What used Hyundai Tucson 4x4 will I get for my budget?
A high-mileage example of the entry-level Tucson will now set you back less than £9000, but we’d suggest spending around £10,000 in order to buy yourself an example with at least average mileage and a full service history.
If you increase your budget to between £11,000 and £13,000, that should be enough to get yourself a low-mileage diesel model in SE Nav trim from 2016 or 2017. If you’re after a four-wheel-drive version, expect to pay at least £12,000. An automatic car will cost you a similar amount. For a 2018 onwards facelifted example with low mileage, you can expect to pay at between £14,000 and £16,000, and between £17,000 and £20,000 for a 2020 car.
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How much does it cost to run a Hyundai Tucson 4x4?
You might need a flowing oil well of your own if you want to buy one of the petrol-powered versions of its automotive namesake; the turbocharged 1.6 model is painfully thirsty at 37.2mpg under the older NEDC tests. The naturally aspirated 1.6 is marginally better at 44.8mpg combined.
The same goes if you choose the most powerful diesel, which only comes with fuel-sapping four-wheel drive and is accordingly rated at 47.9mpg (autos are worse at 43.5mpg). Thankfully, if you choose either of the two lower-powered diesels, you’ll find fuel economy to be broadly on a par with that of all but the most efficient of the Tucson’s rivals: 61.7mpg for the 113bhp or 57.6mpg if it's the 134bhp version.
Under the later, more realistic WLTP tests, the 1.6 diesel averages 54.3mpg, the 134bhp 1.6 diesel 52.3mpg and the 2.0 diesel 42.8mpg. The 1.6 130 petrol averages 36.2mpg while the 175bhp 1.6 petrol averages 35.8mpg.
The worst model for CO2 is the turbocharged 1.6 petrol at 177g/km, followed by the four-wheel drive 2.0 diesel auto at 170g/km. The 133bhp 1.6 petrol is better at 147g/km, but you're better off going for the mid-range diesel models such as the more popular 134bhp versions of the 1.7 and 2.0-litre diesels that produce 129g/km and 130g/km, respectively. The best overall is the 113bhp 1.7 diesel at 119g/km.
Any Tucson built after 1 April 2017 will be subject to the new flat rate of tax applicable to every model, currently £150 a year. However, models built before that date will be taxed according to their CO2 emissions. Find out more about the current road tax costs here.
Servicing costs on the Tucson are reasonably good value, and will drop once the car is outside of warranty and can take advantage of fixed price essential servicing. There are three levels of service: basic from £99, interim from £169 and full from £229.
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