The entry level SUV/crossover market is easily one of the most highly competitive segments in the auto industry. It should come as no surprise then that Hyundai's Tucson, first launched in 2005, is becoming long-in-the-tooth and doesn't quite have what it takes to hold its own with the wide range of current competitors on the market.
Four years ago the Tucson was a fabulous new vehicle offering plenty of space in a fuel-efficient package at a more-than-competitive price-point. Since then few things have changed… for the Tuscon at least. As for the market, it has evolved significantly.
For starters, there is the look of the Tucson. It's actually a nice looking vehicle and has aged well. The bulbous exterior looks more like the designs of pricier SUVs, or of some of the newer members of this segment – like the Rogue.
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