Hyundai Tucson 1.6 TGDi Hybrid 230 Premium 5dr 2WD Auto Review

Category: Family SUV

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RRP £38,150What Car? Target Price£34,620
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

If interior space is high on your list of priorities you should definitely take a look at the Tucson. Four tall adults will have plenty of room and the boot is cavernous. Interior quality impresses, as it should, given the relatively high asking price. However, there are more comfortable riding and better handling SUVs out there, while the Kia Sportage strikes a better balance of doing everything well.

Premium models get additional kit over SE Connect, including adaptive cruise control, larger alloy wheels, wireless phone-charging, front and rear parking sensors, ambient lighting, a Krell premium stereo upgrade and keyless entry.

A full hybrid with a battery big enough for short bursts of leisurely electric driving in stop-start traffic, but not the true electric range of a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). With the petrol engine and electric motor combined it’s no slouch away from the lights and there’s plenty of useful pep for overtaking (0-62mph takes 8.0sec), although there’s a small fly in the ointment: the six-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox is hesitant, taking a moment to kick down.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Electric Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

49.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

616

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

130

g/km