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Hyundai Tucson Australia

If ever there were a tale of two cars from different sides of the track, the Hyundai Tucson is it.

Unimpressive as a frumpy, underwhelming SUV that launched in 2004 before being retired in 2009 in favour of the ix35, it burst back into the Australian market in 2015 as a handsome mid-size sports utility that has stormed up the sales charts. Sold in Australia from $29,640 to $49,150 for versions that include petrol and diesel engines and front- and all-wheel drivetrains, the Tucson mid-size SUV - whether in base Tucson Active (2WD) trim or high-class Tucson Highlander (AWD) spec - has garnered rave reviews from the CarsGuide team for its practicality and on-road performance.

Hyundai Tucson Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Hyundai Tucson varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $21,600 and going to $50,380 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
2021 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $21,600 $50,380
2021 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $29,640 $49,150
2020 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP MAN $21,600 $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
2017 SUV 2.0L, ULP, 6 SP AUTO $15,400 $36,300
See All Hyundai Tucson Pricing and Specs

Hyundai Tucson Colours

  • Pure White
  • Platinum Silver
  • Gemstone Red
  • Pepper Grey
  • Phantom Black
  • Sage Brown
  • Aqua Blue
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Hyundai Tucson 2019.

Hyundai Tucson Q&As

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

  • 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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  • Which small SUV should I buy to replace my Hyundai Tucson?

    Boy, the world is your oyster, Elizabeth. There are literally dozens of options when it comes to a compact SUV. If you’re otherwise happy with the Hyundai, then maybe look at the Hyundai Kona. It’s available as a turbo all-wheel-drive or as a non-turbo front-drive car (not to mention the Kona Electric, an all-electric version) and will come with Hyundai’s great factory warranty and reliability that you’ve already experienced with the Tucson. The other option would the equivalent from Hyundai’s sister company, Kia. The Kia Sportage an also be had as a turbo-diesel, although for normal suburban driving, a petrol is probably your best bet.

    Then, you have all the various offerings from the Japanese makers as well as left-field entrants from MG, Fiat, Mini and more. But you need to be careful, because there isn’t always a whole lot of difference between the width of a compact SUV and a mid-sizer. Sure, there’s generally more space inside the bigger car, but it’s often the result of extra length and height rather than width. For instance, your Tucson (assuming it’s the current model) has a width of 1850mm while the Kona is just 50mm (about two inches) narrower. That may not be enough of a difference and you may need to go down two sizes to, say, a Hyundai Venue which is smaller and narrower again with a width of 1770mm.

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  • Should the the timing seal/crankshaft seal of my new 2019 Hyundai Tucson need replacing at the first service?

    I don’t think you have anything to worry about, Yash. Oil seals often weep a bit of oil and it’s good to see that the dealership has noticed it and wants to change the seal, rather than ignore it and make it your problem once the car is out of warranty. Speaking of warranty, your car came with six years of factory cover, so even if the seal leaks again in that time, it won’t cost you anything to have it fixed.

    As for your other concerns; an oil seal is not a big problem and won’t cause any other damage (unless the oil is pouring out and leaving the engine without sufficient oil (which it isn’t in your case). Changing the seal will have no effect on the rest of the car, the problem will probably never occur again (not in the 10 years you plan to own it, anyway), the seal can be changed simply without opening the engine, and the cause is probably something as simple as a seal with a small manufacturing defect or one that was accidentally `pinched’ during assembly at the Hyundai factory.

    Modern cars are incredibly complex machines consisting of thousands of parts. Even the best models from the best makes can have small defects like this one. Don’t sweat it.

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  • What trim level is my 2019 Hyundai Tucson?

    While the vehicle’s VIN will identify the make and model, it won’t necessarily spell out the trim level. That information is usually incorporated on to a build plate attached to the firewall or inner fender.

    From June 2019, Hyundai changed the name of its entry-level `Go’ model to `Active’ so effectively, you’ve bought the base-model car anyway. If you have been sold anything other than an Active model, you’ve received a higher specification model, so I wouldn’t be complaining back at the dealership.

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Hyundai Tucson Interior

Hyundai Tucson Boot Space

The Hyundai Tucson has a boot space size of 488 VDA.
Hyundai Tucson Boot space
Shown above are boot space details for the Hyundai Tucson 2019.

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
2021 SUV 1655x1850x4477 mm 172 mm
2020 SUV 1655x1850x4477 mm 172 mm
2019 SUV 1655x1850x4477 mm 172 mm
2018 SUV 1655x1850x4477 mm 172 mm
2017 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 1600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
2020 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
2019 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
2018 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
2017 SUV 1600kg 1600kg
See All Towing Capacity for Hyundai Tucson

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 6.4L/100km for SUV /Diesel for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
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
2017 SUV 6.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2017 SUV 7.9L/100km 2.0L ULP 6 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Hyundai Tucson Pricing and Specs for 2021

Hyundai Tucson Seats

The following Hyundai Tucson is available with five seats. The Active variant is available with only black cloth trim. The Active X, Elite and Highlander variants are available with the choice of either beige or black leather trim.  

Shown above are seat details for the Hyundai Tucson 2019.

Hyundai Tucson Wheel Size

The Hyundai Tucson has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x60 R17 9 for SUV in 2021 with a wheel size that spans from —.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
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
2017 SUV 225x60 R17 17x7 inches 225x60 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Hyundai Tucson Wheel Sizes