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Hyundai Tucson Review, For Sale, Colours, Interior, Specs & News

From a humble start, the Hyundai Tucson has risen to prominence. 

Unimpressive as a frumpy, underwhelming SUV that launched in 2004 before being retired in 2009 in favour of the ix35, it burst back onto the scene in 2015 as a handsome and popular rival to the Toyota RAV4. Today's fourth-generation model is offered in petrol and diesel as well as front- and all-wheel drive configruations. It has garnered largely positive reviews for its style, comfort, space, practicality and features – though the 2.0-litre petrol versions cry out for stronger performance, especially out on the open road. The base model starts from $34,900, rising to $53,400 for the most expensive version.

Hyundai Tucson Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai Tucson varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $34,900 and going to $53,400 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2022 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $34,900 $53,400
2021 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $23,300 $56,870
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $22,300 $50,380
2019 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $19,400 $47,630
2018 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $17,300 $42,790
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Hyundai Tucson Colours

The Tucson comes in seven colours including White Cream, Shimmering Silver and Amazon Grey.

  • Phantom Black
  • Silky Bronze
  • Titan Gray
  • Amazon Gray
  • Shimming Silver
  • Deep Sea
  • White Cream
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Hyundai Tucson Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Hyundai Tucson here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • What is causing my 2010 Hyundai Tucson to overheat?

    If a car overheats (for whatever reason, but a blown head gasket is a prime cause of this) the damage to the engine internally can be catastrophic. Pretty much any component can be compromised after an overheating event, so knowing where to start looking is the big question here.

    Changing the head gasket requires removal of the cylinder head, and reassembly involves making sure that the camshaft timing is reinstated correctly. If there’s been a mistake made in this regard, the engine will almost certainly not run. 

    Certainly, injector failure is not unknown in modern turbo-diesels, but the fuelling system on a modern, common-rail turbo-diesel is a complex, fine-tolerance arrangement, so you also need to check the filters, fuel pump(s) and operating pressures. Even then, you might find that a simple, cheap-to-replace sensor is the single component preventing the vehicle from running.

    I’d start with an electronic interrogation of the car’s computer. The problem there is that if the car hasn’t actually run with the issue that’s preventing it from starting, the computer may not have had the opportunity to log the problem in the first place. That said, a simple fault code might be all you need to know to move forward, so a scan is in order. Beyond that, it’s back to first principles, checking the timing and clearances of all the mechanical bits and pieces, including having the injectors bench-tested.

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  • My 2017 Hyundai Tucson won't unlock, is it a problem with the key or the car?

    It could be either the car or the remote-control unit at fault, and it’s impossible to tell without actually examining the vehicle. A remote-control unit with a battery that is low on voltage can cause all sorts of mysterious problems with a car’s central locking. But it’s also possible that the vehicle’s body-computer (which controls all the functions involved in unlocking and starting the car) could be malfunctioning also. If that’s the case, it will be a much more involved and expensive job than changing the battery in a remote-control unit.

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  • Hyundai Tucson diesel problems

    The Hyundai brand has developed an enviable reputation in this country for reliability and quality. The brand’s warranty is also excellent, taking away even more buyer anxiety. With that in mind, the decision to go diesel or petrol comes down to the way you use the vehicle.

    This applies to all brands, not just Hyundai, but if all (or most of) your driving will be urban or suburban based, then the petrol engine is for you. Yes, you’ll use a little more fuel than the diesel variant, but servicing costs could be a little lower and you’ll avoid the modern turbo-diesel’s biggest downfall; a blocked Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).

    The DPF is an emissions device that traps the soot from the diesel engine and burns it off at a later date. The problem with that is that the DPF can only burn off the soot and regenerate itself if the engine (and exhaust system) gets to a temperature high enough for this to happen. In urban running, that doesn’t just doesn’t happen, at which point the on-board computer will either try to force a regeneration (not always successful) or the DPF will have to be manually cleaned or even replaced (and that’s costly).

    The bottom line, then, is that a turbo-diesel (even a modern one) is only for you if you will be driving the car at highway speeds for at least half an hour at least once a month (once a fortnight is better). If that’s how you use a car, then the diesel should be okay; if not, it’s petrol every time.

