2018 Hyundai Tucson Sport gets 2.4L four making 181hp

Hyundai has announced that the Tucson Sport will get a new engine for the 2018 model year. The car will use a four-cylinder GDI engine that makes 181hp and 175 lb-ft of torque. Hyundai says that the power output of the engine gives the Tucson Sport an edge over competitors the Toyota RAV4 and the Nissan Rogue.

The 2.4L engine is paired up with a 6-speed automatic transmission with Shiftronic manual shift mode. Hyundai says that the Tucson Sport will start at $25,150 and will be available at dealers across the nation. For the price, buyers will get some decent standard features.

The Sport comes with blind spot detection, proximity key with push-button start, 19-inch alloy wheels, and dual automatic temperature control. Other features of the Tucson Sport include premium front and rear facias.

Chrome-tipped dual exhaust gives a sporting nature. The temperature control system has a CleanAir Ionizer and auto defroster. There are vents for the rear of the car in the console.

Safety systems include blind spot detection with rear-cross-traffic alert and lane change assist. The steering wheel is leather wrapped as is the shift knob. The all-wheel-drive version of the car starts at $26,550 and adds a windshield wiper de-icer.

SOURCE: Hyundai