While there are no huge changes in store for the 2018 Hyundai Tucson, there is a handful of updates to its available features that are worth talking about.
Visually, the 2018 Tucson will be identical to the 2017 model, meaning it’ll carry on with the same premium look and feel it’s had since 2016. This lack of visual changes will also carry into the cabin.
What will change, though, are its available features. Let’s run down the list of changes.
SEL and Limited trims will now include three years of free Blue Link Connected CAre, Remote Services and Guidance. The Guidance Package now includes free map and multimedia system updates, The SEL and Value trims will now standard 7-inch touchscreens in place of the old 5-inch screens, plus they will get standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. A heated steering wheel is included with the Limited trim, and heated seats are now standard on SEL and higher trims. The Value trim is the new starting point for a standard auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink, while standard SiriusXM radio starts with the SEL trim. Finally, YES Essentials cloth seats are now available with grey and beige interior colors.
Also updated for 2018 is the elimination of the Eco and Night trims.
For what is otherwise a carryover model, that’s a ton of changes to its features list. For those waiting on a complete redesign, you likely have at least a few more years to go, as the Tucson just went under the knife back in 2016.
The 2018 Tucson is available at dealers now, and prices range from $22,550 to $29,425.