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2022 Hyundai Tucson

2022 Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai
8.0
Price$34,900 - $53,400
Fuel Efficiency6.3 - 8.1 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years
Price$34,900 - $53,400
Fuel Efficiency6.3 - 8.1 / 100km
ANCAP Rating5-star
Warranty5 years

About the Tucson

Recently redesigned, the mid-sized Hyundai Tucson is bigger and bolder than ever before and offers a range of petrol and diesel engines and a long list of safety equipment.

Summary

Our expert's shortest summary
Hit

Available, torquey turbo-diesel

Stylish, spacious interior

Impressive safety credentials

Miss

Disappointing base engine

Styling polarises

Too many touch-capacitive controls

Video Review

Tucson Video Review

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Exterior
Interior
Infotainment
Safety Tech
Practicality
On the Road
0-100 km/h
Verdict

2022 Hyundai Tucson review (inc. 0-100)

The new benchmark SUV?
Date
Oct 13, 2021
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Australia exclusively gets the long wheelbase version of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. But, is it any good? Paul Maric gets behind the wheel of the diesel 2022 Hyundai Tucson Highlander (there is also a petrol and a turbo petrol version) to see if it's any good.

Tucson Price

What is the price of a Hyundai Tucson?
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson 2.0 petrol: $34,900 
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson N Line 2.0 petrol: $38,400 
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Elite 2.0 petrol: $39,400 
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Elite N Line 2.0 petrol: $41,400
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Elite 1.6T petrol: $43,400
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Elite N Line 1.6T petrol: $45,400 
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Elite 2.0T diesel: $45,400 
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Highlander 2.0 petrol: $46,400 
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Elite N Line 2.0T diesel: $47,400 
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Highlander N Line 2.0 petrol: $47,400
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Highlander 1.6T petrol: $50,400
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Highlander N Line 1.6T petrol: $51,400 
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Highlander 2.0T diesel: $52,400 
  • 2022 Hyundai Tucson Highlander N Line 2.0T diesel: $53,400

All prices exclude on-road costs.

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Our expert's reviews of the Hyundai Tucson

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Range Guide

Which variant of the Hyundai Tucson range is best for you?

The base Tucson comes 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
  • Tyre-pressure monitoring
  • 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
  • 10-way 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
  • 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
  • Eight-way 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

Variants

What are the variants of the Hyundai Tucson?
(FWD)
FROM
$34,900
N LINE (FWD)
FROM
$38,400
ELITE (FWD)
FROM
$39,400
ELITE N LINE (FWD)
FROM
$41,400
ELITE (AWD)
FROM
$43,400
ELITE N LINE (AWD)
FROM
$45,400
HIGHLANDER (FWD)
FROM
$46,400
HIGHLANDER N LINE (FWD)
FROM
$47,400
HIGHLANDER (AWD)
FROM
$50,400
HIGHLANDER N LINE (AWD)
FROM
$51,400
Variant Name
(FWD)
Price From
$34,900
Series
NX4.V1 MY22
Style
4D WAGON
Transmission
6-speed Automatic
Fuel Type
Petrol - E10 Compatible
Fuel Economy
8.1L / 100km
Seating Capacity
5
Engine Size
2.0L
Cylinders
four-cylinder
FULL SPECS

Interior

Photos and Images of the Hyundai Tucson Interior

While the Tucson’s exterior may be full of creases and unusual shapes, the interior is refreshingly clean and rather upscale in its execution.

The dashboard has a dual-cowl design with a flowing centre stack, emboldened by Hyundai’s use of touch-capacitive controls. This gives the Tucson’s dash an elegant appearance, however these controls lack haptic feedback and are prone to smudges.

If you don’t like gloss black trim, you may bristle at the sight of the Tucson’s dash.

The base and Elite grades’ analogue instruments are rather chintzy in appearance, if bracketing a useful 4.2-inch display, but the digital instrument cluster that comes on the Highlander and models with the N Line package is more aesthetically pleasing.

There are other neat touches, like upholstered inserts on the dash and ambient lighting in the Highlander that changes colour based on your drive mode.

