What used Hyundai Tucson 4x4 will I get for my budget?
A high-mileage example of the most basic Tucson will now set you back less than £12,000, but we’d suggest spending a bit more in order to buy yourself an example with at least average mileage and a full service history, especially as such a thing should only cost you around £500 more.
However, we’d recommend upping your budget still further to £15,000, which should be enough to get yourself a low-mileage diesel model in SE Nav trim. If you’re after a four-wheel-drive version, expect to pay at least £16,000. An automatic car will cost you a similar amount. For a year-old, diesel-powered Premium model with low mileage, you can expect to pay at least £18,000. This makes the Tucson inexpensive compared with its chief rivals.
How much does it cost to run a Hyundai Tucson 4x4?
One of the city of Tucson’s suburbs is called Flowing Wells. 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; both the naturally aspirated and turbocharged models are painfully thirsty. The same goes if you choose the most powerful diesel, which only comes with fuel-sapping four-wheel drive. Thankfully, if you choose either of the two lower-powered diesels, you’ll find fuel economy to be broadly on a par with all but the most efficient of the Tucson’s rivals'.
Any Tucson built after 1 April 2017 will be subject to the new rates of tax: £140 a year, which is a flat rate applicable to every model. However, models built before that date will be taxed according to their CO2 emissions. That should mean £30 a year or less for the least powerful diesels, £230 a year for the more powerful version and at least £195 a year if you choose a petrol.
Servicing costs on the Tucson are reasonably good value, and as the model came with Hyundai’s five-year, unlimited-mileage warranty when it was new, you shouldn’t have to pay for too many repairs until your car hits that age. Do be careful to check the terms and conditions, though, as cover can decrease in the last couple of years of the warranty. In short, the Tucson should be a cheap car to run. Even once the warranty has run out, though, the Tucson shouldn’t cost the earth if it does go wrong.