Hyundai Tucson

 hyundai tucson

TUCSON ESTATE - 1.6 GDi S Connect 5dr 2WD



MANUFACTURER PRICE

£20891

BEST PRICE

£18,175 

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Hyundai are aiming high with this improved version of their stylish Tucson, a sharp-suited family mid-sized SUV aimed at the Qashqai-class. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
TUCSON ESTATE
1.6 GDi S Connect 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£18,175.17
TUCSON ESTATE
1.6 GDi SE Nav 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£19,480.17
TUCSON ESTATE
1.6 TGDi 177 SE Nav 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£21,141.87
TUCSON ESTATE
1.6 TGDi 177 N Line 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£21,598.62
TUCSON ESTATE
1.6 GDi Premium 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£21,655.17
TUCSON ESTATE
1.6 TGDi 177 SE Nav 5dr 2WD DCT
PETROL
£22,264.17
TUCSON DIESEL ESTATE
1.6 CRDi 48V MHD SE Nav 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£22,272.87
TUCSON ESTATE
1.6 TGDi 177 N Line 5dr 2WD DCT
PETROL
£22,720.92
TUCSON ESTATE
1.6 TGDi 177 Premium 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£23,316.87
TUCSON DIESEL ESTATE
1.6 CRDi 48V MHD 136 N Line 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£23,412.57
TUCSON DIESEL ESTATE
1.6 CRDi 48V MHD 136 SE Nav 5dr 2WD DCT
DIESEL
£24,143.37
TUCSON DIESEL ESTATE
1.6 CRDi 48V MHD Premium 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£24,391.32
TUCSON ESTATE
1.6 TGDi 177 Premium 5dr 2WD DCT
PETROL
£24,439.17
TUCSON DIESEL ESTATE
1.6 CRDi 48V MHD 136 N Line 5dr 2WD DCT
DIESEL
£24,534.87
TUCSON ESTATE
1.6 TGDi 177 Premium SE 5dr 2WD
PETROL
£25,056.87
TUCSON ESTATE
1.6 TGDi 177 Premium SE 5dr 2WD DCT
PETROL
£26,179.17
TUCSON DIESEL ESTATE
1.6 CRDi 48V MHD 136 Premium 5dr 2WD DCT
DIESEL
£26,261.82
TUCSON DIESEL ESTATE
1.6 CRDi 48V MHD 136 Premium SE 5dr 2WD
DIESEL
£26,870.82
TUCSON DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 CRDi 48V MHD Premium 5dr 4WD DCT
DIESEL
£27,666.87
TUCSON DIESEL ESTATE
1.6 CRDi 48V MHD 136 Premium SE 5dr 2WD DCT
DIESEL
£28,001.82
TUCSON DIESEL ESTATE
2.0 CRDi 48V MHD Premium SE 5dr 4WD DCT
DIESEL
£29,406.87

Ten Second Review

With this Tucson model, Hyundai has got serious about the growing Qashqai-class family Crossover segment, delivering pretty much everything buyers are looking for in this kind of car in one smartly-styled reasonably spacious package that now offers mild hybrid tech to diesel buyers. We're told that this Tucson can 'change the way you drive': it's certainly changed this brand's fortunes in this sector, now being the Korean maker's best selling car.

