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Car of the Year Awards 2022: Best family SUV for practicality

Cars in this class must obviously provide sufficient space for families. However, the best also offer a comfortable ride and tidy handling, and blend gutsy performance with wallet-friendly costs...

Best family SUV for practicality

Hyundai Tucson 1.6 T-GDi MHEV Premium

Car of the Year 2022 - MotorEasy

If bigger is better, then the Hyundai Tucson is absolutely fantastic.

There’s simply masses of space inside, whether you’re talking about how much room your passengers will have to stretch out, or how much you can fit into the boot. Even the plug-in hybrid model can take seven carry-on suitcases, while regular petrol and hybrid versions can swallow eight.

Hyundai Tucson 2022 boot open

To further aid practicality, the Tucson’s boot floor sits flush with the bottom of the tailgate opening, so there’s no lip to heave your items over. And while its rear seats can’t slide forward and back like they can in the rival Volkswagen Tiguan, they can recline if anyone fancies a snooze, or they can fold down in a 40/20/40 split if you need to liberate more space.

Our preferred 1.6-litre petrol engine has plenty of grunt, while Premium trim is loaded to the gunwales with kit such as 18in alloys and adaptive cruise control.

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