2021 Hyundai Tucson Pricing and Specs
The Hyundai Tucson 2021 is available in Regular Unleaded Petrol and Diesel. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the SUV 2.0L 6 SP Manual to the SUV 2.0L 8 SP Automatic.
|Hyundai Tucson Models||SPECS||PRICE|
|Active (2WD)||2.0LULPRegular Unleaded Petrol6 SP AUTO6 speed automatic||$32,140|
|Active (2WD)||2.0LULPRegular Unleaded Petrol6 SP MAN6 speed manual||$29,640|
|Active (awd)||2.0LDieselDiesel8 SP AUTO8 speed automatic||$37,440|
|Active X (2WD)||2.0LULPRegular Unleaded Petrol6 SP AUTO6 speed automatic||$35,090|
|Active X (2WD)||2.0LULPRegular Unleaded Petrol6 SP MAN6 speed manual||$32,640|
|Active X (awd)||2.0LDieselDiesel8 SP AUTO8 speed automatic||$40,440|
|Elite (2WD)||2.0LULPRegular Unleaded Petrol6 SP AUTO6 speed automatic||$38,200|
|Elite (AWD)||1.6LULPRegular Unleaded Petrol7 SP AUTO7 speed automatic||$41,200|
|Elite (FWD)||2.0LDieselDiesel8 SP AUTO8 speed automatic||$43,500|
|Highlander (AWD)||2.0LDieselDiesel8 SP AUTO8 speed automatic||$49,150|
|Highlander (AWD)||1.6LULPRegular Unleaded Petrol7 SP AUTO7 speed automatic||$46,850|
Hyundai Tucson 2021 FAQs
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.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more