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2022 Hyundai Tucson
Select a Different Model (10 Available): Limited AWD
Zero to 60 $ 9.3 seconds
Fuel Economy 24 / 29 mpg
Cargo (Std/Max) 39/75 cu.ft.
Seating (Std/Max) 5/5
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2022 Hyundai Tucson MODEL OVERVIEW

Pros

  • Good powertrains
  • Distinctive exterior and interior design
  • Plenty of space

Cons

  • Firm ride
  • Interior touch buttons

The stakes don't get much higher than they are with the redesigned Tucson. The existing Tucson was Hyundai's best-seller for the first half of 2020, despite mixed reviews; the new 2022 Tucson will replace that crossover. One thing is clear, Hyundai is again leading with bold design. As with the new-for-2020 Sonata midsize sedan, the 2022 Tucson will turn heads wherever it goes. Not much has changed from concept to production. Many design cues that first appeared on the Vision T Concept remain on the final vehicle, including the cool LED daytime running lights embedded into the grille.

What We Think

The redesigned Tucson is enough of a success that the folks at Honda and Toyota should be paying attention. Its radical design is far more palatable in person but what's more, the interior is stellar. There's a design arc that carries from the dashboard through to the back seat and the digital displays are bright and responsive. How a vehicle distributes climate air isn't usually noteworthy, but the Tucson's "diffuse" mode is very clever. That said, we wish there was a physical volume knob and fewer capacitive touch buttons.

Driving the hybrid, we appreciated its conventional powertrain behavior alongside smooth electric torque down low in the rev range. However, the 2.5-liter I-4's lumpy power delivery becomes a nuisance on the gas-only model. Ride quality is on the firmer side which provides impressive grip and minimal roll, but we found ourselves willing to make the tradeoff for a bit more compliance. In a comparison test against the Honda CR-V, the Tucson lost because of the Honda's superior powertrain and packaging.

More spacious, more stylish, and more efficient than before, the Tucson makes a compelling proposition on paper. The features-per-dollar value equation is impossible to dismiss, too. Yet its awkward driving dynamics are a factor in its daily livability. For as much as we like about the 2022 Tucson, it seems like there's just as much still in need of refinement.

Available Tech

The new Tucson SUV follows the Sonata's lead with distinctive looks and generous amounts of tech features. A standard 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment display includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. A larger 10.3-inch screen, color head-up display, Bose audio system, digital instrument cluster, and smartphone as key capability are also available but are likely only on higher trims. Oh, and Hyundai's cool Smart Parking Assist feature is also on the options list. Find out how it works here.

Safety Features

Hyundai's SmartSense suite of driver assistance features is offered in the 2022 Tucson. That includes crash prevention technologies such as forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and front and rear automatic emergency braking. Should you want more driver assistance features, Hyundai also offers adaptive cruise control, an enhanced lane keeping assist with steering and tracing capabilities, and an improved blind-spot monitoring system with the ability to show what's in the lanes beside you.

Power and Fuel Economy

For North America, the 2022 Hyundai Tucson launches with a 2.5-liter I-4 rated at 190 hp and 182 lb-ft of torque. As with the outgoing Tucson, FWD is standard, and AWD is optional. An eight-speed automatic is the only transmission available, and fuel economy numbers read 24-26/29-33 mpg city/highway. In our testing, 0-60 mph acceleration took a yawning 9.3 seconds in an AWD-equipped 2.5-liter model.

The Tucson Hybrid and plug-in hybrid are on the way, too, sporting a 1.6-liter turbocharged I-4 coupled to an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. Total system output for the Tucson Hybrid is rated at 226 hp and 265 lb-ft; the plug-in should return 261 hp. The Tucson Hybrid delivers 37-38/36-38 mpg, but the plug-in has not yet been rated.

What About the Tucson N Line?

A 2022 Tucson N Line model is on the way, too. Unfortunately, the Tucson doesn't receive the same treatment as the Sonata N Line, which includes a 290-hp turbo-four, a sportier tune for the suspension and steering, stickier tires, larger alloy wheels, and seats with more side bolstering. In the case of the Tucson, the N Line treatment only means more aggressive styling, unique wheels, and suede interior upholstery. Power is sourced from the basic 2.5-liter naturally aspirated I-4 and the suspension and braking systems go unchanged.

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2022 HYUNDAI TUCSON SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
REBATES
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl 2.5 Liter Smartstream
Transmission Name
Transmission, SHIFTRONIC® 8 Speed Automatic Mode Select with Manual Mode
Trim
Limited AWD
Class
Compact Utility
Horsepower
187@6,100
Standard MPG
24/29
Body Style
SUV/Crossover
Drivetrain
AWD
Fuel Type
Unleaded Regular
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
72
Powertrain Warranty Miles
100,000
Full Warranty Miles
60,000
Powertrain Warranty Months
120
Full Warranty Months
60
Roadside Assistance Miles
Unlimited
Maintenance Warranty Miles
N/R
Roadside Assistance Months
60
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated
Amount Description Expiry Date
$500 Hyundai announces a Bonus Cash offer available to all service branches of the military including National Guard and Reserve branches, veterans and retirees. 01-31-2022
$0 2.9% Financing for a maximum term of 72 Months - Hyundai announces APR rates on select models. 01-31-2022
$0 1.9% Financing available for varying term lengths : 24, 36, 48, 60 Months - Hyundai announces APR rates on select models. 01-31-2022