2016 Tucson Brings Class-Above Features to Compact Fray - Ventura County Star

The compact crossover has replaced the family sedan as the biggest market beyond pickup trucks. Consumers like them because they get the voluminous space of a station wagon and they sit up higher, while manufacturers love it because they make a lot more money and don’t face such high-fuel-economy hurdles. Timing couldn’t be better for Hyundai to introduce the next generation Tucson, and they think it will hike sales 60 percent. Styling is personal but if you prefer bright and airy to cave-like better to get a light cabin color, the long moonroof, or both. Longer and wider than before, and a smidge lower, Tucson’s big gain is in cargo area, up to 31 cubic feet behind the rear seat and 62 with it folded. Dual mount points keep cargo covered seats reclined or not, and the cover can be stowed at upper (of two) floor level so you needn’t leave it behind for that must-have from the garage sale. Rear-seat space is realistic for six-plus footers, even with the moonroof, though knees might be pinched if there’s someone that size in front of you and the seat-to-floor relationship seems set with kids in mind. Front-seat room is also good, better than you’d think if you shop only by. Source: www.vcstar.com