Hyundai Tucson 1.6 TGDi 177 Premium SE 5dr 2WD Review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
5 doors
Hyundai Tucson 2021 front
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  • Hyundai Tucson 2021 front
  • Hyundai Tucson 2020 Rear 3/4 tracking
  • Hyundai Tucson 2020 Steering wheel
  • Hyundai Tucson 2021 rear seats
  • Hyundai Tucson 2020 Centre console
  • Hyundai Tucson 2020 Rear 3/4 static
  • Hyundai Tucson 2020 Left front 3/4 static
  • Hyundai Tucson 2020 Front static
  • Hyundai Tucson 2020 Rear static
  • Hyundai Tucson 2020 front grille
  • Hyundai Tucson 2020 Rear lights
  • Hyundai Tucson 2020 Rear bumper and exhaust
  • Hyundai Tucson 2020 Left front wheel
  • Hyundai Tucson 2020 Steering wheel and instrument cluster
  • Hyundai Tucson 2020 Front 3/4 static at night
RRP £31,060What Car? Target Price£29,065
Review

Obviously, this is an early drive with many unknowns – because Hyundai hasn’t divulged all the details yet. We’ve also only driven what’s expected to be the top-spec trim and engine combination. However, the signs look very good if you’re after a spacious family SUV with the option of a punchy but frugal hybrid petrol engine. There are more comfortable and better-handling family SUVs, though.

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Over the Premium trim, the top-spec Premium SE adds 19in alloy wheels, adaptive cruise control, ventilated front seats, LED headlights, a heated steering wheel, a 360deg camera, a powered tailgate and a panoramic sunroof.

Our pick of the range is the turbocharged 1.6 T-GDi 177 petrol, which produces 175bhp, pulls strongly from 1500rpm and revs cleanly to its red line. It will cover 0-62mph in 9.2sec with a six-speed manual gearbox, or 8.9sec if you plump for the seven-speed automatic. That's about the same acceleration as a Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI 150, and a touch sprightlier than the Peugeot 3008 1.2 Puretech 130.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH9.2 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

34.9

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

513

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

185

g/km

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