The touchscreen infotainment system is slick and responsive in Hyundai fashion. However, also in Hyundai fashion, it frustratingly lacks wireless smartphone connectivity in all bar the base model.

Hyundai doesn’t offer its 10.25-inch touchscreen with both factory satellite navigation and wireless smartphone mirroring, though the latter is available with the smaller 8.0-inch screen – but not the former. Even if you step up to a model with the 10.25-inch screen, by the way, Android Auto doesn’t take up the full screen.

The steering wheel is rather unusual looking but it feels good in your hands. There’s a voice prompt button on the steering wheel but, unlike in the Honda, this will work only with smartphone mirroring and doesn’t interact at all with the core system.

At the base of the centre stack, you’ll find a wireless charging pad, a 12V outlet and two USB-A outlets.

The Highlander and all-wheel drive Elite models are unique in featuring a push-button transmission shifter, which sits on a centre console that rises up like a bridge and features handy storage underneath.

Comfort and space up front is top notch. The front chairs are cushy but supportive, with a wide range of adjustment and good bolstering to ensure your thighs and lower back are well supported over longer stints.

The Tucson’s wheelbase is 85mm longer than that of its predecessor, and nowhere is that more apparent than the back seat and the boot. Neither was disappointingly small in the old Tucson, but in the new car both areas are utterly capacious.

There are rear air vents but no separate climate controls, two USB charge ports, as well as map pockets, bottle holders in the doors and a fold-down centre armrest with cupholders. ISOFIX mounts on the outboard seats also mean the youngest of family members are catered for.

For maximum comfort you can recline the rear seatbacks, but they don’t slide like they do in a Volkswagen Tiguan.

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Exterior

Photos and Images of the Hyundai Tucson Exterior

The base and Elite grades stick with halogen headlights and incandescent tail lights, though you can opt for the N Line package to be rid of this outmoded lighting technology.

Likewise, Highlander models feature LED lighting front and rear.

N Line models feature an exterior appearance package that gives them a sporty look, plus a unique 19-inch alloy wheel design. The Highlander also runs on 19s, while the base and Elite feature 17- and 18-inch alloys, respectively.

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Tucson Colours

What colours are available for the Hyundai Tucson?

White Cream is the standard paint colour, with all other finishes costing an extra $595. The palette comprises:

  • Titan Grey
  • Shimmering Silver
  • Phantom Black
  • Deep Sea
  • Amazon Grey (excludes base model)
  • Silky Bronze (Highlander only)

N Line models are available only in:

  • Crimson Red
  • White Cream
  • Phantom Black
  • Titan Grey

Cost of Ownership

What is the running, servicing and ownership costs of buying a Hyundai Tucson?

The Tucson is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Servicing is required every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first. The exception is 1.6T models, for which intervals are 12 months/10,000km.

The first five services are capped at $319 each in petrol models and $375 each in the diesel.

How it Drives

Our expert take on Hyundai Tucson drivability?

While the Tucson doesn’t have a local ride and handling tune, its combination of pliant ride and neutral handling mean it stacks up well, dynamically, against key rivals.

The suspension is quiet and there’s not much tyre or wind noise out on the open road. In terms of overall polish, it’s the sort of quality you pay handsomely for in premium-badged machinery. The steering is also crisp, light and direct – it’s an easy thing to commute about in.

The cabin is nicely insulated from the outside world, the new platform from the larger Santa Fe brings a big-car feel to a more compact package, and the driver controls are light and fluid without lacking too much in feedback.

The combination of Lane Following Assist and adaptive cruise control makes the Tucson a breeze to drive on the highway. Such is the cleverness of these systems, you’d be forgiven for thinking the car could just drive itself for hundreds of kilometres.

However, take your hands off the wheel for more than a few seconds and the system will quickly chide you. The lane-keep assist, which defaults to ‘on’ upon startup, is less assertive but still makes its presence felt, which mightn’t be to your tastes.

The available all-wheel drive system is a bit more reactive than proactive, and you can encounter some wheelspin when you’re too eager to turn at a junction from a standstill.

The three powertrains are very different from each other. Let’s start with the least impressive: the base naturally-aspirated 2.0-litre petrol four-cylinder.

