2016 Hyundai Tucson 1.6T: An Almost Perfect Compact Crossover?

The last time I reviewed Hyundai's 2016 Tucson, I was rather impressed by the solidity of its chassis and refined road manners. So much so in fact, that I had said that Hyundai had finally beat the Germans in their own game as far as chassis development goes.

The last time I reviewed Hyundai’s 2016 Tucson, I was rather impressed by the solidity of its chassis and refined road manners. So much so in fact, that I had said that Hyundai had finally beat the Germans in their own game as far as chassis development goes.

But I had a major gripe with the Tucson: it lacked the oomph to go with its chassis. Back then, I had qualified the base 2.0L four-cylinder as seriously under powered, making the Tucson feel like an appliance on wheels.

That said, Hyundai Canada has responded to my complaints by throwing me the keys to a Tucson 1.6T, which, ironically, is the bigger engine choice in this compact crossover’s lineup. And the first thing I can say is that added turbo power is precisely what the little Tucson needed to go from very good, to almost perfect.

Click here to read my full review of the 2016 Hyundai Tucson 1.6T.