The second-level up the ladder in the 2019 Hyundai Tucson range is the Active X model, which is available with a choice of three drivetrains.

The Active X is available as a 2.0-litre petrol FWD manual from $31,350, with a 2.0L petrol FWD six-speed auto at $33,850, or in 2.0-litre turbo-diesel eight-speed auto with AWD form for $35,950. 

The Active X gains 17-inch alloys with a matching spare tyre, tyre pressure monitoring, rear parking sensors, 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with built-in sat nav, DAB / DAB+ digital radio, eight-speaker sound system with subwoofer, leather seats, two-way electrically adjustable driver's seat with electric lumbar adjustment, heated and folding exterior mirrors, and front and rear USB power outlets. 

Buyers can option both the Active X with the 'SmartSense' safety pack at a cost of $2200, and that brings not only extra high-tech safety gear, but some additional desirable equipment, too. 

The pack adds blind spot monitor (also known as lane change assist), driver attention warning, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, auto emergency braking (AEB), lane departure warning with active lane keep assist (with power steering intervention), rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control (which works down to 0km/h). It also adds dual-zone climate control, a cooled glovebox, electric park brake, electric folding and heated side mirrors, and puddle lamps to the base two grades.

All Hyundai Tucson models come with a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, life-time capped price servicing, and 10 years' roadside assist if you service your car at a designated dealership.

Plus, Active X buyers have access to GPS navigation system map updates when they service their car.