Hyundai has officially announced the pricing for the 2015 Tuscon, which will start at a price of $21,500. A far cry from the Hyundais of old, the new Tuscon comes loaded with a plethora of equipment and technology.
In what is a much more reasonable craze towards crossovers - as opposed to the love for gas-guzzling SUVs a decade ago - the Tuscon will mark one of the most affordable entries into the crossover market. Though Hyundai has kept their value friendly pricing, they have upgraded and updated their vehicles to quality standards which just a few years ago would have been unthinkable.
Hyundai added two fuel friendly engines last year, which remain unchanged for this year’s Tuscon. A 2 liter, direct injected inline-four serves as the base engine, while a larger 2.4 liter GDI inline-four powers the more expensive models. All engine and trim combinations can be had in the standard front-wheel drive layout, with an available all-wheel drive system available as well. All 2015 Tuscons will have a 6-speed Shiftronic automatic transmission.
Those who fear the prices of optional extras, fear not, for the 2015 Tuscon comes with more standard features than ever before. All trim levels will come with 17 inch alloys, LED brake lights, keyless entry, satellite radio, and the typical array of iOS/USB/AUX/Bluetooth connectivity that we have all come to expect from new vehicles.
The Tuscon’s Popular Equipment Package, as obvious as the name may seem, adds a variety of features for a reasonable price. The package includes a rearview camera, a 4.3 inch touchscreen entertainment center, power adjustable driver seat, leatherette seat accents, and automatic headlights. The price of the package is just $750, and considering the features it adds, should no doubt be a popular choice.
Where Hyundai has always excelled was in taking care of their customers, and the new Tuscon will certainly be no different. The new Tuscon comes with advanced electronics to control brake force to each wheel, hill starts, and downhill braking, to name a few. In case of a crash, the Tuscon is littered with airbags around the front and side, protecting the occupants from impacts and rollovers. As always, Hyundai has given the Tuscon their 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, which for quite some time was the most comprehensive warranty available.
The 2015 Hyundai Tuscon is available at dealers now, starting at a price of $21,500, not including the $875 delivery fee.