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  • Hyundai Tucson Petrol vs Diesel

    Both the petrol and diesel engines available in the current-generation Tucson have enviable records and reputations for reliability and longevity. Perhaps the factor that will ultimately sway your decision will be the driveline layout, because the all-wheel-drive version of the Tucson is available only with the turbo-diesel or turbo-petrol engine; the normally aspirated engine is available only in front-wheel-drive. To be honest, both the turbocharged 1.6-litre petrol and the turbo-diesel are the natural choices, and the non-turbocharged two-litre petrol engine is very much an also-ran in this model line-up.

    That covers the Hyundai Tucson petrol vs diesel debate on a driveability basis, but in other aspects, the question is harder to answer. The petrol turbo is known to be a reliable unit but, in reality, the turbo-diesel probably suits this style of vehicle better with its relaxed feel and effortless nature. That said, if you’re only going to do suburban miles, then rule the diesel out as modern, common-rail diesels with their DPFs really don’t like that type of use. Unless you’re going to drive a decent distance at highway speeds every couple of weeks, the diesel can wind up costing a lot more to maintain.

    Even used properly, a diesel engine can be costlier to own and service in the long run and, in the case of the Tucson’s unit, there have been reports of black sludge forming in the intake system, caused by a combination of soot and oil mist which are by-products of the engine’s emissions control. In extreme cases, this black ooze needs to be manually cleaned and that’s a big and expensive job.

    But, to confuse things even further, the only transmission available with the turbocharged petrol Tucson is a seven-speed double-clutch unit. Hyundai’s seems better than a lot of such transmissions out there, but many feel this technology is less than perfect and some owners avoid these transmissions at all costs. The turbo-diesel Tucson, in contrast, uses a conventional automatic.

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Hyundai Tucson Interior

The Tucson Highlander comes with leather upholstery.

Hyundai Tucson Interior

Hyundai Tucson Accessories

The Highlander grade comes with a proximity key, which will lock and unlock the door without you having to take it out of your pocket or bag.  There’s also push-button start, sat nav, dark-tinted rear side windows, a gesture-control tailgate, heated and ventilated front seats, dual-zone climate control with rear directional air vents, plus power-adjustable driver and front passenger seats.

Hyundai Tucson Boot Space

The Tucson's cargo capacity is 539 litres.

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Hyundai Tucson Dimensions

The dimensions of the Hyundai Tucson SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2022 SUV 1665x1865x4630 mm 181 mm
2021 SUV 1655x1850x4477 mm 172 mm
2020 SUV 1655x1850x4477 mm 172 mm
2019 SUV 1655x1850x4477 mm 172 mm
2018 SUV 1655x1850x4477 mm 172 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Tucson Dimensions

Hyundai Tucson Towing Capacity

The Hyundai Tucson has maximum towing capacity of 1900kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2022 SUV 1650kg 1900kg
2021 SUV 1600kg 1900kg
2020 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
2019 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
2018 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Consumption

The Hyundai Tucson is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel, ULP and Hyb/ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.3L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2022 SUV 6.3L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2022 SUV 8.1L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 6.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2021 SUV 7.8L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2020 SUV 6.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 SUV 7.8L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2020 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP 6 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 6.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 SUV 7.8L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
2019 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.0L Hyb/ULP 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 6.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2018 SUV 7.8L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
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Hyundai Tucson Seats

The Tucson Highlander has five seats.

Hyundai Tucson Seats

Hyundai Tucson Wheel Size

The Hyundai Tucson has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x65 R17 1 for SUV in 2022.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2022 SUV 235x65 R17 1 235x65 R17 1
2021 SUV 225x60 R17 9 225x60 R17 9
2020 SUV 225x60 R17 9 17x7 inches 225x60 R17 9 17x7 inches
2019 SUV 225x60 R17 9 17x7 inches 225x60 R17 9 17x7 inches
2018 SUV 225x60 R17 9 17x7 inches 225x60 R17 9 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Tucson Wheel Sizes

Hyundai Tucson Speed

The Tucson Highlander with the 1.6-litre engine can do 0-100km/h in about eight seconds.

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