The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is available in four different trim levels, with prices ranging from $29,640 before on-road costs for the base Tucson Active 2.0-litre with a manual transmission to $49,150 before on-road costs for the Tucson Highlander diesel automatic.
The Tucson is Hyundai’s entry into the extremely popular mid-size segment, rivalling models like the Toyota RAV4 and Nissan X-Trail. In its third generation (the second generation was badged ix35), the Tucson is at the end of its lifecycle with a new model coming soon.
- 2020 Hyundai Tucson Active 2.0 manual: $29,640
- 2020 Hyundai Tucson Active 2.0 auto: $32,140
- 2020 Hyundai Tucson Active diesel AWD auto: $37,440
- 2020 Hyundai Tucson Active X 2.0 manual: $32,640
- 2020 Hyundai Tucson Active X 2.0 auto: $35,140
- 2020 Hyundai Tucson Active X diesel AWD auto: $40,440
- 2020 Hyundai Tucson Elite 2.0 auto: $38,200
- 2020 Hyundai Tucson Elite 1.6T AWD auto: $41,200
- 2020 Hyundai Tucson Elite diesel AWD auto: $43,150
- 2020 Hyundai Tucson Highlander 1.6T AWD auto: $46,850
- 2020 Hyundai Tucson Highlander 1.6T diesel AWD auto: $49,150
All prices are before on-road costs.
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson is available with three engines, three transmissions and a choice of front- and all-wheel drive.
The Hyundai Tucson Active, Active X and Elite come standard with a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 122kW and 205Nm.
It’s available only with front-wheel drive and with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission, though the Elite is auto-only.
Optional on all 2020 Hyundai Tucson models is a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder producing 136kW and 400Nm. It’s available only with all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Optional on the Elite and standard on the Highlander is a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder producing 130kW and 265Nm. It’s available only with all-wheel drive and a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson 2.0-litre consumes 7.8L/100km on the combined cycle when equipped with a manual transmission and 7.9L/100km when equipped with the automatic.
When equipped with the turbocharged 1.6-litre, the Tucson consumes 7.7L/100km on the ADR combined city and highway cycle.
Diesel Tucsons achieve 6.4L/100km on the combined cycle.
Both petrol engines require only 91RON regular unleaded fuel.
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson measures 4480mm long, 1655mm tall (1660mm including the roof rails) and 1850mm wide.
The Hyundai Tucson has 488L of volume in its cargo area, increasing to 1478L with the rear seats folded.
When the Hyundai Tucson was tested by ANCAP in 2015, it received a rating of five stars.
That rating was based on a frontal offset score of 14.53 out of 16 and a side impact score of 16 out of 16. Whiplash and pedestrian protection were rated Good and Marginal, respectively.
All 2020 Hyundai Tucson models come standard with autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with forward-collision warning, as well as lane-keeping assist, anti-lock brakes and front, front-side and curtain airbags.
Elite and Highlander models add blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and a more advanced forward-collision warning that uses both camera and radar.
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson Active comes with the following standard features:
- 7.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- LED daytime running lights
- Cruise control
- Six-speaker sound system
- Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob
- Front fog lights
Next up the rung is the Tucson Active X which adds the following:
- 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Apple CarPlay, Android Auto
- Satellite navigation
- Eight-speaker Infinity premium sound system
- DAB+ digital radio
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Leather seats
- Power-folding exterior mirrors
The Tucson Elite adds:
- Electronic parking brake
- Rain-sensing wipers
- Keyless entry and start
- Adaptive cruise control
- Blind-spot monitoring
- Rear cross-traffic alert
- 10-way power driver’s seat
- Dual-zone climate control
The range-topping Tucson Highlander adds:
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- Front parking sensors
- Eight-way power passenger’s seat
- Panoramic sunroof
- Powered tailgate
- Heated and ventilated front seats
- LED headlights
- Heated steering wheel
- Qi wireless phone charging
The 2020 Hyundai Tucson requires servicing every 12 months or 10,000km (15,000km for diesel models), whichever comes first.
Hyundai offers a Lifetime Service Plan with capped-price services over the course of the Tucson’s five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty.
The average cost of a service over this period is $306 for models with the 2.0-litre petrol, $317 for models with the 1.6-litre turbo, and $414 for models with the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.