A very popular vehicle in the very popular compact SUV category, the Hyundai Tucson is a sure bet. The entry-level versions come with a 164-horsepower, naturally aspirated 2.0L engine and a six-speed automatic gearbox, while the more expensive variants get a 175-horsepower, 1.6L turbo paired with a seven-speed automatic gearbox. The 2.0L engine sends power to the front wheels only, while the 1.6L comes with all-wheel drive.
Wide variety of versions
Good equipment level
Good equipment for the price
Pleasant to drive
Fuel consumption on the high side (1.6T)
Steering could be more precise
Long-term reliability still unknown (1.6T and dual-clutch transmission)