Hyundai Tucson review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel, petrol
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RRP £23,150What Car? Target Price from£22,501

Introduction

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It’s amazing how powerful a well-chosen name can be. Think about the Hyundai Tucson and your mind might well be drawn to the big skies and rocky outcrops of Arizona; a wild frontier, immortalised in silver-screen Western shootouts. In fact, just around the corner from Tucson is Tombstone, where a good deal of rootin’, tootin’ and shootin’ took place, as depicted in history books and blockbuster movies alike.

Of course, it’s possible that Hyundai just thought it was a cool name, but the Tucson family SUV still finds itself right in the middle of its own Gunfight at the OK Corral. It needs to be darned quick on the draw to fend off its Nissan Qashqai arch rival, and it’ll need to keep its six-shooter trained on the Seat Ateca, Skoda Karoq and Peugeot 3008, too.

In fact, the Tucson has a bit of a point to prove; its predecessors, the previous-generation Tucson and the Hyundai ix35, established themselves by majoring on metal for your money, but were disappointing in other areas. And value is no longer enough these days – a point its rivals know only too well. The Tucson needs to challenge the Karoq for quality, the Ateca for driver appeal, and the 3008 for design sophistication. But can it shoot straight and hit the target?

Well, things certainly look good on paper, with its long kit list and the fact that some of its engines use clever mild-hybrid technology. The question is whether it can prove to be more than just the sum of its parts. Read on to find out how the Hyundai Tucson drives, how it panders to its passengers, and whether it’s kind to your wallet. And at the final showdown, is it an upstanding citizen or should the Sheriff lock it away?

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At a glance

Number of trims5 see more
Available fuel typesdiesel, petrol
MPG range across all versions34.9 - 54.3
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty5 years / No mileage cap

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