people and hauling cargo.

Whether you're making short trips around Pikesville, or taking longer trips down to the Delaware beaches for vacation, there's plenty of space for your passengers.

Thanks to 38.2 inches of legroom in the rear seat, adults can stretch their legs, and with 54.5 inches of hip room, passengers won't feel squeezed together.

Even with the full complement of passengers, the 31.0 cubic feet of cargo space in the rear provides plenty of room for hauling a cooler, overnight bags for everyone, and anything else you might need for a weekend trip.

If you need capacity for bringing home mulch from Owings Mills home improvement stores, helping someone move, or hauling home a new flat-screen, you can drop the easy-folding 60/40-split second row to open up 61.9 cubic feet of room.

What Tech does the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Offer to Keep You in Touch?

With Bluetooth hands-free phone and streaming audio standard across all trim levels, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the 2019 Tucson is one of the top compact SUVs when it comes to keeping you connected.

Thanks to the intuitiveness of the smartphone integration systems and the location of call function on the steering wheel, these can be used without you taking your hands off the wheel or taking your eyes off the road ahead.

Hyundai knows that the busy Finksburg road ahead should always be your primary concern, but you can be connected too.

What Trim Levels are Offered on the 2019 Hyundai Tucson?

With seven different trim levels available at Len Stoler Hyundai, there is something for everyone in the 2019 Hyundai Tucson. From the budget-smart yet well-equipped base model up to the top-of-the-line Ultimate trim, it won't be hard to find the right fit for you.

SE - On top of the above-mentioned safety features, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson SE trim provides plenty of features for the driver and passengers to enjoy. Durable, attractive cloth seating is surrounded by clean, smart trim. Drivers are provided a six-way manually-adjustable seat, as well as manual air conditioning. Power conveniences are standard, along with a seven-inch color touchscreen display audio system with six speakers.

Value - Adding on to the SE trim, the heated front seats alone make the slight sticker price increase worth it, especially in the dead of Owings Mills winters. The Value trim has a lot more to offer though, with an eight-way power adjustable driver seat including power lumbar support offering comfort while Proximity Key entry with push button start offer convenience. The audio system upgrades to include HD Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio access.

SEL - In addition to the engine upgrade, the SEL trim in the 2019 Hyundai Tucson shows off an upgraded front fascia and chrome dual exhaust tips. Inside, passengers are treated to dual automatic temperature control with CleanAir ionizer, while the back-seat passengers get console-mounted rear vents and their own USB charge outlet.

Sport - Upgrade your sound with the Infinity® 315-watt Premium Audio system featuring eight speakers and Clari-Fi™ Music Restoration Technology, standard in the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Sport trim and all higher trims. LED Daytime Running Lights, headlights, and taillights help to see and be seen better. Convenience gets a boost as well, with the hands-free smart liftgate with auto open making loading in and loading out that much easier.

Night - A unique look for the Tucson, the Night edition takes the Sport package and adds a luxury gloss black grille with dark chrome trim, unique bodycolor skid plates and side sills, gloss black exterior mirrors, and dual exhaust finishers. Special 19-inch BBS alloy wheels with black satin finish complete the look. A panoramic sunroof is standard, opening up the cabin to the Maryland sky. A perforated, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, along with aluminum alloy sport pedals, make the inside a notch sportier than before.

Limited - Now we're getting to the top of the line-up. Chrome exterior trim, including the grille and door handles, gives a flashy appearance. Inside, driver and passengers are surrounded by leather, and the front-seat passenger gets an eight-way power-adjustable seat. The shift knob is wrapped in leather, while the steering wheel is heated in addition to being leather-wrapped.

Ultimate - It doesn't get much better than this. While keeping Hyundai's value-minded pricing, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate offers supreme comfort. Rear-seat passengers get heated seating, helping them stay just as toasty as the front-seat passengers in cold Reisterstown Decembers. Front-seat passengers get ventilation, so the hot summers won't be a problem either. The infotainment unit is upgraded to an eight-inch color touchscreen with navigation. Rain sensing wipers keep your vision ahead clear.

A smart buy at a budget-minded price, the 2019 Hyundai Tucson is one of our favorite vehicles here at Len Stoler Hyundai. Not too big for the single driver and plenty of space and versatility for families, it is highly flexible and features tech that will last for years. So come check out what we keep on hand! We're easy to get to from Owings Mills, Pikesville, Reisterstown, Finksburg, and the surrounding region. Come find out why we are the go-to dealer for Hyundai vehicles, and experience our dedication to customer service and satisfaction.