The Hyundai Tucson served as the Korean brand's crossover starting point since the mid-2000s. This small utility's last full design came in 2015, and Hyundai refreshed it in 2019. It now has two models that slot below it: the Kona (introduced in 2018) and the even smaller Venue, which is new for 2020.
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
For its 2020 model year, the Hyundai Tucson gains a new 2.0L Preferred w/Sun & Leather trim that adds a panoramic sunroof and leather seating to the Preferred model. Those items were formerly only available in conjunction with the a number of other features and in more expensive configurations.
Hyundai offers the Tucson in six trims: 2.0L Essential, 2.0L Preferred, 2.0L Preferred w/ Sun & Leather, 2.4L Preferred w/ Trend Package, 2.4L Luxury and 2.4L Ultimate. Engines are 2.0L and 2.4L four-cylinders. AWD is optional with the 2.0L and standard with the larger engine and both powerplants come matched with a six-speed automatic transmission.
2.0L Essential starts things off with 17-inch steel wheels with covers, LED daytime running lights, automatic on/off headlights, fog lights, heated and power-adjustable side mirrors, a windshield wiper de-icer, cloth upholstery, a six-way manual driver's seat, heated front seats, Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary inputs, a 7.0-inch infotainment display, a six-speaker stereo, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, air conditioning, cruise control, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, keyless entry, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and forward collision avoidance assist.
2.0L Preferred models add 17-inch alloy wheels, front solar control glass, heated rear seats, lighted vanity mirrors, leather-trimmed steering wheel and shift lever, a heated steering wheel, passive keyless entry, and blind spot alert with lane change assist and rear cross traffic warning.
The Sun & Leather package adds leather upholstery and a panoramic sunroof.
2.4L Preferrred Trend brings 18-inch wheels, front and rear silver skid plates, an eight-way power driver's seat with lumbar, satellite radio, dual-zone automatic climate control, BlueLink, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and an integrated garage door opener. This package also reverts to cloth seating.
The 2.4L Luxury package reinserts leather upholstery and adds a chrome grille, deluxe door scuffs, artificial leather-wrapped dash panels and an electric parking brake.
Finally, 2.4L Ultimate trim gets 19-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, chrome door handles, rain-sensing wipers, 360-degree exterior camera views, a power front passenger seat, ventilated front seats, an 8.0-inch infotainment display with navigation, 4.2-inch digital gauge cluster display, forward pedestrian detection, driver attention warning, backup parking sensors and automatic high beams.
Hyundai's fuel consumption estimates are 10.0/7.9 L/100 km (city/highway) with the 2.0L engine and FWD; 10.8/9.2 L/100 km with the 2.0L/AWD combination; and 11.0/9.2 L/100 km for 2.4L/AWD variants.
The Tuscon's competitors are numerous and varied. From Korea comes the Kia Sportage, while Japan supplies the Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan Rogue, Mazda CX-5, and Subaru Forester.
Germany's sole comer is the Volkswagen Tiguan.
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