Outputs are nothing to write home about and it feels lacking in verve on the road, while it sounds gruff when accelerating. The six-speed torque-converter automatic transmission also isn’t anything to write home about, with some slurring shifts.

The turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol uses a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission but it’s one of the smoother dual-clutch units out there with little in the way of hesitation from a standing start.

This engine also has a more pleasant soundtrack than most Hyundais with a four-banger, which often sound coarse. However, it’s no match for a turbo-petrol CX-5 or a Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI – while this engine feels punchy in smaller Hyundais, it’s less exciting in the heavier Tucson.

The diesel is arguably the best.

There’s virtually no diesel rattle, and the engine is extremely smooth and refined with oodles of torque. It’s also mated with a well-calibrated eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

Safety Rating

ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

The Tucson has one of the most comprehensive safety suites in this segment.

Standard equipment across the range includes:

  • AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection and junction assist
  • Blind-spot assist
  • Rear cross-traffic assist
  • Lane-keep assist
  • Lane Following Assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Reversing camera with rear parking sensors
  • Leading vehicle departure alert
  • Rear occupant alert
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Intelligent speed limit assist
  • Safe exit warning

The Elite adds a radar-based rear occupant alert and front parking sensors, while the Highlander includes the Blind-Spot View Monitor, a surround-view camera, and reverse AEB.

Models with LED headlights also include automatic high-beam.

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overall
86%
passenger
87%
infant
66%
pedestrian
70%
detection

Tucson Lifecycle

How old is the current generation and when will there be a new or updated Hyundai Tucson?

The redesigned Hyundai Tucson was launched in 2021. The staggered rollout of variants is now complete with the introduction of sporty-looking N Line variants at the end of 2021.

Tucson Options

Options list for the Hyundai Tucson

The only option on the Tucson range is the N Line package, which costs between $1000 and $3500 depending on the variant. It 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

Tucson Warranty

What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Hyundai Tucson?

HYUNDAI suggests that owners service their 2022 HYUNDAI TUCSON every 12 months or 10,000km, whichever comes first.

The 2022 HYUNDAI TUCSON has a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.

Tucson Stock Availability

Is the Hyundai Tucson available to buy now and what are stock levels and how long are wait times?

Hyundai said there's constant supply of the Tucson and stock on the ground, though it said waiting times will vary from model to model.

Tucson Boot Space

How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Hyundai Tucson?

The boot area holds 539L with the rear seats up, and 1860L with them folded. It’s up there with the best in class, and the area itself is deep with a pretty flat boot floor.

There’s a full-size alloy spare wheel under the floor, which is becoming a rarity.

Tucson Fuel Economy

How much fuel does the Hyundai Tucson use and what are its emissions?

The Tucson uses 8.1L/100km on the combined cycle with the base 2.0-litre engine, 7.2L/100km with the optional turbo 1.6-litre, and 6.3L/100km with the turbo-diesel.

Petrol models require only 91 RON regular unleaded fuel, while all models have a 54L fuel tank.

Depending on the variant, view the 2022 HYUNDAI TUCSON fuel usage below.

All Highway, City, and Combined figures below are litres per 100km

VariantSeriesStyleFuel TypeHighwayCityCombinedE10?
(FWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--8.1Yes
N LINE (FWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--8.1Yes
ELITE (FWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--8.1Yes
ELITE N LINE (FWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--8.1Yes
ELITE (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.1Yes
ELITE N LINE (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.2Yes
ELITE (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGONDIESEL--6.3-
HIGHLANDER (FWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--8.1Yes
ELITE N LINE (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGONDIESEL--6.3-
HIGHLANDER N LINE (FWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--8.1Yes
HIGHLANDER (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.2Yes
HIGHLANDER N LINE (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGONUNLEADED PETROL--7.2Yes
HIGHLANDER (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGONDIESEL--6.3-
HIGHLANDER N LINE (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGONDIESEL--6.3-

Tucson Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai Tucson

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

Kerb weight ranges from 1428kg with the 2.0-litre to up to 1810kg when equipped with the turbo-diesel engine and all-wheel drive.

