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Trim Levels and Mechanical Basics

SE, SEL, and Limited are the trim packages offered for the 2024 Hyundai Tucson. Their powertrain pairs a 187-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine with an eight-speed automatic transmission. A front-wheel drivetrain is the default, but all-wheel drive is available. According to the EPA, this fuel-efficient two-row utility vehicle returns 25 mpg city and 32 mpg highway with FWD and 23 city/29 highway with AWD. The Tucson’s towing limit is 2,000 pounds.

Standard and Available Features

The SE provides remote keyless entry, auto on/off LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, dual front USB ports, a 4.2-inch gauge cluster, and a 60/40-split folding/reclining rear seatback with a center armrest and cupholders. The cargo area features a dual-level floor and a 12-volt power outlet (there’s a second outlet in the front row). The SEL raises the appeal with the aforementioned dual-zone auto climate control, plus heated front seats, a power driver’s seat, wireless phone charging, rooftop rails, a hands-free liftgate, Digital Key, heated exterior mirrors, rear privacy glass, Bluelink (Hyundai’s connected services plan), two second-row USB ports, and illuminated vanity mirrors. It’s eligible for significant bolstering via the SEL Convenience Package, which adds a 10.25-inch digital gauge cluster, a sunroof, H-Tex upholstery, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 64-color ambient cabin lighting, LED taillights, upgraded exterior mirrors with integrated turn-signal indicators, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and some infotainment additions (more on that later in this overview).

Most of the features listed in the SEL Convenience Package come standard on the top-of-the-line Limited, with the exception of the leather-wrapped shift knob. This trim is otherwise loaded, getting a panoramic sunroof, genuine leather seats (heated and ventilated in the front row and heated in the second row), a power front passenger’s seat, driver’s-seat position memory, a heated steering wheel with paddle shifters, projector-type LED headlights, premium LED daytime running lights, unique front and rear bumpers, blacked-out exterior accents, rain-sensing windshield wipers, a HomeLink universal garage door opener, and an expanded ambient interior lighting setup.

Advanced Driving Aids

SmartSense is installed on every 2024 Tucson. This proprietary array of safety technologies contains smart cruise control with stop-and-go, forward collision-avoidance assist (with pedestrian, cyclist, and junction turning detection), blind-spot collision-avoidance assist, driver attention warning, lane keeping assist, lane following assist, rear cross-traffic collision-avoidance assist, safe exit warning, and rear occupant alert. The SEL with the Convenience Package option will also get an enhanced rear occupant alert system, which is standard on the Limited along with front and rear parking sensors, smart cruise control (navigation-based), a blind-spot view monitor, highway driving assist, reverse parking collision-avoidance assist, Remote Smart Parking Assist, and a surround-view camera.

Staying Connected

The SE’s 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system makes smartphone connection effortless with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay; its other features are a sound system, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming, and HD radio. SiriusXM satellite radio is added at the SEL level, but the SEL with the Convenience Package will also be upgraded with a 10.25-inch touchscreen, navigation, and dynamic voice recognition (although the smartphone integration will revert to manual plug-in form). The Limited gets all of that plus a Bose sound system.

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