It's easy to get comfortable in the Hyundai Tucson. There’s a wide range of seat adjustment and the steering column moves for both height and reach, so it's not hard to find your optimum driving position. The seats are soft yet just about supportive enough to avoid inducing backache on longer trips, so few should have any gripes.
Driver's seat height adjustment is standard across the range, as is a front armrest, and if you move up to SE specification then you get electric lumbar adjustment as standard for the driver, too. This further improves comfort. Bolstering the Tucson's ease of use are its sensibly placed and easily interpreted controls.
Hyundai Tucson visibility
Forward visibility from the driver's seat is decent by class standards. Your view out of the side windows is generally good, too, although the front pillars do tend to obscure your view out at junctions. In the rear, the rising window line means shorter rear passengers don’t enjoy a great view out.
SE versions of the Tucson come with rear parking sensors as standard, but if you move up to SE Nav you'll also get a reversing camera. Only Premium trim models come with both front and rear parking sensors, however. If you splash out on a top-spec Premium SE model you'll also get a parking assistance system, which aids with parallel and bay parking.
Hyundai Tucson infotainment
Entry-level S and SE trim models get a fairly basic-looking six-speaker stereo with a monochromatic display. Pleasingly, though, you still get Bluetooth, a USB socket and a DAB radio, which prevents the cheapest versions of the Tucson from feeling too basic.
It's best to opt for the SE Nav model or above, though, which adds a smart 8.0in touchscreen media system. It's quick to respond to screen presses and easy to use. Top-spec Premium versions also get a 'Supervision' instrument cluster, which offers a smart colour driver's display. Wheel-mounted audio and phone controls are standard across the range.
Hyundai Tucson build quality
The Hyundai Tucson is solidly and precisely built, but its interior is let down by the presence of too many hard and unappealing materials.
The dashboard, for example, is mostly made of solid, unyielding grey plastic. Lots of the plastics lower down in the interior are easily marked, too, which isn't ideal for those intending to use the car as a family vehicle.
Higher spec versions look and feel more upmarket inside, but rivals such as the Nissan Qashqai and Seat Ateca are still much classier.