Driver’s Auto Mart Presents The Hyundai Tucson As The Used Car Of The Week: Teen Driver Edition
Last week, (October, 15), we discussed the best pre-owned vehicles that would prove to be a great companion for teen drivers, however, there was one particular car on our list that really dazzled us, and that was the ever-reliable and affordable 2019 Hyundai Tucson. This SUV is considered an extremely practical and advantageous vehicle with its extensive range of safety equipment, great fuel efficiency, and incredible 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Best of all, parents of new drivers can purchase Driver’s Auto Mart’s Used Car of The Week for just around $13,000-A steal indeed!
Engine and Drive
The base SE model and the following Value trim both make use of a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that pushes out 164 horsepower. It does a decent job of getting drivers where they need to be, but most might prefer upgrading to the higher trims, which exercise the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine that creates 181 horsepower. Both engines collaborate with a 6-speed automatic transmission and have available all-wheel-drive (AWD). Those who opt for AWD are offered the Tucson’s “lock” feature, which allows a 50/50 torque split between the front and rear wheels, this allows for a more secure grip when the pavement turns out to be a bit tricky.
The automaker excelled in providing great sound insulation, as the inside of the car is calm and quiet whether one drives on the freeway or on the main road. In a similar sense, the suspension is also cool and collected. Body roll is quite stable, steering fairs well in weight, and the car changes direction without hesitation. The suspension also does well in soaking up harsh bumps.
For a little more fun…but not too much, one can select the Sport mode from the drive settings, as this adjusts the throttle and transmission in a way that makes for a bit more excitement.
Smart Power Tailgate
This may not seem like something that your teen actually needs, but one should never trivialize convenience. This hands-free tailgate system is so user-friendly that it doesn’t even require lifting one’s foot under the rear bumper. Simply standing behind the car for a few seconds with the key nearby causes the tailgate to open up automatically. This may be helpful when the youngster needs to load items in the trunk related to his or her extracurricular activities.
Yes Essentials Stain Protection
The Stain Protection materials are a definite must-have for your almost-adult, as spills and incidents will likely happen on the regular. This stain-resistant technology is apart of the 2019 Tucson’s cloth upholstery and also works well in keeping stains at a minimum, as well as preventing odor.
Interior and Cargo
The cabin of the 2019 Tucson has a fresh look with its advanced infotainment touchscreen, panel vents, rearview mirror, instrument cluster, and the recently restyled leather-covered seats in the Limited model. The dashboard features controls for the climate and audio systems, then as the sun sets, these controls are backlit in a soft blue type of lighting.
Cloth seats are standard (Yes Essentials) but one can enjoy leather upholstery on the Limited and Ultimate models. In terms of sprucing up the all-black design, one can simply elect for a beige color on the material for contrast. For the most part, seating is comfortable and roomy for both front and rear passengers.
Moreover, cargo is adequate enough for most owners, especially when the seats are down. One reviewer of Tucson said that they were able to fit as many as 22 carry-ons with the seats folded. The trunk has 31 cubic feet of space and 61.9 when the seats are down. There is also an adjustable floor that has storage for the cargo cover.
Safety Credentials and Features
Every parent’s top priority is the ability of a car to keep their child safe, and luckily this Hyundai compact is filled with features to prevent any potential accidents. Features to look out for include Child Door Locks, Child Seat Anchors, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Stability Control, Traction Control, Collision Warning System, Collision Warning System with Auto Brake, Front Head Curtain Airbag, and Front Side Airbag.
Features that are determined by trims include blind-spot for the Value model and adaptive cruise control on the Limited trim as well as driver-attention monitoring as an available feature for this model.
Additional standard features include front-wheel drive, 17-inch alloy wheels, heated/power-folding side mirrors, 6-way manually adjustable driver’s seat, and Bluetooth.
The 2019 Tucson provides even more assurance of security with its 5.0 crash test rating provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), this car received high scoring for frontal crash tests, side crash tests, as well as for the side barrier and rollover rating.
Cost and Warranty
What really takes the cake this Used Car of the Week is the 2019 Tucson’s unmatchable pricing and steller warranty. This car has a basic warranty of 5 years or 60000 miles and an even better 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Best of all, your teen can enjoy all that this SUV has to offer for a price that’s only about $14,000 for the SE trim.
Those who are interested in Driver’s Auto Mart highlighting used car can simply view our online pre-owned inventory for further details. We also carry a wide range of more advanced Tucson models and other vehicles from other well-known brands. Once you find something that feeds your fancy, feel free to chat with one of our representatives for more assistance.