Hyundai Tucson review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Costs & verdict

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  • Hyundai Tucson 2021 front cornering
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  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 interior dashboard
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 interior rear seats
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 interior infotainment
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 right tracking
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 front cornering
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 rear tracking
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 alloy wheel detail
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 interior front seats
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 interior driver display
  • Hyundai Tucson 2022 interior steering wheel detail
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In this section:
  • Costs, insurance groups, MPG and CO2
  • Equipment, options and extras
  • Reliability
  • Safety and security

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, Skoda Karoq, Volkswagen Tiguan and Volvo XC40. The upper trim levels push the Tucson into the premium territory occupied by the BMW X1 and Range Rover Evoque, and it doesn’t hold on to its value as well as the Evoque.

Company car drivers looking for the lowest possible CO2 figures would be best to go for the Plug-in Hybrid, which has low CO2 of 31g/km and a very competitive 38-mile official electric range. It falls into the same benefit-in-kind (BIK) company car tax rate as most comparable PHEVs, meaning that you’ll pay around £150 per month up until April 2024 and will save thousands over any comparable non-electric option. When the battery is empty, you should expect around 36mpg from the 1.6-litre petrol engine, which is what we returned over a varied test route in the PHEV. The 1.6 T-GDi 230 Hybrid version produces as little as 127g/km (it varies depending on the spec) putting it in a reasonable BIK tax bracket (a 1.0 TSI Seat Ateca emits 139g/km). The MHEV automatic isn’t bad, either, at 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 mentioned previously.

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 niceties that include 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.

Overview

If interior space is high on your list of priorities you should definitely take a look at the Hyundai Tucson. Four tall adults will have plenty of room and the boot is cavernous. Interior quality impresses, as it should given the Tucson’s relatively high asking price. However, there are more comfortable and better handling SUVs out there, while premium rivals such as the Range Rover Evoque feel even more special inside.

  • Frugal hybrid is a worthy alternative to diesel
  • Well-made interior
  • Spacious for passengers and luggage
  • So-so handling
  • Ride can get choppy at times
  • No sliding rear seats
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