2018 Hyundai Tucson Sport trim gets a 181 HP four cylinder engine

Article by Christian A., on April 2, 2018

It seems like the Hyundai Tucson will be expanding its range because the automaker is said to give the SUV a new Sport trim that will be equipped with a 2.4 liter four cylinder with 181 horsepower (135 kilowatts) and 175 pound feet (237 Newton metres) of torque that starts at 4,000 rpm, together with a six speed automatic. This powertrain will be available in either a front wheel- or an all wheel-drive layout.

Naturally, the 2.4 liter powerplant will carry out a little more output than the current 1.6 turbocharged four cylinder engine with only 175 horsepower (131 kilowatts) and 195 pound feet (264 Newton metres). This particular engine came with a seven speed dual clutch gearbox.

If you know about the Tucson lineup, the Sport trim is allocated between the SEL trim and the SEL Plus. The Sport trim comes with all of the SEL’s features - from the power driver’s seat, heated front seats, fog lights, and blind spot monitoring. The Sport will be given a set of 19 inch wheels, and will feature things like lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, dual zone automatic climate control, LED approach lights, and a proximity key.

Some other features of the 2018 Tucson Sport FWD Automatic Transmission include premium front and rear fascias, chrome tipped dual exhaust, side mirrors with turn signal indicators and dual automatic temperature control, CleanAir Ionizer and auto defogger, and floor console mounter rear vents. Inside, there will also be a leather wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and door handle LED approach lights on the outside. Of course, it comes complete with safety features too.

According to the automaker, the Tucson Sport arrives for the 2018 model year, but the refreshed model is also coming for the 2019 model year. In fact, Hyundai has already been teasing about the updated model’s debut at the up and coming New York Auto Show.

Some of the most obvious changes on the outside include a new grille, revised headlights, and an improved cabin. The automaker schedules to put the vehicle on sale in the United States sometime this summer. Since the Sport is a new addition to the lineup, the trim would likely be around for the revised SUV.

If you are interested in getting one of these, the Tucson Sport can be had at $25,150 plus the $980 destination - that is for the front wheel drive model. The all wheel drive version, on the other hand, has a starting price of $26,550 before destination. It will then get an extra windshield wiper de-icer to the standard features list. At the time of writing, customers could already order their Hyundai Tucson Sport Trim in dealerships.

Press Release

Hyundai Adds Exclusive Engine to Tucson Sport Trim for the 2018 Model Year

2018 Tucson Sport trim is equipped with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder GDI engine generating 181 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque
Peak torque delivery starts at 4,000 rpm
Sport trim’s exclusive 2.4-liter engine is mated with a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual shift mode
Sport trim offers value with high-demand features, such as:Blind Spot Detection
Proximity Key with Push Button Start
19-inch Alloy Wheels
Dual Automatic Temperature Control
MSRP of $25,150

Fountain Valley, Calif., Mar. 21, 2018 – Hyundai’s Tucson Sport is now equipped with a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder GDI producing 181 horsepower and 175 lb.-ft. of torque, an advantage over key competitors the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue. Peak torque delivery starts at 4,000 rpm, similar to the majority of segment competitors, delivering responsiveness and performance in everyday driving conditions. The Tucson Sport’s exclusive 2.4-liter engine is coupled with a six-speed automatic transmission with SHIFTRONIC® manual shift mode. The 2018 Tucson Sport has a starting price of $25,150 and is available at Hyundai stores nationwide.

Standard and Optional Features

2018 Tucson Sport FWD Automatic Transmission

Tucson Sport FWD A/T FWD has an MSRP of $25,150, excluding $980 freight, and includes all of the SEL FWD equipment, plus the following features:

2.4L GDI four-cylinder engine
Six-speed Automatic Transmission with SHIFTRONIC®
Premium front and rear fascias
Chrome-tipped dual exhaust
Side mirrors with turn signal indicators
Dual automatic temperature control, CleanAir Ionizer and auto defogger
Floor console-mounted rear vents
19-inch alloy wheels with 245/45R19 tires
Proximity key entry with push button start
Door handle LED approach lights
Blind Spot Detection (BSD) with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Lane Change Assist
Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob

2018 Tucson Sport AWD Automatic Transmission

Tucson Sport AWD A/T has an MSRP of $26,550, excluding $980 freight, and includes all of the Sport FWD equipment, plus the following features:

All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
AWD liftgate badge
Windshield wiper de-icer

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