2016 Hyundai Tucson: First Drive Review

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Under the Hood
The big news under the hood is a new 1.6-liter turbocharged direct-injection 4-cylinder engine that powers the Eco, Sport and Limited trim levels and replaces the previous 2.4-liter engine. The new engine produces 175 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque, with peak torque available at only 1500 rpm, combined with a new 7-speed EcoShift dual-clutch transmission. The Eco trim receives specific engine mapping to maximize efficiency and a dedicated 17-inch wheel and tire package, enabling the FWD version to achieve EPA ratings of 26 mpg city / 33 mpg highway / 29 mpg combined, which is a 5 mpg improvement over the previous generation 2.4-liter engine. The Sport and Limited FWD variants have mpg ratings of 25/30/27, which is a 3 mpg improvement over the previous engine.

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