Hyundai ranked fourth among all brands in the J.D. Power 2015 Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) and second among non-premium automakers. The 2015 Hyundai Tucson was awarded for the highest initial quality in the small SUV segment.
IQS, now in its 29th year, serves as the industry benchmark for new-vehicle quality measured at 90 days of ownership. According to the study, Tucson owners reported fewer problems with their vehicles than any other small SUV.
The 2015 IQS is based on responses from more than 84,000 purchasers and lessees of new 2015 model-year vehicles surveyed after 90 days of ownership. The study relies on a 233-question survey designed to provide manufacturers with information to facilitate the identification of problems and drive product improvement.
During the last eleven years, Hyundai Motor Corporation has invested in a series of quality control initiatives, including a 24-hour, 365-days-a-year Global Quality Situation Room enabling engineers to respond in real-time to diverse quality issues. “Quality Cluster” facilities have been built around the globe to ensure the highest level of quality is integrated at every step in the production process – further promoting the company-wide belief that customer safety and satisfaction is at the core of Hyundai vehicle development.
Tucson’s combination of style and function helped it receive the 2014 Strategic Vision Total Quality Award in the Entry CUV segment and a 2014 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Award.
A Popular Equipment Package is now available on the 2015 Tucson GLS. This package adds a rear-view camera, 4.3-inch colour touchscreen audio display, 8-way power driver seat with power lumbar support, leatherette seat bolsters with cloth inserts and automatic headlight control. The 2015 Tucson Limited models come with standard LED taillights.
The Tucson added a choice of advanced 2.0- and 2.4-liter GDI four-cylinder engines in 2014 and these power plants carry over for the 2015 model year. A six-speed automatic transmission remains standard, and both engines are available with front- or all-wheel drive.
The 2015 Tucson comes standard with premium features such as 17-inch alloy wheels, projector headlights with LED headlight accents, and body colour rear spoiler with LED brake lights. The 2015 Tucson also comes with remote keyless entry system with alarm, power windows, door locks, and mirrors, an AM/FM/SiriusXM®/CD/MP3 audio system with iPod®/USB/auxiliary input jacks, Bluetooth® hands-free phone system and tilt and telescoping steering wheel.
The Tucson offers a generous amount of standard safety equipment including advanced front, front-side impact and side-curtain airbags with rollover sensors, four-wheel disc brakes and ABS with Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD) and Brake Assist. These safety features are also coupled with Hill-start Assist Control (HAC) with Downhill Brake Control (DBC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control System (TCS), Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) and active front head restraints.
- Hyundai News