Updated February 17, 2022
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The Hyundai Tucson (Korean: 현대 투싼) (pronounced Tu-són) is a compact crossover SUV (C-segment) produced by the South Korean manufacturer Hyundai since 2004. In the brand’s lineup, the Tucson fits below the Santa Fe, and above the Kona and Creta. It is named after the city of Tucson, Arizona. The second-generation model has been marketed as the Hyundai ix35 in several markets, including Europe, Australia and China, before reverting to Tucson for the third-generation.
The Tucson is the best-selling Hyundai SUV model, with more than 7 million units sold globally since it launched in 2004. Of these, 1.4 million units have been sold in Europe.
— Source Wikipedia
- Official Page – Hyundai Tucson
- Price: Starts at $27,800 CAD
- Comparable to: Honda CR-V, Jeep Compass, Ford Escape
- Maintenance costs: Approximately $4,260 over 10 years.
REVIEWS AND IMPRESSIONS
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SCORES BY PUBLICATION:
Kelley Blue Book: 4.6 / 5
USNews: 9.0 / 10
Edmunds: 7.9 / 10
J.D. Power: 82 / 100
Car and Driver: 8 / 10
Motortrend: 8.2 / 10
CNet: 8.8 / 10
What the critics have to say…
Hyundai isn’t falling into the industry-typical habit of making all its new cars look like Russian dolls. From the Sonata to the Palisade to the Elantra, every new Hyundai debut is more interesting than the last. But they’re more than just great pieces of design — these products are well-rounded, too. The 2022 Tucson crossover isn’t just Hyundai’s latest model, it’s the company’s best one yet.
Hyundai’s handsome and value-packed Tucson compact SUV may be overshadowed by the luxury Palisade and sprightly Kona SUVs, but like its siblings it has a lot to offer.
— Car and Driver
HOW DOES IT DRIVE?
This engine isn’t the sweetest sounding mill around – a low grumble permeates the otherwise hushed interior – but it does scoot the Tucson off the line relatively quickly and hauls this SUV around town with adequate verve. The transmission delivers smooth and mostly prompt gear changes. Accelerating up to highway speed requires some patience, but once there, the Tucson cruises confidently and offers sufficient passing power.USNews
Unfortunately the Tucson’s engine struggles to get the SUV moving with authority. Around town and on the highway, it’s OK to drive, but if you’re in a hurry the sluggishness is apparent. The Tucson accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 10.2 seconds during our testing, making it one of the slowest crossovers we’ve measured in some time.Edmunds
IS IT RELIABLE AND HIGH QUALITY?
Is the Hyundai Tucson Reliable?
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson has a predicted reliability score of 88 out of 100. A J.D. Power predicted reliability score of 91-100 is considered the Best, 81-90 is Great, 70-80 is Average, and 0-69 is Fair and considered below average.
Hyundai Tucson Warranty
Hyundai covers the 2022 Tucson with a five-year/60,000-mile limited warranty and a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.
HOW COMFORTABLE IS IT?
The Tucson approaches luxury-level quality when it comes to comfort. It has a supple suspension that provides an excellent ride, and bumps and cracks in the road are absorbed very well. It’s among the best rides in the class.Edmunds
The Tucson’s steering is both lightly weighted and light on feedback, and there’s a good amount of body roll in the corners. But what this crossover lacks in sportiness it makes up for in comfort. Even on the Limited’s 19-inch wheels the Tucson soaks up bumps and rough surfaces, delivering a superb ride that’s smoother than any of its competitors — even the refined Mazda CX-5. It’s luxury-car quiet on the inside, too, though the noisy engine sometimes cuts through that serenity under hard acceleration.CNET
WHAT IS THE INTERIOR LIKE?
Excellent ergonomics and an abundance of interior space make the Tucson’s cabin a very pleasant place to be. The front seats offer plenty of room, and rear passengers will be able to stretch their legs or recline their seat. For drivers, it’s easy to find a comfortable and commanding position, plus a large windscreen and thin pillars allow for great visibility.Edmunds
Inside the Tucson’s dapper cabin, occupants are treated to well-built surroundings with user-friendly controls and a European-style design. It’s a bit on the monochromatic side with the all-black color scheme but opting for the beige upholstery adds some contrast. Cloth seating is standard, provided by YES Essentials; Hyundai claims the fabric resists staining, repels odors, and reduces static. For those who prefer leather, the Limited and Ultimate models offer it as standard equipment.Car and Driver
WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY LIKE?
The new Tucson SUV follows the Sonata’s lead with distinctive looks and generous amounts of tech features. A standard 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. A larger 10.3-inch screen, color head-up display, Bose audio system, digital instrument cluster, and smartphone as key capability are also available but are likely only on higher trims. Oh, and Hyundai’s cool Smart Parking Assist feature is also on the options list.Motortrend
The base Tucson uses an 8-inch touchscreen, but Limited models like my car get a 10.3-inch display running the same fantastic infotainment system that’s found in a number of other Hyundai Motor Group products like the Santa Fe and the Kia K5. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard across the board, but only cars with the 8-inch screen get wireless CarPlay. The large display looks really good and is super snappy, and I like that you can swipe over to a simple display that just shows the clock and exterior temperature info. It’s also got fun features like nature soundscapes, and there’s a quiet mode for the audio that focuses the noise on the driver.CNET
WHAT IS THE CARGO SPACE LIKE?
The Tucson has 38.7 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats and a vast 74.8 cubic feet with these seats folded. That’s one of the largest cargo areas in the compact SUV class, and it’s on par with rivals like the Honda CR-V, Nissan Rogue, and Subaru Forester. There’s ample space for carry-on suitcases and camping gear, as well as bulkier items like a dresser, bikes, or bags of mulch. A hands-free power liftgate is available.USNews
You can toss plenty of stuff into the back of a Tucson. Its storage capacity of 38.7 cubic feet behind the rear seats is among the best for small SUVs. Fold down the rear seats and you’ve got 74.8 cubic feet at your disposal. The low liftover and nice flat floor should make it easy to stack up boxes on moving day or presents during the holidays. The cabin offers decent-sized spaces throughout to hold your small items. The cupholders can hold larger water bottles.Edmunds
IS THIS VEHICLE A GOOD VALUE?
The base Tucson SE starts at $26,135 including $1,185 for destination, making it cheaper than rivals from Honda and Toyota. It comes with full-LED front lighting, automatic headlights and high beams, 17-inch wheels, keyless entry, automated emergency braking with pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist with lane centering, a tilt and telescoping steering wheel, a pair of front-passenger USB outlets and HD radio.CNET
IS THE Hyundai Tucson A GOOD SUV?
Yes, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson is an excellent compact SUV. The redesigned Tucson impresses with its spacious five-seat interior, upmarket cabin materials, and large cargo area. It has a fairly intuitive infotainment system and a wide array of active safety features, many of which are standard. The Tucson feels agile and comfortable to drive day to day, and it’s powered by a zippy yet economical four-cylinder engine. It’s also backed by a 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.USNews
THE FINAL WORD
The Hyundai Tucson is an excellent vehicle that is both a good value and comfortable to drive.