Hyundai's Tucson has long been one of the popular choices in the compact crossover market. Making massive strides since the original, the latest generation offers an excellent combination of price and features.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
With an all-new version coming for 2022, and already revealed, Hyundai is not making any changes for the 2021 model.
Hyundai offers five trims of Tucson, base Essential, then Preferred, Luxury, Urban Edition, and Ultimate. Essential and Preferred are offered in front and all-wheel drive and come with a 2.0L four. Preferred is offered with the larger 2.4L engine, while Luxury, Urban, and Ultimate have that engine and AWD standard.
Essential includes driver assistance features like forward collision avoidance and lane departure warning with lane keeping assist. Heated seats are standard with manual adjustment. Auto headlights are included are power windows and locks with a tilt/telescope wheel. A 7.0-inch colour touchscreen is standard with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The driver gets a 3.5-inch info display. 17-inch steel wheels are standard, but projector headlights and front fog lights are included. The front wipers are variable intermittent.
Preferred adds blind-spot collision warning and rear cross-traffic warning. It also heats the rear seats and adds a heated and leather-wrapped wheel. 17-inch alloys are included, while the side mirrors add turn signal repeaters and the front exterior door handles are illuminated.
Luxury adds chrome interior trim and soft-touch door panels as well as second-row USB power. The seats are leather and there is dual climate control as well as proximity key and push-start. A surround view monitor, power liftgate, and chrome front grille are included as is a panoramic sunroof. Urban adds adaptive cruise and forward collision avoidance, and it has 19-inch Rays alloys, gloss black front grille and side mirrors, and unique skid plates and side sills.
Ultimate has an 8.0-inch display with nav and Infinity audio. It also gets automatic high beams and driver attention warning, plus 4.2-inch driver display, ventilated front seats, power passenger seat, and extra leather trim.
Adding the Trend package to Preferred comes with the 2.4L engine, 18-inch alloys, power driver seat, and dual climate control.
Front-drive Tuscon models have an estimated 10.0 L/100 km city, 7.9 highway. AWD 2.0L models get 10.8/9.2, and 2.4L AWD models have an estimated 11.0/9.2 rating.
The Tucson is in a crowded segment, competing not just with stablemate Kia Sportage, but also the Honda CR-V, Mitsubishi Outlander, Subaru Forester, Chevrolet Equinox, Jeep Cherokee, Ford Escape, Volkswagen Tiguan, and, of course, the Toyota RAV4, perennial segment best-seller.
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