Earlier this summer, J.D. Power announced that the 2016 Hyundai Tucson was named its most appealing small crossover SUV in the 2016 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) StudySM. The APEAL study is now in its 21st year and examines owners’ emotional attachment and level of excitement in regards to their new vehicle. Keep reading to find out more about what sets the 2016 Hyundai Tucson apart from the rest of the pack!

The APEAL study measures drivers’ feelings and emotions about their new vehicle across 77 different vehicle attributes. Such attributes may include the sense of luxury and comfort the driver may feel, as well as categories such as fuel economy, seats and comfort, HVAC, storage, exterior, visibility, driving, interior, and the audio and entertainment systems. Each vehicle and brand is measured on a 1,000-point scale.

The 2016 Hyundai Tucson seats up to five passengers in four trim levels. Even the base SE comes standard with full power accessories, cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, and six-speaker sound system. Moving up trim levels will bring additional and/or upgraded features such as a hands-free power liftgate, advanced safety tech, and the Hyundai brand’s Blue Link telematics system. Scott Margason, director, product planning, Hyundai Motor America, had this to say about the 2016 Hyundai Tucson:

We are thrilled with the recognition of Tucson in this year’s J.D. Power APEAL study. The new Tucson looks great, has two fuel efficient engine, and a roomy interior that satisfies a wide range of SUV buyers. The team did a great job launching the all-new Tucson this year.

To find out more about the 2016 Hyundai Tucson and our entire inventory of new Hyundai models, head on down to our Hyundai dealers serving San Diego, Kearny Mesa Hyundai, to speak to a member of our team today! We’re looking forward to meeting you!