The Hyundai Tucson compact SUV isn’t flashy. It doesn’t feature in-your-face exterior styling. It doesn’t have a funky interior that screams “I’m different.” It won’t blow you away with its amazing performance potential. But the Tucson has matured into one of the highest-quality, best-value options in one of the most hotly competitive segments in the American market.
The Tucson was named Best Small SUV in the most recent J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, which looked at 2015-model-year vehicles. More to the point, the 2018 Tucson topped its category in the most recent J.D.Power Initial Quality Study. For 2018, the third year of its current generation, the Tucson’s changes are relatively slight. But big changes weren’t needed, because the compact SUV has always provided good value.