New Hyundai Tucson vs Peugeot 3008 vs Skoda Karoq
With some exterior styling tweaks and a revamped interior, can the facelifted Hyundai Tucson challenge the attractive Peugeot 3008 and our favourite sub-£30k family SUV, the Skoda Karoq?...
The screen isn’t the most high-definition, but it’s packed with features (sat-nav, smartphone mirroring, live weather and traffic reports), plus it’s simple to use, with physical shortcut buttons and large on-screen icons. The floating-style screen is new for 2018 and puts crucial information closer to your line of sight. A premium Krell sound system is standard and sounds better than the version in entry-level models.
The graphics are better than the Tucson’s and the screen is augmented by virtual dials behind the steering wheel. However, the system can be slow to respond, like an old computer trying to run too many programmes. The fact that the touchscreen also controls the air-con doesn’t help matters. If you’re into music, you might want to upgrade to the Focal hi-fi, which is superior to the standard system.
In SE L trim, you get a sharp 8.0in touchscreen that responds promptly to touches. The system is intuitive to use, thanks to its logical menus. You can upgrade to a 9.2in screen for £1500, but we’d save our money. Skoda’s Care Connect brings lots of online features, such as emergency response, but it’s pricey at £400 for three years. The optional £550 Canton sound system is worth considering, however.