Background

The Tucson is a huge car for Hyundai, with more than 600,000 units sold to date before the arrival of this facelifted version. This MK2 model replaced the old ix35 crossover in the Korean company's range back in 2015 and has sold much more strongly, thanks to higher quality, extra technology, greater standards of safety, more space and sharper driving dynamics. It was facelifted in late 2018 and 48-volt mild hybrid tech added in the top 2.0-litre CRDi diesel variant. This electrified technology was further added to the 1.6-litre CRDi diesel units in early 2020. Today, this car has been priced to reflect that level of prowess: Hyundai has long abandoned its bargain basement beginnings. Can what's on offer in this improved model - strong standards of safety and media connectivity, plus the option of mild hybrid diesel technology - really justify that? And offer a genuine alternative to established players from Nissan, Skoda and Peugeot in this sector? Time to find out.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
162
CO2 (g/km)
152
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
183
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
16
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
FRONT TRANSVERSE
Compression Ratio
11.0:1
Transmission
MANUAL
Gears
6 SPEED
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
77
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
85.4
CC
1591
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
34.4
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
44.1
EC Combined (mpg)
40.4
WLTP - MPG - Low
29.1
WLTP - MPG - Medium
36.7
WLTP - MPG - High
40.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High
33.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb
35.3
General
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
20A
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
13E
Badge Power
132
Badge Engine CC
1.6
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Generation Mark
3
Safety Concerns?
False
Coin Series
S Connect
Coin Description
GDi
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
5
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Performance
Engine Power - KW
97
Engine Power - RPM
6300
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
119
Engine Torque - NM
161
Engine Torque - RPM
4850
Engine Power - BHP
132
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
0 to 62 mph (secs)
11.5
Top Speed
113
Engine Torque - MKG
16.4
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Tyre Size Front
215/70 R16
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
True
Tyre Size Rear
215/70 R16
Tyre Size Spare
SPACE SAVER
Wheel Type
16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Width (including mirrors)
2065
Height
1645
Length
4475
Width
1850
Wheelbase
2670
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
1414
Gross Vehicle Weight
2030
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
62
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
513
No. of Seats
5
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1400
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
650
Max. Loading Weight
616
Max. Roof Load
100
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1503
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
10.6
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Driving Experience

People have come to expect a lot when it comes to driving mid-sized SUVs. Although they want a lofty perch, they also want to feel like they could be driving a hatchback. The Tucson delivers exactly this blend of virtues, hence its very road-biased suspension setup - and the overwhelming emphasis on two wheel drive models across the range - though a 4WD set-up is available too. That 4WD system is fine for slippery surfaces but don't expect a great deal of mud plugging ability. And engines? Well the petrol range is exclusively front-driven and made up of a normally aspirated 1.6-litre GDI 132PS unit and a much pokier T-GDI turbo 177PS powerplant. Go for the T-GDI variant and you get the option of the brand's seven-speed 7DCT dual-clutch automatic gearbox. Most Tucson buyers though, want a diesel and both the available engines now feature the brand's 48-volt mild hybrid tech. For buyers wanting to fuel from the black pump, the range starts with a 115PS 1.6-litre CRDi variant, but Hyundai expects more Tucson customers to want this 1.6-litre unit in uprated 136PS form. In both cases, you have to have front wheel drive and manual transmission. If you want AWD and an auto in your Tucson diesel, you'll need to stretch to the 2.0-litre CRDi mild hybrid unit, which puts out 185PS. Both diesel powerplants are based around an electrified system that supplements acceleration with power from a compact 0.44 kWh 48-volt lithium-ion battery, and extends engine 'off time' with a new Mild-Hybrid Starter-Generator (MHSG) unit. The MHSG is connected by belt to the engine's crankshaft, and switches seamlessly between 'motor' and 'generator' modes. In 'motor' mode the battery is discharged under acceleration, providing power assistance to the engine, to reduce engine load and emissions. Under deceleration - when braking, or coasting towards a junction or downhill - the MHSG switches to 'generator' mode, recuperating energy from the crankshaft to recharge the battery on-the-go.

Design and Build

There are no further visual changes to this updated Tucson: there didn't need to be as the range was aesthetically updated as recently as Autumn 2018. The front features the brand's signature 'Cascading Grille'. All variants feature front fog lights and most also get a lower skid plate, which is supposed to enhance this model's crossover credentials and give it a wider and more dynamic stance. In profile, this Hyundai remains very much a product of Crossover consumerism, looking gym-toned and Qashqai-like. Customers choose from a range of wheels varying in size between 16 and 19-inches. The roof falls away towards the rear and combines with a rising window line and prominent side creases to create an athletic feel. The wheel arches are emphasised in the way you'd expect them to be on this class of car, while the 'Z'-style character lines below the C-pillar create quite a powerful stance. Inside, most models get an 8-inch central touchscreen display audio system, with a DAB tuner, plus 'Apple Car Play' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring now standard across the range. There's reasonable space for a couple of adults in the rear and though the bench doesn't slide, it does recline. In the petrol models, there's 513-litres of seats-up boot space available (or 484-litres if you go for a 1.6 diesel), so in this regard, the Tucson continues to comfortably beat Nissan Qashqai and Renault Kadjar direct rivals. Fold the seats down and this capacity increases to 1503-litres (or 1,474-litres in the 1.6 diesel). Rear seat space is good, although the rear doors are a little on the small side.
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