Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
The Hyundai Tucson comes with plenty of kit as standard, but you do pay for that privilege. It commands a higher starting price than the Seat Ateca and Skoda Karoq but costs close to the VW Tiguan. The upper trim levels push the Tucson into the premium territory occupied by the Volvo XC40, BMW X1 and Range Rover Evoque. And while the Evoque will be limited to a diesel engine at this price, it holds on to its value far better.
The plug-in hybrid's low CO2 figure of of 31g/km and competitive 38-mile official electric range will make it the cheapest option as a company car. When the battery is empty, you can expect around 36mpg from the 1.6-litre petrol engine. The 1.6 T-GDi 230 Hybrid version produces as little as 127g/km putting it in a reasonable tax bracket that’s around 5% lower than the entry-level petrol 1.6 T-GDi 150 manual. The MHEV automatic produces 144g/km.
Equipment, options and extras
Entry-level Tucson SE Connect models come generously equipped, with 17in alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control and cruise control, plus the driver-side electrically adjustable lumbar support and infotainment system.
N-Line models bring sportier exterior styling, heated seats, ambient lighting and LED headlights. If you want a few more goodies, it’s well worth taking a look at Premium trim. A relatively small jump up in price gives you larger 18in wheels (19in on Hybrid and Plug-in Hybrid Premium models), a black two-tone roof, adaptive cruise control, an eight-speaker Krell premium sound system and additional safety features.
Luxurious range-topping Ultimate trim completes the line-up, with 19in alloy wheels, a panoramic sunroof, three-zone climate control, an electric tailgate and much more besides. However, that pushes the Tucson’s list price close to the plusher Range Rover Evoque and Volvo XC40.