Hyundai Tucson review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Introduction

Hyundai Tucson 2022 front cornering
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  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 front cornering
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 rear tracking
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 interior dashboard
  • Hyundai Tucson interior rear seats
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 interior infotainment
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 right tracking
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 front left tracking
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 left static boot open
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 boot open
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 interior front seats
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 interior detail
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Introduction

What Car? says...

A well-chosen name can be pretty powerful. The Hyundai Tucson, for example, might well make you think of big skies and rocky outcrops in Arizona – the wild frontier of Hollywood Westerns.

In fact, it was just around the corner from the city of Tucson, in Tombstone, where gunslingers roamed, both in reality and on screen.

We'll also find out whether it wins that shoot-out with its rivals, tell you which trim and engine combination we prefer, and give you a darn good indication of how kind to your wallet the running costs will be.

Whichever set of wheels you choose for your next adventure (Wild West or otherwise), you could save a fistful of dollars if you mosey on down to our free What Car? New Car Buying service. It helps you find great prices on most makes and models, and has lots of good Hyundai Tucson deals.

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  • The latest generation of Hyundai Tucson didn’t feature in the 2021 What Car? Reliability Survey, but the previous generation (2015-2020) Tucson finished a very creditable third place in the family SUV category. As a brand, Hyundai performed very well, finishing joint third (with Suzuki) out of 30 brands, behind only Lexus and Dacia. Read more here

  • While you can’t buy the Tucson as a fully electric car, you can choose it as a mild hybrid, a regular hybrid or a plug-in hybrid (PHEV). The PHEV version’s low CO2 emissions and very competitive 38-mile official electric-only range put it in a low benefit-in-kind tax band, making it an attractive company car choice. Meanwhile, private buyers will enjoy the near-50mpg economy of the 1.6 T-GDi 230 hybrid, which is our favourite engine in the line-up. If you’d prefer a fully electric SUV, you might want to consider the smaller Hyundai Kona Electric. Read more here

  • We recommend the powerful and economical 1.6 T-GDi 230 hybrid engine and the SE Connect trim level. That trim provides more than just the basics – you get smart 17in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control and cruise control, plus driver-side electrically adjustable lumbar support and a 10.3in infotainment system that includes built-in sat-nav, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring. In terms of safety kit, SE Connect trim gives you automatic emergency braking (AEB), a driver attention warning system and speed-limit recognition. You also get a system that will automatically apply the brakes after a collision to ensure you don’t roll forwards and have a secondary impact. Read more here

  • N Line trim is one rung up the Hyundai Tucson ladder from Premium trim. Premium adds adaptive cruise control, larger 18in alloy wheels, wireless phone-charging, front and rear parking sensors, ambient lighting, a Krell premium stereo upgrade and keyless entry to our favourite SE Connect trim. N line offers a similar list of kit to Premium but brings a sportier look inside and out (but no extra performance). You get even bigger 19in wheels, body-coloured wheel arch surrounds and twin-tipped exhaust pipes outside, as well as racy alloy pedals and an N-branded steering wheel. Read more here

  • In short, pretty impressive. You get a large, crisp 10.3in touchscreen with smart graphics, and the menus are straightforward to navigate, helped by software that’s a little more responsive than the systems found in the Peugeot 3008 and Volvo XC40. That said, it’s not always quite as snappy as the systems in the Skoda Karoq and Volkswagen Tiguan. It has built-in sat-nav, DAB radio, Bluetooth, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. Read more here

  • At 620 litres, the Hyundai Tucson’s boot is among the biggest you’ll find in the family SUV class. However, it’s worth noting that the batteries of the hybrid and PHEV versions erode some of that capacity (hybrid models have 577-litre boots while PHEVs have 558 litres). We still fitted seven carry-on suitcases below the parcel shelf of a PHEV, though. Aside from a little intrusion from the rear wheel arches, the Tucson’s boot is helpfully wide, and its floor is flush with the bottom of the tailgate opening. You’ll find a bit of extra storage beneath the floor in all versions except the PHEVs. Read more here

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Target Price from £28,093
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RRP price range £29,140 - £42,380
Number of trims (see all)5
Number of engines (see all)4
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)petrol, hybrid
MPG range across all versions 201.8 - 50.4
Available doors options 5
Warranty 5 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £872 / £2,692
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £1,744 / £5,385
Available colours