2021 Hyundai Tucson price and specs

Hyundai's strong-selling mid-sized SUV is about to touch down in Australia with a new look, more technology, and a higher price.

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Hyundai’s new Tucson is bigger and higher-tech than the car it replaces, but it’ll also be more expensive.

Pricing for petrol-powered 2021 Hyundai Tucson models has been revealed on the Hyundai Australia website.

The starting price of $34,500 before on-road costs is up $2360 on the outgoing model, while the range-topping Highlander starts at $46,000 before on-roads and stretches to $52,000 with a turbo-diesel engine.

Hyundai Tucson 2.0-litre petrol models are hitting dealers now, with 1.6-litre turbo petrol models coming later in the second quarter of 2021 while 2.0-litre turbo-diesel and N Line variants arriving during quarter three of 2021.

Update, 30/04/21 11:00am: Hyundai has released full details of the 2021 Tucson. We’ve updated our story with a full price list and new images.

Update, 07/05/2021 8:55am: The Tucson has arrived. You can check out our launch review here.

Pricing

  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson 2.0 petrol: $34,500 (up $2360)
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson N Line 2.0 petrol: $38,000 (new)
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson Elite 2.0 petrol: $39,000 (up $800)
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson Elite N Line 2.0 petrol: $41,000 (new)
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson Elite 1.6T petrol: $43,000 (up $1800)
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson Elite N Line 1.6T petrol: $45,000 (new)
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson Elite 2.0T diesel: $45,000 (up $1500)
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson Elite N Line 2.0T diesel: $47,000 (new)
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson Highlander 2.0 petrol: $46,000 (new)
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson Highlander N Line 2.0 petrol: $47,000 (new)
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson Highlander 1.6T petrol: $50,000 (up $3150)
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson Highlander N Line 1.6T petrol: $51,000 (new)
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson Highlander 2.0T diesel: $52,000 (up $2850)
  • 2021 Hyundai Tucson Highlander N Line 2.0T diesel: $53,000 (new)

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Engines

The base model will offer only a naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 115kW of power and 192Nm of torque.

The Elite and Highlander will also offer the option of a turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol (132kW/265Nm) four-cylinder engine at launch, with a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel (137kW/416Nm) model to follow.

Only the 2.0-litre petrol models have front-wheel drive, with the rest of the range using all-wheel drive.

A six-speed torque-converter automatic is standard on the 2.0-litre petrol.

There’s an eight-speed automatic in the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel, and a seven-speed dual-clutch auto is used in the 1.6-litre turbo-petrol.

Fuel Economy

Claimed fuel economy for the 2.0-litre model is 8.1L/100km on the combined cycle.

The 1.6-litre engine uses a claimed 7.2L/100km.

Both models have a 54L fuel tank.

Dimensions

The new Hyundai Tucson measures up at 4630mm long, 1865mm wide, and 1665mm tall with a 2755mm wheelbase.

Boot space is 539L with the rear seats in place, expanding to 1860L with them folded flat.

A full-sized spare wheel is standard across the range.

Servicing and Warranty

The 2021 Hyundai Tucson is backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Maintenance for the base petrol and the diesel is required every 12 months or 15,000km.

The 1.6-litre turbo petrol requires servicing every 12 months or 10,000km.

Service prices are as follows:

Year12345
2.0 petrol$319$319$319$319$319
1.6T petrol$319$319$319$319$319
2.0T diesel$375$375$375$375$375

Safety

The 2021 Hyundai Tucson hasn’t been crash tested by ANCAP or Euro NCAP.

We know, however, it will offer the latest in Hyundai’s driver assist and active safety technology.

This includes features not previously available in the Tucson, such as:

  • Surround-view camera
  • Parking collision avoidance assist
  • Safe exit warning
  • Blind-spot view monitor
  • Lane-following assist
  • Remote smart parking assist
  • Intelligent speed limit assist

Blind-spot monitoring has been upgraded to blind-spot assist, the driver attention warning adds a leading vehicle departure alert, and the autonomous emergency braking system adds a junction-turning feature.

The Tucson also gains a front-centre airbag.

Standard Equipment

The base Tucson will come standard with the following features:

  • 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • 4.2-inch instrument cluster display screen
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter
  • Autonomous emergency braking with junction assist
  • Blind-spot assist
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring
  • Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
  • Halogen headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Automatic headlights
  • Grey/black cloth upholstery
  • Full-size spare wheel
  • Remote folding second-row seats
  • Driver’s seat power lumbar

The Tucson Elite adds:

  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay and satellite navigation
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Power driver’s seat
  • Heated front seats
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Front parking sensors
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Black leather upholstery
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Paddle shifters (excludes 2.0-litre petrol)
  • Rear seat radar occupant alert

The Tucson Highlander adds:

  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Parking collision avoidance assist
  • Remote smart parking assist (diesel only)
  • Bose premium sound system
  • Surround-view camera
  • Blind-spot view monitor
  • Power tailgate
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power driver’s seat with memory
  • Power passenger seat
  • LED headlights and tail lights
  • Ambient lighting
  • Electro-chromatic rear-view mirror
  • Passenger walk-in device
  • Silver-painted skid plate
  • Choice of black, brown or light grey interior colours

The N Line package adds:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster (Tucson, Elite)
  • Sports seats
  • LED headlights and tail lights (Tucson, Elite)
  • Leather and suede upholstery
  • N Line steering wheel
  • Black interior with black headliner
  • Metal pedals

Stay tuned for our Australian launch review on May 7.

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