2015 Hyundai Tucson Overview
Spacious and efficient, the 2015 Hyundai Tucson is the ideal vehicle for small families or drivers just starting out. With its low starting MSRP of $21,650, the Tucson offers affordable yet stylish driving to anyone looking for a small to mid-size crossover SUV.
What’s New for the 2015 Hyundai Tucson?
Although the Tucson carries over into 2015 largely unchanged, there are a couple of new features worth mentioning. Firstly, the base GLS model gets an optional new popular equipment package, which offers automatic headlights, a rearview camera, a 4.3-inch touchscreen display, leatherette upholstery, and a six-way power driver’s seat. Secondly, the Limited model now comes with standard LED taillights.
2015 Hyundai Tucson Photos
2015 Hyundai Tucson Exterior
The 2015 Tucson doesn’t exactly stand out on the road, especially with the growing popularity of crossovers in recent years, but it’s attractive enough to be a popular pick with drivers. It features a two-tier grille, wraparound headlights, and an aerodynamic shape designed as much for efficiency as it is for looks. 17-inch wheels are standard, as is privacy glass, LED running lights, and a rear spoiler.
2015 Hyundai Tucson Exterior Photos
Exterior available on the GLS
- 17” alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, dual fold-away power side mirrors, solar front glass and rear privacy glass, LED-accented projector headlights
Exterior available on the SE
- Front fog lights, automatic headlights, remote keyless entry, roof side rails, side-mirror turn signals, heated dual fold-away power side mirrors, bodyside cladding
Exterior available on the Limited
- 18” alloy wheels, chrome accent front grille, shark-fin antenna, LED tail lights, front fog lights, front windshield wiper de-icer
2015 Hyundai Tucson Performance
The 2015 Hyundai Tucson is offered with a choice of two engines. The GLS is powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder motor paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This pairing makes 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.
The second option is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that’s housed beneath the hood of the SE and Limited models. This engine is also mated to a six-speed automatic, and produces 164 horsepower and 151 lb-ft of torque.
2015 Hyundai Tucson Efficiency
The efficiency ratings for the 2015 Tucson are pretty average for a vehicle of its class. The base 2.0-liter engine yields a combined mpg rating of 25 (23 city and 29 highway) when paired with the front-wheel-drive system, and 23 mpg combined (20 city and 25 highway) when paired with the all-wheel-drive system.
Choosing the 2.4-liter engine will get you 24 mpg combined (21 city and 28 highway) with front-wheel drive, and 22 mpg combined (20 city and 25 highway) with all-wheel drive.
2015 Hyundai Tucson Interior
If you saw the interior of the 2015 Tucson without knowing which model you were viewing, you’d likely be surprised to find it belonged to such an affordable model. The 2015 Tucson’s sleek, sophisticated interior style brings to mind that of a luxury brand, and offers an easy-to-navigate dash, spacious front seats, and up to 55.8 cubic feet of storage space with the back seats folded down.
2015 Hyundai Tucson Interior Photos
Interior available on the GLS
- Steering-wheel-mounted Bluetooth® audio and cruise controls, air conditioning, 6-way adjustable driver seat
- AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 6-speaker audio system, USB and auxiliary input ports, Bluetooth® hands-free phone system
Interior available on the SE
- Rearview camera, air conditioning, 8-way power driver seat
- 4.3-inch color touchscreen for audio
Interior available on the Limited
- Leather seats, Blue Link® Telematics System, leather steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®
2015 Hyundai Tucson Safety
Each 2015 Hyundai Tucson is equipped with stability control, traction control, active front head restraints, antilock disc brakes, side curtain airbags, front side airbags, a rearview camera, hill descent control, and a hill-holder feature. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) awarded the Tucson with four out of five stars for its performance in crash tests. Additionally, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the 2015 Tucson the top rating of “good” in four out of five crash tests, although the model fell short in the tricky small overlap front crash test, earning a “poor” rating.
Standard Safety Features
- Anti-lock braking system with brake assist and downhill brake control
- Electronic Stability Control and Traction Control System
- Advanced dual front airbags and seat-mounted side-impact airbags, front and rear roof-mounted airbags
- Tire Pressure Monitoring System