Hyundai Motor’s compact SUV Tucson continues to impress automotive journalists around the country, being named a winner in AAA’s Top Vehicle Picks for 2016. Taking home the award in the small SUV category on Jan. 16, the Tucson received praise for its design, performance and incredible value proposition.
“The 2016 Tucson represents a massive step forward for Hyundai Motor in the small SUV category,” said Jim Prueter, automotive journalist, AAA. “The car’s design is guaranteed to turn heads, and with a massive selection of standard equipment, the vehicle delivers excellent value to customers.”
Top Picks are announced in the January/February issue of Highroads magazine. The list aims to help guide consumers shopping for their next ride. To be eligible for list consideration, Top Picks must be available for sale to the public no later than January 2016 and fall under a base-price cap of $70,000. Vehicles selected for the list are reviewed by AAA Arizona auto expert Jim Prueter, who has provided reviews and advice about cars for more than 20 years.
“Hyundai Motor’s commitment to delivering style, convenience and safety is at the center of our product lineup,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Tucson gives growing families a selection of powertrains to fit their lifestyle, with the versatility that all families require, while knowing that safety and convenience have been added in tandem.”
The All-new Tucson offers bold, athletic exterior styling, a pair of fuel-efficient drivetrains and a roomy, well-appointed interior. It is engineered with advanced safety features, including a Lane Departure Warning system, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Change Assist, Backup Warning Sensors and Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB). Tucson also earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS’s) 2016 TOP SAFETY PICK+ designation.