This new redesign of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson is now available in the USA and is aiming squarely to change the face of compact SUVs towards a new future. With a whole host of new features, as well as a plug-in hybrid model being offered, all models will come packed with a load of features that most buyers will find to be welcome additions. With it facing such a competitive marketplace, this review of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson will go through the various features and specs that make this one stand out amongst the crowd of Compact SUVs.
This new release of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson has been completely redesigned from the ground up, now conforming to new design philosophies incorporated by the brand. With all the different models on offer, buyers will be able to choose the one that fits perfectly with their daily driving habits.
The Hyundai Tucson also comes in a Hybrid variant which allows for much more fuel efficiency. With MPG ratings that best any other traditional model, this option is great for buyers who want to save a bit more with their fuel expenses.
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson’s price is well around the same range as that of its competitors within the compact SUV market. Coming standard with a slew of luxury features, even the base model punches above its class in terms of cabin niceties. Below is a table summarizing the various MSRPs of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson, both traditional and hybrid models.
|2022 Hyundai Tucson SE||$25,500*|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson SEL||$26,800*|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson N Line||$30,900*|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson XRT||$31,550*|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited||$35,000*|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Blue||$29,350*|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid SEL Convenience||$31,950*|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Limited||$37,650*|
Hyundai offers special finance offers and lease prices for the various trim levels of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson. Make sure to check in on their official site to see what deals you can make use of within your local are.
The traditional models of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson make use of a 2.5-Liter Inline 4-Cylinder engine capable of 187 horsepower and 178 pounds-feet of torque. The Hybrid models swap this out for a 1.6-Liter Inline 4-Cylinder Turbocharged engine that has an output of 180 horsepower and 195 pounds-feet of torque. The combustion models are available in either Front-wheel or All-wheel drive systems, bundled with an 8-speed automatic transmission system. The Hybrid models are only available in All-wheel drive configurations with a 6-speed automatic system.
Speaking of Hybrid models, the 3 trim levels featured all make use of various features to improve their fuel efficiency. A regenerative braking system helps to save the kinetic energy created during the use of your car’s breaks, putting that excess power to your battery’s reserves. When measured in tandem with their 44.2kW electric motors, the combined system horsepower of all the hybrid models sits at around 226 horsepower.
The Hyundai Tucson rides atop 17-inch alloy wheels, which are replaced by 19-inch alloy wheels once you get to the higher trim levels. It also makes use of Hyundai’s various Drive Modes so that you can set parameters towards your preferred driving style. Ranging from Normal and Eco modes, all the way up to Sports mode for increased performance and steering wheel feedback, the different modes can help you personalize the driving experience.
As Hyundai goes forward with its initiatives to add more electrified vehicles to its lineup, this release of the Hyundai Tucson features a few plug-in hybrid models. They all make use of a 270-volt lithium-ion polymer battery pack capable of a power output of 44.2 kW at 1,600 to 2,000 RPMs. The Hybrid system helps the Hybrid Blue, Hybrid SEL Convenience, and Hybrid Limited to reach a level of fuel efficiency that’s significantly greater than that of traditional models.
FUEL EFFICIENT & ACTUAL MPG
All models of the Hyundai Tucson have been reviewed for fuel efficiency, including the plug-in hybrid models. Below is a table detailing the various MPG ratings of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson, including the AWD models and the hybrids.
|Trim Mileage Estimates||City/mpg||Highway/mpg||Combined/mpg|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson SE||26||33||29|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson SE AWD||24||29||26|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson SEL||26||33||29|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson SEL AWD||24||29||26|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson N Line||26||33||29|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson N Line AWD||24||29||26|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson XRT||26||33||29|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson XRT AWD||24||29||26|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited||26||33||29|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson Limited AWD||24||29||26|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Blue||38||38||38|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid SEL Convenience||37||36||37|
|2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Limited||37||36||37|
For context, the traditional combustion models of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson have a fuel capacity of 14.3 gallons. The 2022 Hyundai Tucson Hybrid Models have a fuel tank capacity of 13.7 gallons.
INTERIOR, SOLACE & BAGGAGE
The interior of the 2022 Hyundai Tucson can hold up to 5 passengers within its roomy cabin. The interior itself is composed of quality materials which comes from the massive redesign efforts undertaken by the company. On the limited trim level, the driver’s seat has memory functions which allows it to automatically be set to a pre-determined position. You won’t need to worry about fumbling with the seat’s adjustments anymore! Both front seats come with ventilation features, ensuring a much comfortable sitting experience during hotter days. All seats come with either a stain-resistant cloth surface or a leather trimmed seating surface depending on what trim level you go for. Even the rear seats are pampered with a few luxury features such as heating when it comes to the Limited trim level.
The 2022 Hyundai Tucson’s dimensions are a step up from last year. Total passenger volume stands at around 107.9 cubic feet which leaves a lot of space for passengers, both front and back. Cargo capacity stands at 38.8 cubic feet with all seats deployed and at 74.5 cubic feet with the rear seats stowed away and folded. Once again, this is quite an improvement over the interior volume of the previous models.
The infotainment suite found on the Hyundai Tucson comes standard with an 8-inch color touchscreen, further upgradeable to a 10.25-inch touchscreen with navigation capabilities. All models come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, as well as Bluetooth features for hands-free operation. Most models above the base SE trim are capable of making use of the brand’s Bluelink connected car service, with a 3-year complimentary plan available for new buyers. Owners of devices with wireless charging capabilities will be glad to know that the Hyundai Tucson supports wireless charging on the higher trim levels. If not, then there’s various power outlets which can be used to charge your device while on your daily commute.
The Hyundai Tucson also comes with other features such as a remote keyless entry system that comes with an alarm and panic mode. Key entry is also dependent on a proximity system, with the push button start only functioning once it senses the key is nearby. Another potential upgrade to the infotainment system is the addition of a premium audio system courtesy of BOSE. This comes standard on the Limited trim level.
The safety features and driver-assistance features found on the 2022 model of the Hyundai Tucson are all indicative of the brand’s focus on customer safety. Many features will be coming as standard, with the higher-end trim levels being fitted with all possible safety additions. Even the base SE model comes standard with a forward collision-avoidance system and a lane keeping and following assist system.
Other additions that can be availed of other trim levels include Blind spot monitoring, driver attention warning, highway driving assists, and even an ultrasonic rear occupant alert system on the highest trim levels. In terms of safety features regarding the tires, the 2022 model of the Hyundai Tucson has a Tire Mobility Kit which enables you to repair small damage spots on your flat tire. There’s also a Tire Pressure Monitoring System which tracks individual tires, allowing you to spot which one needs to be immediately reinflated.
Hyundai’s warranty offerings are, as always, excellent in terms of coverage length. Their limited warranty plan spans for 5 years or for the first 60,000 miles driven, whichever comes first. The powertrain warranty plan spans for a whole 10 years or for the first 100,000 miles driven, one of the longest coverage plans offered. They also have an anti-perforation plan which is available for 7 years regardless of how many miles driven. 24/7 Roadside assistance is also available for all Hyundai drives for 5 years, not accounting for mileage. Hyundai also offers a complimentary scheduled maintenance plan that lasts for 3 years or for the first 36,000 miles driven.