Depending on the variant, the 2022 HYUNDAI TUCSON measures as below.

VariantSeriesStyleLength (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Wheelbase (mm)
(FWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGON4630186516652755
N LINE (FWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGON4640186516652755
ELITE (FWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGON4630186516652755
ELITE N LINE (FWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGON4640186516652755
ELITE (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGON4630186516652755
ELITE N LINE (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGON4640186516652755
ELITE (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGON4630186516652755
HIGHLANDER (FWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGON4630186516652755
ELITE N LINE (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGON4640186516652755
HIGHLANDER N LINE (FWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGON4640186516652755
HIGHLANDER (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGON4630186516652755
HIGHLANDER N LINE (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGON4640186516652755
HIGHLANDER (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGON4630186516652755
HIGHLANDER N LINE (AWD)NX4.V1 MY224D WAGON4640186516652755

The 2022 HYUNDAI TUCSON has a braked towing capacity from 1650kg to 1900kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

Tucson Market Fit

Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

The Tucson and its corporate cousin, the Sportage, long ago entered the mainstream much as the rest of their brands' models did.

A new set of budget-brand challengers has emerged, with the Haval H6, MG HS and SsangYong Korando undercutting the Tucson.

As part of the establishment, the Tucson battles the likes of the Mazda CX-5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Nissan X-Trail, Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4 directly.

Tucson Sales Data

How well has the Hyundai Tucson been selling?

In 2021, the Tucson was the fourth best-selling vehicle in its segment with 14,194 sales.

That put it behind only the dominant Toyota RAV4 (35,751), the Mazda CX-5 (24,968) and Mitsubishi Outlander (14,572), and ahead of the likes of the Nissan X-Trail and Subaru Forester.

Should you buy the Tucson

Is this the right car for you? Our experts buy or not guide.

With its spacious cabin, nicely-appointed interior and long list of standard safety equipment, the Tucson should be on your shortlist if you're after a mid-sized SUV.

We'd recommend, however, you steer away from the base engine which feels underdone. The turbo-petrol and turbo-diesel engines are vastly superior.

Competitor Analysis

What other cars should you look at?

The Kia Sportage is the Tucson's most direct rival, given it shares its platform and engines with it.

Given their extensive similarities, it comes down to which model you prefer the look of inside and out – all the features available on the Tucson are available on the Sportage, though the two model ranges are specified differently. Servicing prices are more affordable in the Hyundai but the warranty is longer in the Kia.

The Nissan X-Trail offers the option of a third row but a new model is due here later in 2022, sharing its underpinnings with the recently redesigned Mitsubishi Outlander that also features a third row. Neither is available with a diesel engine anymore.

The Tucson is available overseas with both a hybrid and a plug-in hybrid but neither is available here, forcing buyers to look to the Toyota RAV4 for the former and the Outlander for the latter.

The Mazda CX-5 has a smaller cabin but is one of the few SUVs remaining in this segment with the option of a diesel. It also offers a punchy 170kW/420Nm turbo-petrol, which the Hyundai has no answer for.

Hyundai Tucson Interesting Facts

Did you know?

The Tucson has one of the widest ranges in this segment. In addition to offering a diesel, an option that's disappeared from some rivals, you can specify the N Line package on every single variant. The Elite and Highlander are also available with all three powertrains.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Hyundai Tucson range kicks off from $34,900 (plus on-road costs) for the "Tucson (FWD)" variant and finishes at $53,400 (plus on-road costs) for the "Tucson HIGHLANDER N LINE (AWD)" variant.

The Hyundai Tucson is built in Korea and is then shipped to Australia.

The Hyundai Tucson has a braked towing capacity from 1650kg to 1900kg depending on the variant and an unbraked towing capacity of 750kg.

Hyundai suggested that owners service their Hyundai Tucson every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

The Hyundai Tucson has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

The variants of the Hyundai Tucson use Unleaded Petrol or Diesel. Some variants are compatible with E10, please check the indvidual variant specifications

The Hyundai Tucson has 4 doors.

In our latest review the Hyundai Tucson scored 7.9 out of 10. Read the full Hyundai Tucson review here.

The Hyundai Tucson had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.