For 2015, Hyundai's Electronic Stability Control (ESC) continues to be a vital priority as it helps provide optimal stability and driver control. Comprehensive and advanced technologies, including Hillstart Assist Control (HAC) and Downhill Brake Control (DBC), are also standard on every Tucson.
Electronic Stability Control (ESC) works to prevent skids and maintain traction, helping to keep your vehicle under control in difficult conditions. In single-vehicle incidents, ESC-equipped SUVs are in 67% fewer crashes, with a much greater reduction in rollover crashes. All reason enough for Hyundai to make ESC standard on every Tucson.
Traction Control System (TCS) works to reduce skidding, maintain traction and reduce wheelspin in various adverse traction conditions, like inclement weather. TCS helps provide more stable and predictable acceleration characteristics for a more confident, controlled driving experience.
Six airbags are standard, while the side-curtain airbags are equipped with rollover sensors. The integrated Occupant Classification System (OCS) even adjusts the force of deployment depending on the size of the front seat passenger. Should the front seat be unoccupied, the passenger airbag won't activate at all, saving on future repair costs.
The Tucson is equipped with active front head restraints, for protection against whiplash. These restraints use body weight to react in a rear-end collision, making them simple, yet extremely reliable.
Offered as options or upgrades by some competitors, Tucson's standard Hillstart Assist Control minimizes backward roll when stopped on steep hills, while the Downhill Brake Control helps you maintain control when you're slowly descending down a steep hill.