2015 Hyundai Tucson Review

It’s been a while since we have seen a redesign for the Hyundai Tucson. In fact, the last redesign dates all the way back to 2010. With their 2015 model, it was long overdue… but they finally gave it a complete make-over.

The base model has brand-new features, including a touchscreen radio and power driver’s seat. The premium model comes with LED tail-lights.

There’s a few more in-depth features that you definitely don’t want to miss out on. Here’s why…

2015 Hyundai Tucson Review

The 2015 Hyundai Tucson Review

1) Eye-catching design.

It dons a very sharp look from the front all the way to the rear. The fenders look very subtle… while the LED taillights and projector headlights give it an ominous look in the nighttime.

It comes in three different trim levels for each model, including: the GLS, SE and Limited models.

You can get a sunroof with your Tucson if you like to keep yourself cool in the hot summer months.

2) Friendly technology

The buttons on the dashboard controls are very  easy to reach and use. In the base model, some of the features include:

  • Air conditioning.
  • Bluetooth hands-free calling and audio streaming.
  • Keyless entry.
  • USB port.
  • Power windows.
  • Power locks.
  • Power mirrors.

For the GLS model, there is:

  • Headlights.
  • Fog lights.
  • Heated front seats.

Finally, for the SE model there is:

  • 4.3-inch touch screen and rearview camera.
  • 7-inch touch-screen navigation system (which is very easy to use, if you ask me).
  • Voice recognition.
  • HD Radio.
  • BlueLink services.

Very accommodating, isn’t it?

3) Comfortable Seating

The cockpit of the Tucson is much more upscale compared to what it used to look like. The dashboard panels and wall columns are made of plastic… but Hyundai still installed some richness into this year’s model.

It has chrome-brushed fixtures and seat fabrics that have been patterned to look better. If you’re tired of not having any leg room, you won’t have that problem with the Tucson. The seats adjust for plenty of legroom.

The heated front seats and an 8-way power-adjustable driving seat are also available. The limited addition will get you premium, leather-wrapped seating.

4) Versatility for hauling

The front passenger seat and rear seats can fold to fit various size loads. This stow n’ go feature is very convenient for those that like to haul around a lot of items.

There’s several nooks and holders for small items.

5) Smooth ride

The Tucsion offers very smooth handling and impressive maneuverability. It sort of feels like driving a small car. It’s that agile..

The suspension can handle very rough roads. Test drivers say the transmission is very accomodating and provides fluid shifting. Front-wheel drive comes standard… but all-wheel drive versions are also available.

6) Advanced Safety Features

This SUV has fairly high visibility. It passes every single safety check. The Tucson has a hill descent feature that will maintain the wheels control when climbing a steep hill.

It has a brake assist to prevent your brakes from slipping inn a last minute brake stop. The active headrests and tire pressure monitors will keep you alert at all times. The air bags and stability system are other features that come standard.

When it comes to crash test results for all compact crossovers, the Tucson is pretty much in the middle of the pack. The IIHF safety tested the Tucson in all areas.

It scored great ratings… except for in one area: the small overlap frontal test. Other than that, it’s a very safe vehicle to drive.

7) Great gas mileage

The gas mileage ranges from 20 MPG in the city and 25 on the highway for the 2.4-liter model and up to 23 mpg and 29 mpg on highways for the front-drive 2.0-liter model.

Those are pretty modest numbers for fuel economy. You won’t have to worry about it putting a major dent in your wallet.

8) Excellent price

The MSRP for the basic GLS model is around $21,650. With extras, it costs around $22,330 to $28,524 for the limited model.

At Direct Auto Mall, we price our vehicles below the suggested Kelley Blue Book value, so you can expect to pay much less than that with us.

9) Great warranty

The 2015 Tucson is covered under Hyundai’s five-year/60,000 mile limited warranty… and a 10-year 100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty. Since it was made in 2015, most Tucson’s you find on our lot will still be covered.

10) Overall rating

Popular publications like U.S News and World Report has ranked it as number 13 among 23 affordable compact SUVs. The ranking is based on all published reviews in the world. They also take reliability and safety data into account when choosing its ranking.

The Tucson is right below the Chevrolet Equnox and Jeep Cherokee… and… is just above the Nissan Juke and Subaru XV Crosstrek. Not too shabby. That makes it a top contender in its class for ratings.


Hyundai has a proven track-record for producing eye-catching, well-maintained vehicles in the crossover market. The 2015 Hyundai Tucson has an unexciting powertrain… but there’s still some great features that set it apart from the competition.

Car shoppers that are considering all SUVs might want to look at the Chevrolet Equinox. Why? It has a V6 engine and boasts a very comfortable ride.

If you’re looking for a reliable 2015 Hyundai Tucson with low miles on the clock, then why not come to Direct Auto Mall? We have a well-maintained and hand-picked Tucson just waiting for you to drive it. Visit the link below to book your test drive today.

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2015 Hyundai Tucson