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Trims, Powertrain, and Performance

You’ll have your choice of four trim levels for the ’24 Tucson: SE, SEL, XRT, and Limited. Beneath the hood of each is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 187 hp and 178 lb.-ft. of torque. The transmission is an eight-speed automatic, and while front-wheel drive is standard, all-wheel drive is optional. Every trim has a towing maximum of 2,000 pounds. As for fuel economy, the FWD versions return an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, while those with AWD pull off 23 city/29 highway.

Standard and Available Features

The SE comes with a healthy equipment roster that contains remote keyless entry, automatic LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, a 4.2-inch gauge cluster, dual front USB ports, two 12V power outlets (one up front and one in the cargo area), a 60/40-split folding/reclining rear seatback with a center armrest and cupholders, and a dual-level cargo floor. The SEL is treated to some additional good stuff: roof rails, a hands-free liftgate, Digital Key, heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, heated side mirrors, rear privacy glass, Bluelink (Hyundai’s proprietary connected services plan), wireless phone charging, two second-row USB ports, dual-zone automatic climate control, and illuminated vanity mirrors. The available SEL Convenience Package will fortify this mid-grade trim with LED taillights, side mirrors with turn-signal indicators, a sunroof, H-Tex-trimmed seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 64-color ambient interior lighting, and a handful of infotainment upgrades (more on those in the final section).

The XRT gets many of the features from the SEL Convenience Package (although not the sunroof), plus black exterior trim, unique side cladding, side steps, and a black headliner. The Limited also comes with most of the items from the SEL Convenience Package, except for the leather-wrapped shift knob. On top of that, it introduces leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, paddle shifters, a panoramic sunroof, projector-type LED headlights, premium LED daytime running lights, unique front and rear bumpers, dark exterior accents, rain-sensing wipers, a HomeLink universal garage door opener, and a more elaborate ambient interior lighting system. The Limited also makes things extra comfortable with front-row ventilated seats, a power-adjustable front passenger’s seat, driver’s-seat position memory, and heated second-row seats.

Advanced Driving Aids

Hyundai’s exceptional SmartSense safety system is standard in all trims, with the SE, SEL, and XRT getting forward collision-avoidance assist (with pedestrian, cyclist, and junction turning detection), blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, driver attention warning, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, smart cruise control with stop-and-go, safe exit warning, and rear occupant alert. The SEL is eligible for an enhanced rear occupant alert system through the Convenience Package, which is standard in the XRT. The Limited has the full SmartSense suite, which adds to the above list with a blind-spot view monitor, highway driving assist, navigation-based smart cruise control, reverse parking collision-avoidance assist, front and rear parking sensors, Remote Smart Parking Assist, and a surround-view camera.

Infotainment and Connectivity

The base multimedia system (in the SE) consists of an 8-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, HD radio, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, and a multi-speaker audio system. The SEL also gets SiriusXM satellite radio, but with the Convenience Package added, it will have a 10.25-inch touchscreen, navigation, and dynamic voice recognition (because of the incompatibility with the navigation system and wireless smartphone connect, the SEL with the Convenience Package will require a wired connection for Apple CarPlay/Android Auto). The XRT and Limited get everything mentioned in the Convenience Package, but unlike the XRT, the Limited tops off with an elegant Bose audio system.

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