Our five-seater 2.0-litre petrol tester has a $37,850 price tag (Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price). The Elite range is automatic transmission only, and there are 1.6-litre turbo-petrol (with seven-speed dual-clutch auto and AWD) variants available ($40,850), as well as diesel-auto-AWD variants available (from $43,150).
The Tucson Elite, the second-top spec, as standard comes packed with a lot of gear: we're talking a floating tablet-style 8.0-inch multimedia system (with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity), leather interior trim, Infinity Premium Audio, 18-inch alloy wheels, powered driver's seat, rain-sensing wipers, rear park assist, and a tyre pressure monitoring system. Safety tech includes Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist, Blind-Spot Collision Warning and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning.
The Elite doesn't have a heated steering wheel or wireless (Qi) smartphone charging that the top-spec Highlander variants get.