Hyundai Tucson 2021 review: what the critics say
Starting from £34,455, the new Tucson feels ‘truly premium’
The new Hyundai Tucson is quite a departure from its predecessor, says The Daily Telegraph. The old model SUV had “anonymous styling” and was “bland” to drive. Now, it has dramatic creases and a wrap-around grille that give it an almost “other-worldly” look. It also comes in a new range of mild, full and plug-in hybrids. With Hyundai’s five-year warranty too, it makes for a much more appealing purchase.
Inside, the Tucson feels “truly premium”, with materials hitting the standards of Audi rivals, says Auto Express. The 10.25in digital dashboard in front of the driver is “clean and simple”, and its main screen’s graphics are just as good. The standard equipment is “generous”, and passenger room is especially impressive. Maximum boot space is a solid 620 litres – slightly less for the plug-in version.
All of the Tucson’s engines are 1.6-litre petrol turbos, but their power outputs vary depending on how much electrical help they get, says What Car?. They stretch from the basic 148bhp model to a 261bhp plug-in hybrid. It’s not exactly “spry” to drive, and the suspension is a little stiff, but it’s comfortable enough and the electric assistance makes it quiet. If you need a spacious, practical family car, this is a good bet.