The Hyundai Tucson isn’t the oldest name in the compact crossover class, but it is a well-established vehicle that has been around since 2005. Last year marked the end of the line for the third-generation model.
What’s New/Key Changes From Last Year
For 2022, the Tucson is completely redesigned with new, modern styling. There are also new conventional hybrid and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrains, but those are covered in a separate buyer’s guide entry.
The Tucson’s powertrain consists of a 2.5L four-cylinder engine, an eight-speed transmission, and a choice of front- or all-wheel drive. Trim levels are Essential, Preferred, and N Line.
Essential kicks things off with 17-inch aluminum wheels, auto on/off LED headlights, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, an 8.0-inch touchscreen, six-speaker stereo, air conditioning, camera-based forward collision detection, lane follow/lane keeping assist, driver attention warning, and rear occupant alert.
Preferred gains blind spot monitoring, LED daytime running lights, leather-trimmed shifter, passive keyless entry, remote engine start, adaptive cruise control, heated/leather-trimmed steering wheel, camera/radar forward junction turning assist, rear cross-traffic alert, and safe exit warning.
N Line’s additions are a panoramic sunroof, 19-inch wheels, LED taillights, trim-specific body pieces and trim, a black headliner, red interior trim, an eight-way power driver’s seat, 10-colour ambient cabin lighting, a 10.25-inch gauge cluster, an eight-speaker sound system, and dual-zone A/C.
You can option Preferred with a Trend package of sunroof, LED taillights, silver front and rear skid plates, a dark chrome grille and bumpers, soft-touch door panels and crash pad, leather seating, an eight-way power driver’s seat, wireless smartphone charging, and dual-zone automatic A/C.
Hyundai’s fuel consumption estimates for the Tucson are 9.1/7.1 L/100 km (city/highway) with FWD, and 9.9/8.0 L/100 km with AWD.
The Hyundai Tucson counts among its competitors the five-seat Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Jeep Cherokee, Nissan Rogue, and Ford Escape. While Hyundai doesn’t offer a three-row Tucson, some of its competitors can be had as seven-seaters, including the Mitsubishi Outlander and Volkswagen Tiguan.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed