Base Tucson crossovers have a 164-horsepower 4-cylinder and a 6-speed automatic, but it’s not the more desirable or even the more thrifty choice. Aim instead for the upsell powertrain, Hyundai’s 175-hp 1.6-liter turbo-4 and its 7-speed dual-clutch automatic. It’s reasonably smooth and has a rational amount of power for its intended use, though a full load of people and cargo pushes it to its VO2 max. All-wheel drive is an option. All Tucsons have lifeless electric steering, but the suspension and tires are tuned and selected for a well-damped ride, notable on a car that’s significantly smaller than some of its biggest competition.