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Hyundai Tucson Highlander 2019 review: snapshot


The top of the range model in the 2019 Hyundai Tucson lineup is the Highlander, which is available with all-wheel-drive only, and automatic only, too. 

The Highlander can be had with the 1.6-litre turbo-petrol dual-clutch auto with AWD at $46,500 plus on-road costs, or with the 2.0-litre turbo-diesel AWD auto at $48,800.

Equipment highlights for the Highlander include 19-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and LED tail-lights, front and rear parking sensors, a panoramic sunroof, a power adjustable passenger seat to complement the powered driver's seat, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel, a power tailgate, 4.2-inch colour LCD screen in the dash, wireless phone charging, auto-dimming rearview mirror and various aesthetic differentiators.

That's on top of the extensive kit offered in the Elite grade, including smart key and push-button start, rain-sensing wipers, tinted windows, a tyre pressure monitoring system, a reversing camera, an 8.0-inch multimedia touchscreen with built-in sat nav, DAB / DAB+ digital radio, an 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.

Being the high grade, Highlander models get the full complement of safety gear (which is offered as the 'SafetySense' pack in the lower two grades), including: 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).

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, Tucson Elite buyers have access to GPS navigation system map updates when they service their car.

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Range and Specs

ACTIVE (2WD) 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $31,790 2019 Hyundai Tucson 2019 ACTIVE (2WD) Pricing and Specs
ACTIVE (AWD) 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $37,090 2019 Hyundai Tucson 2019 ACTIVE (AWD) Pricing and Specs
ACTIVE X (2WD) BEIGE INT 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $35,085 2019 Hyundai Tucson 2019 ACTIVE X (2WD) BEIGE INT Pricing and Specs
ACTIVE X (2WD) BLACK INT 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $32,290 2019 Hyundai Tucson 2019 ACTIVE X (2WD) BLACK INT Pricing and Specs
Matt Campbell
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