2016 Hyundai Tucson: First Drive Review

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New Powertrain
The new 1.6-liter powertrain performs well, delivering oomph when needed and efficiency at other times. With peak torque available from 1500 rpm, acceleration is brisk from a standstill and readily available for passing. The 7-speed dual-clutch transmission is both fast and smooth with virtually no power interruption on full-throttle shifts and quick response in manual-shift mode. Drivers can use Drive Mode Select to move the balance from power to efficiency as needed. The Tucson SE is down on power with the standard 2.0-liter engine, but Hyundai expects 75 percent of buyers to opt for either Eco, Sport or Limited trims with the 1.6-liter engine.

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