The best bit about getting into the Tucson is that I had to look up what spec this particular model was. Because even though it’s bottom of the range, the interiors look really good. So yes, there are basic finishings on things - the seats are fabric but they feel nice.
The steering wheel isn't leather but it doesn’t feel like plastic either. What Hyundai has done is improve the overall design of the interior, like the centre console, so all together as a package you’re getting a great first impression.
And things do look good. The centre console is clearly laid out, the multimedia screen sits up high, as do the climate controls. Everything is within reaching distance and it’s all quite functional and easy to use.
The exterior hasn’t changed much since last year’s model, just a few tweaks and refinements to make it a bit more sleek. It’s not as boxy as a RAV4, but it doesn’t have quite the same aesthetic appeal as a Mazda CX-5. The large shape tapers up towards the rear windows to give it a sporty feel and you definitely feel good driving a Tucson.