The majority of the Hyundai Tucson line-up has received a range of connectivity features for the 2023 model year.
UPDATE, 07/05/2023 – We’ve updated this article with the latest prices.
Hyundai Tucson Elite and Highlander variants now receive a complimentary five-year subscription to the company’s Bluelink connected services suite.
After increasing prices by $500 earlier this year across all bar the base model, Hyundai Australia is further increasing Tucson prices by $250 effective from June 1.
“Effective 1 April and 1 June 2023, HMCA regrettably will be applying a MLP increase that impacts a range of Hyundai models,” said a company spokesperson.
“This increase has been driven by exchange rate pressures and rising logistics costs.”
If customers have an existing order and take delivery after June 1, they’ll need to pay the higher price as Hyundai Australia isn’t price-protecting.
Following the larger Palisade and smaller Venue SUVs, the mid-sized Tucson has received services like automatic collision notification, SOS emergency calling and natural voice control in all bar the base model.
Other features include cloud-based navigation, weather and voice recognition, as well as the ability to send a destination to the car via the Hyundai Bluelink smartphone app.
You can also use the app to remotely check the vehicle’s status and location and lock, unlock and start the car, as well as adjust climate control settings.
Beyond the addition of these connectivity features, all other features and specifications for the Hyundai Tucson line-up are unchanged from the 2022 model year.
The 2023 Hyundai Tucson range starts at $34,900 before on-road costs for the entry-level Tucson, and now extends to $52,900 before on-roads for the Highlander 2.0TD AWD.
During 2022 Hyundai sold a total of 17,870 Tucson models. It was outsold by the Toyota RAV4 (34,845 sales), Mazda CX-5 (27,062 sales), Mitsubishi Outlander (19,546 sales), and Kia Sportage (18,792 sales).
- 2023 Hyundai Tucson 2.0 FWD: $35,150
- 2023 Hyundai Tucson Elite 2.0 FWD: $40,150
- 2023 Hyundai Tucson Elite 1.6T AWD: $44,150
- 2023 Hyundai Tucson Elite 2.0TD AWD: $46,150
- 2023 Hyundai Tucson Highlander 2.0 FWD: $47,150
- 2023 Hyundai Tucson Highlander 1.6T AWD: $51,150
- 2023 Hyundai Tucson Highlander 2.0TD AWD: $53,150
All prices are before on-road costs.
All 2023 Hyundai Tucson models come standard with the 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine which produces 115kW of power and 192Nm of torque. This is mated to a six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission with drive sent to the front wheels only.
The Elite and Highlander variants are available with a 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine which produces 132kW and 265Nm. This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
Also reserved for Elite and Highlander variants is the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel engine which produces 137kW and 416Nm. This is mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic and all-wheel drive.
2023 Hyundai Tucson variants with the 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine have a claimed combined-cycle fuel consumption of 8.1 litres per 100km.
Variants with the 1.6-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine have a claimed combined fuel consumption of 7.2 litre per 100km, and variants with the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel have a claimed combined fuel consumption of 6.3 litres per 100km.
All 2023 Hyundai Tucson models have a 54-litre fuel tank.
The 2023 Hyundai Tucson measures in at 4630mm long, 1865mm wide, and 1665mm long, with a 2755mm wheelbase. The optional N Line package adds an extra 10mm in length to the Tucson.
Boot capacity with the second row of seats upright is 539 litres, and with them folded is 1860 litres.
Braked towing capacity for both petrol variants is 1650kg, whereas for diesel variants it’s 1900kg. The entire range has an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.
The 2023 Hyundai Tucson is covered by a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty with five years of capped-price servicing.
Logbook service 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:
The Hyundai Tucson received a five-star ANCAP safety rating based on testing conducted of the short-wheelbase European-market model by Euro NCAP in 2021.
It received an adult occupant protection rating of 86 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 87 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 66 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 70 per cent.
The 2023 Hyundai Tucson range comes standard with the following safety features:
- Autonomous emergency braking (AEB)
- Pedestrian detection
- Cyclist detection
- Junction assist
- Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
- Blind-spot assist
- Rear cross-traffic assist
- Intelligent speed limit assist
- Lane-keep assist
- Lane Following Assist (lane centring)
- Reversing camera
- Rear parking sensors
- Leading vehicle departure alert
- Safe exit warning
- Rear occupant alert
- Tyre-pressure monitoring
- Front, front-side, and curtain airbags plus a front-centre airbag
Stepping up higher in the range gets you safety features such as a rear AEB, Blind-Spot View Monitor, advanced rear occupant alert, front parking sensors, and surround-view camera, depending on the variant.
There are three trim levels available on the Tucson.
The unnamed base Tucson comes standard with the following features:
- 17-inch alloy wheels
- Full-size spare wheel
- Dark chrome front grille
- Roof rails
- Halogen headlights
- LED daytime running lights
- LED side indicators
- Heated and auto-folding side mirrors
- 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster
- Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Six-speaker sound system
- Wireless phone charger
- Manual air-conditioning
- Electronic parking brake
- Leather-wrapped steering wheel
- Leather-wrapped gear knob
- Premium cloth dashboard and door centre trim
- Black cloth upholstery
- Power driver’s seat lumbar
The Elite adds the following:
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Front parking sensors
- Advanced Rear Occupant Alert
- Rear privacy glass
- Rain-sensing window wipers
- Solar control windshield glass
- 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
- Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
- Satellite navigation
- Dual-zone climate control
- Keyless entry with push-button start
- Remote start
- Shift-by-wire gear selector (AWD models only)
- Paddle shifters (AWD models only)
- Luggage net
- Black leather upholstery
- Heated front seats
- 10-way power driver’s seat adjustment
The top-of-the-range Highlander adds:
- 19-inch alloy wheels
- LED headlights
- Auto high-beam
- LED tail lights
- Glossy dark chrome front grille
- Silver skid plate
- Panoramic glass sunroof
- Power tailgate
- 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
- Bose premium sound system
- LED interior ambient lighting
- Heated steering wheel
- Black, brown, or grey leather upholstery
- Ventilated front seats
- Heated rear outboard seats
- Blind-Spot View Monitor
- Rear AEB
- Surround-view monitor
- Remote Smart Parking Assist (diesel only)
The N Line option pack ($4000, Tucson; $2500, Elite; $1500, Highlander) adds the following:
- 19-inch N Line alloy wheels
- N Line exterior body kit
- N Line front and rear bumpers
- N Line rear spoiler
- Body-coloured cladding
- N Line front grille
- N Line daytime running lights
- LED headlights (Tucson and Elite only)
- Auto high-beam (Tucson and Elite only)
- LED tail lights with black-tinted lens (Tucson and Elite only)
- N Line skid plate
- 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
- N Line gear knob (FWD models only)
- Metal pedals
- Leather and suede upholstery
The 2023 Hyundai Tucson is available in the following exterior paint colours, depending on the variant:
- White Cream
- Phantom Black
- Shimmering Silver
- Titan Grey
- Crimson Red
- Deep Sea
- Silky Bronze
- Amazon Grey
All exterior paint colours besides White Cream cost an additional $595.